Guitarist ERIC JOHNSON Launches "Evening With" US Tour Tonight

January 4, 2012, 2 years ago

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Few rock guitarists can take an audience on an unforgettable journey like ERIC JOHNSON can – who has been delivering stellar recordings and unforgettable live performances for decades by this point. And come January, Johnson will give fans more stand-out concert memories to cherish, as it has been announced that he will be touring the US, in support of his latest album, Up Close. The string of dates run from January 4th - 29th and will be a rare treat as most shows will be an evening with Eric Johnson as Eric and his band (bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Wayne Salzmann) will be the only performers – except for six dates, which will feature talented acoustic guitarist Andy McKee (1/6 NYC, 1/7 Phoenixville, 1/12 Chicago, 1/14 Chicago, 1/18 Anaheim, and 1/19 Los Angeles), while Peppino wil open 1/21 in Visalia. Johnson will be performing on a variety of stellar equipment that he fully endorses, including a newly released Signature Series speaker by Eminence and Fuzz Face by Dunlop (distortion pedal) retro'd back to Hendrix model. Exactly a year ago, the aforementioned Up Close was released – Johnson's sixth studio release over, which featured such special guests as Sonny Landreth, Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan, and Jonny Lang, and was later reissued as a beautiful 180-gram vinyl edition.
Up Close Tour dates include: January 4 - Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live 5 - Bay Shore, NY - Boulton Center 6 - New York, NY - BB King's 7 - Phoenixville, PA - Colonial Theatre 8 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere 10 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 11 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag 12 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues 13 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House 14 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note 18 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues 19 - W. Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues 21 - Visalia, CA - Fox Theatre 22 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues 25 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's 26 - Napa, CA - Opera House 27 - Modesto, CA - State Theatre 28 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Compound Grill

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