Your Chance To Experience Hendrix


09/15/2008
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(PR) A five week long, cross-country tour featuring some of the best known and most respected figures in rock and blues has been set to celebrate the legacy and music of Jimi Hendrix. 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.

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)

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
6 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
7 Portland, OR Schnitzer Hall



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