Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Remember Shakti Hits the Road

John McLaughlin is gearing up for a busy fall. As we reported in July, the legendary fusion guitarist has a fancy new CD, Thieves and Poets (Verve) with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, coming out on October 14. While the new album mixes elaborate orchestration and acoustic guitar, Johnny Mac isn’t going to tour with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie (that would cost too many Euros). Rather, he’s putting his Remember Shakti band on the road.

The group will feature McLaughlin on guitar, Zakir Hussain on tabla, V. Selvaganesh on ghatam, kanjira and maretangham and U. Shrinivas on mandolin. Remember Shaki will be joined by vocalist Shankar Mahadevan from September16 through 21.

Here’s the complete tour:

Tue 9/16/03

Boulder Theater

Boulder, CO

Thu 9/18/03

UCLA (Tennis Center)

Westwood, CA

Fri 9/19/03

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey, CA

Sat 9/20/03

UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Sun 9/21/03

Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts

Saratoga, CA

Thu 9/25/03

Paramount Theater

Seattle, WA

Fri 9/26/03

Symphony Hall

Portland, OR

Sun 9/28/03

Verizon Wireless Theater

Houston, TX

Mon 9/29/03

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

Tue 9/30/03

Wexner Center

Cleveland, OH

Wed 10/01/03

Chicago Theater

Chicago, IL

Fri 10/03/03

Town Hall

New York, NY

Sat 10/04/03

Lisner Auditorium

Washington, DC

Thu 10/09/03

Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts

Burlington, VT

Originally Published