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Bela Fleck and The Flecktones Announce North American Tour

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones have announced a summer tour of North America. It includes four major jazz festivals in Canada: Saskatchewan, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

On May 17, the band -- Bela Fleck (banjo), Howard Levy (piano/harmonica), Victor Wooten (bass) and Roy "Futureman" Wooten (percussion/Drumitar) -- released Rocket Science, a reunion album that marks their first recording together in 20 years. It went to No. 1 on Billboard's Jazz Chart, Soundscan's Jazz Chart, and iTune's Jazz Chart.

Rolling Stone said Rocket Science "finds the Grammy Award-winning group still in fine progressive form."

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones tour dates:

  • 6/28 - Saskatoon, CAN - Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
  • 6/30 - Toronto, CAN - Toronto Jazz Festival
  • 7/2 - Ottawa, CAN - Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • 7/3 - Montreal, CAN - Montreal Jazz Festival
  • 7/7 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
  • 7/8 - Lowell, MA - Boarding House Park
  • 7/9 - Newport, RI - Newport Yachting Center
  • 7/10 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
  • 7/21 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
  • 7/22 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
  • 7/23 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theater
  • 7/24 - Littleton, CO - Denver Botanical Gardens at Chatfield
  • 7/27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
  • 7/28 - Sun Valley, ID - Sun Valley Pavilion
  • 7/30 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • 7/31 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
  • 8/3 - Apple Valley, MN - Zoo Amphitheater
  • 8/4 - Washburn, WI - Big Top Chatauqua
  • 8/5 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens
  • 8/6 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
  • 8/7 - Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Pavilion
  • 8/9 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
  • 8/11 - Asheville, NC - The Biltmore Estate
  • 8/12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
  • 8/13 - Portsmouth, VA - Teles Wireless Pavilion
  • 8/14 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
  • 8/26 - Windsor, CT - Summerwind
  • 8/27 - Portland, ME - State Theater
  • 8/28 - New York, NY - Governor's Island
  • 9/2 - Binghamton, NY - Binghamton University
  • 9/3 - High Mount, NY - Belleayre Music Festival
  • 9/4 - Orkney Springs, VA - Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.