The fall Experience Hendrix tour marks the first time the tour has gone out twice within the same calendar year as the tribute to the electric guitar master plots a fall run after its successful late-winter/early spring tour of sold-out concerts.
Who’s on the fall Experience Hendrix tour? Your local venue’s lineup may vary, but generally speaking, the tour is naming a lot of A-list axe-slingers, including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Stevie Ray Vaughan / Double Trouble vet Chris Layton and Sacred Steel’s Chuck and Darick Campbell, aka The Slide Brothers.
Of course, not all of the aforementioned artists will appear on all dates and organizers are still locking down the individual nightly lineups. Plus, there will be plenty of special guests. Expect a more detailed announcement shortly.
But there is one constant on all dates – Billy Cox, who played bass in Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys as well as the 1970 reunited Jimi Hendrix Experience. Along with having a direct connection to the days when Hendrix regularly amazed audiences with his technique and style, Cox is the only living member of both bands, a walking, talking, bass playing piece of rock history.
Presented by Experience Hendrix, LLC, the company owned by the late guitarist’s family and founded by his father, James A. “Al” Hendrix, the Experience Hendrix tour begins in Pittsburgh at Benedum Theatre Oct. 26; plays Toronto’s Sony Center Oct. 28, Quebec City’s Grand Theatre Oct. 29 and Montreal’s Place des Arts Oct. 30.
The tour returns to the States by way of Buffalo, N.Y., at the Center For The Arts Nov. 2. Other stops include Albany, Boston, Hershey, Pa., Morristown, N.J., New York City, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Richmond, Va., Cincinnati, Detroit and Merrilville, Ind. Last date listed on today’s announcement is Nov. 20 in Indianapolis at the Murat Theatre.
Tickets for some shows are already on sale. For more information, click here for the Experience Hendrix Tour website.