Experience Hendrix In 2012

The all-star tribute concerts honoring Jimi Hendrix will return in 2012 featuring Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Buddy Guy, The Doors’ Robby Kreiger and Jonny Lang.

will visit 20 markets beginning with March 6 in North Bethesda, Md., at Music Center At Strathmore. Confirmed dates are booked through a March 24 gig at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater.

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Orlando Calling, Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Additional cities on the 2012 tour include Greensboro, N.C. (March 7); Knoxville, Tenn. (March 8); Nashville (March 9); Atlanta (March 10); North Charleston, S.C. (March 11); Hollywood, Fla. (March 14); Clearwater, Fla. (March 15); Orange Beach, Ala. (March 17); Houston (March 22); and Thackerville, Okla. (March 23).  More shows will be added.

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Experience Hendrix Tour, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.

Of course Billy Cox will once again be there to pay tribute to his friend and former bandmate. The bassist is the only surviving member of both The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Band Of Gypsys. The lineup also includes Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, Living Colour, Chris Layton of Double Trouble, The Slide Brothers and Dweezil Zappa

“I’ve always been a great admirer of Jimi Hendrix,” said Zappa, who is making his Experience Hendrix tour debut. “My dad told me some great stories about playing with him. Jimi’s ability to express himself so completely with an electric guitar is very inspiring to me. I’m honored to be invited to participate in this tour and I’m really looking forward to playing with everyone!”

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Experience Hendrix, Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Md.

The shows will feature unique collaborations between the artists while showing off their favorite Hendrix signature tunes. Fans can also look forward to appearances from special guests at select dates. Past special guests have included Paul Rodgers, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Steve Vai and Carlos Santana.

The daily lineup has not yet been announced.

For more information, click here for Experience Hendrix’s website.