The Rhythm Devils Featuring Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann Hit The Road!

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The Rhythm Devils
The Rhythm Devils are re-forming in 2006 for a series of appearances beginning this August. After hosting this year's Jammy's in New York City, Mickey & Bill decided to take The Rhythm Devils to the next level. Although they existed within The Grateful Dead for over three decades, this will mark the first time The Rhythm Devils have appeared as a touring group outside of the Dead. The Rhythm Devils welcomed many special guests at their inaugural appearances in New York City that included Mike Gordon, Charlie Musselwhite, Babba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Steve Kimock, Stephen Perkins, and The Mutaytor.

Hart & Kreutzmann's remarkable cohesion, synchronicity, and driving power would be a hallmark of the Grateful Dead's sound for over thirty years, earning them the nickname The Rhythm Devils. The percussive duo's sole release was The Apocalypse Now Sessions for which they were recruited by director Francis Ford Coppola to bring together the myriad sounds and "colors" for the legendary film. Coppola was in the process of conceptualizing his musical underpinnings of "Apocalypse Now" when he attended a Grateful Dead concert and found the perfect accompaniment for his cinematic vision of the Apocalypse.

Both have kept busy over the years participating in numerous projects from the Grammy winning percussive supergroup Planet Drum which brought Mickey together with Zakir Hussain and many of the world's best drummers, to the one-off power trio SerialPod in which Kreutzmann collaborated with Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon of Phish. The Rhythm Devils are brimming with excitement to get back on the road. Mickey Hart says, "The stars are finally aligned to have some of our closest musical friends playing together in one group."

The Rhythm Devils plan to make high profile appearances at festivals and special events from coast to coast kicking off this August rolling out new material, choice covers, and a few chestnuts from the GD songbook.

08.16 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT
08.17 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT
08.18 | Birchmere | Alexandria, VA
08.19 | Gathering of the Vibes | Mariaville, NY
10.28 & 10.29 | Sam Boyd Stadium | Las Vegas, NV

[Published on: 8/14/06]

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jhrt3349 Mon 8/14/2006 11:59AM
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Greatwaves Mon 8/14/2006 01:02PM
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not much of a tour whats up, come to cleveland
the birthplace of rock and rhythm

Marc1971 starstarstarstar Mon 8/14/2006 02:05PM
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Five shows does not a tour make...Great to see Billy doing something, though!

TimCorcoran starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/14/2006 05:03PM
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How about a real tour starting in June thu August 2007. Come though the midwest where the heads beat loudest!

Dicky79 star Mon 8/14/2006 08:39PM
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seriously? gimme a break. hydra part II.

AikoBearzly starstarstarstar Mon 8/14/2006 09:15PM
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MMMMmmmmmmmmmmm,,,June thru Aug. doesn't a certain person put on a GGG fest around then,,, See ya the Vibes and The Goose ..

FormulaOBX Tue 8/15/2006 07:19AM
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What a great thing..BTW, yes this consists of a tour.Give the ole bastards a break.They are grandfathers now.

knibbs Tue 8/15/2006 03:12PM
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Hydra pt.2? Come on Particle w/Mickey was cool, but Gordon and Kimock w/Billy and Mick that's gonna be fanfuckintastic. Can't wait til VEGOOSE!

Falcor Wed 8/16/2006 09:28AM
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just dont let Mickey sing. I would almost rather hear Phil sing then Mickey...

Phil Thu 8/17/2006 07:14AM
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saw the show last night, it wasn't what i expected at all. good mix of originals and some Dead tunes. very high energy grooves, had the whole crowd dancing. Mickey didn't sing, but Gordon did on The Other One & a Los Lobos tune, the female singers tore it up on Sugaree and Fire on the Mountain.
see them if you can!

rjd999 starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/18/2006 07:22AM
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see you in alexandria

rjd999 Mon 8/21/2006 06:59AM
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i enjoyed the show. top notch musicians, cant go wrong. whoever that idiot ways playing with the computer damn near ruined the show for me tho... he cut off kimock like 6 times right as he was about to take a solo... lame shit

CCD Wed 9/6/2006 09:18AM
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just heard they are coming to NJ!!! Count Basie in Red Bank, Oct 18, no word on tix on sale yet.

GloriousNoise Tue 10/31/2006 02:15PM
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Rhythm Devils show in Chicago was recorded (soundboard multitrack). Available on CD and downloads at www.rhythmdevilslive.com