Experience Hendrix LLCSome big names have been added to the lineup of the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, which features a variety of respected musicians performing the songs of the late Jimi Hendrix. The Doors' Robby Krieger, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, The Black Crowes' Rich Robinson, and veteran folk-blues artist Taj Mahal now will be performing at select stops on the trek, which gets underway in March.
In addition, several dates have been added to the beginning and end of the tour, which now is scheduled to run from a March 8 concert in Shawnee, Oklahoma, through an April 8 show in Minneapolis. As previously reported, former Hendrix bassist Billy Cox and drummer Chris Layton of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's backing group Double Trouble will serve as the rhythm section for the entire trek. Among the many other musicians who will perform during the outing are blues great Buddy Guy, Los Lobos members David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, funk bassist extraordinaire Bootsy Collins, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Doyle Bramhall II, and Eric Johnson.
In a video message promoting the tour, Cox says, "Jimi was a musical genius. He was the most gifted musician I have ever known. Because Jimi wrote in the now, his music is immortal, and the Experience Hendrix Tours bear witness to that."
A series of clips featuring many of the artists who are participating in this year's tour sharing their thoughts about the guitar icon in online now at Hendrix's official YouTube channel. You can check out which musicians will be playing at each stop on the trek by visiting ExperienceHendrixTour.com.
Here are all of the confirmed dates for the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour:
3/8 -- Shawnee, OK, Grand Event Center
3/9 -- Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
3/11 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theater
3/13 -- St Louis, MO, Fox Theater
3/14 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
3/15 -- Ames, IA, Stephens Auditorium
3/16 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
3/18 -- Louisville, KY, Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center
3/19 -- Charleston, WV, Clay Center
3/20 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Theater
3/21 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theater
3/22 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Harrah's Resort
3/23 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA, Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
3/25 -- Red Bank, NJ, ***** Basie Theatre
3/27 -- Hampton, NH, Casino Ballroom
3/28 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
3/29 -- Waterbury, CT, Palace Theater
3/30 -- Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
4/1 -- Buffalo, NY, Center for Arts at Univ. of Buffalo
4/2 -- Northfield Park, OH, Hard Rock Live
4/3 -- Detroit, MI, The Fox Theatre
4/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
4/5 -- Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre
4/6 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
4/8 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
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