Category Archives: Tour Announcements

Nicolas Meier Group Announces USA Tour Dates

Jazz, rock and fusion guitar sensation Nicolas Meier will be touring the United States for the first time in June 2017. The band line-up includes Swiss-born, London-based Nicolas Meier on acoustic guitar and glissentar, Pat Bettison on bass and harmonica, and Demi Garcia on percussion.

Nicolas Meier toured extensively in the past with the formative Jeff Beck Group. Meier’s latest solo album “Infinity” is an outstanding recording that crosses rock, jazz and world music boundaries. It was released in October 2016 on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations’ label. The album includes bassist Jimmy Haslip on bass and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.

Nicolas Meier – Infinity

Tour dates:

June 15 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
June 16 – Pittsburgh, OH (PGH Winery)
June 17 – Cleveland, OH (Nighttown)
June 18 – Chicago, IL (Martyr’s)
June 25 – Denver, CO (Swallow Hill)
June 26 – Denver, CO (Swallow Hill – workshop)
June 28 – San Francisco, CA (Savanna Jazz)

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman Announce North American Tour Dates

YES featuring ARW – Photo by Kevin Nixond

Progressive rock band YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman will be touring North America August-October 2017.

It’s very simple,” explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson about the recent decision to change the band’s name from ARW to YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman. “The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!

Tour Dates:

Saturday, Augugust 26 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theatre
Monday, August 28 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Tuesday, August 29 – Friant, CA – Table Mountain Casino
Thursday, August 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center
Saturday, September 2 – Layton, UT- The Kenley Amphitheater
Sunday, September 3 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens
Tuesday, September 5 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center
Friday, September 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater (new showdate)
Saturday, September 9 – Hammond, IN – Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
Tuesday, September 12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Wednesday, September 13 -Vienna, VA- Wolf Trap
Friday, September 15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
Saturday, September 16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Monday, September 18 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theatre du Quebec City
Tuesday, September 19 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
Thursday, September 21 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Saturday, September 23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sunday, September 24 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center
Wednesday, September 27 – Newark, NJ – NJ PAC (NJ Performing Arts Center)
Friday, September 29 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
Saturday, September 30 – Trenton, NJ – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Sunday, October 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
Wednesday, October 4 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Thursday,October 5- Albany, NY- Palace Theatre
Saturday, October 7 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Sunday, October 8 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Tuesday, October 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center For The Performing Arts
Wednesday, October 11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Friday,October 13- West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center For The Perf. Arts
Saturday, October 14 – Miami, FL- Adrienne Arsht Center For The Perf. Arts

Go to www.YESfeaturingARW.com for more information

Electric Violin Pioneer Jean Luc Ponty Announces US Tour 2017

Jean Luc Ponty

Renowned French violin maestro and jazz-rock fusion pioneer Jean Luc Ponty and his band will touring the United states in 2017. The ensemble will present the “Atlantic Years” tour starting in late May .

We’re calling it ‘The Atlantic Years’ tour since I am touring with my band from the late 70’s – 80’s with whom I recorded several albums for Atlantic Records,” says Jean Luc Ponty.

The Jean Luc Ponty Band includes Jean Luc Ponty on violin; Wally Minko on keyboards; Jamie Glaser on guitars; Rayford Griffin on drums; and Baron Browne on bass.

2017 US tour dates:

May 30 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
May 31 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
June 01 – Eugene, OR – John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
June 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Saban Theater Beverly Hills
June 04 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
June 05 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
June 07 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
June 08 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
June 09 – Scottsdale, AZ – Center For the Arts
June 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Allante Casino
June 14 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
June 16 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX – One World Theatre
June 20 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
June 21 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park
June 23 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino
June 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Performing Arts Center
June 25 – NYC – B.B. King

Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour To Begin in February 2017

Al Di Meola

Jazz fusion innovator, composer and guitar maestro Al Di Meola will continue to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his Elegant Gypsy Tour with new concerts in 2017 in support of his most recent solo album Elysium. The North American tour begins February 7 in Durham, North Carolina with dates in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Austin, Dallas, Montreal, and more.

Al Di Meola – Elysium

Di Meola has been on tour for most of 2016, presenting new material from Elysium together with old favorites. DiMeola uses acoustic and electric guitars, including his nylon string Conde Hermanos acoustic prototype model and a 1971 Les Paul electric (his Return to Forever and Elegant Gypsy guitar).

The band includes Philippe Saisse on keyboards, marimba; Gumbi Ortiz on percussion; Elias Tona on bass; Luis Alicea on drums; and Evan Garr on violin.

