The Steepwater Band: European Tour w/ Marc Ford


Marc Ford
In late winter 2010, the Chicago-based trio The Steepwater Band hops over the pond for six-week European Tour - a first in the history of the band. It kicks off with a bang as Marc Ford joins The Steepwater Band on the Spanish leg of the tour. Ford's work with The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, and Booker T has made him one of the most celebrated guitarists of his generation.

Recently, The Steepwater Band commissioned Ford to produce their latest release, Grace and Melody (JamBase review). The flow of mutual admiration and respect during that studio session created a bond between the musicians and talk of a collaborative tour was on the horizon. The ten-city tour begins in Bilbao and stretches across Spain's beautiful landscape to Madrid, Gijon and Barcelona, just to name a few. Each show will feature a TSB set to get the evening rolling. After the opening sets, Ford will join the band. Together they will perform songs from his solo releases as well as songs from the Steepwater catalog. These evenings of music are bound to astonish and inspire fans.

For the folks in the United States who cannot make the Spain shows, you are in luck. The Steepwater Band & Marc Ford will be playing two Midwest shows to kick-off the tour before flying over to España. The House of Blues’ funky Back Porch Stage will be the site in TSB’s hometown of Chicago on Saturday, February 20. Grab your tickets now, as this show is bound to sell-out. On Sunday, February 21, TSB & Marc will travel north to Wisconsin for an intimate show at the fabulous Green Room in Sheboygan. Tickets for this show on sale via the Green Room’s website.

After Steepwater & Ford rip through Spain, TSB continues on their own to debut in many cities across Europe. This month long trip will see them playing from London to Prague and many other historical places. Some markets/venues are currently pending, be sure to check in the coming weeks for a full schedule.

Tour Dates
20 Feb Chicago, IL - USA @ House of Blues Back Porch w/ Marc Ford
21 Feb Sheboygan, WI - USA @ Green Room w/ Marc Ford

25 Feb Bilbao - Spain @ Kafe Antzokia w/ Marc Ford
26 Feb Madrid - Spain @ El Sol w/ Marc Ford
27 Feb Gijon - Spain @ Sala Acapulco (Casino) w/ Marc Ford
28 Feb Vigo - Spain @ La Fabrica de Chocolate w/ Marc Ford
02 Mar A Coruña - Spain @ Mardi Gras w/ Marc Ford
03 Mar Leon - Spain @ El Gran Café w/ Marc Ford
04 Mar Zaragoza - Spain @ Case del Loco w/ Marc Ford
05 Mar Valencia - Spain @ Durango w/ Marc Ford
06 Mar Barcelona - Spain @ Apolo 2 w/ Marc Ford
07 Mar Girona - Spain @ La Mirona w/ Marc Ford

09 Mar St. Etienne - France @ Thunderbird Lounge
10 Mar Alençon - France @ TBA
11 Mar Lorient - France @ TBA
12 Mar Paris - France @ TBA
13 Mar Besançon - France @ TBA
14 Mar Ravensburg - Germany @ TBA
16 Mar Frankfurt - Germany @ Nachtleben
17 Mar Prague - Cz @ TBA
18 Mar Brno - Czech Republic @ TBA
19 Mar Berlin - Germany @ Wild at Heart
20 Mar Germany @ TBA
21 Mar Germany @ TBA
22 Mar Verviers - Belgium @ Spirit of 66
23 Mar TBA
24 Mar Bochum - Germany @ Zwischenfall
25 Mar Weert - Holland @ De Bosuil
26 Mar Diest - Belgium @ Borderline
27 Mar Beauvais - France @ l'Ouvre Boîte
29 Mar London - UK @ Bush Hall

[Published on: 12/16/09]

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