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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Extend North American Tour

Bela Fleck & The FlecktonesBela Fleck and the Flecktones have announced extended tour dates in support of their latest album, Rocket Science. The trek, which began in May, is now set to stretch into September with shows in Canada and the U.S. Several of the performances will be at festivals, including the Montreal Jazz fest and the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival.

The current incarnation of the Flecktones features all of the original members, comprised of banjoist Bela Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and harmonica player Howard Levy jumping back into the fold.

When we interviewed Wooten, he explained the band was ready to come back together.

“It was time. You know, it was time for us to do something,” he said. “The last three years, just about all we had done was the months of November and December. Everybody was doing their separate things. So, we had talked over the years about what we wanted to do next, concluding with doing a record with our former member, Howard Levy. The first thing we did was a tour for a few weeks with Howard just for fun, playing some of that old music and having a good time. Then we decided to do a record…”

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Extended North American Tour:

  • June 28, 2011: Saskatoon, CAN – Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
  • June 30, 2011: Toronto, CAN – Toronto Jazz Festival
  • July 2, 2011: Ottawa, CAN – Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • July 3, 2011: Montreal, CAN – Montreal Jazz Festival
  • July 7, 2011: Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
  • July 8, 2011: Lowell, MA – Boarding House Park
  • July 9, 2011: Newport, RI – Newport Yachting Center
  • July 10, 2011: Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
  • July 21, 2011: Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
  • July 22, 2011: Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
  • July 23, 2011: Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
  • July 24, 2011: Littleton, CO – Denver Botanical Gardens at Chatfield
  • July 27, 2011: Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
  • July 28, 2011: Sun Valley, ID – Sun Valley Pavilion
  • July 30, 2011: Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • July 31, 2011: Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
  • August 3, 2011: Apple Valley, MN – Zoo Amphitheater
  • August 4, 2011: Washburn, WI – Big Top Chatauqua
  • August 5, 2011: Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
  • August 6, 2011: Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
  • August 7, 2011: Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville Pavilion
  • August 9, 2011: Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
  • August 11, 2011: Asheville, NC – The Biltmore Estate
  • August 12, 2011: Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
  • August 13, 2011: Portsmouth, VA – Teles Wireless Pavilion
  • August 14, 2011: Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
  • August 26, 2011: Windsor, CT – Summerwind
  • August 27, 2011: Portland, ME – State Theater
  • August 28, 2011: New York, NY – Governor’s Island
  • September 2, 2011: Binghamton, NY – Binghamton University
  • September 3, 2011: High Mount, NY – Belleayre Music Festival
  • September 4, 2011: Orkney Springs, VA – Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

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