Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Jimi Hendrix: 2014 Experience Hendrix tour announced

The 2014 Experience Hendrix tour has been announced.

The eighth edition of the trek begins in Dallas at the Verizon Theater on March 11 and is set to wrap up in Detroit on April 3.

The tour brings together a diverse group of musical greats paying homage to the genius of Jimi Hendrix.

The 2014 line-up ranges from metal legend Zakk Wylde [Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society], blues icon Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the innovative Dweezil Zappa, Los Lobos’ stalwarts Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo, left-handed blues rocker Eric Gales, Texas guitar gods Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Johnson, funk legend Bootsy Collins, Mato Nanji [Indigenous], and, from Serbia by way of Memphis, Ana Popovic.

The rhythm section, as always, includes bassist Billy Cox, the only player, apart from Jimi Hendrix himself, who was part of both the Band of Gypsys and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Chris Layton, the drummer who, along with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, was a founder of Double Trouble.

The 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour is the focus of the Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition, which offers entrants a chance to win a performing slot on one of the tour dates next year as well as a cash prize plus gear. Contestants are invited to submit a video of their performance of a Jimi Hendrix track with the winner selected by a team of judges including Janie Hendrix, producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, Guitar World editor Brad Tolinski and musician Dave Stewart.

For full contest details, click here.

"Jimi often spoke of his concept of ‘Electric Church’ and using music to connect directly with people,” says Janie Hendrix, President/CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. “Everyday, we see how Jimi's musical legacy continues to transcend generational and cultural boundaries. It’s our continuing mission to do all we can to celebrate what he’s given us and to keep his music in the forefront: the Experience Hendrix tour does that with brilliant musicians who love Jimi, electrifying the stage with his music and sound."

The new feature-length film, “Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'”, was released earlier this month.

The film traces the guitarist's remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper, unknown sideman to R&B stars such as Little Richard, Joey Dee and the Isley Brothers, and his discovery and ultimate international stardom.

Watch the full documentary here.

2014 Experience Hendrix Tour

Mar 11 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theater
Mar 13 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theater
Mar 14 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater
Mar 15 - Ames, IA - Stephens Auditorium
Mar 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Mar 18 - Louisville, KY - Whitney Hall
Mar 19 - Charleston, VA. - Clay Center
Mar 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Theater
Mar 21 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater
Mar 22 - Atlantic City NJ - Harrahs
Mar 23 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater
Mar 28 - Albany, NY - Palace Theater
Mar 29 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater
Mar 30 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theater
Apr 01 - Buffalo, NY - Center of Arts
Apr 02 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Theater
Apr 03 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater

See also:

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ documentary preview
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland 45th anniversary featured on In The Studio
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ documentary due this fall
Jimi Hendrix: Purple Box set expanded for reissue
Jimi Hendrix: Live In Cologne 1969 coming to cd next month
Producer Eddie Kramer discusses Jimi Hendrix’s musical legacy
Janie Hendrix shares memories of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer guests on Rockline
Jimi Hendrix scores highest-charting album in 44 years
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix All-Stars rock Tonight Show
Jimi Hendrix set for highest-charting album in 44 years
Jimi Hendrix featured on official Record Store Day poster
Jimi Hendrix’s favorite guitar auctioned in London
Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock set for global theatrical release
VIDEO: Preview Gary Moore’s tribute to Jimi Hendrix
London exhibition to mark Jimi Hendrix’ 70th birthday
Gary Moore: Jimi Hendrix tribute package due this fall
VIDEO: Def Leppard guitarist covers Jimi Hendrix
VIDEO: Michael Winslow rocks Jimi Hendrix in Seattle
Jimi Hendrix named Greatest Guitarist by Rolling Stone
Jimi Hendrix, Beatles among greatest cover songs list
VIDEO: Experience Hendrix rocks Bob Dylan classic on Lopez Tonight
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix Spring tour announced
Whole lotta Jimi Hendrix on the way