Leslie West has announced plans to stage a three night run at Iridium in Times Square on June 11, 12 and 13. These will be isolated dates with West headlining, and performing a 75-minute set. Joining the renowned guitarist at 8 p.m. each evening will be Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Rev Jones on bass. West has called New York home for most of his life, and shared, "Sometimes I think about where I could have come from. Then it dawns on me, I am From New York. Then I say, 'Thank God'."
West will travel to and from Iridium in a custom truck gifted to him by The Vehicle Production Group. The brand new American car company designs, engineers, and distributes specialty vehicles, and when faced with the challenges of touring following the June, 2011 amputation of his right leg above the knee, the MV-1 has enabled West to return to the road.
West is a guitar god. From the Sixties through today, he has been revered by artists and fans alike. He has been in command of one of the biggest, boldest electric guitar tones known to humankind from the 1969 Woodstock Festival that placed his band Mountain in to historical lore through his current release Unusual Suspects. At age 66, West continues to remain current, as witnessed by the assemblage of legends who joined him on the album which include Billy Gibbons, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Lukather, alongside Kenny Aronoff. Upon release of the album West shared, “These guys don’t show up to play on everybody’s albums. They’re stars in their own right and fantastic players – everyone with their own sound and style, and about as far from ‘the usual suspects’ as it gets.”