Richie Kotzen ‘Salting’ U.S.

– Richie Kotzen

With fresh tunes off his 21st solo album, Richie Kotzen is running around North America for just less than one month.

The first night of the tour was April 21 in Agoura Hills, Calif., and continues until May 17 in Bethlehem, Pa. Afterwards there are plans to bring Kotzen into Mexico, South America and Europe.

Kotzen’s new album, Salting Earth, comes out April 14, just a week before the tour kicks off. Now that the recording has wrapped up, Kotzen said he is excited to hit the road.

“My real outlet is touring – playing live as much as I can, wherever I can, whenever I can,” the artist said in a statement. “It’s one of the few things you can’t copy, steal, or download. It’s an engaging human experience that’s a give-and-take between both the performer and the audience, and there is nothing else like it on this earth.”

Check out this video of Kotzen to get a taste of what his performances might looks like:

Here is the plan:

April 21 – Agoura Hills, Calif., Canyon Club
April 22 – Pasadena, Calif., The Rose
April 23 – San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Coach House
April 25 – San Diego, Calif., Brick By Brick
April 28 – Las Vegas, Nev., Vamp’d
April 29 – Scottsdale, Ariz., BLK Live
May 1 – Denver, Colo., Oriental Theatre
May 3 – Moline, Iowa, Rascal’s Live
May 4 – St. Charles, Ill., Arcada Theatre
May 5 – Westland, Mich., The Token Lounge
May 7 – Whitesburg, Ky., Appalshop Theater
May 9 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Altar Bar
May 11 – New York, N.Y., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 13 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
May 14 – New Hope, Pa., Havana New Hope
May 17 – Bethlehem, Pa., Musikfest Café

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