Dave Mason & Steve Cropper Plan Tour Together

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This summer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitar greats Dave Mason (of Traffic) and Steve Cropper (of Booker T. and the MG’s) will hit the road together for the first time in their careers on the Rock & Soul Revue tour. The tour will land in several cities throughout the U.S. (see all currently confirmed dates below, including first show/special engagement at Saloon Studios in West Jefferson, N.C., on May 12).

“This should be great fun,” states Mason in a press release. He first met Cropper in the early ’70s. “We’ve never shared the stage together but when I got to thinking about who I’d like to play with on a jam-like tour, Steve Cropper was one of the first that came to mind It’ll be a great combination of songs for fans to enjoy and, musically, it’s definitely a show not to be missed.”

Cropper adds, “I am really looking forward to this tour and hope that fans in attendance have as much fun as we’ll be having on stage. This one’s going to be great! Keep America rockin’!”

Watch Dave Mason perform Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy”

The Rock & Soul Revue show will feature Mason and Cropper performing their greatest hits and personal favorites. While some songs will be performed solo by each, most of the songs will be together, backed by Dave Mason’s longtime touring band that includes Alvino Bennett on drums, Tony Patler on keys and vocals, Johnne Sambataro on guitar and vocals and newest addition, singer Gretchen Rhodes, who will be opening most of the shows with her own set.

Related: See who else will be on the road this summer!

Fans can expect to hear such well-known Mason hits and affiliated songs as “All Along the Watchtower,” “Only You Know and I Know,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Every Woman,” “We Just Disagree” and “Feelin’ Alright,” along with such Cropper classics as “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Green Onions,” “In the Midnight Hour,” “Knock on Wood” and “Soul Man.”

Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 as a founding member of Traffic, and continues to perform as a solo artist with sold-out shows all over the world. Cropper was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Related: Mason’s classic Alone Together revisited

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper’s Rock & Soul Revue Tour Dates 2018* (Tickets here and here)

May 12 – Saloon Studios – West Jefferson, North Carolina

July 5 – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts – Salina, Kansas
July 7 – Saturday in the Park / Grandview Park – Sioux City, Iowa
July 11 – Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, Illinois
July 13 – Festival in Sycamore / Bechtold Park – Sycamore Township, Ohio
July 14 – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall – Munhall, Pennsylvania
July 15 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, New York

Aug 16 – Cabot Theatre – Beverly, Massachusetts
Aug 18 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Aug 19 – The Kent Stage – Kent, Ohio
Aug 22 – Hart Theatre – Albany, New York
Aug 23 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
Aug 25 – Soundstage Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland

Sep 28 – The Rose – Pasadena, California
Sep 29 – Libbey Bowl – Ojai, California

October 6 – King Biscuit Blues Festival / Cherry Street Pavilion – Helena, Arkansas

*Additional dates to be announced.

Watch Steve Cropper and the late Donald “Duck” Dunn perform “Green Onions”


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