Dave Mason--Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Traffic co-founding member--is heading out on the road in the new year with an exciting new project billed as Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam. The tour begins January 3 in Atlantic City, NJ with dates through the rest of the year. The iconic singer, songwriter, and guitarist has been touring and recording regularly since he co-founded Traffic in 1966, after which he went on to a successful and acclaimed solo career as well as recording and/or touring with artists including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Fleetwood Mac, and more.
The “Traffic Jam” concerts will feature hits and deep album cuts from 1967’s Mr. Fantasy and 1968’s Traffic albums and additional Traffic jams plus new material and classic Dave Mason music.
In 2014, Mason will also release a new EP titled Futures Past, featuring new versions of his classic songs plus new material that he has written and performed on tour over the last few years. The EP will be available at www.davemasonmusic.com and at Mason’s live shows.
Renowned for such Traffic hits as “Feelin’ Alright” (covered by Joe Cocker) and “Hole In My Shoe” plus his solo signature tracks “We Just Disagree” and “Only You Know and I Know,” Mason is excited to perform the music of Traffic. “I think that it is important to keep alive the legacy of four young men from the heartland of England and their contribution to contemporary music,” says Mason. “And ‘Traffic Jam’--aside from the obvious material--will hopefully grow into the basis for other artists to participate. Keep the spirit alive!”
While on the road, Mason is an avid reader. “Right now, I’m reading the Prevost XL11 manual!,” he explains in his English wit, referring to the Prevost tour bus he’ll soon hit the highway in.
Before heading out on the Traffic Jam, Mason will wrap up three west coast dates before spending the holidays in his southern California home.
‘DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM’
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 12/12 Garberville, CA Garberville Theatre **
Sat 12/14 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre Santa Cruz **
Sun 12/15 Napa, CA Uptown Theatre **
Fri 1/3 Atlantic City, NJ Revel Casino & Hotel
Sat 1/4 Albany, NY Hart Theatre at The Egg
Sun 1/5 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Thu 1/9 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
Fri 1/10 Huntington, NY The Paramount Theatre
Sat 1/11 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Thu 1/16 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
Fri �� 1/17 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre
Sat 1/18 Salisbury, MA Blue Ocean Music Hall
Sun 1/19 Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey Performance Center
Fri 1/24 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center – Sunoco Performance Theater
Sat 1/25 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Sun 1/26 Beacon, NY Towne Crier Café **
Fri 1/31 Cleveland, OH Ohio Theatre Playhouse Square
Sat 2/1 �� Niagara Falls, NY Bear’s Den Showroom Theater
Fri 2/7 Chicago, IL Beverly Arts Center
Sat 2/8 Brighton, MI Brighton Center for the Performing Arts
Tue 2/18 Stuart, FL The Lyric Theatre
Fri 2/21 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theater
Sat 3/15 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sun 3/16 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe Coffeehouse**
Fri 4/25 Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theatre
Sat 4/26 Naperville, IL Wentz Concert Hall**
Fri 5/9 Lewisburg, WV Carnegie Hall of West Virginia**
Fri 5/16 Woonsocket, RI Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center
Sat 5/17 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Sun 5/18 Newtown, NJ The Newton Theatre
** denotes Dave Mason Band dates