LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Experience Hendrix tour crisscrossed the country this past March for a string of sold-out concerts and will return with a new set of U.S. dates as well as make its premier in Canada this October and November.
Featured artists performing music associated with the legacy of Jimi Hendrix include Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Steve Vai, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Eric Johnson, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and The Slide Brothers aka Chuck and Darick Campbell of Sacred Steel.
As has been the case with previous Experience Hendrix outings, special guests are expected to sit in at many of the dates. Past special guests have included Paul Rodgers, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Robby Krieger and others.
The tour has gained popularity through national TV with Robert Randolph performing classic Hendrix on the Late Night With Conan O’Brien Show and Jonny Lang doing the same on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Anchoring the tour is Billy Cox, the bassist whose relationship with Jim Hendrix and his music dates back to the early 1960s when the two met while serving in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.
Larry Rodgers of the Arizona Republic shared his thoughts on one of this year’s earlier Experience Hendrix shows, “It was encouraging to see fans of all ages, from teens to baby boomers who witnessed Hendrix's career launch firsthand, in the Mesa crowd. The show and that crowd made it clear that Hendrix's magical music will never die.”
Earlier this year, Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Division and Experience Hendrix entered into a worldwide catalog licensing venture to make all of Jimi’s music, including classic albums, never before heard archive recordings, and filmed concerts available through all forms of media.
This fall’s Experience Hendrix tour dates will be followed by a second wave of Hendrix releases.
Launching in Pittsburgh on October 26, the tour will play nineteen markets over the course of three weeks including Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Atlantic City, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and other eastern and mid-western locales.
Experience Hendrix Fall 2010 Dates:
10/ 26 – Benedum Theater– Pittsburgh, PA
10/ 28 – Sony Center- Toronto, ON
10/ 29 – Grand Theatre- Quebec City, QUE
10/ 30 – Place des Arts- Montreal, QUE
11/ 2 – Center for the Arts- Buffalo, NY
11/ 3 – Community Theatre- Morristown, NJ
11/ 4 – MGM Grand @ Foxwoods- Mashantucket, CT
11/ 6 – Palace Theater- Albany, NY
11/ 7 – Orpheum Theater- Boston, MA
11/ 9 – Hershey Theatre- Hershey, PA
11/ 10 – Beacon Theatre- New York, NY
11/ 11 – Hippodrome- Baltimore, MD
11/ 12 – Landmark Theater- Richmond, VA
11/ 13 – Caesars Casino- Atlantic City, NJ
11/ 16 – Palace Theater- Columbus, OH
11/ 17 – Taft Theater- Cincinnati, OH
11/ 18 – Fox Theater- Detroit, MI
11/ 19 – Star Plaza Theater- Merrilville, IN
11/ 20 – Murat Theatre– Indianapolis
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers