H.O.R.D.E. 1998 info

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Recent news | H.O.R.D.E. '98 Itinerary | Headliners | Participating Talent | Battle of the Bands |
Most recent news:

07-08-98 - A bit more information on Harriet Island - in speaking with 
sources close to the H.O.R.D.E., apparently the fault lies more with the venue 
than with the tour itself. I was told that the venue did not have the 
proper permits to pull the show off with everything intact. Many bands 
were actually willing to sign waivers and donate all proceeds to a relief 
fund for tornado victims in the midwest, but the idea stalled and was 
	* On a related note, the H.O.R.D.E. is going to still be helping out 
those in need - Florida's fire victims. According to a story on SonicNet, 
Dave Frey - co-founder of the H.O.R.D.E. along with John Popper - is quoted as 
saying that part of the August 19th show's proceeds will go towards the 
Florida Fire Emergency Relief Fund. All the more reason to check out what 
will be an outstanding stop of the H.O.R.D.E. anyway.
	* Merl Saunders' dates will occur in California, according to one 
resident of the San Francisco area. Count on him showing up at Shoreline 
Amphitheater and possibly Mountain View.
	* Also rumored to show up on some West Coast dates will be a 
Seattle-area band with but two gigs under their belt. The band, which 
goes under the name Stolen Ogre, is a project of several seasoned Seattle 
musicians, including H.O.R.D.E. headliner Blues Traveler's drummer, Brendan 
Hill. This band is loaded with talent - keyboardist Michael McMorrow 
plays regularly with blues legend Taj Mahal, saxman Scott Adams has 
played with Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains/Guns 'n Roses, and local 
residents might know vocalist Pam Tobiason from Daddy Long Legs or KISW 
Twisted Tunes, or guitarist David Simpson from the Yarddogs or Thirstin' 
Howl. Bassist Walter White rounds out the bunch, and if they make it onto 
the tour as is rumored, the Left Coast could be in for a pummeling. Stay 

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Known dates:

NOTE: While this is *close* to the full itinerary, there are still some 
spots left to be filled, especially in August and toward the end of the 
tour. Keep in mind that not all venues have been inked yet (that is, the 
ones without asterisks) and as such may change without warning. An 
asterisk (*) before a date means that the date AND venue are confirmed, 
while an asterisk before the venue but not the date means that a location 
is known but a date has not been fixed yet.
*07/10 Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI Now
*07/11 World Music Amphitheater, Tinley Park, IL Now
*07/12 Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO Now
*07/14 Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS Now
*07/15 All Sports Stadium, Oklahoma City, OK Now
*07/17 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN Now
*07/18 Pine Knob Amphitheater, Clarkston, MI Now
*07/19 Pine Knob Amphitheater, Clarkston, MI Now
*07/21 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Now
*07/22 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH Now
*07/24 Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, OH Now
*07/25 Star Lake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, PA Now
*07/26 Finger Lakes Center, Canandaigua, NY Now
*07/28 Molson Park, Toronto, Ontario Now
*07/30 Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, MA Now
*07/31 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ Now
*08/01 Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA Now
*08/02 SPAC, Saratoga Springs, NY Now
*08/04 Hartford Meadows, Hartford, CT Now
*08/05 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY Now
*08/07 Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY Now
*08/08 E-Center, Camden, NJ Now
*08/09 Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA 06/19
*08/11 GTE Virginia Beach Amph., Virginia Beach, VA Now
*08/12 Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC 06/27?
*08/14 Starwood Amphitheater, Antioch, TN Now
*08/15 Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC 06/27?
*08/16 Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA Now
*08/18 Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL 06/27?
*08/19 Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, FL TBA
*08/20 Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Pelham, AL TBA
*08/22 South Park Meadows, Austin, TX 07/11?
*08/23 Starplex, Dallas, TX 07/11?
*08/25 Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ Now
*08/27 Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA Now
*08/28 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA 06/28?
*08/29 Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA 06/28?
*09/01 The Canyons, Park City, UT TBA
*09/02 Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID Now
*09/04 The Gorge, George, WA Now
*09/05 Portland Meadows, Portland, OR 06/20

