LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) The Experience Hendrix Tour has announced October dates for Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
What began as a single show tribute at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 is now a full-blown tour and presents several famed musicians during its three-hour performance.
The latest edition of the tour features Joe Satriani and blues legend Buddy Guy, as well as Taj Mahal, Dweezil Zappa, Jonny Lang and Eric Johnson. Mainstays Billy Cox, Slide Brothers and Doyle Bramhall II will also be on board for the duration.
Todd Park Mohr, singer/guitarist for Big Head Todd & the Monsters, will make his Experience Hendrix Tour debut Oct. 16 at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs.
Jimi Hendrix, whose own music is firmly rooted in the blues, was heavily influenced by the work of Guy, who is six years Hendrix’s senior. The two became friends, even sharing the stage together. This October will mark Buddy Guy’s ninth Experience Hendrix Tour.
Satriani, who recently came off the eastern leg of the Experience Hendrix Tour, will be back for the Oct. 1 kickoff in Jimi’s hometown of Seattle. Notable for being the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, Satriani came to the forefront with the release of his 1987 solo album Surfing with the Alien. He has worked with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and the fabled Spinal Tap and is a member of rock super group Chickenfoot. Satriani has formed an all-star trio especially for the occasion, calling upon bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick from King’s X, and prolific sideman Kenny Aronoff on drums.
Like Buddy Guy, singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal knew Jimi Hendrix personally. Virtually the same age, the two had contemporaneous careers that similarly navigated the blues world and the much larger rock world. Taj Mahal has been a staple of past Experience Hendrix Tours.
Billy Cox, bassist for both Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, has been with the tour since its inception. Rounding out the lineup are drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Layton of Steve Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, as well as Mato Nanji of Indigenous, Henri Brown and bassist Kevin McCormick.
The 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour is sponsored by Fender Musical Instruments, the renowned manufacturer of Jimi’s iconic Stratocaster guitars, along with Dunlop, Hal Leonard, and Axe Heaven.
October 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour dates:
Oct 1 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre*
Oct 2 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall*
Oct 3 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Concert Hall*
Oct 4 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre*
Oct 5 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino – Grande Exposition Hall+
Oct 7 Davis, CA Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts+
Oct 8 Santa Rosa, CA Luther Burbank Center for the Arts+#
Oct 9 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim+#
Oct 11 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Event Center+#
Oct 12 Funner, CA Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center+#
Oct 13 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center+#
Oct 15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre+#
Oct 16 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center#%
Oct 18 Newkirk, OK First Council Casino#%
Oct 19 Tulsa, OK The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino#%
Oct 20 Houston, TX Revention Music Center*
Oct 21 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
Oct 22 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing Arts*
*with Buddy Guy
+with Ana Popovic
#with Taj Mahal