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Return to Forever Announces Reunion Tour Dates

Return to Forever, the pioneering fusion group of the 1970s featuring keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White, has announced the dates for their first tour in 30 years. The quartet will play more than 50 dates across North America and Europe, featuring primarily classic music from their chart-topping albums. Beginning in Austin, Texas, on May 29th, the group will swing across the U.S. and Canada in June, cross the Atlantic for July dates in Europe from Lithuania to London, then return to the States for an East Coast run of major venues.

The tour includes top outdoor festivals such as the Montreux Festival, the Montreal International Festival, Spain’s San Sebastian festival, France’s Nice Festival and the Freihofer’s Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, as well as theaters and concert halls.

A special two-CD Return to Forever anthology, compiled from the classic albums Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, Where Have I Known You Before, No Mystery and Romantic Warrior, will be released to coincide with the tour.

RETURN TO FOREVER 2008 TOUR DATES

MAY

29-30 (Thu-Fri) Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre

31 (Sat) Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Center

JUNE

1 (Sun) Dallas, TX – Nokia Theater at Grand Prairie

3 (Tue) Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

4 (Wed) Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall

6 (Fri) Portland, OR – Schnitzer Concert Hall

7 (Sat) Medford, OR – Britt Music Festival

8 (Sun) Seattle, WA – The Paramount

9 (Mon) Vancouver, BC – The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

11-12 (Wed-Thu) San Francisco, CA – The Grand at the Regency Center (2 shows/night)

13 (Fri) Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre

14 (Sat) Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre

17 (Tue) St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre

18 (Wed) Omaha, NE – Holland Performing Arts Center

19 (Thu) Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

20 (Fri) Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre

21 (Sat) Detroit, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

22 (Sun) Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre

24 (Tue) Cleveland, OH – The Plain Dealer Pavilion

25 (Wed) Toronto, Canada – Sony Centre

26 (Thu) Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Jazz Festival/Confederation Park

27 (Fri) Montreal, Canada – Pelletier Hall/Place Des Arts

28 (Sat) Saratoga Springs, NY – Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

JULY

2 (Wed) Vilnius, Lithuania – Vilnius Festival / Utenos Arena

4 (Fri) Warsaw, Poland – Congress Hall

5 (Sat) Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena

6 (Sun) Belgrade, Serbia – Belgrade Arena

8 (Tue) Paris, France – Olympia Hall

9 (Wed) Vienne, France – Vienne Jazz Festival

10 (Thu) Madrid, Spain – Via Jazz Festival

11 (Fri) Girona, Spain – Cap Roig Festival / Jardins de Cap Roig

12 (Sat) Lorca, Spain – Lorca Castle

13 (Sun) Valencia, Spain – Palau de la Musica

16 (Wed) Neuhardenberg, Germany / Schlosspark Nehardenberg

18 (Fri) Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival / Miles Davis Hall

19 (Sat) Essen, Germany – Grugahalle

21 (Mon) London, England – Indigo2

23 (Wed) Nice, France – Nice Jazz Festival / Jardin Stage

25 (Fri) San Sebastian, Spain – Auditorio del

30 (Wed) Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach

31 (Thu) Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

August

1 (Fri) Orlando, FL – House Of Blues

2 (Sat) Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

4 (Mon) Baltimore, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

5 (Tue) Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center For The Performing Arts – w/ Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

6 (Wed) Boston, MA – Bank Of America Pavilion – w/ Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

7 (Thu) New York, NY – United Palace

Photo by Lynn Goldsmith

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