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Pearl Jam, Aerosmith and The Doors Members To Experience Hendrix


10/08/2008
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(PR) The Experience Hendrix tour, a five-week long cross-country tour featuring an all-star line up of music greats paying homage to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix launches this month. As the 19-date tour that kicks off in New Hampshire on October 14 barnstorms the continent, it will be joined by numerous special guests along the way. Guests committed to joining the touring group for performances across the country includes Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, blues scion Bernard Allison, Texas blues rocker and Eric Clapton sidekick Doyle Bramhall II and legendary Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson.

These phenomenal guest players will be joining a group of guitar greats that include Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Hubert Sumlin, Jonny Lang, Mato Nanji of Indigenous, Double Trouble's Chris Layton, along with Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Experience/Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys) and Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience). Cox recently commented to Rolling Stone, "Nothing can compare to playing with the original master. But this tour is helping to validate the musical genius that I knew, by bringing Jimi Hendrix into the new millennium."

Presented by Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. "Al" Hendrix, Jimi's father, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix together with musical instrument giant Gibson Guitar, this year's Experience Hendrix Tour represents a dramatic expansion beyond last year's seven sold out performances.

Various combinations of these music greats will be performing music associated with Jimi Hendrix on level or another including Hendrix's own compositions including "Purple Haze," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Little Wing," "Red House") as well as other songs that Hendrix performed or recorded as well as roots material that had a demonstrative influence on Hendrix's own musical development. Notes Experience Hendrix Tour producer John McDermott, "The line-up for this tour reflects the breadth of Jimi's ongoing influence that reaches down through the generations. The guests that have been attracted to participate are, to a man, enthusiastic about the proposition of performing with their counterparts. That mindset underscores the fact that the Experience Hendrix tour is all about musical camaraderie and the recognition that Jimi Hendrix, undeniably, casts the longest shadow in the realm of great music and great musicians."

Experience Hendrix Tour dates
(Tickets now on sale)
Oct. 14 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
16 Albany, NY Palace Theater
17 Providence, RI PPAC
18 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater
19 Waterbury, CT Palace Theater
21 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
22 New York, NY United Palace Theatre
23 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
24 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
26 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
27 Louisville, KY Whitney Hall KY PAC
29 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
30 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
Nov. 1 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
2 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
3 San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic
5 Spokane, WA - INB Performing Arts Center
6 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
7 Portland, OR Schnitzer Hall



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