The Yardbirds, the band that spearheaded the British Blues Boom of the 1960s and brought the world Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, will tour the Northeast starting February 1 in Buffalo, New York.
The lineup includes original member Jim McCarty (drums) plus guitarist Ben King, bassist David Smale and vocalist Andy Mitchell, whose sound is straight out of the mid-'50s Chicago school of blues.
Chris Dreja, rhythm guitarist and co-founder, is recuperating at home after a recent illness and will not be part of this short tour.
The Yardbirds will co-bill with Vanilla Fudge at the following venues: *
2/1/12 - Buffalo, NY - The Tralf *
2/2/12 - Nichols, NY - Tioga Downs Racetrack
2/3/12 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
2/4/12 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre *
2/6/12 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
2/8/12 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall *
2/9/12 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre *
• Co-Headline with Vanilla Fudge