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Fourplay Announce Tour

In support of its ninth studio album, Journey, smooth supergroup Fourplay will hit the road this Saturday to begin a 25-city national tour. The tour starts with a gig at the Thornton Winery in Temecula, Calif. and the band will work eastward to wrap it all up on Nov. 21 in Palmerton, Penn.

Fourplay, comprised of keyboardist Bob James, bassist/vocalist Nathan East, guitarist Larry Carlton and drummer Harvey Mason, recorded its new album at Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena, Calif. Longtime Fourplay producer Don Murray was in tow and the band went into the studio with mostly just simple sketches of the tunes’ original melodies. Journey includes nine Fourplay originals and a cover of Sting’s “Fields of Gold.” Nathan East lends his vocals to “Play Around It” and the title track “Journey,” which also features Bikki Johnson on background vocals and shaker.

Tour dates:

August 21 • Temecula, CA • Thornton Winery

August 22 • Los Angeles, CA • Hollywood Bowl

August 25 • Saratoga, CA • Garden Theatre

September 10 • West Bend, WI • Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival

September 11 • St. Paul, MN • Fitzgerald Theater

September 12 • Marshall, MO • Crossroads Amphitheater

September 13 • St. Louis, MO • The Pageant

September 15 • Cleveland, OH • Playhouse Square Center

September 16 • Detroit, MI • Detroit Opera House

September 17 • Columbus, OH • Promowest Pavilion

September 18 • Chicago, IL • Chicago Theatre

September 21 • Austin, TX • One World Theater

September 22 • Houston, TX • Verizon Wireless Theater

October 14 • Rehoboth Beach, DE • Rehoboth Autumn Jazz

Festival

October 15 • Glenside, PA • Keswick Theatre

October 16 • Atlantic City, NJ • Trump Marina – The

Shell

November 11 • Jacksonville, FL • Florida Theatre

November 12, 13 • Atlanta, GA • Georgia Institute of

Technology

November 14 • Charlotte, NC • Ovens Auditorium

November 15 • Durham, NC • Carolina Theatre of Durham

November 16 • Washington, DC • GW Lisner Auditorium

November 18 • New York, NY • Town Hall

November 19 • Huntington, NY • Inter-Media Arts Center

November 20 • New Haven, CT • Southern CT State University

November 21 • Palmerton, PA • Penn’s Peak

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