Mickey Hart Band Announces November-December Tour Dates
Smithsonian Folkways Release Mickey Hart Collection Oct. 11th
The Mickey Hart Band has announced a 14-date tour to kick off in Eugene, OR at the McDonald Theatre on November 30th. In August, Hart's new band debuted to packed houses in New York and San Francisco. The line up for Hart's new band features vocalists Crystal Monee Hall and Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian "Inx" Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas. Fan club pre-sale and VIP tickets go on sale today at MickeyHart.net, with 100% of the ticketing fees going to Music Therapy. The general on sale takes place 10/1/11.
On October 11, 2011, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release the ‘Mickey Hart Collection’ to preserve and further the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons. Smithsonian Folkways will make many of Mickey Hart’s music projects available digitally (stream and download) for the first time while keeping physical versions in print as on-demand CDs.
Hart is currently in the studio recording his new album to be released in the Spring of 2012. Hart recently sat down with Andrew Greene of Rolling Stone to describe the album:
"For the last two or three years I've been sampling light waves from the cosmos, starting 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang," he says. "The signals come from radio telescopes around the world and I work closely with NASA to take the light waves and bring it into our limited spectrum of hearing. Then I add a little spice to them with some reverb and some delay. It makes for a hot little stew."
Mickey is looking for his most passionate fans to join the "Stellar Crew" to help spread the word about his upcoming tour. Stellar Crew members will be given the chance to earn tickets, t-shirts, and entrance to special meet and greets with Mickey. To sign up, fans can go to: MickeyHart.net/streetteam.
Mickey Hart Band Tour Dates
11/30/11 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
12/01/11 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
12/02/11 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
12/03/11 Arcata, CA - Arcata Theater
12/05/11 Solana Beach, CA- Belly Up Tavern
12/06/11 Phoenix, AZ - The Compound Grill
12/08/11 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
12/09/11 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
12/10/11 Denver, CO - Oriental Theatre
12/12/11 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
12/13/11 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
12/15/11 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
12/16/11 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
12/17/11 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Mickey Hart Band "The Other One" at the Ogden Theater
Mickey Hart Band "Cut the Deck" written by Robert Hunter at the Ogden Theater
Interview with Mickey & Dave Schools
Part 1. When Mickey met Dave....................: http://youtu.be/NXxZRnMRm_g
Part 2. Creating A Sonic Palette.................... http://youtu.be/pbIlm9qW5Z8
Part 3. Mysterium Tremendum ...................... http://youtu.be/2R2kqlILrEU
We are so excited to have Mickey Hart Band performing at The Ridgefield Playhouse!!! He will be performing Friday April 13th.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a 500 seat venue in Ridgefield Connecticut. It is like having Mickey play for you in your own living room- definitely an intimate performance. For tickets and more details visit www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call 203.438.5795. There will be a free beer tasting in the lobby at 7:15pm!!!
Hi although it's a long trip from my new home on Vancouver Island near Courtenay, I really want a tic to see Mickey Hart Band at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, Dec 1st.
show is sold out so I am willing to pay a little more for tic but not a lot as it will be an expensive journey down.
help me out here folks as I need a little good ol' Dead family music to charge my Dark Star.
I am in Seattle area till Sunday afternoon and can pick up one around there or have someone do so or ?
Good luck Mickey and happy holidays to you and your family!
I never heard of this place and it's in my backyard, so to speak. Sounds better than watching them with the Ivies at Dartmouth.
Mickey's coming to VT..and to the Upper Valley no less!! See ya there!!
The new CD is great, the show will be wonderful,I am pumping up the Phoenix AZ show on December 6th @ The Compound Grill ,great place ,saw 7 walkers there.If you have ?s on Tickets, places to stay, feel free to give me a shout, Charles Forker email@example.com .
Hopefully i'll be able to come down for this one!
I don't mind the hike.
I have my tickets!