CURRENT TOURING WINDOW:
June 16-July 11
KEY CITIES: Irvine, California (June 20); San Jose, California (June 29); Auburn, Washington (July 1); Englewood, Colorado (July 11)
What's the difference between Fleetwood Mac and The Young and the Restless? A better soundtrack. The '70s band who made betrayal an art form returned this spring with digital remasters of their milestone albums - Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk - and now keep the party rolling into summer (though, bummer, without keyboardist Christine McVie). If there's any secret left from this band, it's that, judged on talent alone, Lindsey Buckingham is a classic-guitar god on the same level as Clapton and Santana. For some fans, seeing Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and company might actually be worth the $400-plus top-ticket price (pinchpennies should be able to slide in for around $115). "When a concert is special, people will pay a premium to see it," says Bongiovanni. "They might not like it, but they'll pay it."
CURRENT TOURING WINDOW: June 29-August 31
(more dates will likely be added)
KEY CITIES: Camden, New Jersey (June 29); Bristow, Virginia (July 3); Indianapolis, Indiana (July 6, 8); Cincinnati, Ohio (August 31)
We might not normally be so quick to point out Jimmy Buffett tour dates - like Dave Matthews, Buffett's as obvious a part of summer as softball knee sprains and warm beers in the trunk. But team-
ing with Alan Jackson for last year's surprise "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" ode to happy hour means Buffett has new material to add to his collection of book-the-condo-and-pour-me-another standards.