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Kamasi Washington & Herbie Hancock announce tour

Kamasi Washington at The Apollo Theater
Kamasi at The Apollo in February (more by Ellen Qbertplaya)

Modern-day jazz leader Kamasi Washington and the legendary Herbie Hancock are heading out on a joint tour this year, surrounding both artists’ appearances at Newport Jazz Fest (which recently announced its third wave of artists including Common and more). The tour hits Philly, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland, and more.

Herbie’s band for this tour includes Vinnie Colaiuta, James Genus, Lionel Loueke, and Terrace Martin (the latter of whom is overseeing the production of Herbie’s upcoming album, which is expected to feature Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, and Flying Lotus). Herbie plays NYC, LA, and San Diego on this tour without Kamasi, though Kamasi does play NYC right after the tour ends at Afropunk Brooklyn.

Herbie’s NYC show happens at Beacon Theatre on August 1. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday (4/12) at 10 AM local time.

All dates that Kamasi and Herbie play together are listed below. All of Kamasi’s dates HERE. All of Herbie’s dates HERE.

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Kamasi Washington / Herbie Hancock — 2019 Tour Dates
July 30 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
August 1 New York, NY beacon Theatre (Herbie only)
August 2-3 Newport, RI Newport Jazz Festival
August 4 Philadelphia, PA The Met
August 6 Toronto, ON Roy Thompson Hall
August 7 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at the Heights
August 8 Detroit, MI Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
August 9/10 TBC Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 14 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
August 16 Seattle, WA Marymoor
August 17 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo
August 20 San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s By The Sea (Herbie only)
August 20 Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl (Herbie only)
August 23 Berkeley, CA The Greek
August 24 Brooklyn, NY Afropunk (Kamasi only)

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