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Stanley Clarke Announces Tours with George Duke and Stewart Copeland

Bassist Stanley Clarke is gearing up for two tours this summer – one with George Duke in the US, Japan and a Carribean cruise, and another with Stewart Copeland with dates across Europe.

Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour

George Duke and Stanley ClarkeThe Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour pairs the duo for the first time in six years for the long-time collaborators who have been working together since the early ’70s.

“I’m looking forward to these performances, because the most fun I have touring is with George. We have a good time together. We’re both older and more experienced. Our repertoire is more all-encompassing and much more diverse.”

Duke adds, “Touring with Stanley is always a good thing, because he’s a nut. He’s the younger brother I never had. We each have different perspectives on music, but at the same time a lot of similarities. It’s the diversity of our backgrounds that makes it interesting. My musical background is West Coast and Stanley’s is East Coast. I came from R&B, where Stanley came more from rock.”

Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour Dates:

  • June 18-19, 2012: Dakota Bar and Grill in Minneapolis, MN
  • June 20, 2012: Wednesday Night Jazz Series in Detroit, MI
  • June 21, 2012: Northern Light Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, WI
  • June 22, 2012: Country Club Hills Theater in Country Club Hills IL
  • June 23, 2012: Paramount Theater in Huntington NY
  • June 26, 2012: BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York, NY
  • August 29, 2012: Wolftrap in Vienna, VA
  • September 1, 2012: The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival Oak Hollow Lake Park in High Point, NC
  • September 3, 2012: Tokyo Jazz Fest in Tokyo, Japan
  • October 20 – 27, 2012: Capital Jazz Supercruise Carribean Cruise

Clarke-Copeland Band Tour

Stanley Clarke and Stewart CopelandClarke and Copeland will be showcasing their brand-new project, The Clarke-Copeland Band, in July. The rock-jazz band also includes Alex Hohn on saxophone, Ruslan Sirota on keyboards and Brady Cohen on guitar. The duo have confirmed some dates, and others could be added down the road.

“I’m very excited about this tour,” says Clarke. “I feel that the wave of the future in live musical performances is unique and unusual pairings like Stewart and me. It’s going to be a positive experience for the audience as well as for us.”

Clarke-Copeland Band Tour Dates:

  • July 11, 2012: Le Bataclan, Paris, France
  • July 12, 2012: Zeltival (Tollhaus), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • July 13, 2012: Central Station, Darmstadt, Germany
  • July 15, 2012: Sete Festival Theatre del la Mer, Sete, France
  • July 20, 2012: Ronnie Scott’s, London, England
  • July 21, 2012: Ronnie Scott’s, London, England