Gibson added as Sponsor
Seattle, WA (October 10, 2007) – Now even more people can get Experienced – the much anticipated Experience Hendrix Tour has added two dates. The seven city tour has also picked up Gibson Guitars as a sponsor.
The tour’s all-star lineup features Jimi Hendrix’ band mates Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell as well as a slew of guitar heavyweights and other musicians known for their appreciation of Hendrix: Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, Kenny Waye Shepperd, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon of Double Trouble, and pedal steel innovator Robert Randolph. Also: Robby Krieger of the Doors, Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, Cory Glover of Living Colour, Doyle Bramhall, Hubert Sumlin, Native American band Indigenous, Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson, transcriber/chops guru Andy Aledort, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Gales.
The Experience Hendrix Tour is presented by Experience Hendrix, LLC; the family-owned company that preserves and protects the legacy of Hendrix.
The first Experience Hendrix Tour featured Guy, Shepherd, Sumlin, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani and Paul Rodgers, as well as Mitchell and Cox. It played sold out shows in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle in February of 2004 and garnered rave reviews. The current tour’s East Coast swing sold out shows in Washington, DC; New York City; Hampton Beach, NH; Atlantic City, NJ and Waterbury, CT, before adding a show Providence, RI, and a command performance at New York City’s Beacon Theater.
Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix noted, “Everyday, we see how Jimi’s musical legacy continues to transcend generational and cultural boundaries. This tour is our way to give live audiences a concert experience that reflects the genius of his unifying spirit.”
Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins and banjos. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar represents the biggest advance in electric guitar design in over 70 years. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Maestro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Gibson Baldwin Music Education, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, Baldwin, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton and Wurlitzer.
Experience Hendrix Tour:
Oct. 16 Washington, DC, Constitution Hall
Oct. 17 New York, New York, Beacon Theater
Oct. 18 Hampton Beach, NH, Casino Ballroom
Oct. 19 Atlantic City, New Jersey, Etess Arena, Trump Taj Mahal
Oct. 20 Waterbury, CT, Palace Theater
Oct. 21 Providence, RI – Providence Performaing Arts Center
Oct. 22 New York, NY – Beacon Theater
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