Hailed by critics and fans alike as the “Guitar Event Of The Year,” the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2016. These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. This next edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour will encompass twenty seven performances this coming February and March, stopping in more than two dozen cities along the East Coast, Midwest and southern states. Now in its second decade, the tour celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of extraordinary musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde, as well as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa and many others. Billy Cox, bassist for both the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and BAND OF GYPSYS, anchors a rhythm section that provides the foundation for exciting renditions of such signature Hendrix favorites as “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”.

Jimi Hendrix was a pioneer in both rock and blues, and expanded the possibilities of what could be achieved with the electric guitar, forever altering the course of music history. Likewise, the Experience Hendrix Tour is developing a rich history of its own. By 2004, the first Experience Hendrix Tour came to fruition with a three-date string of shows on the west coast, starting in Hendrix‘s hometown of Seattle. By 2008, the Experience Hendrix Tour had become a full-fledged, coast-to-coast expedition that continues to date, without showing any signs of slowing down Audiences are presented the opportunity to see great artists paying homage to Hendrix and collaborating with each other in ways they’d never do in their own live shows.


Dweezil Zappa returns for his third Experience Hendrix Tour. “I’ve always been a great admirer of Jimi Hendrix,” he details. “My dad told me some great stories about playing with him. Jimi‘s ability to express himself so completely with an electric guitar is very inspiring to me. There was an authentic expression of his personality in the music. And that rings true to every generation. He wasn’t following trends. His playing was soulful and exciting and surprising.”

The 2016 Experience Hendrix Tour also includes guitarist Mato Nanji of INDIGENOUS, vocalists Henri Brown and Noah Hunt, and drummer Chris Layton, who was recently inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE. Additionally, special guests will include the likes of Keb’ Mo’, Doyle Bramhall II, Ana Popovic and the SLIDE BROTHERS. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour dates:

Feb. 24 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
Feb. 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Feb. 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
Feb. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
Feb. 28 – Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center
Feb. 29 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn
Mar. 02 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Mar. 03 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Mar. 04 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
Mar. 05 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar. 06 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater
Mar. 08 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater
Mar. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Mar. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Mar. 11 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theater
Mar. 12 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
Mar. 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
Mar. 15 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Casino
Mar. 16 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
Mar. 17 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater
Mar. 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
Mar. 19 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino
Mar. 20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
Mar. 22 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
Mar. 23 – Worcester, MA – Hanover Theatre
Mar. 24 – New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion
Mar. 25 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino