Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth will join forces with Jennifer Batten and Andy Timmons for the Ultimate Guitar Experience North American tour in the spring.
Roth provided details about the tour in a detailed statement.
“I’m really looking forward to this tour,” he writes, “and I’m sure that between the three of us—and the audience—sparks will fly (positive ones, of course)!
“We will all play our own separate sets first and then play some pieces together, which should be great fun!
“My own set will be drawn from a combination of all my albums, including the latest, Scorpions Revisited, and Transcendental Sky Guitar, but I will also emphasize some Electric Sun songs, which I haven’t played live for over 30 years and which, I feel, deserve to be heard again. This is in order to celebrate the 35 year anniversary of the release of the first Electric Sun album, Earthquake.
“We are also presenting a new concept related to VIP-pass holders only, because each night—before the main show, during soundcheck—we are going to perform a dedicated ‘Acoustika Concert,’ featuring different songs from those of the main event for the VIP-pass holders exclusively. In that context, you are also going to be able to be present at an onstage rehearsal of some of my new songs for the next album.
“This is an unusual idea, but I always felt that songs are benefiting greatly from being played in front of a live audience—before actually recording them—and I am sure that this will help us to galvanize things and to fully crystallize the new material that I have written.
“We have never tried this before, but I feel that this is a new and exciting idea. So, please—if you can make the time—help us to make it happen by participating and joining us for the private pre-show event!”
The Ultimate Guitar Experience Tour Dates:
Feb. 26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Feb. 27 - Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Feb. 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Feb. 29 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Mar. 02 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Mar. 04 - Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
Mar. 05 - San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
Mar. 08 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Mar. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
Mar. 10 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
Mar. 11 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Mar. 13 - San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
Mar. 14 - Concord, CA @ Vinnie’s Bar and Grill
Mar. 15 - Reno, NV @ PB&J’s
Mar. 17 - Portland, OR @ Dantes
Mar. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Mar. 19 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Mar. 22 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Mar. 24 - Moorehead, MN @ The Garage
Mar. 25 - Savage, MN @ Neisen’s
Mar. 26 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcadia Theater
Mar. 27 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 28 - Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
Mar. 29 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mar. 30 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
Mar. 31 - Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music
Apr. 01 - Binghamton, NY @ Eclipse Returns
Apr. 02 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Apr. 04 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Apr. 05 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater