Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd + More to Embark on Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tour
As a member of the tragically infamous '27 Club,' guitar god Jimi Hendrix died much too young. However, during his short time in the spotlight, Hendrix cemented himself as perhaps the greatest guitar player of all time. To celebrate Hendrix's immortal influence, musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and even Jimi Hendrix Experience / Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox will hit the road for the Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour. I was fortunate enough to see this tour when it came through Austin in 2012, and it was amazing. The addition of Zakk Wylde to the lineup will make it even better.
Top-shelf musicians such as Joe Satriani, Jerry Cantrell, Mike McCready and even Carlos Santana have participated in 'Experience Hendrix' events in the past, allowing for the tribute to become an institution for Hendrix fanatics and newcomers alike.
Billy Cox has been heavily involved with 'Experience Hendrix' for many years, performing the immortal tracks he once played beside Hendrix himself. "It's always a great thrill and honor for me to play Jimi's music for audiences now just as it was in the 1960s," says Cox. "The Experience Hendrix tours have shown how timeless this music really is and is just wonderful that we’ve continued to get an infusion of new, very enthusiastic artists to participate and are able to offer the most wide-ranging Jimi Hendrix-related repertoire possible."
Among 2014 participants in the newest 'Experience Hendrix' tour is Dweezil Zappa; guitarist and son of the one-and-only Frank Zappa. "I've always been a great admirer of Jimi Hendrix," Dweezil shares. "My dad told me some great stories about playing with him. Jimi's ability to express himself so completely with an electric guitar is very inspiring to me. “There was an authentic expression of his personality in the music. And that rings true to every generation. He wasn't following trends. His playing was soulful and exciting and surprising.”
Unfortunately, the only Texas date listed is in Dallas. Hopefully, more will be added. Check out the full list of tour dates for the 'Experience Hendrix' 2014 Tour below. For more info, click here.
'Experience Hendrix' 2014 Tour Dates:
03/11 - Dallas, Texas - Verizon Theater – tickets on sale now http://bit.ly/17ypvzq
03/13 - St Louis, Mo. - Fox Theater – tickets on sale Nov. 22
03/14 - Chicago, Ill. - Chicago Theater – tickets on sale now http://bit.ly/1j7vcEa
03/15 - Ames, Iowa - Stephens Auditorium – tickets on sale Nov. 22
03/16 - Milwaukee, Wis. - Riverside Theater – tickets on sale now http://bit.ly/HVluJ2
03/18 - Louisville, Ky. - Whitney PAC – tickets on sale Nov. 22
03/19 - Charleston, W.V. - Clay Center – tickets on sale Dec. 16
03/20 - Pittsburgh, Pa. - Benedum Theater – tickets on sale Nov. 25
03/21 - Glenside, Pa. - Keswick Theater - tickets on sale now http://bit.ly/1aGE3rd
03/22 - Atlantic City, N.J. - Harrahs – tickets on sale Dec. 6
03/23 - Wilkes Barre, Pa. - Kirby PAC – tickets on sale Nov. 22
03/25 - Red Bank, N.J. - Count Basie Theater – tickets on sale Dec. 13
03/28 - Albany, N.Y. - Palace Theater
03/29 - Waterbury, Conn. - Palace Theater
03/30 - Washington D.C. - Lincoln Theater
04/01 - Buffalo, N.Y. - Center For Arts – tickets on sale Dec. 5
04/02 - Northfield, Ohio – Hard Rocks
04/03 - Detroit, Mich. – The Fox Theatre