Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson and More Embarking on Hendrix Tribute Tour

artist: jimi hendrix date: 11/20/2013 category: general music news
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Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson and More Embarking on Hendrix Tribute Tour
Paying a tribute to the ultimate guitar God Jimi Hendrix and his eternal musical impact, a group of axemen extraordinaire led by Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson and more will be embarking on an Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour during spring. Also included on the concert trek is Hendrix's bassist Billy Cox, as well as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa and Stevie Ray Vaughan's bassist Chris Layton. The tour's eighth edition will kick off on March 11 in Dallas, Texas, and venture forth until the final show on April 3 in Detroit, Michigan. "It's always a great thrill and honor for me to play Jimi's music for audiences now just as it was in the 1960s," Cox said in an official announcement. "The Experience Hendrix tours have shown how timeless this music really is and is just wonderful that we've continued to get an infusion of new, very enthusiastic artists to participate and are able to offer the most wide-ranging Jimi Hendrix-related repertoire possible." Buddy Guy stands out as another musician on the bill who had the opportunity to perform with Hendrix. As he remembers, "We became pretty close from that night on and every time I went through New York or somewhere he would show up and we would jam together. That’s still kind of happening on the Experience Hendrix Tour." The rest of the bill includes Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, blues rocker Eric Gales, Doyle Bramhall II, funk icon Bootsy Collins, Mato Nanji and Serbian axelady Ana Popovic. Check out the full itinerary below. 03/11 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theater 03/13 - St Louis, MO - Fox Theater 03/14 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater 03/15 - Ames, IA - Stephens Auditorium 03/16 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater 03/18 - Louisville, KY - Whitney PAC 03/19 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center 03/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Theater 03/21 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater 03/22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrahs 03/23 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Kirby PAC 03/25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater 03/28 - Albany, NY - Palace Theater 03/29 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater 03/30 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theater 04/01 - Buffalo, NY - Center For Arts 04/02 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rocks 04/03 - Detroit, MI - The Fox Theatre
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