The string of dates run from January 4th - 29th and will be a rare treat as most shows will be an evening with Eric Johnson as Eric and his band (bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Wayne Salzmann) will be the only performers – except for six dates, which will feature talented acoustic guitarist Andy McKee (1/6 NYC, 1/7 Phoenixville, 1/12 Chicago, 1/14 Chicago, 1/18 Anaheim, and 1/19 Los Angeles), while Peppino wil open 1/21 in Visalia.
Johnson will be performing on a variety of stellar equipment that he fully endorses, including a newly released Signature Series speaker by Eminence and Fuzz Face by Dunlop (distortion pedal) retro'd back to Hendrix model.
Exactly a year ago, the aforementioned Up Close was released – Johnson's sixth studio release over, which featured such special guests as Sonny Landreth, Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan, and Jonny Lang, and was later reissued as a beautiful 180-gram vinyl edition.
Up Close Tour dates include:
4 - Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live
5 - Bay Shore, NY - Boulton Center
6 - New York, NY - BB King's
7 - Phoenixville, PA - Colonial Theatre
8 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
10 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
11 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
12 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
13 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
14 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
18 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
19 - W. Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
21 - Visalia, CA - Fox Theatre
22 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
25 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
26 - Napa, CA - Opera House
27 - Modesto, CA - State Theatre
28 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
29 - Phoenix, AZ - Compound Grill