Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts: Fall Tour and CD

TOUR STARTS JAN. 28; STUDIO ALBUM TO BE RELEASED EARLY 2011

Robert Johnson
There’s no denying anyone who digs the Blues will really dig the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts. The very special tour (set to launch in San Francisco on Jan. 28, 2011) and accompanying studio recording (to be released early 2011) commemorates the 100th Anniversary of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson’s birth with exhilarating collaborations between Big Head Todd and The Monsters, living Bluesman legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm. With Edwards on board, Blues at the Crossroads has a direct connection back to the legend, as Edwards was in attendance for Johnson’s last live performance the night Johnson passed away.

Before the tour hits the road, Blues at the Crossroads musicians meet this fall at Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis to put this epic collaboration to tape. The studio recordings will be released in early 2011 in conjunction with the tour.

Tour Dates (additional dates to be announced soon):
Jan. 28 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jan. 29 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Performing Arts Center
Jan. 30 San Diego, CA (2 shows) Anthology
Jan. 31 Santa Barbara, CA Campbell Hall / UCSB
Feb. 01 TBA
Feb. 10 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium / U of M
Feb. 11 Chicago, IL Orchestra Hall
Feb. 12 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
Feb. 13 Meridian, MS Riley Center / MSU
Feb. 16 Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall / UNC Chapel Hill
Feb. 17 Washington, DC Strathmore Performing Arts Center
Feb. 18 Boston, MA Berklee School of Music
Feb. 24 Ridgefield, CT The Playhouse
Feb. 25 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre
Feb. 26 Blue Bell, PA Montgomery County Community College
Feb. 27 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theater
March 4 Milwaukee, WI Potowatomi Casino
March 5 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
March 6 Minneapolis, MN Orchestra Hall
March 7 TBA TBA
March 8 Urbana, IL Krannert Center – Tyrone Festival Theatre

[Published on: 10/27/10]

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