This week Global Drum Project will set out on a nationwide tour that starts today (9/20) in Tucson, AZ at Centennial Hall. The tour is highlighted with a big hometown area appearance at Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, CA on September 28 and a show at the new Highline Ballroom in New York City on October 17, which is part of the CMJ Music Conference. The tour wraps up in Minneapolis, MN at Orchestra Hall on October 27.
| Global Drum Project|
GLOBAL DRUM PROJECT Tour brings Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo together again in a reunion sparked by the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Planet Drum. Released in 1991 on the Rykodisc label it went on to earn the first-ever Grammy Award in the World Music category. The tour is the groups first in almost a decade. It also marks the resumption of an artistic relationship – between Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain – that goes back to the late 1960s.
For Hart, this reunion is an opportunity to take Planet Drum into new places. "This is a deep drumming groove. We're taking the archaic rhythm worlds into outer space. Planet Drum explores rhythm and noise... it's a sound yoga of processed acoustic percussion headed straight for the trance zone that becomes a dance of ancient and modern worlds. Deep drumming is a skeleton key into these realms."
Listen to Global Drum here.
The bands brand new self-titled release, Global Drum Project, will be released on October 2 on Shout! Factory.
09.20.07 | Centennial Hall | Tucson, AZ
09.21.07 | Ikeda | Theatre Mesa, AZ
09.22.07 | Globalquerque | Albuquerque, NM
09.23.07 | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO
09.24.07 | Oriental Theater | Denver, CO
09.27.07 | Laxson Auditorium | Chico, CA
09.28.07 | Zellerbach Auditorium | UC Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
09.30.07 | John Van Duzer Theatre | Arcata, CA
10.05.07 | Ferst Center/Ga Institute Of Tech | Atlanta, GA
10.06.07 | Jemison Concert Hall | Birmingham, AL
10.07.07 | Orange Peel | Asheville, NC
10.09.07 | Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts | Annapolis, MD
10.11.07 | Lisner Auditorium | Washington D.C.
10.12.07 | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Storrs, CT
10.14.07 | Bardavon 1869 Opera House | Poughkeepsie, NY
10.16.07 | Eisenhower Auditorium | University Park, PA
10.17.07 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
10.18.07 | Byham Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
10.20.07 | Wharton Center for the Performing Arts | East Lansing, MI
10.21.07 | Southern Theatre | Columbus, OH
10.22.07 | Keswisk Theatre | Glenside, PA
10.25.07 | The McAninch Arts Center | Glen Ellyn, IL
10.26.07 | Overture Center for the Arts | Madison, WI
10.27.07 | Orchestra Hall | Minneapolis, MN