In the wake of a wildly successful twenty-five date national excursion this past March and April, the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to launch another trek across the U.S. in September and October. The Experience Hendrix Tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix for over a decade, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde.
All of the aforementioned are returning for the forthcoming edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour as are Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Gales, Mato Nanji, Ana Popovic, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble’s Chris Layton. As always, the legendary Billy Cox, bassist for both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, who has anchored each Experience Hendrix Tour since inception in 2000, is on board.
“Obviously, I’m a fan of everybody that’s on [the Experience Hendrix Tour] because they can all throw down like it’s nobody’s business,” stated Zakk Wylde, whose work with Ozzy Osbourne earned him a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Wylde, a lifelong admirer of Jimi Hendrix, was new to the Experience Hendrix Tour this past spring and immediately immersed himself in its famed collaborative spirit, lending piano to Eric Johnson’s rendition of “Are You Experienced?” while shredding Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and “I Don’t Live Today” to the delight of sold out houses across the US.
The tour evokes the era when artists treated each performance as a unique interaction with their audience. Jimi Hendrix called this his ‘electric church.’ The Experience Hendrix Tour fully embraces this approach, presenting multiple opportunities for performers and audiences to witness unique collaborations among the participating artists, and will highlight these artists performing their favorite Hendrix signature songs including “Little Wing,” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”
“I wanted to honor his memory playing his songs for this tour,” explained Grammy Award winning singer/guitarist Jonny Lang about his relationship to the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. “The thing we can all do is just be ourselves and let the natural interpretation of his songs take over.”
This newest edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour kicks off September 19th in Hollywood, FL and continues through October 18th.
Sep 19 Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
Sep 20 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sep 21 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
Sep 23 Melbourne, FL – King Center
Sep 24 Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Centre
Sep 25 Birmingham, AL – Alys Robinson Stephens PAC
Sep 26 Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn
Sep 28 Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater
Sep 29 San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center PAC
Sep 30 Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater
Oct 2 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Oct 3 Durant, OK – Choctaw Events Center
Oct 4 Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
Oct 5 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Oct 7 Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater
Oct 9 Valley Center, CA – Harrahs Rincon Theater
Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Oct 11 Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Casino
Oct 12 Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort
Oct 14 Santa Cruz, CA – Civic Auditorium
Oct 15 Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center
Oct 16 Davis, CA – Mondavi Center
Oct 17 Lemoore, CA – Tachi Palace
Oct 18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater