John Mayall – 11/10 – El Rey Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)

mayallOriginally, John Mayall performed with three other men… However, due to severe storm conditions, guitarist Rocky Athas was unable to get out of Dallas for the band’s recent festival shows that led to Mayall performing as a trio. “Having never performed anywhere or at any time without a guitar sidekick, I found that I was able to explore new territories in a trio configuration playing organ, keyboards, harmonica and guitar,” Mayall said. “Needless to say I was surprised at how different and stimulating the experience was for me as a performer.” Mayall then made the decision to continue as trio, which includes band members Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport. Athas was very accepting and understanding of this decision and will now resume his solo career. As a trio, the band has discovered a new spark that will surely light up stadiums with extreme intensity.

The band’s latest album, Talk About That, will be released early next year on Forty Below Records and will include special guest Joe Walsh on two of the tracks. This fall, Rzab, Davenport and Mayall will be embarking for several weeks intensively touring all around the United States, hoping their fans will enjoy the fireworks coming their way. If you’re in the area, be sure to snag some tickets to the band’s show in Albuquerque, NM at the El Rey Theatre on Nov. 10 (For ticket information, go here). If you can’t make it to that show, check out the other tour dates below:

JOHN MAYALL TOUR DATES

9/8 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry NH

9/9 – Payomet Performing Arts Center – North Truro, MA

9/10 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT

9/13 – Skyline Ballroom – New York, NY

9/14 – Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ

9/15 – Daryl’s House  – Pawling, NY

9/16 – Swyer Theatre – The Egg – Albany, NY

9/17 – Niagara Falls Blues Festival – Niagara Falls, NY

9/18 – State Theatre – State College, PA

9/20 – Artsquest Musikfest Café – Bethlehem, PA

9/21 – Jergel’s Rhythm – Warrendale, PA

9/22 – The Kent Stage – Kent, OH

9/23 – Notes at Copious – Columbus, OH

9/24 – Live at Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH

9/25 – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre – Bloomington, IN

9/27 – Callahan’s Music Hall – Auburn Hills, MI

9/28 – Holland Park Theater – Holland, MI

9/29 – The Warehouse – Carmel, IN

9/30 – City Winery – Chicago, IL

10/1 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

10/2 – Dakota Jazz Club – Minneapolis, MN

10/4 – The Washington – Burlington, IA

10/5 – Knucklehead’s Saloon – Kansas City, MO

10/7 – King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena, AR

10/8 – Gumbo Festival at Smith Park – Jackson, MS

10/9 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA

10/11 – King Center – Melbourne, FL

10/12 – Amaturo Theater – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

10/13 – Capitol Theater – Clearwater, FL

10/14 – Lyric Theatre – Stuart, FL

10/15 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra, FL

11/3–11/6 – Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA

11/7 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR

11/9 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR

11/10 – El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

11/11 – Rio Theater – Santa Cruz, CA

11/12-11/13 – Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA

11/14 – Tower Theatre for Performing Arts – Fresno, CA

11/15 – Crest Theater – Sacramento, CA

11/16 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA

11/17 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA

11/18 – The Rose – Pasadena, CA

11/19 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA

11/20 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA

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