Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on December 19, 2009

by Benjamin Lozovsky

Chuck BerryIf you've still got no particular place to go on New Years Eve and are looking for a potentially spectacular musical option, you could always ring in a new decade of Rock and Roll with one of the legends that started it all. Chuck Berry is coming to town to play two NYE shows at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, the same venue where he performed to bring in 2009 one year ago. The early show is actually a rescheduled date from November that is being offered to previous ticket holders, and both shows came after The Dan Band cancelled their scheduled appearances at the Times Square venue on that night ("rescheduled for Spring"). Tickets to both Chuck Berry performances are on sale.

The 83 year-old guitarist and pioneer still tours the world with some inspiring regularity; he has a monthly residency at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room in St Louis (he currently lives just outside the city in Ladue, Missouri), and even played several gigs in Brazil this summer. Berry last toured Europe extensively in 2008 (he also played The Virgin Mobile Festival in Baltimore that year) and had plans on a return to the UK this fall. However he ended up canceling those dates due to "a lack of lead-in time to prepare the marketing and advertising for what promises to be a great rock 'n roll tour," according to promoters. That tour was set to begin on November 21st, but has now been rolled over for March of 2010.

We have two tickets to give away to the early NYE show. Ticket giveaway info, tour dates, and a few Chuck Berry videos below:

John Lennon and Chuck Berry do Johnny B. Goode

Green Day - Johnny B Good (Live)

Chuck Berry - Maybellene

Judas Priest - Johnny B. Goode

Etta James and Chuck Berry - Rock N' Roll Music

TO WIN TICKETS TO THE EARLY SHOW @ BB KING's: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Chuck Berry) with your first and last name (you must be 21+). One winner will be picked at random and contacted by 12/24/09.

Chuck Berry - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
12/31/2009 - B.B King Blues Club and Grill, NYC (early & late)
01/20/2010 - Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, St Louis, MO
2010 UK Dates: 03/10 - TBA

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Comments (18)

You can't go to a chuck berry show now and expect a good show. You pretty much just go to see chuck berry, a legend. That's about it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 6:09 PM

chuck MEHrry

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 6:09 PM

My man chuck here is the man that started rock & roll.
Without him the world would be like a world without hummus...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 6:11 PM

Chuck Berry is rumored to have shown elvis his top secret hummus recipes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 6:13 PM

I'd rather see the Dan band. Seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 6:27 PM

Saw the man for FREE at the Cranford Fest a few years ago - put on a fantastic show!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 8:00 PM

2010 isn't the beginning of a "new decade". it's the last year of the first one. sheesh.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 8:12 PM

he has been a professional musician for EIGHT DECADES!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 8:49 PM

+1

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 9:44 PM

"My man chuck here is the man that started rock & roll."

What about Ike Turner?

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 4:02 AM

looking forward to watch his show

Posted by Convert FLV to MP3 | December 20, 2009 6:04 AM

John Mayer is a better guitarist than Chuck Berry

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 3:16 PM

...just kidding.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 3:18 PM

BB Kings is a dump.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 6:58 PM

fuck Hummus, more like electricity

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2009 5:57 PM

This man owes a great debt to Marty McFly

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2009 10:14 PM

Interesting videos, a recommended watch.

Nick

Posted by make money online | January 11, 2010 8:20 PM

Chuck berry is the SHIT! my parents used to listen to him ALL the time lol. Guess That's why i like him so much

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