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  • 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

    2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

    The lineup for the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival has been announced, and it will be a solid year for bass lovers. A few of the bassists set to perform include Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Christian McBride, Richard Bona and Marcus Miller, who will be performing as part of a tribute to... »

  • Bakithi Kumalo to Tour with Paul Simon

    Bakithi Kumalo to Tour with Paul Simon

    Bassist Bakithi Kumalo will be joining Paul Simon once again for a global tour in support of the new album So Beautiful or So What. The trek will take them from coast to coast in the U.S. before heading to Europe in June. Kumalo and Simon first worked together when the singer recruited a band... »

  • Earth, Wind and Fire Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour Dates

    Earth, Wind and Fire Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour Dates

    Earth, Wind and Fire is celebrating their 40th anniversary with an extensive world tour. Originally formed in 1971, the group has released 23 albums, selling over 90 million copies worldwide. The band’s current lineup features three of the founding members including bassist Verdine White, whose on-stage persona and bass lines inspired an entire generation of... »

  • Asia Announces New Omega Tour Dates

    Asia Announces New Omega Tour Dates

    80’s supergroup Asia has announced new dates to continue their extensive Omega tour, which began last year after they released their album of the same name. Led by bassist/vocalist John Wetton, the lineup includes drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, each being from the bands Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK, and... »

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  • Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

    Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

    Deep Purple have announced “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour, which will be the group’s first North American tour in four years. The trek marks another milestone as it will be the first time they perform with a symphony orchestra on the continent. The orchestra will accompany them on every date except for San Francisco.... »

  • Oteil Burbridge to Tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Oteil Burbridge to Tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Bassist Oteil Burbridge will be hitting the road with the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band, formed by husband and wife team Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. The 11 piece group’s sound is described as coming from “Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk” – traditions that Burbridge is well versed in, considering... »

  • The Wailers Announce 2011 Tour

    The Wailers Announce 2011 Tour

    The Wailers, featuring legendary bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, have announced tour dates from March through August, including several festival appearances. The band was originally the backing group for reggae icon Bob Marley, who carries on his music. Last year’s tour celebrated his 40th anniversary with the group. Barrett co-founded the Wailers and continues to... »

  • Billy Cox to Anchor Experience Hendrix 2011 Tour

    Billy Cox to Anchor Experience Hendrix 2011 Tour

    The Experience Hendrix Tour, which pays homage to the life and works of Jimi Hendrix, is being reprised for 2011, as the first eight dates have been announced. The performances are set in the West Coast, bouncing between Nevada, California, and Arizona. The Santa Rosa, California stop has already been sold out. Bassist Billy Cox,... »

  • Mr. Big Announces World Tour, Including U.S. Dates

    Mr. Big Announces World Tour, Including U.S. Dates

    Mr. Big has announced an extensive world tour in support of their latest release, What If, featuring the group’s original lineup including bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Paul Gilbert, drummer Pat Torpey and vocalist Eric Martin. The trek will have the quartet stopping twice in the U.S., first in Hollywood on April 2nd, then again as... »

  • Primus Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

    Primus Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

    Les Claypool and Primus have announced a new spring U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album, the band’s first studio release in 11 years. “The album will come out in late spring/early summer,” an update from the band explains, “so expect to hear a whole batch of new songs this tour.” The trek will... »