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Pat Metheny Unity Group to Tour Asia and Australia in October

on July 30, 2014 - 11:00am
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Pat Metheny Unity Group has announced a tour of Asia and Australia for this October, featuring music from its debut album, Kin (←→). The tour begins in Seoul, South Korea, on October 5, then heads to Japan for stops in Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, and three nights in Tokyo; followed by Australia, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, and the Sydney Opera House; and comes to a close in Singapore on October 27. Metheny talks about the tour on ABC Jazz's Talking Jazz this Friday. The Unity Group is currently in the midst of a US tour with special guest Bruce Hornsby.

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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, has announced a tour of Asia and Australia for this October, featuring music from its debut album, Kin (←→), released this past February on Nonesuch Records. The tour begins at the Sejong Center in Seoul, South Korea, on October 5, then heads to Japan for a three-night run at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo and stops in Osaka, Nagoya, and Kobe. The Unity Group then has a four-city tour of Australia, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Canberra, culminatnig at the Sydney Opera House on October 24. From there, it's up to Singapore for a show at the Esplanade Concert Hall on October 27. 

In advance of the Australia tour, Pat Metheny will be a guest on ABC Jazz's Talking Jazz this Friday, August 1, at 2 PM. He speaks with ABC Jazz presenter Gerry Koster about the tour and the new album. Tune in then via abcjazz.net.au.

The Unity Group is currently in the midst of a US summer tour, performing at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, tonight, before heading to the 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 North American tour resumes in November. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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 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 20 Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Oct 22 Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Oct 23 Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra, AUSTRALIA
Oct 24 Sydney Opera House Sydney, AUSTRALIA
     
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 19 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Nov 21 The Space at Westbury Westbury, 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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