Bono will address the graduating class of Harvard University on June 6. The U2 singer and political activist will shoot the shite on his downtime from a 4 day stint of scheduled Boston shows at the Fleet Center in Boston on June 5, 6, 8 and 9. Former speakers include Conan O'Brien, Quincy
Jones, Hank Aaron, Tom Brokaw. U2 kick off their 2001 Elevation tour March 24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Placebo's third album will finally see the light of day in the United States, only seven months after it's initial U.K. release. Black Market Music which is well into it's third single, Special K, will be released on Virgin records May 8th. The sexually confused band will spark a European tour in Dresden, Germany on March 16 that will take them through April 11 when the tour is schedule to stop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The three piece will then hit the States for a limited run in May.
Evan Dando will be playing his first UK and Irish shows in four years, starting February 14 in Dublin. The former front man for the Lemonheads, watched his London show at the Dingwalls sell out in 30 minutes. Ben Lee and Ben Kweller will open up for the beantown native.
Dublin Whelans (February 14-15)
Edinburgh Wilkie House (17)
Glasgow King Tuts (18)
Manchester University (19)
London Dingwalls (20)
London ULU (26)