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Guitarist ERIC JOHNSON Launches "Evening With" US Tour Tonight

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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at 09:24:04 EST

Few rock guitarists can take an audience on an unforgettable journey like ERIC JOHNSON can – who has been delivering stellar recordings and unforgettable live performances for decades by this point. And come January, Johnson will give fans more stand-out concert memories to cherish, as it has been announced that he will be touring the US, in support of his latest album, Up Close.

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:

January
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



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