Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Announce 30th Anniversary Summer Tour
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones confirmed the full routing for their most extensive tour in nearly a decade. Banjoist Béla Fleck, multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy, percussionist/Drumitarist Future Man and bassist Victor Wooten will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a pair of jaunts beginning this summer.
Fleck and his mates kick off the tour at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado as part of the inaugural Béla Fleck Friends & Family show on May 30. Next up is a show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City featuring support from Billy Strings. From there, The Flecktones head to the Pacific Northwest for shows in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The band then makes their way through California for stops in Sacramento, Oakland and Los Angeles. After a few weeks off, the quartet returns to the road at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and goes on to play El Prado, New Mexico; Salina, Kansas; Oklahoma City; Apple Valley, Minnesota; St. Louis; Cleveland; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Cincinnati and Interlochen, Michigan.
“The band is a creative idealistic project, one that somehow connects with people in a profound way,” said Béla about the project. “Nothing about any of that has changed in 30 years. We’ve balanced our lives out with families and other musical partnerships, though nothing has changed about our camaraderie or our meaning to each other. It’s one of the great musical and personal relationships in our lives.”
Tickets are on sale now for all shows besides Apple Valley (April 20) and Interlochen (April 26). Additional dates are expected this fall.