07/12/12

Pat Metheny Unity Band Releases Album, Schedules Tour

First Metheny-led band in 30 years to feature sax

Pat Metheny and the Unity Band—Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass—has released Unity Band on Nonesuch Records. The lineup is the first Metheny-led outfit in 30 years to include a saxophonist. The album features nine new Metheny compositions.

The group will tour the United States this summer and fall, with stops in 39 cities. The full schedule follows.

Pat Metheny Unity BandTour Schedule

Jul 29 Caramoor Festival Katonah, NY
Jun 30 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
Jul 31 Musikfest Café Bethlehem, PA
Aug 1-2 Rams Head Annapolis, MD
Aug 3 Boarding House Park Lowell, MA
Aug 4 Newport Jazz Festival Newport, RI
Aug 5 Westhampton Beach PAC Westhampton Beach, NY
Aug 7-8 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Aug 9 Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA
Aug 10 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
Aug 11 Belleayre Music Festival Highmount, NY
Sep 1 German House Theater Rochester, NY
Sep 2 Detroit Jazz Festival Detroit, MI
Sep 4-5 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
Sep 7 Denver Botanic Gardens Denver, CO
Sep 8 Wheeler Opera House Aspen, CO
Sep 9 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 11 Alladin Theater Portland, OR
Sep 12 Woldson Theater at the Fox Spokane, WA
Sep 13-16 Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
Sep 18 Napa Valley Opera House Napa, CA
Sep 19-21 Yoshi's San Francisco, CA
Sep 23 Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA
Sep 24 The Broad Stage Santa Monica, CA
Sep 26 Anthology San Diego, CA
Sep 27 Lobero Theater Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 28 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Sep 29 Mesa Performing Arts Center Mesa, AZ
Oct 1 Fox Theatre Tucson, AZ
Oct 2 The Lensic Santa Fe, NM
Oct 4 Moody Theater Austin, TX
Oct 5 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Oct 6 MSU Reilly Center Meridian, MS
Oct 7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Oct 9 Mercyhurst College Erie, PA
Oct 10 Onandega Community College Syracuse, NY
Oct 11 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Oct 13 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
Oct 14 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA

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