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Pat Metheny Unity Group Kicks Off US Summer Tour

on July 14, 2014 - 1:14pm
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Pat Metheny Unity Group, fresh off a months-long European spring tour, kicks off a US summer tour featuring music from its debut album, Kin (←→). The tour begins at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA, Tuesday, followed by stops throughout the state and region before heading to the Midwest and East Coast. The band is joined for most of the dates by special guest Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory for the Campfire Tour 2014. The Unity Group heads to Asia this fall.

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Pat Metheny Unity Group, featuring Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, Metheny's longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, Ben Williams on bass, and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, fresh off a months-long European spring tour and an earlier US leg, kicks off a US summer tour featuring music from its debut album, Kin (←→), released this past February on Nonesuch Records. The tour begins at the Mondavi Center in Davis, California, Tuesday night, followed by stops throughout the state and region before heading to the Midwest and East Coast. The band is joined for most of the dates by special guest and platinum-selling artist Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory for what they've dubbed the Campfire Tour 2014. The Unity Group takes the tour to Asia this fall. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Metheny says of this new Group, “The core quartet of Chris, Ben, Antonio, and me played more than 100 concerts over the year that followed the release of our Unity Band record. Over the course of that period, the band became one of those rare combinations of players where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; it gelled in every way, and that just seemed to beg for expansion and further research.” He continues, “Simultaneously, I had been itching to write using more of a lush and orchestrated kind of concept that went beyond the sonic limits of what a straight-ahead quartet might invoke. But I really didn’t want to lose the energy, focus, and intensity of what this band had developed. I wanted to take it further. If the first Unity Band record was a thoughtful, black and white documentary of four musicians in a recording studio playing, this record is more like the Technicolor, IMAX version of what a band like this could be—but with that hardcore thing still sitting right in the middle of it all.”

To pick up a copy of Pat Metheny Unity Group's Kin (←→), head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl order include a free download of the complete album at checkout.

PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP ON TOUR

Jul 15 Mondavi Center Davis, CA
Jul 16 Mountain Winery* Saratoga, CA
Jul 17 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts* Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 18 The Greek Theatre* Los Angeles, CA
Jul 19 Thornton Winery* Temecula, CA
Jul 21 Red Butte Garden* Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 22 Eagle River Pavilion at Merrill Park* Eagle, ID
Jul 24 Center for the Arts* Jackson, WY
Jul 25 Arvada Center Arvada, CO
Jul 26 CrossroadsKC* Kansas City, MO
Jul 27 KCD Theater Louisville, KY
Jul 29 Northern Light Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino* Milwaukee, WI
Jul 30 Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre* Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 1 Chautauqua Amphitheater* Chatauqua, NY
Aug 2 Caramoor Venetian Theater* Katonah, NY
Aug 3 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Beach, NY
Aug 5 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA
Aug 6 Filene Center at Wolf Trap* Vienna, VA
Aug 7 Longwood Gardens* Kennett Square, PA
Aug 8 New Jersey Performing Arts Center* Newark, NJ
Aug 9 Carolina Theater Durham, NC
Aug 10 Paramount Theater Charlottesville, VA
     
Oct 5 Sejong Center Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Oct 7 Sankei Breeze Osaka, JAPAN
Oct 8–10 Sumida Triphony Hall Tokyo, JAPAN
Oct 11 Meitetsu Nagoya, JAPAN
Oct 12 Oriental Theatre Kobe, JAPAN
Oct 27 Esplanade Concert Hall Singapore, SINGAPORE
     
Nov 13 Metropolis Montreal, QC
Nov 14 Palais Montcalm Quebec, QC
Nov 15 Hopkins Center for the Arts Hanover, NH
Nov 18 Auditorium Theater Rochester, NY
Nov 22 Santander Performing Arts Center Reading, PA
Nov 28 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival Playa del Carmen, MEXICO
     

* w/Bruce Hornsby

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:00
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Comments

I'd just like to know dates for this year's intended visit to Australia and who will be the ticket distributor, if you can help me?.I'm desperate not to miss PM if he is heading this way.
Thanks so much
Ian Brade

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