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Experience Hendrix tour returns with all-star lineup

For the first time in five years, The Experience Hendrix Tour, the critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s musical genius, returns to the concert trail with a slate of concert dates that offer the musical excellence of numerous topflight artists in celebration of the life and legacy of Jimi Hendrix.  While there was a one-off event date in Austin, TX in 2022, the last full-fledged (pre-pandemic) EH tour took place in 2019. The concept for the Experience Hendrix Tour dates back more than 25 years; what started as a single concert at San Diego’s Street Scene in 2001 and 2002 expanded by 2004 into a full-fledged national tour.  This year’s outing marks the 20th anniversary of the Experience Hendrix Tour. This year’s tour bring the music of Jimi Hendrix to audiences in the Pacific Northwest, California, Nevada, Arizona New Mexico and eastward through Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee concluding in Georgia and Florida. Most fittingly, the tour kicks off on September 19 in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix’s hometown, at the Paramount Theater. 

The tour presents a host of great artists collaborating and interpreting Hendrix’s legendary songs as part of a powerhouse, three-hour concert experience. The wide range of multi-generational artists who participate in a reflection of the ecumenicism of Jimi Hendrix’s classic repertoire and the diversity of those whose lives have been indelibly affected by his music.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd is one of the major players in forthcoming edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour and a veteran of previous EH’s outings. Shepherd, a five-time Grammy nominee and recipient of two Billboard Music Awards commented, “I’m excited to rejoin the Experience Hendrix tour this year. It’s always been a great tour with exceptional artists honoring Jimi Hendrix, the greatest guitar player of all time, and his amazing and expansive catalog of songs. Being able to do a tour with friends always makes for a great time and this show is not to be missed.”

Other notable artists who are part of the tour this time out include the legendary blues icon Taj Mahal, Zakk Wylde, founder of Black Label Society and most recently part of the reformed Pantera, Mississippi-born blues wunderkind Christone “Kingfish” Ingram who is both a Grammy Award winner and was named Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year at least year’s Blues Music Awards, guitar greats Eric Johnson and Dweezil Zappa, Mato Nanji from Indigenous, Calvin Cooke and Chuck Campbell of the Slide Brothers, standard bearers of the “sacred steel “musical tradition, and vocalist Henri Brown. Participating artists vary for performance dates.

This year’s tour will also present a host of rising stars including Texas born and raised blues sensation Ally Venable, who headlined the 60-date European Blues Caravan tour when she was just 20 years old, vocalist Dylan Triplett, Seattle guitarist Ayron Jones, young Brazilian blues rock guitarist Arthur Menezes and 20-year-old Mathias Lattin, winner of the Blues Foundation’s 2023 International Blues Challenge. .  Other artists joining the tour for select dates (see below include Blues Music Award winner Samantha Fish and , Stanley Jordan, the noted jazz guitarist who is an exponent of the two-handed tapping technique. Beyond these artists, special guests will drop in over the course of the tour.   These include country music sensation Hunter Hayes, legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and many others to be announced.

The 2024 Experience Hendrix Tour is sponsored by Marshall, Fender Musical Instruments, Hal Leonard Publications and Dunlop. Marshall amps have long been associated with Jimi Hendrix and were his amplifiers of choice during his career. Fender is now celebrating the 70thanniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, the guitar most often associated with Jimi Hendrix. Dunlop makers of gear and accessories, recently launched line of Authentic Hendrix ’68 Shrine Series of stomp boxes/effects pedals while Hal Leonard, the world’s largest print music publisher, has long had an association with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. 

2024 Experience Hendrix Tour dates:

Sept

19 – Seattle WA – Paramount Theatre
20 – Spokane WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts
21 – Forest Grove OR- Grand Lodge
22 – Reno NV – Grand Theatre/Grand Sierra Resort
25 – Santa Rosa CA – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
26 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
27 – Las Vegas NV – Smith Center
28 – Highland CA – Yaamaya Theater 
29 – Tucson AZ – Fox Theatre 

Oct     

1 – Anaheim CA – City National Grove 
3 – San Diego CA – Rady Shell 
4 – Mesa AZ – Mesa Arts Center/Ikeda Theater 
5 – Albuquerque NM – Mesa Arts Center/Ikva Auditorium
6 – Colorado Springs CO – Pikes Peak Center
9 – San Antonio TX – Majestic Theatre
10 – Houston TX – Bayou Music Cente
11 – Ft. Worth TX – Will Rogers Auditorium
12 – Tulsa OK – River Spirit Casino
13 – Shreveport LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
15 – Nashville TN – Ryman Auditorium 
16 – Evans GA – Columbia Country Performing Arts Center 
17 – Clearwater FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall 
18 – Pompano Beach FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater 
19 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater 

5 thoughts on “Experience Hendrix tour returns with all-star lineup

  • Is tĥe tour coming to the RI area

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