JERRY GARCIA SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION FEATURING WARREN HAYNES KICKS OFF EIGHT CITY SUMMER TOUR ON JUNE 18
April 19, 2013
A new symphonic project celebrating American musical icon Jerry Garcia and featuring Warren Haynes will bow this summer, as the 71st anniversary of Garcia’s birth approaches. This groundbreaking orchestral adventure – curated by the Garcia family – will feature his storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows.
GRAMMY®-winning vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule) will lend his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks. Haynes brings an intimate knowledge of the material, having performed extensively with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends. He will be collaborating with some of the country’s most respected symphonies – The Boston Pops, the Colorado Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.
The premiere performance of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes will take place on June 18 at Heinz Symphony Hall in Pittsburgh, PA. After concerts along the East Coast and at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the tour will head to Garcia’s hometown of San Francisco, where Haynes will perform at Davies Symphony Hall on August 1 – which would have marked Garcia’s 71st birthday – and on August 2. The tour will conclude on August 4 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. See below for a full itinerary. Additional information and tickets are available at: http://JerryGarcia.com/Events
“We are proud to present this special celebration honoring Jerry and the music that continues to inspire us, featuring the remarkable Warren Haynes,” said Trixie Garcia and the Jerry Garcia Family.
About Jerry Garcia:
Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) created an unparalleled legacy across the American landscape, most notably in his role as a founding member, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead. Garcia’s unmistakable guitar tone enchanted multitudes of “Deadheads” throughout the band’s 30-year career and beyond. His work with the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman and projects with Merl Saunders only scratch at the surface of his musical influences as he set out to master the Great American Songbook. Unequivocally devoted to the craft of music, Garcia continues to inspire future generations through the body of work he has left behind and his creative spirit.
About Warren Haynes:
Grammy® Award-winning artist Warren Haynes is a member of three of the greatest live groups in rock history: The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead and his own Gov’t Mule, which has sold more than two million song downloads from their own MuleTracks web site. Haynes, named as one of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone, has also released three solo albums and performed or recorded with such artists as Phil Lesh & Friends, James Hetfield, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, Kid Rock and B.B. King.
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes – Itinerary
Unless otherwise noted, all dates are on sale now.
6/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Symphony Hall w/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fawzi Haimor.
6/20 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre w/North Carolina Symphony. (Pre-sale begins April 12.)
6/22 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood Music Center w/The Boston Pops. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Music Center w/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fawzi Haimor.
6/26 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts w/the National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Emil de Cou.
7/30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Scott O’Neill.
8/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall (Jerry’s 71st Birthday Celebration) w/San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Sarah Hicks.
8/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall w/San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Sarah Hicks.
8/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre