Featured artists who will be performing music written by and associated with Jimi Hendrix include blues giant Buddy Guy, contemporary guitar greats Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson, Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Aerosmith's Brad Whitford.
Experience Hendrix has promised that special guests will also appear throughout the tour. The first artist to be announced is Doors guitarist Robby Krieger who will appear on five of the dates along with other surprise guitarists expected to join during the course of the tour.
Hubert Sumlin, the Mississippi-born guitarist who worked with both Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters as well as the Memphis-based Eric Gales, Mato Nanji of Native American roots band Indigenous are also part of the tour as is Chris Layton, the legendary Double Trouble drummer who rose to fame backing Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Most remarkably, Mitch Mitchell (drums) and Billy Cox (bass), the same Jimi Hendrix Experience rhythm section that played behind Hendrix at such landmark rock festivals as Woodstock and the Isle of Wight will return again to celebrate the guitarist's enduring legacy.
Various combinations of these artists will perform such Hendrix signature songs as "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and "Red House" and are sure to make the concerts very special events for both new and veteran Hendrix fans.
This year's Experience Hendrix tour is an exciting prospect for Billy Cox whose history with Jimi Hendrix dates back to their days in the Army together. He commented, "It's a thrill for me to play Jimi's music for audiences now as it was in the early 1960s. The Experience Hendrix tours have shown how timeless this music really is."
Experience Hendrix Tour dates
(Tickets now on sale)
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