Pink Floyd RecordsAs part of this year’s Record Store Day event on April 15, Pink Floyd will release a limited-edition vinyl single featuring a previously unheard 1966 studio version of the band’s instrumental “Interstellar Overdrive.” The one-sided, 12-inch single will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and will play at 33 1/3 RPM.

The rendition of “Interstellar Overdrive” featured on the disc was recorded on November 31, 1966, by Pink Floyd’s original lineup — singer/guitarist Syd Barrett, bassist Roger Waters, keyboardist Rick Wright and drummer Nick Mason. The mono track runs nearly 15 minutes long — about five minutes longer than the version of “Interstellar Overdrive” that appears on the band’s 1967 debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

The single will come packaged with a fold-out poster and a postcard featuring a well-known photo of Pink Floyd taken while the group was recording its debut single, “Arnold Layne.” The single’s artwork features pics taken in January 1967 during one of the group’s performances at London’s UFO Club in London.

Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” vinyl single will be available at select independent record shops across the U.S. in conjunction with the Record Store Day promotion.

Meanwhile, this Friday, March 24, will see the release of six separate individual volumes of Pink Floyd recordings that first were issued in November as part of the massive box set The Early Years — 1967-1972. Visit for more details.

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Dualtone RecordsThe family of the late Chuck Berry has shared an update about the status of the new studio album that the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was planning to release this year.

Details about the album, titled Chuck, were first announced last October 16, Berry’s 90th birthday. In an official statement, the Berry family says, “Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”

The note goes on to explain that the family and the Dualtone Records label are preparing to “reveal further details and music from the album this week…with gratitude to his fans around the world.”

In other news, according to BuzzAngle Music, sales of Berry’s music have skyrocketed since the influential rocker’s death Saturday. The report says sales of Berry’s albums and songs increased by 9,581 percent since his passing. Chuck’s album-sales average had been 39 per day prior to his death, while 2,054 albums were sold the day of his death and 3,808 on the following day.

Berry’s song sales increased 11,684 percent, with 16,616 total sales recorded on Sunday. Chuck’s most-downloaded track on Sunday was “Johnny B Goode,” with 4,297 sales — an increase of 10,330 percent.

BuzzAngle Music is a measurement platform that keeps detailed track of music-consumption transactions. The figures regarding Berry’s music don’t include streaming data.

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Paul McCartney has joined the many celebrities who’ve paid tribute to rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at the age of 90.

The former Beatles star posted an homage to Berry on his official website that reads, “He was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest poets. He will be missed but remembered by everyone who ever loved rock ‘n’ roll.”

Regarding his influence on the Fab Four, Sir Paul noted, “From the first minute we heard the great guitar intro to ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ we became fans of the great Chuck Berry. His stories were more like poems than lyrics…To us he was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal at the same time. We learnt so many things from him which led us into a dream world of rock ‘n’ roll music.”

McCartney also points out in his tribute, “I was privileged to meet him in his home town St. Louis when I played there on tour and it’s a memory I will cherish forever.”

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that flowers will be placed on Berry’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star today at 1 p.m. PT. Chuck’s commemorative star marker is located at 1779 Vine Street across from the historic Capitol Records Building. It was unveiled in September 1987.

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Credit: Danny ClinchDon Henley turns 70 on July 22, and the founding Eagles singer/drummer has announced plans to celebrate the milestone birthday with a special concert at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Texas native will be joined by several soon-to-be-announced special guests at the show.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. local time via Pre-sale tickets for select shows are available to American Express card members now through Thursday, March 23.

Meanwhile, additional activities are being planned in Dallas as part of Henley’s birthday weekend, including a storytelling event and a Q&A session. The Runaway Tours company is offering a limited of number of special travel packages that will allow fans to attend the concert and the other events, as well as have a photo taken with Don.

In addition, Henley has lined up a new series of North American solo concerts that will take place prior to his birthday bash. The shows get underway June 6 in Boston and are plotted out through a June 18 performance in St. Paul, Minnesota.

