Here come the bands of summer

May 01, 1994|By J.D. Considine | J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic

Here's a look at some of the summer's biggest tours -- who's playing, when they start, and whether they're coming to this area.

* PINK FLOYD. Touring for only the second time in 15 years, these venerable English art-rockers are bringing a blimp and a stadium-full of special effects.

Started: March 31 in Miami

Due here: July 9 and 10 at RFK Stadium (shows sold out)

* BARBRA STREISAND. Her first real tour in three decades, this production will feature an orchestra conducted by Marvin Hamlisch.

Starts: May 10 and 12 at the USAir Arena (shows sold out)

* GRATEFUL DEAD/TRAFFIC. An inspired pairing that matches the Dead, an enduring jam band and consistent concert draw, with the recently reunited (and nearly as improvisational) Traffic.

Starts: June 24 in Las Vegas

Due here: July 16 and 17 at RFK Stadium (tickets not on sale yet)

* BILLY JOEL/ELTON JOHN. One piano man meets another in a show offering solo, duo and full-band performances.

Starts: July 8 in Philadelphia

Due here: July 20 at RFK (sold out)

* THE ROLLING STONES. They won't have Bill Wyman with them, but they will have a new album.

Starts: No word yet, but probably sometime in August

Due here: No word yet

* THE EAGLES. America's most influential country rock band gets back in the saddle again.

Starts: May 27 at Irvine Meadows, Irvine, Calif.

Due here: No word yet

* JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND. VTC Parrot-heads of the world unite!

Starts: June 1 at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y.

Due here: July 23, 24 and 26 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion (shows sold out)

* LOLLAPALOOZA. Yet another eclectic blend of stars, including Smashing Pumpkins, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, the Beastie Boys, the Breeders, A Tribe Called Quest, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, L7 and Boredoms.

Starts: July 1 in Vancouver, B.C.

% Due here: No word yet

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