When are the hottest tours coming to your town? EW gives you all the details on 2004 performances by Madonna, Prince, Dave Matthews Band, and more

By Michael Endelman
Updated May 28, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

MADONNA She’s brought the pop world pointy cone bras, freaky girl-on-girl dancers, and flying geishas. So what sort of transgressive fun will Madge introduce with her Re-Invention Tour? From the promo posters, it seems to have something to do with Louis XVI-era powdered wigs and bust-boosting corsets. Consider us intrigued. (5/24 — 8/2)

PRINCE Dig that purple leather suit out of storage! Fans are flocking to his comeback ”Musicology” tour — supposedly the last time he’ll perform old hits like ”Little Red Corvette.” (through 9/9)

DIDO Probably not the most energetic show of the season. At least not on stage: There’s certain to be some serious under-the-picnic-blanket activity once this British songstress unleashes her romantic trip-pop. Tell the babysitter you’re gonna be late. (through 6/19)

THE GREAT HIGH MOUNTAIN TOUR It’s ”O Brother” redux with Alison Krauss and Union Station, as well as pedal-steel great Jerry Douglas, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, the Cox Family, and others. (5/21 — 6/14)

VELVET REVOLVER Cross your fingers for this teaming of former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland with Guns N’ Roses (minus Axl). If the rehab-prone Weiland actually shows up, it should be an evening of wonderfully sleazy rock & roll. (through 6/9)

KID ROCK (through 7/2)…THE DARKNESS (5/30 — 6/25)…AL GREEN (5/28 — 10/22)…LEANN RIMES (through 8/14)…DAVID BYRNE (through 8/29)…MISSION OF BURMA (5/22 — 6/10) …TRAIN (through 7/25)…MY MORNING JACKET (through 6/20)…JASON MRAZ (through 6/27)