By Thomas Cowley
This upcoming March will mark the eighth “Experience Hendrix Tour”, a special event in which a group of musicians perform tributes to the legendary guitarist Jimmy Hendrix who tragically died at the age of 27. The month long tour has brought many big name players out such as Joe Satriani, Jerry Cantrell and Carlos Santana in previous years. The 2014 line up currently features Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billy Cox and, and Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank Zappa.
Bassist Billy Cox formerly of the Jimmy Hendrix Experience/Band of Gypsys has been involved in the event for several years now. Cox says, “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...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.”
Current president and CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. Janie Hendrix, says, “Jimi often spoke of his concept of 'Electric Church' and using music to connect directly with people. Every day, we see how Jimi's usical 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 tour begins on March 11th 2014 in Dallas Texas. A list of the entire tour dates and stops is below.
For more information check out the official website here.
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 PAC
Mar. 19 - Charleston, WV - 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 PAC
Mar. 25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater
Mar. 28 - Albany, NY - Palace Theater
Mar. 29 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater
Mar. 30 - Sun Washington DC - Lincoln Theater
Apr. 01 - Buffalo, NY - Center For Arts
Apr. 02 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rocks
Apr. 03 - Detroit, MI -The Fox Theatre