The Edgar Winter Band and Rick Derringer will return to take part in the second annual edition of the Rock'N'Blues Fest tour, which will feature a variety of veteran artists who showcase the merger of rock 'n' roll and the blues. Joining Winter's group and Derringer on this year's lineup will be two Woodstock legends -- Ten Years After and Canned Heat -- as well as Canadian guitar whiz Pat Travers .
The 2013 Rock'N'Blues Fest tour is scheduled to get under way on July 27 in Las Vegas and currently is plotted out through an August 24 stop in Clearwater, Florida. A total of 19 shows have been confirmed, although more dates are expected to be announced for the trek soon.
Ten Years After's current lineup features three of the group's four original members -- drummer Ric Lee , bassist Leo Lyons and keyboardist Chick Churchill . Sadly, founding singer/guitarist Alvin Lee died in March at the age of 68. Speaking about the upcoming outing, Ric Lee says in a statement, "We are…excited to tour the U.S. as we pay tribute to band-mate Alvin Lee, while igniting a new wave of youthful excitement and appeasing long-term fans."
Winter, meanwhile, promises that his band "will be doing a new and very different show" from last year's Rock'n'Blues concerts. He adds that because 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of The Edgar Winter Group 's classic album They Only Come Out at Night , "we intend to celebrate the occasion by playing some of the songs from that album I haven't done in years."
Here are all of the announced Rock'n'Blues Fest tour dates so far:
7/27 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Cannery Casino
7/28 -- Saratoga, CA, The Winery
7/30 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey's by the Sea
8/2 -- Anaheim, CA, The Grove
8/3 -- Flagstaff, AZ, Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park
8/4 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
8/7 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Zoo
8/9 -- Chicago, IL, Country Club Hills Theater
8/10 -- Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheater
8/11 -- Yonkers, NY, Empire City Casino
8/13 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre
8/14 -- Glenside, PA, The Keswick Theater
8/15 -- Providence, RI, The Park Theater
8/16 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
8/17 -- Rama, Canada, Casino Rama
8/18 -- Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
8/21 -- Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino
8/22 -- Hyannis, MA, Melody Tent
8/24 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
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