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Pat Metheny's "From This Place" Debuts at No. 7 on Billboard Top Album Chart As Tour Begins

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on March 2, 2020 - 9:00am
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Congratulations to Pat Metheny, whose new album, From This Place, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Album chart—a career best for the guitarist/composer and his first Top 10 album—and at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart and the UK Jazz and Blues chart. Metheny begins a month-long tour of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America tonight with the band featured on From This Place: drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and pianist Gwilym Simcock. He tours Europe in May and June with his Side Eye project with keyboardist James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore, and has a run of trio shows in Norway in August.

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Congratulations to Pat Metheny, whose new album, From This Place, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Album chart—a career best for the guitarist/composer and his first Top 10 album—and at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart. Internationally, From This Place premiered at No. 1 on the UK Jazz and Blues chart and in the Top 100 on the overall pop charts in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, France, Belgium, and the UK.

Metheny begins a month-long tour of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America with the band featured on From This Place: drummer Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock. The tour begins at Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore tonight, then heads to Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Cuba. Metheny returns to the road in May and June to tour Europe with his Side Eye project with keyboardist James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore, and again in August for a run of trio shows in Norway. See below for all the dates and tickets, and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

In addition to Sanchez, Oh, and Simcock, Metheny is joined by on the album by the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely and special guests Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion). "A breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller," exclaims Mojo. "A transcendent album, possibly the maestro’s most impressive opus yet." "Impressively conceived and impeccably executed," says Jazzwise, "From This Place is Metheny's finest album to date." Stereogum says: "This is extraordinary music."

To pick up a copy of From This Place, head to your local record store, the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, and iTunes, and listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

PAT METHENY ON TOUR

with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh, Gwilym Simcock

Mar 2 Esplanade Concert Hall Singapore
Mar 4 Riverside Theatre Perth, AUSTRALIA
Mar 6 Palais Theatre St Kilda, AUSTRALIA
Mar 7 State Theatre Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Mar 10 Auckland Town Hall Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Mar 13&14 Teatro Gran Rex Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Mar 16 Sala São Paulo São Paulo, BRAZIL
Mar 17 Vivo Rio Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Mar 20&21 Teatro Caupolican Santiago, CHILE
Mar 23 Gran Teatro Nacional Lima, PERU
Mar 25 Teatro Metropolitan Mexico City, MEXICO
Mar 26-30 Fiesta del Tambour Havana, CUBA
     

Side-Eye w/James Francies, Marcus Gilmore

May 9 Teatro Comunale Aligheri Ravenna, ITALY
May 10 Teatro Umberto Giordano Foggia, ITALY
May 11 Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome, ITALY
May 13 Teatro Arcimboldi Milan, ITALY
May 14 Auditorium del Lingotto G. Agnelli Turin, ITALY
May 15 Gran Teatro Geox Padua, ITALY
May 17 Philharmonie Munich, GERMANY
May 18 Tonhalle Zurich, SWITZERLAND
May 19 Liederhalle, Beethoven-Saal Stuttgart, GERMANY
May 20 Konzerthaus Dortmund Dortmund, GERMANY
May 22 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
May 23 Tonhalle Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, GERMANY
May 24 Laeiszhalle Hamburg, GERMANY
May 26 Music Center de Bijloke Gent, BELGIUM
May 27 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BELGIUM
May 29 Alte Oper Frankfurt, GERMANY
May 30 Die Glocke Bremen, GERMANY
May 31 Berliner Philharmonie Berlin, GERMANY
Jun 2 National Forum of Music Wroclaw, POLAND
Jun 3 Opera Nova Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz, POLAND
Jun 4 Forest Opera Sopot, POLAND
Jun 6 Palladium Warsaw, POLAND
Jun 8 Kościół w Aleksandrowicach Bielsko-Biala, POLAND
Jun 9 Sono Music Club Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jun 10 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, AUSTRIA
Jun 13&14 Philharmonie de Paris Paris, FRANCE
Jun 16 Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, SPAIN
Jun 19 Hospital of Santiago Úbeda, SPAIN
Jun 20 Noches del Botánico Madrid, SPAIN
Jun 21 Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla, SPAIN
     

Trio

Aug 3 Nordland Music Festival Bodø, NORWAY
Aug 5 Sildajazz Haugesund, NORWAY
Aug 7 Festspillene i Elverum Hamar, NORWAY
Aug 8 Oslo Konserthus Oslo, NORWAY
Aug 9 Ibsenhuset Skien, NORWAY
Aug 10 Kilden Performing Arts Centre Kristiansand, NORWAY
     
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Pat Metheny: "From This Place" [cover]

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