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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
British progressive symphonic rock band The Enid is set to begin the he second part of the “In The Region of the Summer Stars” Tour. The next concert will take place in Bristol on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. The set also includes “Gateway”, “Chaldean Crossing”, ‘Mayday Galliard”, “Sheets of Blue’, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “Dark Hydraulic”.
22nd September:The Fleece, Bristol
23rd September: Pocklington Arts Centre (near York)
1st October: Court Theatre, Tring
4th October: The Musician, Leicester*
6th October: The Ferry, Glasgow – Tickets available from Box Office: 01698 360085
The great rock drummer Terry Bozzio, well-known for his work with music innovators Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck, cutting-edge progressive rock band UK, and his much-admired solo projects, will celebrate his latest release “Terry Bozzio Composer Series” with a USA tour.
“An Evening With Terry Bozzio” will be an evening of solo drumming, featuring musical pieces from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. Bozzio will use an enormous enhanced drum kit that includes tuned drums and percussion.
Terry Bozzio’s concerts draw upon jazz, classical music and global percussion styles. “I’m looking forward to this extensive US tour in August-November 2016. I’ll have some new pieces to play on my big kit and hopefully some surprises for you in this new show,” says Terry Bozzio about the upcoming shows.
“Terry Bozzio Composer Series” was released in Japan in the fall 2015! 59 Compositions, with 59 Paintings for each title on a 4 CD, 1 live performance, interview, drum setup DVD and Art Booklet in a Vinyl Sized Package! on the Ward Records label.
August 14, 2016 United States – AZ-Phoenix, MIM Music Theater
August 19, 2016 United States – CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
August 20, 2016 United States – CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
August 23, 2016 United States – OK-Tulsa, The Vanguard
August 26, 2016 United States – TX-Fort Worth, McDavid Studio
August 28, 2016 United States – TX-Austin, One World Theater
September 03, 2016 United States – GA-Atlanta, City Winery
September 04, 2016 United States – AL-Birmingham, Saturn
September 07, 2016 United States – MO-St. Louis, 2720 Cherokee
September 08, 2016 United States – MO-Springfield, Nathan P. Murphy´s
September 11, 2016 United States – TN-Nashville, City Winery
September 15, 2016 United States – FL-Orlando, Plaza Live
September 16, 2016 United States – FL-Largo, Largo Cultural Center
September 19, 2016 United States – NC-Raleigh, The Pour House Music Hall
September 20, 2016 United States – DC-Washington, D.C., Hamilton´s
September 22, 2016 United States – PA-Philadelphia, World Café
September 23, 2016 United States – PA-New Hope, Havana
September 25, 2016 United States – NY-New York City, City Winery
September 27, 2016 United States – CT-Stafford Springs, Stafford Palace Theater
September 28, 2016 United States – NY-Kingston, Woodstock Music Lab
September 29, 2016 United States – MA-Fall River, Narrows Center for the Arts
October 03, 2016 United States – MI-Detroit, The Token Lounge
October 10, 2016 United States – IL-Chicago, City Winery
October 11, 2016 United States – WI-Milwaukee, Shank Hall
October 13, 2016 United States – MN-Minneapolis, The Dakota
October 18, 2016 United States – WA-Seattle, The Triple Door
October 19, 2016 United States – OR-Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
October 20, 2016 United States – OR-Eugene, WOW Theater
October 23, 2016 United States – CA-Oakland, Yoshi´s
(more dates to be announced)
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