The Experience Hendrix Tour will be hitting the road in March featuring a who’s who of rock and blues artists, including bassist Billy Cox, who played with Hendrix in the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Band of Gypsys. Other performers include Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith), Doyle Bramhall II, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Double Trouble’s Chris Layton. The musicians will be performing music written and inspired by the legendary guitarist.
“It’s a thrill for me to play Jimi’s music for audiences now as it was in the 1960s,” says Cox. “The Experience Hendrix tours have shown how timeless this music really is.” Billy Cox first met Jimi when they were in the 101st Airborne division in the Army, and Hendrix later recruited him for the Band of Gypsys in 1969. He appeared with Hendrix at numerous historical festivals, including Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. Cox is the sole surviving member of both Hendrix’s Experience and Band of Gypsys groups.
Also not to be missed are the hard hitting bass lines of Living Colour’s Doug Wimbish. After this tour, Living Colour will continue touring overseas.
Experience Hendrix Tour 2010 Dates:
- Mar 4 Santa Barbara, CA — Arlington Theatre
- Mar 5 Los Angeles, CA — Gibson Amphitheatre
- Mar 6 Las Vegas, NV — The Joint By Rogue at the Hard Rock Hotel
- Mar 7 Mesa, AZ — Ikeda Theatre (Mesa Arts Center)
- Mar 9 Friant, CA — Table Mountain Casino Events Center (Sold out)
- Mar 10 San Francisco, CA — The Warfield
- Mar 11 San Francisco, CA — The Warfield
- Mar 12 Reno, NV — Silver Legacy Resort Casino
- Mar 14 Denver, CO — Paramount Theatre
- Mar 15 Salina, KS — Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts
- Mar 16 Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre
- Mar 17 Minneapolis, MN — Orpheum Theatre
- Mar 18 Chicago, IL — Chicago Theatre
- Mar 20 St. Louis, MO — Fox Theatre
- Mar 21 Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theatre (Sold out)
- Mar 23 Akron, OH — Akron Civic Theatre
- Mar 24 Montclair, NJ — Wellmont Theatre
- Mar 25 Red Bank, NJ — Count Basie Theatre (Sold out)
- Mar 27 Atlanta, GA — Fox Theatre
- Mar 28 Durham, NC — Durham Performing Arts Center