Hart, Kimock & Porter Tour

Mickey Hart Band Featuring Steve Kimock & George Porter Jr. Confirm Summer Run

Mickey Hart
Grateful Dead drummer and percussionist Mickey Hart will launch a 20 city tour this summer including appearances at many of the nations premiere festivals. The outing comes on the heels of the Shout! Factory releases of The Mickey Hart Collection out this spring. The Mickey Hart Band will feature Steve Kimock on guitar, George Porter Jr. on bass, Jen Durkin on vocals, and talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju. After headlining appearances at Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa on June 6 and Wakarusa on June 8, the group will head out on an 18 city trek beginning July 3 at the Rothbury Festival and continuing through July 24 at 10K Lakes Festival. The shows will feature the Robert Hunter penned songs debuted by the Rhythm Devils in 2006 including "Fountains of Wood," "The Center," and "Your House," in addition to Grateful Dead staples such as "New Speedway Boogie" and "Fire on The Mountain."

This spring, Shout! Factory will release The Mickey Hart Collection which includes the Grammy winning Planet Drum in addition to At The Edge, Diga Rhythm Band, Superlingua, and Mystery Box. Hart's Planet Drum won the first ever World Music Grammy and still stands as one of the genre's benchmark albums. Hart reunited with some of his Planet Drum band mates including tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, to form Global Drum Project in 2007 and released a record to critical acclaim followed by an extensive tour.

Mickey has kept quite busy over the past few years including tours with Hydra, Rhythm Devils, and Global Drum Project in addition to continuing his work with the Library of Congress. He also performed at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's inauguration in 2007 and more recently appeared at the "Deadheads For Obama" event along with fellow Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. On April 20, Mickey will headline Golden Gate Park with a mass drum ensemble in celebration of Earth Day as part of the Green Apple Music Festival.

Fans will also be treated to a new Rhythm Devils DVD this summer filmed in Chicago during their fall tour in 2006. The DVD will be available this summer on The Mickey Hart Band Tour and online at various outlets.

Mickey Hart Band Tour Dates:
06/06/08 Fri Harmony Festival Santa Rosa, CA
06/08/08 Sun Wakarusa - Clinton Lake State Park Lawrence, KS
07/03/08 Thu Rothbury Music Festival Rothbury, MI

07/04/08 Fri Nelson Ledges Quarry Park Garrettsville, OH
07/05/08 Sat Lakeview Arts & Music Festival Chicago, IL
07/06/08 Sun Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
07/09/08 Wed Birchmere Alexandria, VA
07/10/08 Thu Community Theater Morristown, NJ
07/11/08 Fri Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
07/12/08 Sat Great South Bay Music Festival Patchogue, NY
07/15/08 Tue The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, NY
07/17/08 Thu Thursday in the Square Buffalo, NY
07/18/08 Fri Magic City Music Hall Johnson City, NY
07/19/08 Sat Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
07/20/08 Sun Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
07/24/08 Thu 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN
http://www.mickeyhart.net

[Published on: 4/8/08]

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Comments

Grape Drank starstarstarstar Tue 4/8/2008 11:12PM
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Grape Drank

My only question is: Why doesn't Mickey let George take the band down home to NOLA? Been a while since we had a Dead/Meters collaboration in our great city - and Kimock taboot! Oh well, I guess JazzFest will have to do.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/8/2008 11:49PM
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HoodooVoodoo

Micky looks like Mr. Spock.

HoodooVoodoo star Tue 4/8/2008 11:49PM
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HoodooVoodoo

Chocolate Spock!

HoodooVoodoo starstarstar Tue 4/8/2008 11:50PM
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HoodooVoodoo

They should call the band "Kimocklate Spock Jr."

roberto767 starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 01:17AM
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roberto767

YES!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

HarlandEast Wed 4/9/2008 01:27AM
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ha fuck yeah he looks like mr spock

is is that the same girl that played with ehythm devils?

... hope not :/

HarlandEast Wed 4/9/2008 01:27AM
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^ rhythm*

robo2448 starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 03:01AM
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sweet lineup.

mfgoof Wed 4/9/2008 04:57AM
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As long as Mickey keeps rapping Fire on the Mountain...

psogator43 Wed 4/9/2008 06:05AM
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yummy

tourfan Wed 4/9/2008 06:24AM
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Indeed it is the same Jen "Pipes" Durkin who sang with the Rhythym Devils. Sorry you didn't like JD. As far as I am concerned, she's the bomb. And "Fire" at last year's GOTV's was great. Just my onw opinion however. That's an old, stock, pic of Hart, BTWy. But he does look a bit like spock I guess. Ha Ha ... NYC here I come. Why no New England date Mick ... ?

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 06:34AM
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BlowsAgainsttheEmpire

What Grape Drank said and bring it south . . . like Raleigh, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, maybe not all but hit some of them.