2017 North America Tour:

2/7/17 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre
2/8/17 Charleston, SC Music Hall
2/9/17 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
2/11/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
2/12/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
2/13/17 Clearwater,FL Capitol Theater
2/14/17 Ponte Vedra,FL PV Concert Hall
2/17/17 Austin, TX One World
2/18/17 Dallas, TX Majestic
2/21/17 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music
2/22/17 Kent, OH Kent Stage
2/24/17 Quebec City, Q Palais Montcalm
2/25/17 Montreal, QC Salle Pierre Mercure
2/26/17 Peekskill, NY Paramount

Kaipa Da Capo Announce February 2017 Tour

Kaipa Da Capo

Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa Da Capo has announced its upcoming European tour. The band will play old and new material.

Kaipa Da Capo recetly released Dårskapens Monotoni

Kaipa Da Capo – “Dårskapens Monotoni

Tour dates:

06.02.2017 SW – Lund – Into Music
07.02.2017 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
08.02.2017 DE – Oberhausen – Zentr. Altenberg
09.02.2017 DE – Köln – Yard Club
10.02.2017 NL – Zwolle – Hedon
11.02.2017 NL – Uden – De Pul
13.02.2017 DE – Bremen – Meisenfrei
14.02.2017 DE – Fürth – KOFFERFABRIK
15.02.2017 DE – Mannheim – 7 Er Club
16.02.2017 DE – Rüsselsheim – DAS RIND
17.02.2017 DE – Berlin – Musik & Frieden
19.02.2017 DK – Hvidovre – Medborgarsal
25.02.2017 SW – Stockholm -Bryggarsalen
01.04.2017 SW – Uppsala – Katalin

Steve Hackett Reveals Upcoming North American Tour

Steve Hackett – Photo by Tina Korhone

Renowned progressive rock guitarist Steve Hackett will return to North America in 2017 to present his new show, Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett. The 13 date tour will take place in February and March 2017.

Throughout the tour, Steve and his band will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album, Wind and Wuthering, the last progressive rock album recorded by Genesis. Steve Hackett and the band will be performing several tracks from Wind and Wuthering along with fan favorites such as ‘The Musical Box’ and other Genesis pieces never performed before by Steve’s band including ‘Inside & Out’, ‘One For The Vine’ and ‘Anyway’ as well as material from the upcoming new album The Night Siren.

Genesis – Wind and Wuthering

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday, February 14th

City Winery, Nashville, TN

Wednesday, February 15th
City Winery, Nashville, TN

Friday, February 17th
Victoria Theater, Newark, NJ

Saturday, February 18th
State Theatre, Ithaca, NY

Wednesday, February 22nd

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

Thursday, February, 23rd
NYCB, Westbury, NY

Friday, February 24th
Santander PAC, Reading, PA

Saturday, February 25th
Playstation Theater, New York, NY

Sunday, February 26th
Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA

Tuesday, February 28th
20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI

Wednesday, March 1st
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI

Thursday, March 2nd
The Oakville Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Friday, March 3rd
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

An Evening with Pat Metheny Tour Announced

Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny

Acclaimed guitarist Pat Metheny has announced his upcoming American tour. The band on this tour includes drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda Oh and pianist Gwilym Simcock.

Metheny’s most recent album is The Unity Sessions.

January 13, 2017
Willimantic, CT at Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall

January 14, 2017
Barre, VT at Barre Opera House

January 15, 2017
Orono, ME at Collins Center for the Arts

January 17, 2017
Portsmouth, NH at The Music Hall

January 18, 2017
Albany, NY at Hart Theatre at the Egg

January 19, 2017
Boston, MA at Wilbur Theatre

January 20, 2017
Ridgefield, CT at Ridgefield Playhouse

January 21, 2017
Glenside, PA at Keswick Theatre

January 22, 2017
Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Theatre

January 24, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA at Forbes Center

January 25, 2017
Bethesda, MD at Strathmore

January 26, 2017
Durham, NC at Carolina Theatre

January 28, 2017
Columbus, GA at Rivercenter For The Performing Arts

January 29, 2017
Birmingham, AL at Alys Robinson Stephens PAC

January 30, 2017
Charlotte, NC at Levine Center for the Arts

January 31, 2017
Atlanta, GA at Symphony Hall

February 1, 2017
St Petersburg, FL at The Mahaffey Theater

February 3, 2017
Jacksonville, FL at Florida Theatre

February 4, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL at Miniaci PAC – SOLD OUT

Symphonic Progressive Rock Legend Renaissance Announce USA Fall 2016 Tour

Renaissance - Photo by Brian Tirpak
Renaissance – Photo by Brian Tirpak

Renaissance, the pioneering symphonic progressive rock group, fronted by acclaimed vocalist Annie Haslam, will be touring the United States in November 2016.

The band will be promoting its recent DVD release “Live at The Union Chapel.” Filmed in London, the concert showcases Renaissance performing classics like “Carpet of the Sun”, “Ocean Gypsy”, “Mother Russia”, “Ashes are Burning” and newer pieces “Symphony of Light” and “Grandine il Vento.”

