May 2016 - Joe Walsh confirmed additional tour dates that will directly follow up his co-headline tour with Bad Company.  The “Walsh Toor 2016” will kick off in Ohio, birthplace of the James Gang, with dates in West Virginia, up and down the East Coast, as far north as Maine and down to South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Special guests JD & the Straight Shot will be opening (except those with an asterisk).

Walsh will be joined by his Barnstorm bandmate Joe Vitale on drums as well as Chad Cromwell, Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Larry Young on bass, Jimmy Wallace on keyboards and DJ Clayton Janes.  Singers Leslie Fuller, Lois Mahalia, Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will provide background vocals.

“I decided to round up great players that I’ve played with in the past, like Joe, Waddy, Chad and Ricky. These guys know my music and I’m very comfortable playing with them. I think this band is the best I’ve had in a long time. I didn’t feel that the One Hell of a Night Tour should be the end based on how we are all playing.”

Drawing from an extensive catalog of hits throughout his four-decade career, the set list will include “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Walk Away”, “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far”, “Funk 49”, “Life In The Fast Lane”, “In The City”, “Over and Over”, “Life of Illusion”, “Turn To Stone”, “Ordinary Average Guy”, “Analog Man” and more.
Walsh has been busy and recently contributed an original song, “No Man’s Land” to the documentary, Citizen Soldier, about an Oklahoma National Guard unit which was called up to active duty and fought heroically in Afghanistan. Walsh has also been working with Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and original James Gang guitarist Glenn Schwartz.

Tickets for “Walsh Toor 2016” will go on sale this week. This tour will include a number of special VIP ticket packages which may include Premium Tickets, Meet & Greets, Exclusive Merchandise and more.  

“Walsh Toor 2016” Dates:
July 16 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
July 17 Rose Music Center at The Heights, Huber Heights, OH
July 19 Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, WV
July 21 Innsbruck After Hours, Glen Allen, VA
July 23 Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
July 26 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
July 28 Maine State Pier, Portland, ME
July 30 Event Center at the Borgata Spa & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ
July 31 American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
Aug 2  Foellinger Theatre, Ft Wayne, IN
Aug 4 Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA
Aug 6 nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA*
Aug 7 Pier 6 Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
Aug 9 The Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
Aug 11 Galliard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC
Aug 13 Mud Island Amphitheater, Memphis, TN
Aug 14 Palace Theater, Louisville, KY
Sep 16 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride, CO
Sep 17 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO

Joe Walsh doesn’t just play the guitar. He uses those six strings slung across a slab of wood to unleash a fireball of fury, sounds that sizzle and searing licks that do much more than just tug at your heartstrings. Walsh when he plays the guitar goes straight for your gut. He doesn’t hold back. And through it all he regulates a flow of emotion as though he were in charge of locks on a canal. Each move that Walsh makes takes place on a large scale, but he never loses sight or control of nuance.”
John Barry, Poughkeepsie Journal
“With a long career that includes the James Gang, the Eagles, Barnstorm, and a string of successful solo albums, Walsh is a bona fide rock legend. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists ever, and his inspiring style features a healthy combination of greasy blues-based phrasing, quirky string bending, and scratchy rhythm riffs.”
– David Brewster, Premier Guitar |
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