EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR 2016

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The Guitar Event Of The Year, a multi-artist celebration best known as the Experience Hendrix Tour, will return in 2016. This unique touring event brings together some artists that may not otherwise perform together, all in the name of paying homage to Jimi Hendrix. The 27-date tour will start February 24, 2016 in Hollywood, FL and end March 25, 2016 in Hampton Beach, NH. Dates will span the east coast, midwest and southern states.

Now in its second decade, the tour celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of extraordinary musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, as well as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa and many others. Billy Cox, bassist for both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, anchors a rhythm section that provides the foundation for exciting renditions of such signature Hendrix favorites as “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”.

Jimi Hendrix was a pioneer in both rock and blues, and expanded the possibilities of what could be achieved with the electric guitar, forever altering the course of music history. Likewise, the Experience Hendrix Tour is developing a rich history of its own. By 2004, the first Experience Hendrix Tour came to fruition with a three-date string of shows on the west coast, starting in Hendrix’s hometown of Seattle. By 2008, the Experience Hendrix Tour had become a full-fledged, coast-to-coast expedition that continues to date, without showing any signs of slowing down. Audiences are presented the opportunity to see great artists paying homage to Hendrix and collaborating with each other in ways they’d never do in their own live shows. “It is such an honor to be asked back for another run,” says blues/gospel/rock guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, who has played every tour since 2008. “The music of Jimi Hendrix speaks to each of us in indelible ways. It’s another chance to celebrate his legacy.”

Multiple Grammy-winner and 2015 Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, who was both an inspiration to as well as a personal friend of Jimi’s, is also ecstatic to partake in his sixth Experience Hendrix Tour. The stance he takes is akin to that of a missionary: “Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest guitar players ever and we all need to keep his music alive.” “It’s an honor to celebrate Jimi Hendrix’s legacy and greatness with so many other amazing players, who have become great friends and family to me,” echoes Zakk Wylde. “His influence and inspiration will forever be undeniable!”

Platinum-selling solo artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been on every Experience Hendrix Tour since the beginning. “As far back as I can remember, I’ve been listening to Jimi Hendrix,” said Shepherd. “He has had an enormous influence on me as both a guitar player and a songwriter. He was always trying new things and pushing musical boundaries, which enabled and encouraged me to push the boundaries in my music. The Experience Hendrix Tour is an amazing tribute to the greatest guitar player of all time, featuring some of the greatest musicians in the world today.”

The 2016 Experience Hendrix Tour also includes guitarist Mato Nanji of Indigenous, vocalists Henri Brown and Noah Hunt, and drummer Chris Layton, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Additionally, special guests will include the likes of Keb’ Mo’, Doyle Bramhall II, Ana Popovic and the Slide Brothers. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Advanced tickets on sale Wednesday, October 28. General tickets on sale Friday, October 30. All ticket info and specific show roster for each show can be found here.

Experience Hendrix 2016 Tour Dates:
02/24 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
02/25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
02/26 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
02/27 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
02/28 – Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center
02/29 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn
03/2 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
03/3 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
03/4 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
03/5 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
03/6 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater
03/8 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater
03/9 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
03/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
03/11 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theater
03/12 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
03/13 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
03/15 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Casino
03/16 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
03/17 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater
03/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
03/19 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino
03/20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
03/22 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
03/23 – Worcester, MA – Hanover Theatre
03/24 – New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion
03/25 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino

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