EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR Comes To NJPAC
Recognized by the world by being the most ICONIC American rock guitarist ever- EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR is coming to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, March 29, at 8 P.M. Celebrate the music and legacy of guitar great Jimi Hendrix as the Experience Hendrix tour heads out on the road, featuring Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), Joe Satriani (Deep Purple), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Jonny Lang (The Big Bang), special guest Taj Mahal, and many others.The multi-artist lineup will be joined by Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doug Pinnick (King's X), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble), Mato Nanji (Indigenous), Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown and Kevin McCormick. Additional special guests include David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas.
Participating artists will perform all their favorite signature songs by Hendrix, including "Little Wing," "Fire," "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)."
The Experience Hendrix Tour evokes the era when artists treated each performance as a unique interaction with the audience. Hendrix called this his "Electric Church." The tour fully embraces this approach, presenting multiple opportunities for performers and the audience to witness unique collaborations.
Now in its second decade, the tour celebrates Hendrix's musical genius by bringing together a diverse array of extraordinary musicians. Next month, the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland album (1968) will be reissued as a deluxe set in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Tickets to see EXPERIENCE HENDRIX are available on Friday, October 19th at 10 A.M. at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.
Jimi Hendrix, was "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music" according to The Rock Hall Of Fame. Born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942 Hendrix had been playing guitar since the age of 15. He first began his career with playing gigs on the Chitlin' Circuit. He later then earned a spot in the Isley Brothers band where he played houseguest with them from 1963 until 1965 in Englewood, NJ. It wasn't until he was discovered by his manager Linda Keith in late 1966 where his career had taken off. Within months Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the JIMI HENDRIX Experience: "hey Joe," "Purple Haze," and "The wind Cries Mary." In 1967 He claimed his fame in the U.S. after his performance at The Monterey Pop Festival. Even though his fame lasted for only a few years his music will last forever.
Hendrix had received many awards during his lifetime such as the Pop Musician of the Year by Melody Maker in 1967, Rolling Stones Performer of the Year in 1968. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and 1970. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 9 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children and families) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
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