EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR LAUNCHES IN MARCH, 2010
ALL STAR LINEUP INCLUDES JOE SATRIANI, LIVING COLOUR, DAVID HIDALGO, MANY MORE
Experience Hendrix, the fourth edition of the biennial concert tour that features an all star lineup of music greats paying homage to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix gets underway in early March of next year with special performances across the country.
Featured artists who will be performing music written and inspired by Hendrix include some of the best known and most respected artists in contemporary rock and blues, including Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Doyle Bramhall II, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Chris Layton (Double Trouble), along with bassist Billy Cox.
Cox, who first befriended Hendrix when the two were in the 101st Airborne Division of U.S. Army, played in both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys and performed with Hendrix at such landmark festivals as Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. Cox commented, "It's a thrill for me to play Jimi's music for audiences now as it was in the 1960s. The Experience Hendrix tours have shown how timeless this music really is." Joe Satriani remarked, "I finally get to pay tribute to my hero the right way, onstage with an amazing, once in a lifetime, lineup of musicians!"
Sacred Steel, featuring Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, and David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos are also performing on selected Experience Tour dates.
Various combinations of these music greats will be performing Jimi's signature songs, including "Purple Haze," "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Little Wing," and "Red House." As has been the case with previous Experience Hendrix tour incarnations, special guests are expected to sit in at many of the dates, making the concerts all that much more memorable for both new and veteran Hendrix fans. Past special guests have included Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, and Carlos Santana.
Shepherd, a veteran of several Experience Hendrix tours remarked, "Jimi Hendrix's music has really inspired to push the limits of my own music. He didn't observe any boundaries musically. He was an amazing player and a tremendous showman so I incorporated some of his showmanship in what I do." As far as having been part of the Experience Hendrix touring phenomenon, Shepherd noted, "It touches you on the inside and gets you fired up."
The Experience Hendrix Tour is presented by Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. "Al" Hendrix, Jimi's father, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Earlier this year, Sony Music Entertainment's Legacy Division and Experience Hendrix entered into a worldwide catalog licensing venture to make all of Jimi's extraordinary music, including classic albums, never before heard archive recordings, and filmed concerts available through all forms of media.
Launching on the west coast, the month-long tour will bring the troupe of players, each a headliner in his or her own right, to concert venues in major U.S. markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis and Atlanta.
Experience Hendrix 2010 Tour Dates
03/05/10 Fri Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
03/06/10 Sat The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV
03/07/10 Sun Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater Mesa, AZ
03/09/10 Tue Table Mountain Casino Friant, CA
03/10/10 Wed The Warfield San Francisco, CA
03/12/10 Fri Silver Legacy Hotel Casino Reno, NV
03/14/10 Sun Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
03/16/10 Tue Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
03/17/10 Wed Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
03/18/10 Thu The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
03/20/10 Sat Fabulous Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO
03/21/10 Sun Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI
03/23/10 Tue Akron Civic Theater Akron, OH
03/24/10 Wed The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
03/25/10 Thu Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
03/27/10 Sat Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA