J.J. Cale coming to Victoria

February 28, 2009 at 11:20 am (jazz, music, performance) ()

While not yet confirmed on the Alix Goolden Hall website, it appears that J.J. Cale will perform at that venue on April 11, according to Jazz News (“JJ CALE CONFIRMS FIRST SOLO TOUR IN FIVE YEARS IN SUPPORT OF “SUPREMELY CHILL, UTTERLY AGELESS” (ROLLING STONE) NEW ALBUM ROLL ON (ROUNDER RECORDS)”):

JJ Cale has confirmed his first tour in five years, returning to the road with a few weeks of solo shows in intimate west coast venues. The tour is in support of his sublime Rounder Records

debut Roll On, with a portion of the proceeds from each show to be donated to animal shelters and rescue efforts in each city. The album, out February 24, is getting rave reviews, and the title track featuring Eric Clapton on guitar was the #1 Most Added song at AAA radio in its first week.

“The songs are top-shelf… his bubbling guitar – as much a jam band archetype as Jerry Garcia’s – glints across the shadows.” –Rolling Stone

Roll On [is] a showcase for Mr. Cale’s laidback shuffle.” –The Wall Street Journal

Roll On finds Cale back in vintage form. You can practically feel the tour bus hitting the open road in the title track.” –The Boston Globe

3/27 – McCabe’s, Santa Monica, CA
3/28 – McCabe’s, Santa Monica, CA
3/29 – Belly Up, Solona Beach, CA
3/30 – Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
4/1 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA
4/2 – Bimbo’s, San Francisco, CA
4/3 – Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
4/5 – WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
4/6 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
4/7 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA
4/8 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA
4/10 – Capilano University, Vancouver, BC
4/11 – Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, BC

[emphasis added; see more]

We’ll keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale… Stay tuned!


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