Tour Dates | Arlo Guthrie Alices Restaurant 50th Anniversary

By Scott Bernstein Oct 15, 2014 8:40 am PDT

Early next year Arlo Guthrie will launch what’s expected to be an 18-month North American tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” A playing of the song “Alice’s Restaurant” has long been a Thanksgiving tradition for us and we’re happy to see Arlo will perform his most prominent work in its entirety at each stop on the tour.

Guthrie will also present material from throughout his career during the jaunt. Arlo has announced the first batch of dates for the massive tour, which kicks off on January 21 in Daytona Beach. More dates will be announced soon.

“I didn’t think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ again,” Arlo Guthrie said in a statement announcing the tour. “It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I’m surely looking forward to adding it to the repertoire though for the 50th anniversary tour.”

Arlo’s band for the tour includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards). Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives.

Arlo Guthrie Presents “The Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour”:

1/21 -Daytona Beach, FL -Peabody Auditorium
1/22 -Gainesville, FL -Phillips Center
1/23 -Clearwater, FL -The Capitol Theater
1/25 -Fort Lauderdale, FL -The Parker Playhouse
1/26 & 1/27 -Stuart, FL -The Lyric Theatre
1/29 -Jacksonville, FL -Florida Theatre
1/30 -Statesboro, GA -Georgia Southern University
1/31 -Atlanta, GA -The Ferst Center
2/2 -Newberry, SC -The Newberry Opera House
2/5 -Frederick, MD -The Weinberg Center
2/6 -Manassas, VA -Hylton Performing Arts Center
2/7 & 2/8 -Alexandria, VA -The Birchmere
2/10 & 2/11 -Hampton, VA -The American Theatre
2/13 & 2/14 -Asheville, NC -Diana Worthman Theatre
2/17 & 2/18 -Nashville, TN -The City Winery
2/20 -Knoxville, TN -The Bijou Theatre
2/21 -Birmingham, AL -Alys Stephens Center
2/26 -San Antonio, TX -Tobin Center
2/27 -Richardson, TX -Eisenmann Center
3/1 -Galveston, TX -The Grand 1894 Opera House
3/4 -Lafayette, LA -The Acadiana
3/6 -Rolla, MO -The Leach Theater
3/7 -Edwardsville, IL -Morris University Center
3/28 -Avon (Beaver Creek Village), CO -Vilar Center
3/31 -Santa Fe, NM -The Lensic
4/2 -Tuscon, AZ -The Fox Theatre
4/4 -Mesa, AZ -Mesa Performing Arts Center
4/6 -Los Angeles, CA -Disney Hall
4/8 -Arroyo Grande, CA -The Clark Center
4/10 & 4/11 -Irvine, CA -The Irvine Barclay Theater
4/12 -Santa Clarita, CA -Santa Clarita PAC
4/14 -Livermore, CA -The Livermore Valley
4/16 -Davis, CA -Mondavi Center
4/17 -Berkeley, CA -Zellerbach Hall
4/18 -Napa, CA -The City Winery
4/24 -Denver, CO -The Paramount Theater
4/27 -Sioux Falls, SD -Washington Pavilion
4/28 -Omaha, NE -The Holland Center
4/30 -West Bloomfield, MI -Jewish Community Center
5/1 -Indianapolis, IN -The Egyptian Room
5/2 & 5/3 -Akron, OH -E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

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