Aerosmith Guitarist Added To ‘Experience Hendrix’ Tour Lineup

Esteemed Aerosmith guitarist, Brad Whitford is the latest inclusion to the monster lineup at this years ‘Experience Hendrix’ tour. You can check out the full lineup and announced dates below.

 

Whitford, along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa and Billy Cox will take to the stage to honor and perform all of Hendrix’s classics, in front of thousands of onlookers, this coming March.

 
President and CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. had the following to say on the upcoming event. “Every day we see how Jimi’s musical legacy continues to transcend generational and cultural boundaries. It’s always been our continuing mission to do all we can to celebrate what he’s given us and to keep his music in the forefront, and the Experience Hendrix tour does that most directly. As a child Jimi promised to take care of me, and I promised to take care of him. He wanted people to experience the ‘Electric Church’ and wake ‘the sleeping people.’ The Experience Hendrix Tour does just that with brilliant musicians who love Jimi and will electrify the stage with his music and sound.”

 
Producer of the tour, John McDermott has issued the following statement. “The lineup for this tour reflects the breadth of Jimi’s ongoing influence that reaches down through the generations. The guests that have been attracted to participate are enthusiastic about the proposition of performing with their counterparts. That mindset underscores the fact that the Experience Hendrix tour is all about musical camaraderie and the recognition that Jimi Hendrix, undeniably, casts the longest shadow in the realm of great music and great musicians.”3

 
Just as with past ‘Experience Hendrix’ tours, where several big-name players like Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana and many more have dropped in unannounced, you can expect to see plenty of surprise guests take part in the upcoming tour.

 
The 2012 ‘Experience Hendrix’ tour, which is presented by Fender Music, boasts the following lineup:

 
* Buddy Guy
* Dweezil Zappa
* Billy Cox
* Robby Kreiger (THE DOORS)
* Robert Randolph
* Jonny Lang
* Kenny Wayne Shepherd
* David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas (LOS LOBOS)
* Keb’ Mo
* Eric Johnson
* Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH)
* LIVING COLOUR
* Chris Layton (STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE)
* THE SLIDE BROTHERS

 
2012 ‘Experience Hendrix’ tour dates:

 
March 6 – Tue – Baltimore, MD – Strathmore Theater
March 7 – Wed – Greensboro, NC – War Memorial Auditorium
March 8 – Thu – Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium
March 9 – Fri – Nashville, TN – Tennessee Performing Arts Center
March 10 – Sat – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
March 11 – Sun – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 14 – Wed – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
March 15 – Thu – Clearwarter, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 16 – Fri – Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
March 17 – Sat – Orange Beach, AL – Warf Amphitheatre
March 22 – Thu – Houston, TX Arena Theater
March 23 – Fri – Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
March 24 – Sat – Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater

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