CURRENT TOURING WINDOW: June 17-July 10
KEY CITIES: Seattle, Washington (June 18); Fresno, California (June 22); Orlando, Florida (July 6)
Only one in five guys in a Chevy truck has the guts to sing "Man, I Feel Like a Woman." But not one of the five would surf past "Forever and For Always," maybe the hottest video of 2003. Fans have another few weeks to see the still-reigning sexpot of twang in the skin.
NO DOUBT/BLINK 182
CURRENT TOURING WINDOW: June 16-26 (likely to be extended)
KEY CITIES: San Francisco, California (June 19); Phoenix, Arizona (June 23); Chula Vista, California (June 24)
To be honest, the rock-chick-next-door version was a heckuva lot more appealing than her current drag-queen-at-the-bus-stop incarnation, but few summer pleasures beat seeing Gwen Stefani and No Doubt rock on their home turf. With fellow So-Californians Blink 182 opening, these power-pop dates will shred, the post-show fish-taco buffet will be sublime, and the tanning oil will flow.
CURRENT TOURING WINDOW: June 24-October 12
KEY CITIES: New York, New York (June 25); Columbus, Ohio (July 10); Kansas City, Missouri (July 24); San Jose, California (August 9); Austin, Texas (September 15)
Among concertgoers, young, male teenagers are the most active demographic. Riding the success of the überhit "Megalomaniac," the latest mosh-pit beacons of the rock-is-back trend will try to sell a ticket to every last one of them on a nonstop arena tour (already slated to conquer 30-plus states) that should leave the band as drained as the audience. If you want to see the current face of rock, this is the band du jour tour of the summer.