3/12/2008

Return to the Present

Fusionheads rejoice: performing live for the first time in 25 years, legendary jazz group Return to Forever will embark on a 50-date tour of the US and Europe, beginning with 2 nights in Austin, TX on May 29th. Keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White will be promoting an anthology of their work on this jaunt, which concludes Aug 7th in New York City. The possibility of recording new material has not been ruled out and the tour will be filmed for future DVD release.

Here are the dates:

May 29-30: Austin, Texas (Paramount Theatre)
May 31: Houston (Verizon Wireless Center)
June 3: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
June 4: Salt Lake City (Kingsbury Hall)
June 6: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Concert Hall)
June 7: Medford, Ore. (Britt Music Festival)
June 8: Seattle (The Paramount)
June 9: Vancouver (the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts)
June 11-12: San Francisco (The Grand At the Regency Center)
June 13: Los Angeles (Gibson Amphitheatre)
June 14: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
June 17: St. Louis (Fox Theatre)
June 18: Omaha, Neb. (Holland Performing Arts Center)
June 19: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
June 20: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
June 21: Detroit (Freedom Hill Amphitheatre)
June 22: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)
June 24: Cleveland (The Plain Dealer Pavilion)
June 25: Toronto (Sony Centre)
June 26: Ottawa, Canada (Ottawa Jazz Festival)
June 27: Montreal (Pelletier Hall/Place Des Arts)
June 28: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Freihofer's Jazz Festival)
July 2: Vilnius, Lithuania (Utenos Arena)
July 4: Warsaw, Poland (Congress Hall)
July 5: Budapest, Hungary (Budapest Arena)
July 6: Belgrade, Serbia (Belgrade Arena)
July 8: Paris (Olympia Hall)
July 10: Madrid, Spain (Via Jazz Festival)
July 11: Girona, Spain (Cap Roig Festival)
July 12: Lorca, Spain (TBA)
July 13: Valencia, Spain (TBA)
July 16: Neuhardenberg, Germany (TBA)
July 18: Montreux, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival)
July 19: Essen, Germany (Grugahalle)
July 21: London (Indig02)
July 23: Nice, France (Nice Jazz Festival)
July 25: San Sebastian, Spain (TBA)
July 30: Miami (The Fillmore Miami Beach)
July 31: Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Aug. 1: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Aug. 2: Atlanta (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
Aug. 4: Baltimore (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
Aug. 5: Philadelphia (Mann Center for the Performing Arts)
Aug. 6: Boston (Bank of America Pavilion)
Aug. 7: New York (United Palace)

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