The current lineup includes Annie Haslam on lead vocals, Rave Tesar on keyboards, Tom Brislin on keyboards, Mark Lambert on acoustic guitars, Leo Traversa on bass guitar, and Frank Pagano on drums.

Renaissance Fall 2016 US Tour Dates:

Nov 03 Infinity Music Hall – Hartford, CT Tickets
Nov 04 Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH Tickets
Nov 09 Musikfest at ArtsQuest – Bethlehem, PA Tickets
Nov 10 Tralf Music Hall – Buffalo, NY Tickets
Nov 11 The Kent Stage – Kent, OH Tickets
Nov 12 Arcada Theatre – Saint Charles, IL Tickets
Nov 13 Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall – Milwaukee, WI Tickets

Buy “Live at The Union Chapel.

Acclaimed Fusion Band Azymuth Announces European Tour

Azymuth
Azymuth

Azymuth, one of the most successful jazz-rock fusion bands from South Ameruica, will be touring in October and November 2016. The group will be presenting its new album titled Fênix.

With Fênix, its first album in five years, Azymuth recreated the energy of the enthralling 1970s sessions that made the band so popular.

Since the passing of keyboard master Jose Roberto Bertrami in 2012, remaining members Ivan Conti (right) and Alex Malheiros (left) have kept the spirit of Azymuth alive. Fênix initiates a new era as the Azymuth trio is complete once again, featuring guest keyboardist Kiko Continentino. A gifted pianist, composer and arranger, Kiko has worked with Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil and Djavan. The album also features Brazilian percussion legend Robertinho Silva.

Fênix European Tour Dates 2016

Oct 28 – Sigurdsgarde, Copenhagen
Oct 29 – Nefertiti, Gothenburg
Nov 02 – Bix, Stuttgart
Nov 03 – Domicil, Dortmund
Nov 04 – Badehaus, Berlin
Nov 05 – Kalif Storch, Erfurt tbc
Nov 06 – Stadtgarten, Cologne
Nov 09 – Jazzpodium, Dordrecht tbc
Nov 10 – Bird, Rotterdam
Nov 11 – North Sea Jazz, Amsterdam
Nov 12 – Le Sucre, Lyon tbc
Nov 14 – Teatro del Gatto, Ascona
Nov 15 – Bravo Caffè, Bologna
Nov 18 – Hideaway, London
Nov 19 – Hideaway, London
Nov 21 – Bayerischer Hof, Munich tbc

Progressive Music Guitarist Markus Reuter Announces USA Tour

Markus Reuter will be on tour in the USA this Fall, after finishing two weeks tour with Stick Men in Europe (between October 11-23). Reuter will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his own project Centrozoon.

The American tour is a combination of live concerts, live radio shows and radio interviews.

Reuter’s most recent recording is Prog Noir with Stickmen.

Stick Men - Prog Noir
Stick Men – Prog Noir

Tour dates:

November 3 – WDIY/Bethlehem, PA
Radio appearance at Galactic Travels (with host Bill Fox) – 11:00 p.m.

November 4 – WPRB/Princeton, NJ
Radio appearance at Music with Space (with host Mike Hunter) – 12 midnight

November 5 – Mt. Laurel, NJ
Private show: Living Room Concert Series – time TBA

November 6 – WXPN/Philadelphia, PA
Radio appearance at Star’s End Radio (with host Chuck van Zyl) – 2:00 a.m.

November 8 – WLFR/Pomona, NJ
Radio appearance at Digital Dreams Radio (with host Mark Dickson) – 10:00 p.m.

November 9 – Charlottesville, VA
Live at IX Art Park – 8:00 p.m.

November 10 – Asheville, NC
Live at Living Room Concert / Streamside Concerts – 8:00 p.m.

November 11 – Charleston, WV
Live at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church – 8:00 p.m.

November 12 – Baltimore, MD
Live at (venue TBA, time TBA)

November 13 – Beacon, NY
Live at Quinn’s – 8:00 p.m.

November 15 – Philadelphia, PA
Live at The Rotunda – 8:00 p.m.
Event Horizons Concert Series
with special guests: Chuck van Zyl, Nocturne Blue

November 17 – Farmington, CT
Live at Edge Media Space / Farmington H.S. (Rm. 809) – 7:00 p.m.

November 18 – Bordentown, NJ
Live at The Cosmic Crossings
with Centrozoon and Nocturne Blue

November 19 – New York, NY
Live at Spectrum – 8:30:00 p.m.
with special guest Nocturne Blue

November 20 – WVKR/Poughkeepsie, NY
Radio appearance at Secret Music (with host Scott Raymond) – 11am

November 20 – Branchburg, NJ
Private show: Living Room Concert Series – time TBA

February 4, 2017 – Dallas, TX
Live at I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows (time TBA)
With Nocturne Blue