Doors guitarist Robby Krieger has announced plans to hit the road with his band Robby Krieger's Jam Kitchen. The tour will kick off on August 9th in Sturgis, South Dakota and wrap on September 1st in Orlando, Florida. According to ABC News Radio, the band's lineup will include former Frank Zappa bassist Arthur Barrow and keyboardist Tommy Mars, War saxophonist Larry Klimas and session drummer Tom Brechtlein.
- The new tour is Krieger's first outing since last year's outing in support of his instrumental album, Singularity. Fans can expect to hear some Doors hits during the tour but that wasn't always the case with Krieger's shows. He explained: "Y'know, at first when I would play alone, I didn't do any Doors 'cause I'd had albums come out and stuff. But then I used to go see those Doors tribute bands, and boy, were they having fun, and the audience was having fun, and I was, 'Wait a minute -- those are my songs.' So I started playing them more and more, and we do a lot of Doors stuff now."
- There's no word yet on whether Robby Krieger's Jam Kitchen will hit the studio after the tour or if any of the performance will be captured for a live album.
- Robby Krieger's Jam Kitchen Tour Dates:
August 9th - Sturgis, SD
August 11th - Chicago, IL
August 14th - Ferndale, MI
August 20th - New York, NY
August 23rd - West Warwick, RI
August 24th - Boston, MA
August 25th - Oak Bluffs, MA
August 27th - Sellersville, PA
September 1st - Orlando, FL
- They're two surviving members of the Doors -- drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The two men made peace earlier this year following the death of keyboardistRay Manzarek. Manzarek died on May 20th at age 74 of bile duct cancer.
- The Doors released three albums following Jim Morrison's death on July 3rd, 1971. They were 1971's Other Voices, 1972's Full Circle, and 1978's An American Prayer, which consist of the band creating music to back Morrison's previously recorded spoken word performances.
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