by Andrew Frisicano

Pat rocking out...
Pat Metheny

"Orchestrionics" is the term that I am using to describe a new performance method to present music alone onstage using acoustic and acoustoelectric musical instruments that are mechanically controlled using the power of modern technology.

In early 2010 a new recording will be released on Nonesuch. It will be a "solo" record in that I am the only musician--but a CD that in some ways recontextualizes the term.

With his Orchestrion album coming out January 26th, Pat Metheny embarks on nearly four months of touring that kick off this February. The tour's European leg runs February 1st to March 22nd. The tour then picks up in North America on April 6th and closes with two dates at NYC's Town Hall on May 21st and 22nd. Tickets are on fanclub presale now. Tickets go on internet presale Thursday, December 3rd at 10am, and then general sale starts December 5th at noon.

Part of Metheny's album/tour pre-sale includes the chance to get a wooden music box that will "play about 11 seconds of a theme Pat will choose from the new Orchestrion CD."

All tour dates are below...

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Pat Metheny - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 1 Champagne, France La Comete
Feb 3 Gronigen, Holland Oosterpoort
Feb 5 Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Concert Hall
Feb 6 Oslo, Norway Oslo Concert House
Feb 7 Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli
Feb 9 Brussels, Belgium Palais des Beaux
Feb 10 London, England Barbican
Feb 11 Amsterdam Concert Gebouw
Feb 12 Eindhoven, Holland Frits Philips Hall
Feb 13 Paris, France Olympia
Feb 15 Montpellier, France Opera Berlioz
Feb 16 Bordeaux, France Theatre Femina
Feb 18 Madrid, Spain Teatro Circo Prince
Feb 19 Valladolid, Spain Teatro Caledron
Feb 20 Logrono, Spain Auditorio de la Rioja
Feb 21 Barcelona, Spain L'Auditorium
Feb 23 Munich, Germany Deutsches Theater
Feb 25 Vienna, Austria Vienna Concert House
Feb 26 Bratislava, Slovakia Incheba Expoarena
Feb 28 Wroclaw, Poland Hala Stulecia
Mar 1 Warsaw, Poland Congress Hall
Mar 2 Berlin, Germany Philharmonie
Mar 3 Hamburg, Germany Laeiszhalle Musikhalle
Mar 4 Bremen, Germany Glocke
Mar 6 Cologne, Germany Philharmonie
Mar 7 Luxembourg Grand Auditorium
Mar 8 Dortmund, Germany Konzerthaus
Mar 10 Frankfurt, Germany Alte Oper
Mar 11 Baden-Baden, Germany Festspielhaus
Mar 12 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus
Mar 13 Stuttgart, Germany Burgerhaus
Mar 15 Milano, Italy Teatro Smeraldo
Mar 16 Firenze, Italy Saschall
Mar 17 Roma, Italy Roma Auditorium
Mar 18 Napoli, Italy Teatro Palapartenope
Mar 19 Bari, Italy Teatro Team
Mar 21 Palermo, Italy Teatro Politeama
Mar 22 Catania, Italy Teatro Metropolitan
Apr 6 Morgantown, WV Creative Arts Center
Apr 7 Chapel Hill, NC UNC Chapel Hill
Apr 8 Atlanta, GA Ferst Center for the Arts
Apr 9 Clearwater, FL Ruth Echerd Hall
Apr 10 Miami, FL Fillmore
Apr 11 Gainesville, FL Phillips Center
Apr 13 Grand Prarie, TX Nokia Theatre
Apr 14 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
Apr 16 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center
Apr 17 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center
Apr 18 Tuscon, AZ Fox Tuscon Theatre
Apr 19 Los Angeles, CA Disney Concert Hall
Apr 20 Santa Barbara, CA Campball Hall UCSB
Apr 21 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre
Apr 23 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
Apr 24 San Francisco, CA Zellerbach Hall
Apr 25 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House
Apr 26 Santa Cruz, CA Civic Auditorium
Apr 28 Portland, OR Alladin Theater
Apr 29 Olympia, WA Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 30 Seattle, WA Meany Hall
May 1 Vancouver, BC Centre for Performing Arts
May 2 Eugene, OR Silva Concert Hall
May 4 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
May 5 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
May 7 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
May 8 St. Louis, MO Touhill Performing Arts Center
May 9 Saint Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater
May 10 Chicago, IL Orchestra Hall
May 12 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater
May 14 Detroit, MI Music Hall
May 16 Poughkeepsie, NY Bardavon Theatre
May 18 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
May 19 Bethesda, MD Strathmore Theatre
May 20 Boston, MA Orpheum
May 21 New York, NY Town Hall
May 22 New York, NY Town Hall

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