John McLaughlin Reveals Farewell Shows

Not only is John McLaughlin co-headlining with Jimmy Herring for “The Meeting Of The Spirits Tour” but the guitar virtuoso/Mahavishnu Orchestra founder says the outing will be his last in North America.

Larry Hulst
– John McLaughlin
Boulder Theatre, Boulder City, Nev.

McLaughlin’s first extensive trek in seven years is described as the beginning of his “farewell tour.” With a new album coming out before he takes to the road, McLaughlin plans to give fans his “first extended exploration” of material from Mahavishnu Orchestra albums such as Inner Mounting Flame, Birds Of Fire, Between Nothingness and Eternity, Visions, Of The Emerald Beyond and others.

McLaughlin is touring with his 4th Dimension band featuring Ranjit Barot (drums), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M’Bappé (bass).

The second half of the co-headlining equation belongs to Jimmy Herring, whose resume includes The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Jazz is Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, and The Dead. Herring’s new “The Invisible Whip” band includes Jeff Sipe-Apt. Q258 (drums), Matt Slocum (B3 and Clavinet), Jason Crosby (Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer), and Kevin Scott (bass).

John Davisson
– Jimmy Herring

The blueprint calls for separate sets by both artists followed by an expansive closing jam with material drawn from Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Nov. 1 – Buffalo, N.Y., UB Center For The Arts
Nov. 2 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
Nov. 3 – New York, N.Y., Town Hall
Nov. 4 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
Nov. 5 – Cranston, R.I., RI Center for the Arts at Park Theatre
Nov. 8 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur
Nov. 9 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre
Nov. 10 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Hall
Nov. 11 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 12 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov. 17 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre
Nov. 19 – Indianapolis, Ind., Clowes Memorial Hall
Nov. 21 – Nashville, Tenn., Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nov. 22 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall – Woodruff Arts Ctr.
Nov. 24 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Theatre
Nov. 25 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 27 – New Orleans, La., Joy Theater
Nov. 30 – Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre
Dec. 5 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre
Dec. 6 – Portland, Ore., Revolution Hall
Dec. 8 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Dec. 9 – Los Angeles, Calif., Royce Hall Auditorium

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