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Hopes for a Cream reunion ended when singer/bassist Jack Bruce died in October 2014, but perhaps this is the next best thing. A 50th anniversary tribute tour of North America featuring musicians related to the band’s three members — Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton — will take place this fall.
The Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour, which previously visited Australia and New Zealand last year, launches a North American leg September 28 in Ottawa, Canada. The group is made up of Bruce’s son, Malcolm, on bass and vocals, Baker’s son Kofi on drums, and guitarist Will Johns, who’s the son of Paula Boyd, sister of Clapton’s ex-wife, Pattie Boyd.
The trek will visit venues in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. and Eastern Canada, and will wind down November 16 in Cincinnati.
The concerts will feature performances of many classic Cream songs, as well as a multimedia presentation offering previously unseen footage and rare photos of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame trio. In addition, the musicians will share recollections about their famous family members.
“We had such an amazing response to our first tour in Australia and New Zealand that we’ve spent some considerable time adding to the show,” Malcolm Bruce reveals. “Now, we not only have this amazing legacy of music to play, but an opportunity to share some wonderful insights and stories with our audience…a backstage pass like no other, if you will.”
Adds, Kofi Baker, “We also have a few surprises in store that we know people are going to really respond to.”
For more details about the trek, visit MusicofCream.com.
Here are all of the confirmed North American dates:
9/28 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, Centrepoint Theatre
9/29 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Corona Theatre
9/30 — Quebec City, QC, Canada, Imperial Bell
10/2 — South Burlington, VT, Higher Ground
10/4 — Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
10/5 — Woonsocket, RI, Stadium Theatre
10/6 — New Bedford, MA, Zeiterion Theatre
10/7 — Portland, ME, State Theatre
10/9 — Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre
10/11 — Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium
10/12 — New London, CT, Garde Arts Center
10/13 — Concord, NH, Capitol Centre for the Arts — Chubb Theatre
10/14 — Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn’s Peak
10/16 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/17 — Huntington, NY, The Paramount
10/18 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
10/19 — Waterloo, NY, The Vine at Del Lago Casino
10/21 — Albany, NY, Hart Theatre Empire State Plaza PAC — “The Egg”
10/23 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
10/24 — Harrisburg, PA, Stage @ Club XL
10/25 — Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
10/26 — Greensburg, PA, Palace Theatre
11/1 — Cleveland, OH, Playhouse Square — State Theatre
11/2 — Newark, OH, Midland Theatre
11/3 — Indianapolis, IN, The Vogue
11/7 — Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Performing Arts Center
11/8 — St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre
11/9 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
11/10 — Cedar Rapids, IA, Paramount Theatre
11/11 — St. Paul, MN, Fitzgerald Theatre
11/13 — Wausau, WI, Grand Theater
11/14 — Madison, WI, Orpheum Theater
11/15 — Louisville, KY, Brown Theatre
11/16 — Cincinnati, OH, Bogarts
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