Saturday, June 24, at Sandstone Amphitheatre

Red, White, and Boom 

Saturday, June 24, at Sandstone Amphitheatre

Now in its fifth year, Red, White, and Boom packs considerably more firepower than its previous offerings. Third Eye Blind has experienced a sophomore slump saleswise with its latest effort, Blue, but the semicharmed group still ranks among alt-rock's biggest draws. Impressively, one act on the bill has had even bigger hits: Bon Jovi, which will unveil tracks from its decent comeback effort, Crush. Powered by tight harmonies, Jon Bon Jovi's improved vocals, and a few electronic touches, such songs as "Say It Isn't So" and "Two Story Town" should endear the New Jersey quintet to new fans, although they might initially confuse the band's longtime followers. Enrique Iglesias, after participating in that grand entertainment gala known as the Super Bowl halftime show, should have the right amount of showmanship to keep a weary, sunburned crowd interested in his rhythmic tunes, while Melissa Etheridge, having performed her share of headlining dates, should have no problem entrancing the crowd with a shorter set. Destiny's Child can prime the Sandstone throng for its appearance a month later with Christina Aguilera, while Pink can revel in the affection of 'N Sync fans who saw her perform with their darlings two days earlier. Another color-minded group, Eiffel 65, will help concertgoers dance away their blues, while Vertical Horizon will be waiting in the wings should Third Eye Blind choose to perform an official torch-passing ceremony. Train will play the role of token critically acclaimed band, while Sonique, Blaque, Westlife, and BB Mak will open the show with confectioner's pop.

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