Guitarist John McLaughlin will be touring North America this fall with his brand new electric band, The 4th Dimension, starting with a show on September 13th at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC. The tour covers sixteen metropolitan areas, with stops at Monterey Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival.
Considered by many critics and fans to be one of the greatest jazz guitar players of all-time, McLaughlin, who has famously performed with Miles Davis and his own historic bands, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and The Guitar Trio, has put together a stellar outfit to interpret his recent musical direction.
Level 42 and Allan Holdsworth drummer and keyboardist Gary Husband will play keys and percussion, Jeff Beck drummer Mark Mondesir will provide the beat and the young extraordinary French bassist Hadrien Feraud will complete the rhythm section.
The band will be playing compositions from McLaughlin’s recent critically acclaimed Industrial Zen album in addition to some other new pieces. McLaughlin has not toured North America with an electric fusion band for 9 years making this a very welcome event for fans of his music- past and present.
Tour Schedule: (Dates may be added. Dates subject to Change)
September 13th 2007 -Fletcher Hall – Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
September 14th 2007 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
September 15th 2007 – Champaign-Urbana, IL – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
September 19th 2007 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
September 20th 2007 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
September 21st 2007 – Monterey, CA – Lyons Stage
September 23rd 2007 – Arcata, CA – John Van Duzer Theatre – Humboldt State University
September 25th 2007 – Albany, NY – The Egg
September 27th 2007 – New York, NY – Town Hall
September 28th 2007 – Washington, DC – Lisner Auditorium – George Washington University
September 29th 2007 – Bethlehem, PA – Zoellner Arts Center – Lehigh University
September 30th 2007 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
October 2nd 2007 – Montreal, QU, Canada – Maisonneuve Theatre de la Place des Arts
October 4th 2007 – Ottawa, ON, Canada – Dominion-Chalmers United Church
October 5th 2007 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Massey Hall
John McLaughlin recordings available: To The One, Electric Guitarist, Floating Point, Extrapolation, Love Devotion Surrender, Inner Mounting Flame, Live at the Royal Festival Hall, Devotion, My Goal’s Beyond, Que Alegria, Industrial Zen, Shakti, Trio of Doom: John McLaughlin Jaco Pastorius Tony Williams, Thieves & Poets, The Guitar Trio, Mahavishnu, John McLaughlin: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra “The Mediterranean”, Heart of Things: Live in Paris, Remember Shakti: The Believer, Birds of Fire, Devotion, Remember Shakti: Saturday Night in Bombay, Visions of the Emerald Beyond, Between Nothingness & Eternity.