2006 – Turn it on, turn it on again, turn it on, turn it on again. We’re singing because Genesis–Phil Collins, Mike “+ the Mechanics” Rutherford and the other fella–have announced they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.
2006 – The Flaming Lips are robbed on the first date of their UK tour. The thieves steal Wayne Coyne’s laptop and his wife’s digital camera from their dressing room.
2006 – The Rolling Stones kick off their umpteenth U.S. tour in Boston. It’s their first American appearance since Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree in Fiji and had to have brain surgery.
2006 – Shakira played the first date on the North American leg of her 99 date Oral Fixation world tour at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
2006 – Evanescence’s Amy Lee reveals that bassist William Boyd is the latest musician to leave her multi-platinum band, telling their Web site. “He just can’t go through with another huge tour right now.” With her.
2006 – Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York’s famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, “Rather Ripped.”
2006 – Korn are forced to cancel their European tour after singer Jonathan Davis is hospitalized to treat a blood disorder.
2006 – Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele is sentence to four years in jail after pleading guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. In February 2003, a fire at a nightclub set off by the metal band’s pyro killed 100 people.
2006 – Aerosmith cancel their North American tour as Steven Tyler enters hospital for throat surgery. A publicist denies the singer is suffering from throat cancer.
2005 – U2’s Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Chart Toppers Boxscore. Vertigo reports grosses of $260 million and draws more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which are sell-outs.
2005 – Depeche Mode cancels its planned North American tour opener at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.’s BankAtlantic Center due to power outages and curfew limitations in the area stemming from Hurricane Wilma.
2005 – John “Beatz” Holohan, drummer for Victory Records outfit Bayside, dies after an auto accident in Cheyenne, WY. He is 31. Several other members of the band and crew were also hospitalized after their tour van hits a patch of ice on the highway and flips over.