Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts: Fall Tour and CD


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There's no denying anyone who digs the Blues will really dig the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts. The very special tour (set to launch in San Francisco on Jan. 28, 2011) and accompanying studio recording (to be released early 2011) commemorates the 100th Anniversary of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's birth with exhilarating collaborations between Big Head Todd and The Monsters, living Bluesman legend David “Honeyboy" Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm. With Edwards on board, Blues at the Crossroads has a direct connection back to the legend, as Edwards was in attendance for Johnson's last live performance the night Johnson passed away.

Before the tour hits the road, Blues at the Crossroads musicians meet this fall at Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis to put this epic collaboration to tape. The studio recordings will be released in early 2011 in conjunction with the tour.

Tour Dates (additional dates to be announced soon):
  • Jan. 28 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
  • Jan. 29 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Performing Arts Center
  • Jan. 30 San Diego, CA (2 shows) Anthology
  • Jan. 31 Santa Barbara, CA Campbell Hall / UCSB
  • Feb. 01 TBA
  • Feb. 10 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium / U of M
  • Feb. 11 Chicago, IL Orchestra Hall
  • Feb. 12 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
  • Feb. 13 Meridian, MS Riley Center / MSU
  • Feb. 16 Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall / UNC Chapel Hill
  • Feb. 17 Washington, DC Strathmore Performing Arts Center
  • Feb. 18 Boston, MA Berklee School of Music
  • Feb. 24 Ridgefield, CT The Playhouse
  • Feb. 25 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre
  • Feb. 26 Blue Bell, PA Montgomery County Community College
  • Feb. 27 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theater
  • March 4 Milwaukee, WI Potowatomi Casino
  • March 5 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
  • March 6 Minneapolis, MN Orchestra Hall
  • March 7 TBA TBA
  • March 8 Urbana, IL Krannert Center—Tyrone Festival Theatre

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