JD & the Straight Shot, a roots-rock band led by cable-television mogul James Dolan, will open all of Henley’s June concerts. Currently, Don is wrapping up a Down Under tour with a trio of shows in New Zealand this week.

Here are all of Henley’s confirmed upcoming North American tour dates:

6/6 — Boston, MA, Blue Bills Bank Pavilion
6/8 — Washington, D.C., The Theater at MGM National Harbor
6/10 — Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/13 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
6/15 — Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
6/17 — Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/18 — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/22 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center*

* = 70th birthday concert, with special guests to be announced.

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Daniel Zuchnik/WireImageFounding Pink Floyd drummer and noted car enthusiast Nick Mason was involved in a scary crash during a race of vintage sports cars on Sunday in West Sussex, U.K., but the 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer luckily walked away unscathed.

The Daily Mail reports Mason was driving his McLaren F1 GTR in a demonstration lap as part of the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting event when the vehicle skidded out and smashed into a wall, damaging its front end.

Mason was fine, but the car, which is valued at three million pounds — around $3.7 million U.S. — had to be towed away. Nick owns an extensive collective of sports and racing cars, and has taken part in many races over the years.

While at the race, Mason was asked by the U.K.’s Channel 4 to comment on the death of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry.

“He meant a great deal,” said Nick. “He’s one of the great icons of rock ‘n’ roll, and to explain that you should just think about the fact that every guitar player in the United Kingdom can play at least three Chuck Berry numbers. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Beatles, the Stones, Radiohead, whatever, his music has been an influence on all of us for the last 50 years.”

Berry died Saturday at the age of 90.

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Courtesy of City WineryAcclaimed songwriter Jimmy Webb will be the subject of a star-studded tribute concert scheduled to take place May 3 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The show, dubbed “A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain,” will feature performances by various artists who have recorded Webb’s songs over the years, including Art Garfunkel, ex-Fifth Dimension members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Judy Collins and Johnny Rivers.

Webb also will take part in the concert, as will Glen Campbell‘s daughter, Ashley. Some of Campbell’s biggest hits were songs penned by Jimmy. Other artists on the lineup include country stars Toby Keith, Dwight Yoakam and Amy Grant, with more acts to be announced.

Among the many well-known Webb compositions that will be performed at the show are “Wichita Lineman,” “MacArthur Park,” “Galveston,” “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “All I Know.” Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and the I’ll Be Me Foundation in honor of Glen Campbell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

The event will come on the heels of the April 18 publication of a new memoir by Webb called The Cake and the Rain.

The show is being presented by City Winery, whose founder, New York entrepreneur Michael Dorf, organizes the “Music Of” series of tribute concerts held annually at Carnegie Hall. General-admission tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 22, at 9 a.m. ET at; VIP packages are available now.

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The Bottom Line Record CompanyA new archival live album featuring a 1980 performance by late Cream singer/bassist Jack Bruce has just been released as part of the ongoing The Bottom Line Archive series.

Jack Bruce and Friends: The Bottom Line Archive documents a May 19, 1980, show at the legendary New York City club The Bottom Line, which saw the rock legend accompanied by a number of other respected musicians.

Bruce’s backing group at the concert included ex-E Street Band keyboardist David Sancious, former Humble Pie guitarist Clem Clempson and founding Mahavishnu Orchestra drummer Billy Cobham. The show featured renditions of classic Cream songs like “White Room,” “Politician” and “Sunshine of Your Love,” as well as Bruce’s solo gem “Theme for an Imaginary Western” and the blues classic “Born Under a Bad Sign.”

The album, which is available now as a two-CD set and a digital download, is the first Bruce release since he passed away in October 2014 at age 71 from liver disease. His final studio album, Silver Rails, came out in March of that year.

