'Experience Hendrix' Tour Ramps Up For 2019

Joe Satriani returns, Dave Mustaine makes his debut

October 15, 2018

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It's just been announced that the 'Experience Hendrix' Tour will hit the road again in 2019, once again featuring some of the most talented guitarists paying tribute to JIMI HENDRIX. The critically acclaimed show featuring multiple artists had it's first-ever performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and since that time has morphed into full, 3-hour concerts presented around the country, played by some of the best guitarists around, and played for excited audiences wherever the show stops. The concerts, which showcase not only the wide ranging influence of Hendrix, also presents the various artists collaborating and re-interpreting some of the great songs penned and performed by Jimi Hendrix. The line-up for the next tour has been released and JOE SATRIANI will re-join the show after a few years away, and making his debut with the 'Experience Hendrix' tour will be original Metallica member and founder of Megadeth, DAVE MUSTAINE! Joe Satriani will be on hand when the tour kicks off March 3rd in Florida, and he couldn't be more excited, saying, "The 'Experience Hendrix' tours are always so much fun. The camaraderie between all the musicians on the show is magical. I'm so excited to play some deep Hendrix tracks in a power trio setting with Doug Pinnick (King's X) and Kenny Aronoff!!!"  For his part, Dave Mustaine exclaimed, "An innovator and legendary musician. I am beyond honored to do my part in this tribute to the immortal Jimi Hendrix, and want to thank ['Experience Hendrix' tour producer] John McDermott for inviting me to play along such mind-blowing guitarists as Joe Satriani, and a personal favorite of mine, Eric Johnson. See you there!"  Other notable axe slingers on the upcoming tour include JONNY LANG, ERIC JOHNSON, ERNIE ISLEY (with whom Hendrix played with in The Isley Brothers),  DAVID HIDALGO and CESAR ROSAS of LOS LOBOS, and the legendary TAJ MAHAL. Previous participants have included Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, and Eric Gales. Also along for the ride as he has been since it's inception, is Jimi's army buddy and member of Band of Gypys, Bassist BILLY COX. Jimi's half-sister, Janie Hendrix maintains the 'business' of the Hendrix legacy, (Experience Hendrix L.L.C.) and she offers that "The tour is more than a series of concerts. It's a celebration of a man whose amazing gift changed the face of music and informed an entire culture."  You can see the complete 'Experience Hendrix Tour' itinerary below.

2019 "Experience Hendrix" tour dates:

Mar. 03 - Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
Mar. 04 - Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Mar. 05 - Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
Mar. 06 - Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Mar. 08 - North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Mar. 09 - Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre-Atlanta
Mar. 10 - Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Mar. 11 - Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
Mar. 12 - Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theater
Mar. 14 - Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar. 15 - Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Mar. 16 - Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Mar. 17 - Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
Mar. 19 - Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
Mar. 20 - Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts
Mar. 21 - Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Mar. 22 - Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Mar. 23 - Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Mar. 24 - Charleston, WV – The Clay Center
Mar. 26 - Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Mar. 27 - Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino
Mar. 28 - Westbury, NY – Theatre At Westbury
Mar. 29 - Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Mar. 30 - Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino
Apr. 01 - Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
Apr. 02 - Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Apr. 03 - Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
Apr. 04 - Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Apr. 05 - New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr. 06 - Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theater