The Experience Hendrix Tour — a more or less annual event since 2008, paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix at theaters around the country — has announced dates for March and April, and will include stops at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, March 29, and the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, April 2, as well as the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, N.Y., March 28.
Performers at all three shows will include guitarists Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine (of Megadeth), Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Mato Nanji (of Indigenous) and The Slide Brothers, as well as bassists Billy Cox (of Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys), dUg Pinnick (of King’s X), Henri Brown and Kevin McCormick, and drummers Chris Layton (of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble) and Kenny Aronoff.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.; click on the links above. Tickets bought online will include a CD copy of Both Sides of the Sky, a collection of previously unreleased Hendrix recordings released in March.
“I’m so excited to play some deep Hendrix tracks in a power trio setting with dUg Pinnick and Kenny Aronoff!!!,” Satriani said in a press release.
Mustaine, who will be participating in his first Experience Hendrix Tour, said: “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!”
These will be the first dates for Experience Hendrix since spring 2017. Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, and Ana Popovic will also be participating in the tour, though they will not be at these three shows.
For more on the tour, visitexperiencehendrixtour.com.