Herbie Hancock Announces U.S. Headline Tour

After making the rounds at festivals through Europe this summer, Herbie Hancock will return to the U.S. in August for a headline tour that includes gigs in New York, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

Fans are waiting on a follow-up album to 2010’s The Imagine Project. The legendary jazz pianist/bandleader/composer spoke to NPR in August about his upcoming project, which involves saxophonist Terrace Martin of Flying Lotus.  

“Terrace and I have been working together almost every day on different things, for the record. … I’m shooting for the spring, but I’m not putting a time limit on it. It’s going to come out when it’s ready.”

Hancock has also been working with bassist Thundercat, keyboardist Robert Glasper, drummers Trevor Lawrence, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Jamire Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

The next place to catch Hancock on stage is the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark April 23. Later this month he and Chucho Valdés will serve as the artistic directors for the All-Star Global Concert in Havana, Cuba, which marks the sixth annual International Jazz Day. 

Here is the schedule for the new U.S. dates:

Aug. 6 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Aug. 7 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Aug. 8 – Washington, DC, Concert Hall
Aug. 10 – St. Louis, Mo., Powell Symphony Hall
Aug. 12 – Kansas City, Mo., Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts – Helzberg Hall
Aug. 14 – Denver, Colo., Denver Botanic Gardens – York St.
Aug. 16 – Albuquerque, N.M., Kiva Auditorium
Aug. 17 – Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater
Aug. 19 – Stateline, Nev., Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
Aug. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden
Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
Sept. 15-17 – Monterey, Calif., Monterey Fairgrounds

Tickets for select dates go on sale beginning April 12. Check with your local venue and HerbieHancock.com for more information.