LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 2011 edition of the Experience Hendrix concert tour, presented by Fender guitars, launches in May with musical greats paying homage to Jimi Hendrix.
This year's tour will include performances by Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas [Los Lobos], Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, North Mississippi All Stars, Brad Whitford [Aerosmith], Living Colour, Ernie Isley, Chris Layton [Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble], Indigenous and additional special guests to be announced.
Experience Hendrix bassist Billy Cox — who first befriended Hendrix in the 101st Airborne Division of U.S. Army, played in both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys and performed with Hendrix at such landmark festivals as Woodstock and the Isle of Wight — said,"It's a thrill for me to play Jimi's music for audiences now as it was in the 1960s."
5/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Hilton Theatre, Las Vegas Hilton
5/22 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Blues Festival
5/23 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
5/24 – Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphitheatre, Casino del Sol
5/26 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Performing Arts Center
5/27 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
5/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/29 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Blues Festival
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon