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John Patitucci Joins Chick Corea for Elektric Band Tour

Chick Corea Elektric Band

The classic lineup of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band will be hitting the road once again this fall. Anchored by bass heavyweight John Patitucci, the band will also include guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and drummer Dave Weckl.

“The group sort of reformed itself with everyone’s desire to play together,” Corea explains. “I thought it would be an interesting thing, to take some friends that have experienced the road, through six album projects and tours around the world, and come together again—with everyone healthy and doing well—to make a new creation. That’s not usually done. You get reunions, and this will be a reunion, but I’m sure it’ll be a new creation. So it snowballed and boom, now we’re booking the band.”

The tour kicks off with a 7-night, 14-show residency at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Los Angeles, California from August 17th to the 24th. Corea and crew will then head East in October with dates in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Virginia, ending with a week of performances at New York City’s Blue Note Club.

Chick Corea Elektric Band 2016 Tour Dates:

Aug 17Catalina’s Jazz ClubHollywood, CA
Aug 18Catalina’s Jazz ClubHollywood, CA
Aug 19Catalina’s Jazz ClubHollywood, CA
Aug 20Catalina’s Jazz ClubHollywood, CA
Aug 21Catalina’s Jazz ClubHollywood, CA
Aug 23Catalina’s Jazz ClubHollywood, CA
Oct 12Capitol TheatreClearwater, FL
Oct 14Schermerhorn Symphony CenterNashville, TN
Oct 15The Carolina TheatreDurham, NC
Oct 16Wilbur TheatreBoston, MA
Oct 17The BirchmereAlexandria, VA
Oct 19Blue Note Jazz ClubNew York, NY
Oct 20Blue Note Jazz ClubNew York, NY
Oct 21Blue Note Jazz ClubNew York, NY
Oct 22Blue Note Jazz ClubNew York, NY
Oct 23Blue Note Jazz ClubNew York, NY