LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The line-up of performers slated to play this fall's second leg Experience Hendrix tour will include Aerosmith guitar-great, Brad Whitford.
Whitford has has been an integral part of Aerosmith for the past 39 years, played his first Experience Hendrix tour dates in 2008 and was part of the EH line-up for dates played earlier this year.
Like the previously announced Experience Hendrix players, Whitford has a strong affinity for the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix as well as a very personal connection to it. "I got to see Hendrix play in '68 in Boston Garden with Mitch and Noel Redding and it was like, 'Wow.' I bought a Fender guitar the very next day," he recalls.
For the forthcoming dates that start October 26 in Pittsburgh, Whitford is joining a line-up of iconic musicians including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Steve Vai, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Eric Johnson, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Mato Nanji of Indigenous, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and The Slide Brothers a/k/a Chuck and Darick Campbell of Sacred Steel.
Anchoring the tour is Billy Cox, the legendary 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.
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, IN
—by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers