— Japan tour to begin following The Immediate Family’s performance at The Mint in Los Angeles May 4 —
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 29, 2019 — The Immediate Family will be touring Japan beginning May 10, performing at Billboard Live in Tokyo and Osaka and the Blue Note in Nagoya. These dates follow their upcoming performance at The Mint in Los Angeles (6010 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90035) on Saturday, May 4, at 10 p.m.
The band, featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals), brings together some of the most recorded, respected and sought-after players in modern music. Their work can be heard on albums from Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon and many, many more.
The Japan tour dates are as follows:
May 10. 2019 Blue Note Nagoya. Show times 6:30pm and 9:15pm
May 13, 2019 Billboard Live Osaka. Show times 6:30pm and 9:30pm
May 16, 2019 Billboard Live Tokyo. Show times 6:30pm and 9:30pm
May 17, 2019 Billboard Live Tokyo. Show times 6:30pm and 9:30pm
About The Immediate Family
Danny Kortchmar’s resume reads like a who’s-who of the music industry. A renowned guitarist, producer, songwriter, and session musician, he has played, produced, and written for James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne, among many others. As a songwriter, Kortchmar has either written alone or collaborated with numerous artists, penning indelible tracks such as Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry,” “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” and “New York Minute,” as well as Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby” and “Shaky Town,” to name a few.
Together, Kortchmar, Kunkel and Sklar made up three-quarters of The Section, best known for both their studio and live work in support of some of the top selling singer/songwriters and solo singers in the history of music. Collectively, The Section helped define the sound of a generation.
Also on guitar and vocals is legendary rock guitarist Waddy Wachtel, who has played with many of the same artists as Kortchmar, as well as artists like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry and the late Warren Zevon, with whom he co-wrote and produced a number of hit songs including “Werewolves of London,” which The Immediate Family has included in their set list. In addition to renowned session players Leland Sklar (Phil Collins, Warren Zevon, James Taylor) and Russ Kunkel (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Carly Simon), The Immediate Family also includes Steve Postell on guitar and vocal. Postell is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford and many others.
Photo Caption: Shown L-R: Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Steve Postell, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel
Photo Credit: Alan Kozlowski