Al Di Meola U.S. Tour

Al Di Meola and World Sinfonia kick off "Spectacular" U.S. Tour

Al Di Meola
Legendary jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and his new band, World Sinfonia, kicked off their nationwide tour January 9 in Pittsburgh, PA, to a sold-out crowd. Playing songs from Live in Milano, the romantic album that perfectly captures the new group's tango-influenced sound, which is heavily influenced by the late master of that genre, Astor Piazzolla, critics have fallen in love with the band wherever it stops. Here's some of what we've been reading.

"World Sinfonia rolled through exquisite songs laced with gorgeous tango melodies and exotic rhythms, Di Meola's guitar was the focal point for much of the performance. His playing bordered on technical perfection; at times his finesse knew no limits."
- Limewire.com

"Complex, acoustic, world music that is different in sound but still shows his remarkable virtuosity and speed."
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"A guitarist of spectacular abilities, [Di Meola] has an often delicate new release, Live in Milano."
- New York Times

REMAINING SHOWS
01/27/2009 - PORTLAND, OR - ALADDIN THEATER
01/28/2009 - BEND, OR - TOWER THEATRE
01/29/2009 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
01/30/2009 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
01/31/2009 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
02/01/2009 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
02/03/2009 - SAN DIEGO, CA - ANTHOLOGY
02/04/2009 - LOS ANGELES, CA - THE ROXY THEATRE
02/05/2009 - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - THE COACH HOUSE
02/06/2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - YOSHI'S
02/07/2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - YOSHI'S
02/08/2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - YOSHI'S

http://www.AlDiMeola.com

[Published on: 1/27/09]

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rp1guy Tue 1/27/2009 08:22AM
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rp1guy

I hope his head fits through the door

linsbee314 starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/27/2009 08:39AM
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I think "Spectacular" West Coast Tour is more appropriate.

kider54 starstarstar Tue 1/27/2009 10:14AM
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US tour? Looks like NW and L.A. Hope we see some more dates. How bout some more return to forever dates.?!

gmoo Tue 1/27/2009 10:54AM
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gmoo

Midwest please! We like jazz here too.

WharfRat Tue 1/27/2009 11:19AM
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WharfRat

oh man. return to forever was THE COOLEST show i have seen in a long time. Al Rips face and is totally worth the tix......finally some Oregon Love!!!!!! Seeya in Bend/PoTown

Benjamin Human Tue 1/27/2009 11:28AM
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Benjamin Human

He already played everywhere else earlier this month people...

mesaxi Wed 1/28/2009 05:31AM
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Not Anywhere near Illinois Benjamin. C'mon Al, Chi-Town's waiting

Benjamin Human Wed 1/28/2009 05:36AM
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Benjamin Human

My point is that it was a US tour not a west coast tour, but as usual it escapes most.

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he really needs a TAN.