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Experience Hendrix Tour 2014 Announces Lineup

Nov 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM | Music News | By Rock Square

Since 1995, when Seattle’s Bumbershoot music festival played host to The Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Festival, Hendrix’s family has overseen a celebration of Jimi’s life and work on a semi-annual basis, in various forms: tribute concerts, birthday celebrations, and nationwide tours.

There was no Hendrix-centric event this year, but next year’s just-announced Experience Hendrix tour will make up for lost time, with a staggering lineup of guitar greats paying tribute to rock music’s most revered six-string innovator.

The tour, which kicks off next March in Dallas, will feature a ridiculously stacked roster, with former Band of Gypsys member Billy Cox joined by the likes of Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Bootsy Collins, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Dweezil Zappa, to name but a few.

According to tour organizer John McDermott, the Experience Hendrix tour is intended to honor Hendrix’s legacy by showcasing contemporaries of the late legend as well as newcomers inspired by Jimi’s playing.

“We try to follow the roots to the fruits,” McDermott said. “Before he passed away, we had [blues legend] Hubert Sumlin, who was a favorite of Jimi’s. We have Buddy Guy, who is a favorite of Jimi’s. We like to have a variety of [younger] players to show how broad and deep the influence is. “

Head on over to the Experience Hendrix website for ticket info.

Experience Hendrix Tour Dates:

Mar-11 Tue Dallas, TX – Verizon Theater

Mar-13 Thu St Louis, MO – Fox Theater

Mar-14 Fri Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater

Mar-15 Sat Ames, IA - Stephens Auditorium

Mar-16 Sun Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

Mar-18 Tue Louisville, KY – Whitney PAC

Mar-19 Wed Charleston, WV – Clay Center

Mar-20 Thu Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Theater

Mar-21 Fri Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater

Mar-22 Sat Atlantic City, NJ – Harrahs

Mar-23 Sun Wilkes Barre, PA – Kirby PAC

Mar-25 Tue Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater

Mar-28 Fri Albany, NY – Palace Theater

Mar-29 Sat Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater

Mar-30 Sun Washington DC – Lincoln Theater

Apr-01 Tue Buffalo, NY - Center For Arts

Apr-02 Wed Northfield, OH –  Hard Rock Theater

Apr-03 Thu Detroit, MI – The Fox Theater

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