BB King Unveils 2010 Roadwork

BB King has mapped a round of solo dates that rounds out the winter and runs into late 2010.

BB King Unveils 2010 Roadwork
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With a winter tour alongside Buddy Guy recently wrapped, B.B. King has mapped a round of solo dates that rounds out the winter and runs into late 2010. The legendary bluesman will return to the road for an April 19 concert in Denver, working his way throughout middle America and parts of the West before wrapping up in Canada later this year. The sporadic 20-date club and theater trek currently concludes November 21 in Ottawa. King, a 14-time Grammy winner, scored the highest-debuting solo album of his nearly 60-year career with his latest release, "One Kind Favor." The set, which surfaced in August 2008, debuted at No. 37 on The Billboard 200 chart. Produced by T Bone Burnett (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Roy Orbison), "One Kind Favor" features covers of old blues songs that inspired King as a young man, and was made to sound like it was recorded in the '50s. Players include Dr. John on piano, Nathan East on standup bass and Jim Keltner on drums. A 14-track live set entitled "B.B. King Live at the BBC" surfaced last March. Thanks for the report to Livedaily.com.

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    Lord_Doku
    Iceman10129 wrote: Mid 80's in age and a diabetic...he is the real definition of "Guitar Hero"
    +20
    kumamilesbear
    To all the people saying they can't imagine doing 1, let alone 20, tour dates at that age, remember, he JUST wrapped up a tour with Buddy Guy. King still plays over 200 dates a year.
    gbgg9409
    Man, B.B. King is still touring at his age? My grandma just turned 80 and barely gets out of bed! What a legend.
    Its So Easy
    I got to see him in January, one the greatest and most fun concerts I've ever been to. His voice is still amazing.
    ESPVpr104
    One thing on my MAJOR to-do list is to see him perform before he passes on [if he ever will ]
    master
    Saw him in '06 and was one of the best shows I've ever seen. His stories are classically hilarious, and dirtier than expected LOL.
    Gord@k
    Would love it if he came to europe. Sadly that will probably never happen.
    jimzer
    xgmr wrote: he is a real guitar god, not fancy things like hendrix or slash, a true visionary
    do not label slash and hendrix in the same category. bbking and hendrix are both guitar gods in their own right. i think bb king is arguably one of the most respected musicians.. no hate posts ere!
    darkwolf291
    A real legend...one of the greatest guitarists ever...It's great he's still able to do what he loves at his age. He's probably gonna die touring.
    xgmr
    he is a real guitar god, not fancy things like hendrix or slash, a true visionary
    KileManA7X
    This is ****ing insane. Good for people who still wanna go see him, but god I don't wanna play gigs anymore when I'm 30 let alone 85 or however old he is.
    mickyfin613
    Still the King!!! I will see him in Ottawa on the 21st (my second time) for sure!!!
    berko
    saw him last summer! he projects more energy to the audience even sitting on a stool during his whole set than many wannabe rockers running all over the place
    niel9802
    Iceman10129 wrote: Mid 80's in age and a diabetic...he is the real definition of "Guitar Hero"
    agreed. i wish i could see him.
    jimmypagejunior
    Saw him summer of '08. Have to say, seeing him play "When the Saints Go Marching In" was one of the most amazing sights I've ever seen. Hope to see him again real soon. This guy is among the top 3 guitarists still alive; right up there with Page and Clapton in my opinion
    C_Miller
    I hope he hits Rochester. He has pretty regular in the past, so I hope this isn't any different.
    guitarsftw
    If only he wasn't the only one of the 3 Kings still alive. I would empty out every dollar and possession I have to see a show with him, Freddie, and Albert.
    Eirien
    Nice to see him still touring. He must be about 83 or 84 now. I can't see myself wanting to do 1 gig when (I mean 'if') I get to that age, let alone 20 gigs.