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The Yardbirds Announce East Coast Tour

The Yardbirds 2019 lineup
The Yardbirds – Top row: Myke Scavone, John Idan, Kenny Aaronson – Bottom row: Jim McCarty, Godfrey Townsend

The Yardbirds, the band that spearheaded the British Blues Boom of the 1960s and brought the world Eric Clapton in 1963, Jeff Beck in 1965 and Jimmy Page in 1966, will tour the East Coast this month.

The 12-date trek kicks off March 14th in Old Saybrook, CT and wraps up March 30th in Richmond, VA. In between, the band will make stops in New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and D.C. See a full list of dates below.

The Yardbirds’ current lineup consists of original drummer/composer Jim McCarty, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist John Idan, whose tenure with the band began in 1992, bassist Kenny Aaronson (Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates), lead guitarist Godfrey Townshend (John Entwistle, Jack Bruce) and Myke Scavone (The Doughboys) on harp, percussion and backing vocals.

The Yardbirds 2019 Tour Dates

Mar 14 – Old Saybrook, CT – Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Mar 15 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
Mar 16 – Albany, NY – The Egg: Sawyer Theatre
Mar 18 – New York, NY – City Winery
Mar 20 – Boston, MA – City Winery
Mar 21 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
Mar 22 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
Mar 23 – Warren, PA – Struthers Library Theatre
Mar 24 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
Mar 28 – Phoenixville, PA – Colonial Theatre
Mar 29 – Washington, D.C. – City Winery
Mar 30 – Richmond, VA – Tin Pan
April 2-5 – Time Life Flower Power Cruise

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