Release Date: September 27, 2017
Buffalo, NY- The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Sprits on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $61.50 and $51.50.
In a career that spans over five decades, John McLaughlin, one of music’s most influential and prolific guitarists, composers, and bandleaders, will begin his farewell U.S. tour on November 1 in Buffalo, NY. McLaughlin will be joined by Jimmy Herring, who has been in the creative forefront of the American rock-jam movement for 25 years. The Meeting of the Spirits tour will visit 23 cities.
Highlighting this musical adventure will be John McLaughlin revisiting the pioneering music he introduced with his genre-defying Mahavishnu Orchestra. In addition, McLaughlin recently released a new album, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s, on September 15th. In the album, McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension collaborate to re-explore some of the early Mahavishnu Orchestra classics with technical and soulful musicality.
McLaughlin’s first extensive U.S. tour in seven years, The Meeting of the Spirits also marks his first extended exploration of the Mahavishnu Orchestra material from seminal albums such as Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire, Between Nothingness and Eternity, Visions of the Emerald Beyond and more since the band’s original heyday in the 1970s.
Jimmy Herring, best known for his inspired contributions to the Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, The Dead, and others, will be co-headlining each show with his new band ‘The Invisible Whip,’ comprised of Jeff Sipe-Apt Q258 (drums), Matt Slocum (B3 and Clavinet), Jason Crosby (Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer) and Kevin Scott (bass).
On The Meeting of the Spirits tour, separate sets by Herring and McLaughlin will be followed by the two joining forces for an expansive closing jam based on classic Mahavishnu Orchestra material. The tour will feature the first extended collaborations between two of world’s foremost guitarists. McLaughlin will be backed by his current band, the 4th Dimension – Ranjit Barot (drums), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M’Bappé (bass) – each an established composer and recording artist in his own right. Expect special surprise guests to be added when available.
Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm) and ticketfly.com. To charge tickets call (877)987-6487. For more information call (716)645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.johnmclaughlin.com or www.jimmyherring.net.