Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Make ‘Experience Hendrix’ Tour Debut in 2019
The "Experience Hendrix" tour has seen its fair share of guitar gods saluting the late great Jimi Hendrix over the years, and in 2019 the annual tour will feature Megadeth's Dave Mustaine for the first time.
Mustaine says, "Jimi Hendrix. The name that comes to my mind as one the 'Premiere American Guitarists of All Time' -- an innovator, and legendary musician, I am beyond honored to do my part in this tribute to the immortal Jimi Hendrix, and want to thank [EH Tour producer] John McDermott for inviting me to play along such mind-blowing guitarists as Joe Satriani, and a personal favorite of mine, Eric Johnson. See you there!"
Joining Mustaine on this run will be the aforementioned Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, as well as blues great Taj Mahal, Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers (a band who once employed Hendrix as their lead guitarist) and Dweezil Zappa. In addition, Billy Cox from Hendrix's Band of Gypsys and Jonny Lang, who have frequently participated in the run, will return in 2019. Additional players during the run include dUg Pinnick of King's X, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble, Mato Nanji, Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown, Kevin McCormick, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas and Ana Popovic.
Satriani, who has formed a trio with Pinnick and Aronoff, says, "The Experience Hendrix Tours are always so much fun. The camaraderie between all the musicians on the show is magical. I'm so excited to play some deep Hendrix tracks in a power trio setting with dUg Pinnick and Kenny Aronoff!!!"
"The tour is more than a series of concerts," said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. "It's a celebration of a man whose amazing gift changed the face of music and informed an entire culture. His influences were varied and diverse. And this year we're shining a light on that diversity with artists who represent it across cultures and who also share a love for Jimi and his music. It's exciting to be able to honor Jimi's enduring legacy in this way."
The 2019 edition of the "Experience Hendrix" tour will kick off March 3 in Pompano Beach, Fla., wrapping on April 6 in Wallingford, Ct. See all of the scheduled dates below. Those purchasing tickets online will receive a physical copy of Both Sides of the Sky. For ticketing and lineup info, click the date of your choosing here.
2019 Experience Hendrix Tour
March 3 - Pompano Beach, Fla. @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
March 4 - Clearwater, Fla. @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 5 - Melbourne, Fla. @ Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
March 6 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
March 8 - North Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 9 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Fox Theatre
March 10 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
March 11 - Huntsville, Ala. @ Von Braun Center
March 12 - Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Tivoli Theatre
March 14 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
March 15 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Ovens Auditorium
March 16 - Knoxville, Tenn. @ Tennessee Theatre
March 17 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
March 19 - Louisville, Ky. @ Louisville Palace
March 20 - Madison, Wis. @ Overture Center for the Arts
March 21 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
March 22 - Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre
March 23 - Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
March 24 - Charleston, W.V. @ Clay Center
March 26 - Washington, D.C. @ Warner Theatre
March 27 - Bensalem, Pa. @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino
March 28 - Westbury, N.Y. @ Theatre at Westbury
March 29 - Newark, N.J. @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
March 30 - Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
April 1 - Syracuse, N.Y. @ Landmark Theatre for the Performing Arts
April 2 - Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
April 3 - Albany, N.Y. @ Palace Theatre
April 4 - Lowell, Mass. @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium
April 5 - New Bedford, Mass. @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
April 6 - Wallingford, Ct. @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
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