Joe Walsh 2016 Solo Tour Announced

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Joe Walsh 2016 Solo TourLess than two weeks after his co-headlining tour with Bad Company ends on July 3, Joe Walsh will follow it up with the month-long “Walsh Toor 2016” which will kick off in Ohio, birthplace of the James Gang, with dates in West Virginia, up and down the East Coast, as far north as Maine and down to South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Special guests JD & the Straight Shot will be opening. (More on them below.)

Walsh will be joined by his Barnstorm bandmate Joe Vitale on drums as well as Chad Cromwell, Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Larry Young on bass, Jimmy Wallace on keyboards and DJ Clayton Janes. Singers Leslie Fuller, Lois Mahalia, Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will provide background vocals.

In the tour announcement, Walsh said: “I decided to round up great players that I’ve played with in the past, like Joe, Waddy, Chad and Ricky. These guys know my music and I’m very comfortable playing with them. I think this band is the best I’ve had in a long time. I didn’t feel that the One Hell of a Night Tour should be the end based on how we are all playing.”

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Drawing from an extensive catalog of classic rock hits throughout his four-decade career, the set list will include “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far,” “Funk 49,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “In The City,” “Over and Over,” “Life of Illusion,” “Turn To Stone,” “Ordinary Average Guy,” “Analog Man” and more.

Walsh has been busy and recently contributed an original song, “No Man’s Land” to the documentary, Citizen Soldier, about an Oklahoma National Guard unit which was called up to active duty and fought heroically in Afghanistan. Walsh has also been working with Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and original James Gang guitarist Glenn Schwartz.

Guitarist/vocalist “JD” is none other than James Dolan, executive chairman of Madison Square Garden and CEO of Long Island, NY-based cable giant Cablevision Systems Corp. He is a friend and business partner of music industry titan Irving Azoff, the longtime Eagles manager. Dolan and Azoff have a sprawling, joint venture partnership called Azoff MSG Entertainment. On a personal level, it was Azoff who helped broker the deal that brought Phil Jackson to head up Dolan’s New York Knicks two years’ ago.

Related: Bad Company – Joe Walsh co-headlining tour info

Walsh Toor 2016 Dates (click here for tickets):

July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
July 19 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center for Arts & Sciences
July 21 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours
July 23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
July 26 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 28 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
July 30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata
July 31 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
Aug 02 – Fort Wayne, IN – Foellinger Theatre
Aug 04 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 06 – Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavillion
Aug 07 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
Aug 09 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
Aug 11 – Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center
Aug 13 – Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheatre
Aug 14 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
Sept 16 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
Sept 17 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up

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