Here’s another quick touring dates announcement for the current incarnation of a very legendary Rock and Roll band – The Yardbirds. Dig in.
The Press Release:
New York, NY (February 22, 2017)—Following the success of their 2016 tour, The Yardbirds head back out on the road this March. Enjoying a run of solid sold-out performances in 2016, The Yardbirds continue to hold true to the band’s legacy of masterful musicianship. Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer / founding member / drummer Jim McCarty, the band (consisting of guitarist Johnny A, bassist Kenny Aaronson, singer/blues harpist/percussionist Myke Scavone, and lead singer/guitarist John Idan) evoke the essence of the classic Yardbirds sound.
Experiencing a Yardbirds concert is akin to a music history lesson. An integral part of the 1960s’ “British Invasion”, these blues-rock pioneers played a significant role in laying the groundwork for rock music. The band crafted blues-rock / psychedelic anthems “For Your Love”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, “Train Kept A-Rollin’”, and “Heart Full Of Soul”, to name a few — building an undeniable legacy that still reigns strong in 2017.
Get a taste of The Yardbirds LIVE: “Heart Full Of Soul”: https://vimeo.com/204457204/9aba7db9d0
The Tour Dates:
March 4 – Melbourne, FL – King Center
March 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium
March 7 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs Center For The Arts
March 9 – The Villages, FL – Savannah Center
May 27 – Simi Valley, CA – Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest
May 28 – Oroville, CA – Feather Falls Casino
May 30 & 31 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
June 3 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Harrah’s Casino
June 4 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door
June 7 – Del Mar, CA – San Diego County Fair
June 10 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Casino
June 16 – Chattanooga, TN – River Bend Festival
July 7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Resorts Casino
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, my own best memory of The Yardbirds comes from listening to classic Rock radio back in the day when it was just called “Rock Radio”. The WNEW’s the WPLJ’s and the rest. All long gone from what they once were but the tunes remain ingrained on my musical lexicon. I did see The Yardbirds once when Jim had other members in the lineup but that was a few years ago so if they come back around these parts I would love to check them out. What do you readers think of this one? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.theyardbirds.com