John McLaughlin Sits in on Jimmy Fallon Show on NBC

The legendary guitarist to perform with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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Guitarist John McLaughlin kicks off his tour of America, with a special appearance on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on NBC tonight (Friday, November 5) at 12:35 am, EST. (Yes, we know that technically that’s Saturday, November 6.) McLaughlin will sit in with the show’s house band The Roots. As Miles Davis famously uttered during the Jack Johnson recording, “Go ahead, John.”

Later this month, McLaughlin will perform and be the guest of honor at the New Universe Music Festival in Raleigh, NC on November 20 and 21. That festival, organized by Abstract Logix founder Souvik Datta, also includes performances by Lenny White, Jimmy Herring and other noted jazz/fusion players.

Here are the rest of McLaughlin’s tour dates in North America:

Nov. 10 Quebec City, Palais Montcalm

Nov. 11 Toronto, ONT Koerner Hall

Nov. 12 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre

Nov. 13 New York, NY Town Hall

Nov. 14 Alexandria, VA Birchmere

Nov. 16 Boston, MA House of Blues

Nov. 18 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theatre

Nov. 19 St. Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall

Nov. 20 Atlanta, GA Rialto Center

Nov. 21 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater

Nov. 23 Austin, TX One World Theatre

Nov. 24 Austin, TX One World Theatre

Nov. 27 Mexico Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

Nov. 29 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

Nov. 30 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Theatre

Dec. 1 Los Angeles, CA UCLA

Dec. 3 Tucson, AZ The Fox

Dec. 4 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre

Dec. 5 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley

Dec. 7 Portland, OR True West Alladin Theatre

Dec. 10 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater

Dec. 11 Berkeley, CA Zellerbach Hall

McLaughlin will be performing with his Fourth Dimension band, including Gary Husband (keys & drums), Etienne Mbappé (bass) and Mark Mondésir (drums).