Blues Traveler                           (Whole Tour)
Barenaked Ladies                         (Whole Tour)
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals      (Whole Tour)
Alana Davis                              (Whole Tour)

Participating Talent:
	Agents of Good Roots                    (08/09-08/19)
	Alisia Carroll                          (07/21-07/22)
	Bare Jr.                                (07/14-07/17)
	Box Set                                 (08/27)
	Bran Van 3000                           (08/25-09/05)
	Catatonia                               (07/30-08/09)
	Cherry Poppin' Daddies                  (08/20-08/23)
	Chris Stills                            (07/18-07/28)
	Col. Bruce Hampton and Fiji Mariners    (08/08-08/23)
	Coolbone                                (07/11-07/12)
	Cowboy Mouth                            (08/18-08/23)
	David Garza                             (07/09-07/17)
	Derek Trucks                            (08/12-08/16)
	Dowdy Smack                             (08/11-08/12)
	Emmet Swimming                          (07/09-07/14)
	Fastball                                (08/14-09/05)
	The Fool                                (07/26)
	Getaway People                          (07/31-08/04)
	Galactic                                (08/28-09/05)
	Gov't Mule                              (07/09-08/05)
	Guster                                  (08/28-09/05)
	Huffamoose                              (07/15-07/19)
	King Norris                             (07/31, 08/08)
	Leroy                                   (08/07)
	Marcy Playground                        (07/21-08/02)
	Merl Saunders                           (?)
	Michael Parrish Band                    (07/09-07/10)
	New Orleans Klezmer All Stars           (07/24-07/25)
	Pat McGee Band                          (08/15 and more)
	Paula Cole                              (07/11-07/12, 07/24-08/24)
	Rene Lopez                              (08/05 and more)
	Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise    (08/05-09/05)
	Smashing Pumpkins                       (07/09, 07/14-15, 07/21-22)
	To the Moon Alice                       (08/07)
	Underdogs                               (08/27)
Battle of the Bands winners:

	Honey Wagon             (Minneapolis, MN)       (07/09)
	Ditch Pig               (Milwaukee, WI)         (07/10)
	Strain Busy Sky         (Chicago, IL)           (07/11, 07/24)
	Jonny Mosh              (Columbia, MO)          (07/12)
	Danger Bob              (Lawrence, KS)          (07/14)
	Steamroller             (Austin, TX)            (07/15)
	Homunculus              (Bloomington, IN)       (07/17)
	Surfin Pluto            (Detroit, MI)           (07/18-07/19)
	Third Wish              (Cleveland, OH)         (07/21)
	Ray's Music Exchange    (Cincinnati, OH)        (07/22)
	PUSH                    (Pittsburgh, PA)        (07/25)
	Jiggle the Handle       (Boston, MA)            (07/30)
	Decadent Royals         (Saratoga Springs, NY)  (08/02)
	Smoke the Prophet       (New Haven, CT)         (08/04)
	Conehead Buddha         (New York, NY)          (08/05)
	Johnny Vegas            (Buffalo, NY)           (08/07)
	Fathead                 (Philadelphia, PA)      (08/08)
	Average Joe             (Orlando, FL)           (08/11)
	Urban Grind             (Atlanta, GA)           (08/16)
	Calico                  (Los Angeles, CA)       (08/27)
	Honey Child             (Tempe, AZ)             (09/02)
	The Undulating Band     (Dallas, TX)
	Blew Willie             (San Francisco, CA)
	Moses Guest             (Houston, TX)
	Napier's Bones          (Seattle, WA)
	Chola                   (Salt Lake City, UT)
	Emma Gibbs Band         (Raleigh, NC)
	Kerosene Dream          (Portland, OR)
	Dead Girls and Other Stories (Washington, DC)
	Rudy                    (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)