Here is the track list of the Jack Bruce and Friends: Live from The Bottom Line CD:

Disc One
“White Room”
“Jet Set Jewel”
“Post War”
“Born Under a Bad Sign”
“The Loner”
“Running Through Our Hands”

Disc Two
“Theme for an Imaginary Western”
“Quadrant 4”
“Bird Alone”
“Sunshine of Your Love”

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Amanda Edwards/Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, can no longer play the guitar, his wife Kim Campbell revealed.

The “Rhinestone Cowboy” was moved to a full-time care facility in March 2014, but his wife of 34 years said in a recent interview with The Tennessean that she still visits him at the Nashville facility daily with some exceptions.

Kim Campbell added that her husband still plays “air guitar,” but because he’s in the late stages of the disease he cannot play the actual instrument. Campbell, 80, also attempts to sing at times.

“Doctors say that because Glen continued to do music it probably helped him plateau in the early and middle stages,” Kim Campbell said.

Still, the “Galveston” singer has lost his speech and can’t comprehend language. His wife did reveal that he can still utter “automated” responses such as “I love you” and “How are you doing?”

“But he still has his essence,” Kim Campbell added.

Kim Campbell said she’s speaking out in hopes of encouraging others who may be living with a family member with Alzheimer’s.

“I want to let people know that there’s hope out there. There’s help out there. They don’t have to do this alone,” Campbell told the newspaper. “They can’t do it alone. It will take you down.”

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Gijsbert Hanekroot/RedfernsMusicians around the world took time over the weekend to remember the late Chuck Berry. Rock’s first guitar hero, one of it’s all-time greatest songwriters and a man who inspired generations of musicians, died on Saturday at the age of 90.

The members of The Rolling Stones, the second-generation rock band most closely identified with Berry’s music, shared remembrances on the band’s website:

“I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry’s passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck, you were amazing, and your music is engraved inside us forever,” wrote Mick Jagger.

“One of my big lights has gone out!” wrote Keith Richards.

“So sad ~ with the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era. He was one of the best and my inspiration, a true character indeed,” added Ronnie Wood.

Bruce Springsteen tweeted: “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived,” adding, “This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages.”

Ringo Starr tweeted: “Just let me hear some of that rock ‘n’ roll music any old way you use it I am playing I’m talking about you. God bless Chuck Berry”

In a statement, former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty wrote, “Great songwriter, great guitar player, great singer. One of a kind. Thank you Mr. Chuck Berry for teaching me how it’s done. Hail, hail Rock and Roll! RIP my friend.”

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, whose first top-10 hit, “Surfin’ USA,” cribbed Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen,” tweeted: “I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing – a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loved Rock ‘n Roll.”

Gregg Allman tweeted a picture of himself with Berry, writing, “The first, the best, a friend. Rest In Peace Chuck Berry.”

Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash posted a picture of Berry to Instagram, writing, “Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of silence is idefinitely n order. RIP”

Lenny Kravitz also posted an Instagram picture of Berry, writing, “Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!”

Huey Lewis tweeted: “Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever.”

Alice Cooper issued a statement saying, “Everybody In Rock ‘N Roll, from The Beatles to Alice Cooper, owes Chuck Berry. We all cut our teeth on Chuck. I learned to write lyrics listening to Chuck Berry songs. In my opinion, he was the greatest rock lyricist of all time. What I loved about him is that if he couldn’t think of a word he’d just make one up. His songs include words like ‘botheration’, ‘cooleration.’ He was the single greatest influence in rock, and there will never, ever, ever be another Chuck Berry. He was a one of a kind!”

On Instagram, John Mayer wrote: “Legend. Architect. He built the tools that built the house. Rock on forever. #RIP Chuck Berry”

But it wasn’t just rock musicians who honored Berry.

Country superstar Keith Urban tweeted: “RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO.”

Roots drummer Questlove wrote on Instagram: “Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip”

Many musicians who had gigs over the weekend played tributes to Berry.

Fan posted video on YouTube showed Bon Jovi playing “Johnny B. Goode” in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday night

Country superstar and guitarslinger extrodinaire Brad Paisley retweeted a fan-shot video of his tribute performance of “Johnny B. Goode” as well.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued a statement reading, “Rock and roll’s original sound has passed away at the age of 90. Berry was a gifted guitar player, an amazing live performer and a skilled songwriter who captured the essence of the 1950s teenage life. It’s fitting that he was the first person inducted inot the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

And it wasn’t just musicians who took note of Berry’s passing.

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted: “When I was 10 years old and I dreamed every night of moving to America, Chuck Berry played the soundtrack. He rocked the world. RIP.”

And former President Bill Clinton, who had Berry at his two inaugurations, issued a statement reading: “Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember. The man was inseparable from his music — both were utterly original and distinctly American. He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful. And along the way he changed our country and the history of popular music. Chuck played at both my inaugurations and at the White House for my 25th Georgetown reunion, and he never slowed down, which is why his legend grew every time he stepped on stage. His life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family and his countless friends and fans.”

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Cleopatra RecordsTodd Rundgren must be doing more than just banging on his drum all day, because the prolific singer/songwriter has announced plans to release a new studio album called White Knight on May 12. Few official details have been revealed about the record, which is available for pre-order now at Rundgren’s official online store.

Rundgren did talk a bit about the new project last summer with ABC Radio, revealing that, unlike his recent studio releases, he was planning to have quite a few guest artists contribute.

“Living out here in Kauai, it’s hard to get people together on a whim, so even if I do collaborate it’s sort of remotely,” he said. “But…I’ve gotten to the point where there’s a lot of people that I have thought I might like to work with [and] it’s time for me to get down and do it. So, this record will include a lot of names on it.”

To promote the upcoming album, Todd has lined up a series of spring U.S. dates for a trek has dubbed White Knight: The Chivalrock Tour. According to, more than a dozen shows have been confirmed, running from an April 29 concert in St. Louis through a June 10 performance in Syracuse, New York.

Here are all of the shows on Rundgren’s upcoming itinerary:

4/29 — St. Louis, MO, River City Casino
5/2 — Minneapolis, MN, McGuire Proscenium Stage — Guthrie Theater
5/3 — Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
5/8 — Cleveland, OH, House of Blues Cleveland
5/10 — North Tonawanda, NY, Riviera Theatre
5/11 — Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall
5/13 — Kingston, NY, Ulster Performing Arts Center
5/14 — East Greenwich, RI, Greenwich Odeum
5/17 — Salisbury, MA, Blue Ocean Music Hall
5/18 — Portland, ME, Aura
5/25 — Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Hall
5/27 — St. Petersburg, FL, Progress Energy Center’s Mahaffey Theater
6/10 — Syracuse, NY, Onondaga Community College Campus

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Yuri Martianov/Kommersant via Getty ImagesRock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is dead at age 90, according to St. Charles County, Missouri police. No cause of death was given.

A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department’s Facebook page reads, “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.

“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.” The post concludes, “The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”

Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, MO, Berry popularized rock and roll with 1950s rock standards including “Rock and Roll Music,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybellene,” fusing blues, rockabilly and R&B into a sound that helped define the genre, coupled with guitar virtuosity and showmanship that was emulated by countless performers in the decades after.

Berry was a member of the very first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2000.

Berry’s music even made it into outer space — his 1958 hit “Johnny B. Goode” is the only rock and roll song included on the so-called “Golden Record” affixed to the Voyager spacecraft that was launched into the cosmos in 1977.

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Credit: Udo SpreitzenbarthThe Beach BoysMike Love appears in an ABC documentary special about Charles Manson and his followers called Truth and Lies: The Family Manson that premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

The two-hour event includes a new interview with Love, who shares his recollections about how his cousin and fellow Beach Boy Dennis Wilson befriended Manson and some of his followers members the year before the horrific killings perpetrated by his “Manson Family” cult.