ROCvibes Wed 4/9/2008 06:37AM
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ROCvibes

lots of new york love....see you at buffalo>johnson city

torn&treyed Wed 4/9/2008 06:46AM
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she is the former singer from deep bannana blackout and there is nothing wrong with her singing whatsoever

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 06:48AM
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ScIFreak

Why isn't he playing with Mike Gordon? The're gonna be at Roth together, they better do a little somthn'

ScIFreak Wed 4/9/2008 06:49AM
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ScIFreak

Def not a great Tour, he is playing all Festivals, so If you're at one you can't go to the other shows.... New York dates are looking VERY good!

whodoyoudo Wed 4/9/2008 06:52AM
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whodoyoudo

" is that the same girl that played with rhythm devils"

yup

i thought she was ok

FunkyYotchStellStell Wed 4/9/2008 07:05AM
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FunkyYotchStellStell

YESS!!! I am all about catchin this tour for FREE in my hometown! WAY TO GO TITS (Thursday In The SQuare!)

EricTW83 star Wed 4/9/2008 07:08AM
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Dude, how can skip colorado but hit kansas? wtf?

phishr82 Wed 4/9/2008 07:32AM
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phishr82

this is going to own everybody! but i am bummed that theres no Colorado on tap right now

Marcsmall Wed 4/9/2008 08:00AM
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Marcsmall

Mike Gordon? blahh...George Porter puts Gordon to shame.....He's 100000 times the Bass player that Gordon is

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 08:05AM
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moephishH2O

Lookin' fwd to Harmony Festival..

on a side note: I miss SKB (Kimock, Reed Mathis, Robert Walters & Rodney Holmes) --- man, that was a sick lineup...

jjwood starstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 08:16AM
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This sounds good...until I saw Jen Durkin's name listed. Sorry, guys, but Jen's funk schtick works well in Deep Banana Blackout, but when she was with the Rhythm Devils for the show in Denver, she ranged from bearable to unlistenable, shrieking far too much. If you enjoy her, do so. Just seeing her name on the lineup -- despite the obvious names -- makes me automatically pass.

phishmann starstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 08:35AM
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phishmann

porter and jen will both be at vibes,i cant wait. its going to be great summer. this has been a rebirth back into the dead for me and i must say its fun. comparing gordon and porter is like apples and oranges. id take phish over anything.

Emo Wed 4/9/2008 09:37AM
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I was disappointed in the Langerado show. It didn't seem like they were really putting it all out there...

freetime3 starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 10:27AM
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freetime3

4th of July at NLQP is gunna be off the HOOK!!! Check out NLQP.com to see the amazing 4th line up. Moe., Mickey Hart band, P-funk, Boogie Matrix Mechanisim, U-melt, Cornmeal, Macpodz, the list goes on and on!!! CANT WAIT!!!

Flat5 Wed 4/9/2008 12:03PM
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Flat5

Now THIS is a lineup for some good music! They got it right with this one, ya'll!

gmoo Wed 4/9/2008 01:33PM
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gmoo

Looking forward to this at Rothbury quite a bit.

rplion starstarstarstar Wed 4/9/2008 01:48PM
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saw them at langerado... on f***ing point... i was there to see kimock, but with porter on bass it was something special... anyone know where to get live tracks any of the shows they've done?

MatthewAtienza Wed 4/9/2008 09:07PM
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MatthewAtienza

Final show at 10klf... hell yeah.

HarreHoood7 starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/11/2008 12:24AM
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WELL OF COURSE MICKEY LOOKS LIKE SPOCK. EVEN MICKEY KNOWS HE LOOKS LIKE SPOCK. HASN'T ANYONE ON THIS BOARD SEEN THE DVD(OR THE VHS YEARS AG0)OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD'S NEW YEARS EVE SHOW IN 1987? IN BETWEEN SET BREAKS THE BAND MEMBERS DO LITTLE SKITS. ONE IS WHERE MICKEY PLAYS SPOCK AND JERRY IS SANTA CLAUSE.

I LIKE THE ASK A QUESTION TO THE BAND. THE ONE DUDE SAYS TO BOBBY "WHEN IF EVER ARE YOU GOING TO GET TRUCKIN STRAIGHT?"

BOBBY DIDN'T STRUGGLE WITH TRUCKIN. WHEN HE DID IT WAS USUALLY ON A NIGHT WHEN HE WAS SINGING "STUCK INSIDE A MOBILE" OR "DESOLATION ROW". IF YOU CAN NAIL THE LYRICS TO THOSE SONGS YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE TO SCREW UP TRUCKIN.

OneStab starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/14/2008 04:12AM
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Can't go wrong with George Porter Jr. backing the rhythm section with Kimock on lead, geez...

OneStab Mon 4/14/2008 04:13AM
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Two thumbs up for Festies AND Theatres!!