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Brad Mehldau Launches European Duo Tour with Kevin Hays; Dates to Follow with Mehliana, Chris Thile

  • Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Brad Mehldau Launches European Duo Tour with Kevin Hays; Dates to Follow with Mehliana, Chris Thile

    Brad Mehldau launches a ten-day, seven-city European tour with fellow pianist and longtime friend Kevin Hays at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, tonight. Mehldau and Hays, whose collaborative album with composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, Modern Music, was released on Nonesuch in September 2011, then head to the Continent for performances in Vienna, Zagreb, and Zurich; return to the UK for a show at Birmingham Town Hall; and close out the tour in Paris and Porto, Portugal.

    The album Modern Music features pieces written by each of the three musicians, Mehldau, Hays, and Zimmerli, as well as works by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli. The Guardian calls it a "fascinating session" that's "full of surprises." The New York Times says the pianists bring "a high sheen to some choice material." Click here to hear clips from the album and to order a copy today.

    Mehldau continues on the European road in March for a month-long tour of Mehliana, his duo project with drummer Mark Guiliana, then returns to the United States for a run of duo dates with fellow Nonesuch artist Chris Thile. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates. For additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    BRAD MEHLDAU DUO TOURS

    with Kevin Hays

    Feb 14 Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, UK
    Feb 15 Konzerthaus Vienna, AUSTRIA
    Feb 16 Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall Zabreb, CROATIA
    Feb 20 Zürich Neumünster Zürich, SWITZERLAND
    Feb 21 Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham, UK
    Feb 23 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
    Feb 24 Casa da Musica Porto, PORTUGAL
         

    Mehliana (with Mark Guiliana)

    Mar 6 Roma Cultural Center Antwerp, BELGIUM
    Mar 7 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BELGIUM
    Mar 9 Trafó House of Contemporary Arts Budapest, HUNGARY
    Mar 10 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Mar 11 Village Underground London, UK
    Mar 13 Howard Assembly Room Leeds, UK
    Mar 15&16 Blue Note Milan, ITALY
    Mar 17 Den Atelier Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
    Mar 19 Dokkhuset Trondheim, NORWAY
    Mar 20 Club Alexandra Molde, NORWAY
    Mar 21 National Jazzscene Oslo, NORWAY
    Mar 22 Park Hotel Vossvangen Voss, NORWAY
    Mar 24 Jazzclub Fashing Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Mar 26 Teatro Micaelense San Miguel, PORTUGAL
    Mar 27 Centro Cultural de Belem Lisbon, PORTUGAL
    Mar 29 La Comete Chalons en Champagne, FRANCE
         

    with Chris Thile

    Apr 9 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
    Apr 11 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
    Apr 12 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center College Park, MD
    Apr 13 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, MA
    Apr 14 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
    Apr 16 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
    Mar 18 Hilbert Circle Theater Indianapolis, IN
    Mar 19 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
    Mar 20 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
         
on February 13, 2013 - 3:35pm
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Brad Mehldau launches a ten-day, seven-city European tour with fellow pianist and longtime friend Kevin Hays, featuring music from Modern Music, their 2011 collaborative album with composer Patrick Zimmerli, in Manchester, England, tonight. The tour includes stops in Vienna, Zagreb, Zurich, Birmingham, Paris, and Porto. In March, Mehldau is joined by drummer Mark Guiliana for a month-long tour of their duo project, Mehliana, then returns to the US for a run of duo dates with Chris Thile in April. 

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Brad Mehldau launches a ten-day, seven-city European tour with fellow pianist and longtime friend Kevin Hays at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, tonight. Mehldau and Hays, whose collaborative album with composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, Modern Music, was released on Nonesuch in September 2011, then head to the Continent for performances in Vienna, Zagreb, and Zurich; return to the UK for a show at Birmingham Town Hall; and close out the tour in Paris and Porto, Portugal.

The album Modern Music features pieces written by each of the three musicians, Mehldau, Hays, and Zimmerli, as well as works by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli. The Guardian calls it a "fascinating session" that's "full of surprises." The New York Times says the pianists bring "a high sheen to some choice material." Click here to hear clips from the album and to order a copy today.

Mehldau continues on the European road in March for a month-long tour of Mehliana, his duo project with drummer Mark Guiliana, then returns to the United States for a run of duo dates with fellow Nonesuch artist Chris Thile. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates. For additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

BRAD MEHLDAU DUO TOURS

with Kevin Hays

Feb 14 Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, UK
Feb 15 Konzerthaus Vienna, AUSTRIA
Feb 16 Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall Zabreb, CROATIA
Feb 20 Zürich Neumünster Zürich, SWITZERLAND
Feb 21 Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham, UK
Feb 23 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
Feb 24 Casa da Musica Porto, PORTUGAL
     

Mehliana (with Mark Guiliana)

Mar 6 Roma Cultural Center Antwerp, BELGIUM
Mar 7 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BELGIUM
Mar 9 Trafó House of Contemporary Arts Budapest, HUNGARY
Mar 10 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Mar 11 Village Underground London, UK
Mar 13 Howard Assembly Room Leeds, UK
Mar 15&16 Blue Note Milan, ITALY
Mar 17 Den Atelier Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Mar 19 Dokkhuset Trondheim, NORWAY
Mar 20 Club Alexandra Molde, NORWAY
Mar 21 National Jazzscene Oslo, NORWAY
Mar 22 Park Hotel Vossvangen Voss, NORWAY
Mar 24 Jazzclub Fashing Stockholm, SWEDEN
Mar 26 Teatro Micaelense San Miguel, PORTUGAL
Mar 27 Centro Cultural de Belem Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Mar 29 La Comete Chalons en Champagne, FRANCE
     

with Chris Thile

Apr 9 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Apr 11 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
Apr 12 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center College Park, MD
Apr 13 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, MA
Apr 14 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
Apr 16 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
Mar 18 Hilbert Circle Theater Indianapolis, IN
Mar 19 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
Mar 20 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
     
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