Love tells ABC News that Wilson’s relationship with the Manson Family began when he picked up two young female hitchhikers, who happened to be disciples of the cult leader. Mike says Dennis brought the women to his home and shortly after that, they — and Manson — moved in.

Explaining why Wilson got involved with Manson, Love maintains, “Dennis was enthralled by him at one time, and it didn’t hurt that Charlie Manson came with this group of…young girls.”

Love also talks about how Wilson tried helping Manson with his aspirations to be a pop star.

“In fact, we did one song that was essentially started by Charlie Manson and then re-crafted a bit,” Mike notes, referring to “Never Learn Not to Love,” which appeared on The Beach Boys’ 1969 album 20/20. The song was a reworked version of the Manson-penned tune “Cease to Exist.”

Wilson eventually ended his association with the Manson Family, but not long after that, the cult was involved in the infamous two-day murder spree in August 1969 that left seven people dead, including actress Sharon Tate.

Love says the murders shocked all of The Beach Boys, but they especially affected Dennis, who accidentally drowned in 1983 at age 39.

“[T]o have the guilt associated with that, I mean, had to be a tough…burden for him to carry for the rest of his life,” Mike maintains.

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Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Tibet House USThe 2017 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert took place Wednesday night at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and featured performances by Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, members of New Order and others. The show was highlighted by a few memorable collaborations, including a finale that saw Smith join Pop and the evening’s other performers for a rendition of her song “People Have the Power.”

Smith also sang a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” during her set. Iggy, meanwhile, teamed up with New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman for several songs, including a rendition of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control.”

In addition, avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed‘s widow, performed with renowned composer Philip Glass, who curated the concert and whose recent 80th birthday the event celebrated. Glass also joined Alabama Shakes during that band’s set.

The annual concert raises money Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama to preserve Tibetan culture.

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Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra RecordsA new incarnation of the veteran Florida-based rock act Blues Image, led by the band’s founding frontman Mike Pinera, will release a new studio album titled Timeless March 31. The 12-track collection features a mix of new original songs and updated renditions of older material by Blues Image, including a new version of the group’s smash 1970 hit, “Ride Captain Ride.”

Timeless also includes a new take on the Iron Butterfly classic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” Pinera briefly joined that band after temporarily leaving Blues Image in 1970. He also was a member of the early-’70s group Ramatam, whose lineup included Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.

The new album includes musical contributions from Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and blues-rock guitar whiz Pat Travers.

Here’s the full Timeless track list:

“Ride Captain Ride
“Fantasy of Love”
“Come Back”
“Love Is the Answer”
“Touch My Heart”
“Pay My Dues”
“In the Garden of Eden”
“Leaving My Troubles Behind”
“Butterfly Bleu”
“Something to Say”

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Credit: Danny ClinchFounding Band multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson will be taking part in most of the shows on the upcoming leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Band’s historic 1976 farewell concert.

Hudson will perform at seven of the trek’s 10 dates, including the tour’s March 30 kickoff in Grand Prairie, Texas, and its April 15 finale in San Francisco.

As previously reported, the lineup of musicians featured on the new leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour includes New Orleans legend Dr. John, ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, country artist Jamey Johnson and Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terence Higgins, among others. Dr. John was one of the many stars who performed with The Band at the original Last Waltz concert, which was held November 25, 1976, at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.

Hudson also played at two concerts last month during the previous leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour. To buy tickets for all dates on the trek and check out the full lineup of musicians, visit

Here are all of the forthcoming shows on the Last Waltz 40 Tour:

3/30 — Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie*
3/31 — Houston, TX, Revention Music Center*
4/1 — Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall*
4/2 — San Antonio, TX, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts*
4/7 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
4/8 — Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace
4/9 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater
4/13 — Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre*
4/14 — Valley Center, CA, Harrah’s Resort Southern California*
4/15 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic*

* = Garth Hudson will perform at this concert.

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