Sunday night, resurgent '90s nu-metaleers Korn stop by Verizon Wireless Theater as headliners of the annual Jagermeister Music Tour. Wonder if they've still got the gorilla suit. It seems like more and more artists are following the model of bands like U2, whose recently scratched 360 Tour was "presented by BlackBerry" on its first North American leg last fall. But Rocks Off thinks they can go even further. We paged through local venues' upcoming calendars in this week's print edition of thePress
and online, picked a few shows more or less at random, then matched them up with sponsors we'd wager just might be willing to pick up the tab.Neil Young
June 4, Jones HallSponsor-In-Waiting:
Nike. Bet you thought we were going to say Geritol or Depends, huh? Too easy. Guess we could have gone with a GPS manufacturer because ofEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere
, too. But to stay so productive for so long, Rocks Off figures the "Long May You Run" singer has to stay in shape somehow. This also gives us another chance to remind you that we're giving away a pair of Neil tickets next week. Stay tuned.Erykah BaduDate/Venue:
June 13, Verizon Wireless TheaterSponsor-In-Waiting:
Twitter. Badu is one of the micro-messaging site's biggest supporters, even tweeting during the birth of her most recent child. Rocks Off wouldn't be at all surprised if she tweets from the stage.Passion Pit, Tokyo Police ClubDate/Venue:
June 17, Warehouse LiveSponsor-In-Waiting:
American Apparel. Duh.RattDate/Venue:
July 22, Warehouse LiveSponsor-In-Waiting:
Aqua Net. 'Cause you can't have hair metal without the hairspray.HoleDate/Venue:
July 6, House of BluesSponsor-In-Waiting:
TMZ.com. Courtney Love is bound to wind up on the Internet's leading gossip portal at some point during her revived band's tour, so the site might as well foot the bill.Billy Idol
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August 25, House of BluesSponsor-In-Waiting:
Proctor & Gamble, makers of Crest toothpaste. You can't have a Whiplash Smile or velvet sneer without practicing proper dental hygiene.