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2001 Greek Theatre Season Includes Reunited Roxy Music

March 16, 2001|RICHARD CROMELIN | TIMES STAFF WRITER

The reunion of Roxy Music and the return of Spinal Tap are among the highlights of the Greek Theatre's 2001 season, which also includes classic pop from Tony Bennett and rock en espanol by La Ley.

The season could be the last at the Greek for the Nederlander Organization, which has operated the city-owned facility for 25 years and whose contract expires Oct. 31. The season schedule will not be affected by the bidding process for a new contract, which is expected to be completed by early October.

The schedule:

"Swan Lake" performed by the Russian National Ballet, April 28; Black Crowes, Oasis, May 14; Mark Knopfler, May 20; Reggae at the Greek, May 27; Spinal Tap, June 1; James Brown, Tower of Power, June 2; Orquesta Sinfonica de Jalisco Con Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitan, June 10.

Raquel Bitton, June 23; Tommy James, the Turtles, Grass Roots, Gary Puckett, the Buckinghams, June 24; Phil Lesh & Friends, June 27; Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Robin Trower, June 28; Vince Gill, Nickel Creek, June 29; O-Town, July 6; Al Green, July 13; Dave Koz & Friends featuring Michael McDonald, Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, July 14; Nina Simone, July 15.

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, July 20; David Cassidy, July 21; Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle & the Dukes, July 26; Alan Jackson, July 29; War, Tierra, August 3; Brian Setzer's Rockin' Tiki Bash with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Aug. 4; Roxy Music, August 6; Mark Farner, Edgar Winter Group, Uriah Heep, August 12; Journey, Peter Frampton, John Waite, August 14.

Gipsy Kings, August 17-18; Moein, August 25; Al Jarreau, George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell, August 26; Trisha Yearwood, September 7; Ana Gabriel, Christian Castro, Sept. 8-9; Air Supply, Little River Band, September 14; Tony Bennett, September 15; Chicago, Sept. 21-22; Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, La Ley, TBA.

The Greek's Premiere Club subscription program begins sales on Sunday, by phone at (213) 480-7575; by mailing order forms to: 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; or on the Internet, through http://www.nederlander.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com. First seating priority goes to those selecting six or more shows, second to orders of four to five shows, and third to orders of between one and three shows.

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