Eric Johnson to Launch 'Up Close' Summer Tour in July

In July, Eric Johnson will launch a summer tour to continue support of his latest album, 2010's Up Close.

From July 7 through Aug. 20, Johnson will be touring the U.S. as a headliner, and he'll join up with Steve Miller for shows at the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Clark County, Washington, on July 17 and the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, on Aug. 7. He will also join Buddy Guy on July 21 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Red Sky Music Festival.

Up Close was recently released on 180-gram vinyl housed in a beautiful double-LP gatefold package with printed sleeves. The album was remastered specially for its vinyl release by Jim Wilson.

ERIC JOHNSON TOUR DATES (with more dates to be announced soon):

  • Jul-07ThuTempe, AZThe Marquee
  • Jul-08FriTucson, AZRialto
  • Jul-09SatSan Diego, CAAnthology
  • Jul-10SunAgoura Hills, CACanyon Club
  • Jul-12TueSacramento, CAHarlow’s
  • Jul-13WedRedondo Beach, CABrixton
  • Jul-14ThuSanta Ana, CAGalaxy Theater
  • Jul-15FriLivermore, CABankhead Theater
  • Jul-16SatGrants Pass, ORRogue Theatre
  • Jul-17SunClark County, WASleep Country
  • Jul-19TueSeattle, WATriple Door
  • Jul-21ThuOmaha, NERed Sky Music Fest
  • Jul-22FriDenver, COBluebird
  • Aug-02TueSt Louis, MOOld Rock House
  • Aug-04ThuMinneapolis, MNVarsity Theatre
  • Aug-05FriMilwaukee, WIPabst Theater
  • Aug-06SatCleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom
  • Aug-07SunClarkston, MIDTE Energy
  • Aug-09TueAlexandria, VABirchmere
  • Aug-10WedNew York, NYBB Kings
  • Aug-11ThuLondonberry, NHTupelo
  • Aug-12FriFoxborough, MAShowcase Live
  • Aug-13SatPoughkeepsie, NY The Chance
  • Aug-14SunSellersville, PASellersville Theater

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. 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 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. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.