Return to Forever IV Announces 32-City Tour

Corea, Clarke and White to tour US with Jean-Luc Ponty and Frank Gambale

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Lenny White performing with Return to Forever IV
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Three of the core members of the seminal jazz-rock group Return to Forever have joined forces again for a blockbuster tour, this time adding violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and guitarist Frank Gambale to the mix. The five will be doing a 32-city tour, beginning on August 7. Sharing a bill with RTF IV, as they’re calling themselves, will be Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, a tribute from son to father.

In a press release received at JazzTimes, Corea said: “Since all the guys in the band are such good composers, I wanted to have everyone’s compositions add to the new RTF IV vibe. So we all agreed: let’s open it up – which is the way we like it, and I think the way the fans like it too.”

Here are the dates as currently scheduled for the tour:

8/7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

8/8 – Buffalo, NY – UAB Center for the Arts

8/9 – Baltimore, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

8/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center

8/11 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion

8/12 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre

8/13 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre

8/16 – Columbus, OH – The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

8/17 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre

8/18 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

8/19 – Detroit, MI – MeadowBrook Music Festival

8/20 – Chicago, IL – The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino

8/21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat

8/22 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center

8/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

8/25 – St. Louis, MO – Fabulous Fox Theatre

8/26 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland By AMC

8/27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

8/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden

9/8 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

9/9 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

9/10 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre

9/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

9/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

9/14 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

9/15 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater

9/17 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center

9/19 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s By the Bay

9/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

9/21 – Davis, CA – Mondavi Center

9/22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

9/23 – Eugene, OR – Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center

9/24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

For more information about the group and tour, you can visit their website.

Here is a video from a recent performance in Australia: