Raul Midón Lines Up Worldwide Tour

Guitar phenom Raul Midón is playing at SXSW tomorrow and has a string of headline dates lined up on three continents in the next three months.

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There are actually two SXSW plays –
The rest of his plan is mostly North America in April and Europe in May. The last date currently on the books is May 22 in Amsterdam.
Midón is blind, which would lead many to draw comparisons with Stevie Wonder, Jose Feliciano and Ray Charles. His jazz stylings and unique use of his voice as an instrument may also resonate with fans of
The next Raul Midón album, Bad Ass And Blind, drops next week on March 24. Midón wrote, recorded, played on, produced and engineered the album. Check out his cover of “Fly Like An Eagle” off that project:
About the album, Midón said: “Believe it or not I am a shy person especially when it comes to my blindness. This album, in general … represents a sea change for me when it comes to communicating with the public about my disability.”
Here is Raul Midón’s full schedule:
March 16 – Austin, Texas, Scratch House (SXSW)
March 18 – Austin, Texas, Stephen F. Austin Hotel (SXSW)
March 24 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
March 25 – Boston, Mass., David end Recital Hall
March 26 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
March 29 – Reston, Va., Reston Community Center
April 2 – Singapore, Singapore, Marina Bay Sands (Singapore International Jazz Festival)
April 4 – Tokyo, Japan, Blue Note Tokyo
April 5 – Tokyo, Japan, Blue Note Tokyo
April 6 – Tokyo, Japan, Blue Note Tokyo
April 9 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Nighttown       
April 14 – Detroit, Mich., Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
April 15 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Nighttown
April 16 – Evanston, Ill., SPACE
April 17 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
April 19 – Denver, Colo., Soiled Dove Underground
April 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Blue Whale
April 22 – Los Angeles, Calif., Blue Whale
April 23 – Oakland, Calif., Yoshi’s Oakland
April 26 – Richmond, Va., The Tin Pan
May 2 – Le Haillan, France, L’Entrepot
May 3 – Massy, France, Centre Bailliart
May 4 – Colombes, France, L’Avant Seine Theatre de Colombes
May 5 – Vernouilette, France, L’Agora
May 6 – Sannois, France, Espace Michel Berger
May 9 – Toulouse, France, Salle Nougaro
May 11 – Rennes, France, Theatre National de Bretagne
May 12 – St Julien Genevois, France, Casino de Saint Julien
May 16 – Perpignan, France, Le Mediator
May 18 – London, England, Under The Bridge
May 19 – Paris, France, New Morning
May 21 – Rotterdam, Netherlands, Lantaren Venster
May 22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
Tickets to select dates are on sale now. Learn more about the artist at RaulMidon.com.