In his first live appearances since he was forced to cancel a US tour and some UK dates last June, Bert Jansch is set to go on tour in the US with Neil Young this month. Bert will be Neil’s special guest on his upcoming tour which kicks off May 18 2010 in Albany, NY.
Having been Neil’s special guest, Bert is delighted to then play some solo shows on the West Coast with Pegi Young (Neil’s wife) and her band as Bert’s own special guest.
After that, Bert heads to Chicago for another solo show (with Meg Baird from Espers opening), ahead of an appearance at Eric Clapton’s prestigious Crossroads Guitar Festival (in aid of the Crossroads Rehabilitation Centre in Antigua) at Toyota Park on June 26.
This set of shows are Bert’s first live appearances since he was forced to cancel a planned US tour last year because of illness, and are Bert’s first appearances in the United States since 2007.
Bert’s latest studio album was 2006’s highly acclaimed The Black Swan which was greeted with accolades worldwide. Last year (2009) Drag City brought out the long-awaited first time CD releases of the three albums Bert recorded in the 1970s for The Famous Charisma Label:- The seminal LA Turnaround, Santa Barbara Honeymoon and A Rare Conundrum. These most sought after albums in Bert's catalogue had been out of print for decades and had never been available on CD before. We also reissued them in handsome new vinyl packages. Bert is currently working on new material.
Neil Young Tour
May 18 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
May 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Center
May 21 – Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre
May 23 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
May 24 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
May 26 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
May 27 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium
May 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
May 30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
June 1 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
June 2 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
June 4 – Houston, TX @ Jones Hall
June 5 – Austin, TX @ Bass Performance Hall
June 7 – Dallas, TX @ Meyerson Symphony Center
Bert Jansch with the Pegi Young Band
June 10 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door w/ Pegi Young
June 12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios w/ Pegi Young
June 15 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International w/ Pegi Young
June 17 Oakland, CA - The New Parish w/ Pegi Young
June 20 Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet w/ Pegi Young
June 24 Chicago, IL - Martyrs w/ Meg Baird
June 26 Chicago, IL – Crossroads Festival, Toyota Park