The Experience Hendrix Tour, a set of Jimi Hendrix tribute shows featuring an all-star roster of guitarists, is set to make a second 2010 run, announced tour organizers on August 27. The tour will visit 19 venues throughout the US and Canada from October 26 through November 20.
The concept for the Experience Hendrix Tour began in 1995, when the Hendrix family sponsored the first full Jimi Hendrix tribute concert, and has continued since then with both one-off shows and concert tours. Most recently, a tour in March included several sold-out dates throughout the US.
The October-November run will mark the first time the tour has been organized twice in one concert year, and it also includes the tour's first Canadian dates. The run starts in Pittsburgh on October 26, then moves on to four dates in Canada, followed by a round of US dates, and ending in Indianapolis on November 20.
Among headliners will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Los Lobos's David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Jonny Lang, Steve Vai with Living Colour, Eric Johnson, Ernie Isley, and bassist Billy Cox, a member of Band of Gypsys
Experience Hendrix tour dates:
26: Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
28: Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
29: Quebec City, QC - Grand Theatre de Quebec
30: Montreal, QC - Place des Arts
1: Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
2: Buffalo, NY - The Center for the Arts
3: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
4: Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
6: Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
7: Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
9: Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
10: New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
11: Baltimore, MD - The Hippodrome Theatre
12: Richmond, VA - Landmark Theatre
13: Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Atlantic City
16: Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
17: Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
18: Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
19: Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
20: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
On October 19, just before the Experience Hendrix Tour gets underway, Sony Legacy recordings is set to release a second round of deluxe Hendrix recordings commemorating the 40th anniversary of the musician's death.