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Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington Announce Joint Tour
Cross-generational jazz powerhouses Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington have announced a co-headlining tour kicking off July 30 in Vienna, Va. The intial 10-show schedule will take them accross The U.S. and dip up to Canada for a show in Toronto before landing in Berkeley, Calif. on Aug. 23, with more dates expected to be announced soon.
Herbie has confirmed his upcoming summer tour of North America including a number of dates with @KamasiWashington! Both artists will perform separate sets with their bands. Tix go on sale to the public this Friday, April 12 at 10am local time. https://t.co/QcOSZ53aaH pic.twitter.com/hcSOK0FRD3
— Herbie Hancock (@herbiehancock) April 9, 2019
A 14-time GRAMMY winner, Hancock will perform material from his upcoming album as well as favorites from his catolog with his touring band, which will consist of Lionel Loueke on guitars, Terrace Martin on alto saxophone and synthesizers, James Genus on electric bass, and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, according to NPR.
Washington exploded into the jazz spotlight with his 2015 triple-album debut, aptly titled The Epic, and delivered his follow-up sophomore effort, the double-album Heaven and Earth, in 2018. He'll be performing with a band of his own, likely including Martin, who is a longtime collaborator of Washington's.
Tickets for the first show in Vienna, Va. are already available here, and tickets for the rest of the already announced gigs go on sale Friday.