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  • Return To Forever Announces US Tour Dates with Zappa Plays Zappa

    Return To Forever Announces US Tour Dates with Zappa Plays Zappa

    Return to Forever has announced the their US dates to their World Tour, which will span August and September. Bass giant Stanley Clarke, who turns 60 in June, will be joining returning members Chick Corea and Lenny White as well as new members Frank Gambale and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty for the trek with the band,... »

  • Foo Fighters Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    Foo Fighters Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    The Foo Fighters, anchored by bassist Nate Mendel, has announced a U.S. tour spanning September in support of their latest effort, Wasting Light. The album is is their first in four years, following 2007’s Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. Mendel says the new record has the group getting back to basics. “The last couple of... »

  • Soundgarden Reveals Summer Tour Dates

    Soundgarden Reveals Summer Tour Dates

    Soundgarden has unveiled their full summer 2011 tour dates, which are set to span the US and Canada. Anchored by bass hero Ben Shepherd, the band will be joined by Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, and the Meat Puppets. Soundgarden reformed early last year after a 13-year split.... »

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  • Marcus Miller Throws Concert to Benefit Japanese Tsunami Relief Efforts

    Marcus Miller Throws Concert to Benefit Japanese Tsunami Relief Efforts

    Marcus Miller is holding a special concert to benefit Japanese Tsunami relief efforts. The event, to be held at New York City’s Highline Ballroom on May 15 at 7:30pm, features a host of talent, including performances by Raheem DeVaughn, Robert Glasper, Sean Jones, Angélique Kidjo, Gregoire Maret, Raul Midon, Q-Tip, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Kaoru Watanabe,... »

  • Esperanza Spalding To Perform with Prince’s Welcome to America Tour

    Esperanza Spalding To Perform with Prince’s Welcome to America Tour

    Esperanza Spalding is scheduled to open Prince’s tour on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, as part of Prince’s residency-style “Welcome 2 America” tour. The tour is a 21-date event in Los Angeles that began on April 14th at the Forum. Spalding has recruited keyboardist Raymond Angry, saxophonist Joe Lovano, guitarist Jef Lee Johnson... »

  • Marcus Miller To Tour With George Duke and David Sanborn

    Marcus Miller To Tour With George Duke and David Sanborn

    Marcus Miller will be joining keyboardist George Duke and saxophonist David Sanborn for an extensive U.S. tour starting in Orlando, Florida and winding through the country to end in Hollywood, California. The trio, who will be performing as DMS, promise to bring a mix of funk, jazz and blues to the masses. Each member had... »

  • 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... »