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Published: 2013/08/09

Taj Mahal and Vusi Mahlasela to Take Part in the World Blues Tour

Taj Mahal will celebrate the tradition and variation of American blues when he tours across the Country headlining the World Blues Tour this fall. The Harlem born blues guitarist will perform with the Taj Mahal Trio, but he’ll also be accompanied by artists of various blues influences.

The tour will also include South African guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela, and Fredericks Brown, a modern rock-leaning band that features Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal, on vocals. Taj Mahal is also familiar with Mahlasela however, having played with him at Nelson Mandela’s HIV/AIDS benefit event before producing Mahlasela’s most recent album, Say Africa.

The tour will begin in California, moving east until it reaches the tri-state area followed by a few other spots on the east coast.

Here’s a list of the North American Tour Dates

October 4 Napa, CA — Napa Valley Opera House
October 5 Santa Cruz, CA — Rio Theatre
October 6 Malibu, CA — Smothers Theatre – Pepperdine University
October 7 San Diego, CA — Belly Up
October 10 Las Vegas, NV — Reynolds Hall – Smith Center for the Performing Arts
October 11 Phoenix, AZ — Music Theatre – Musical Instrument Museum
October 12 Tucson, AZ — Fox Tucson Theatre
October 13 Santa Fe, NM — Lensic Performing Arts Center
October 15 Logan, UT — Ellen Eccles Theatre – Cache Valley Center for the Arts
October 16 Logan, UT — Ellen Eccles Theatre – Cache Valley Center for the Arts
October 17 Idaho Falls, ID — Colonial Theatre
October 19 Boulder, CO — Boulder Theater
October 22 Columbia, MO — Jesse Auditorium – University of Missouri
October 23 Tulsa, OK — Chapman Music Hall – Tulsa Performing Arts Center
October 24 Manhattan, KS — McCain Auditorium – Kansas State University
October 25 Omaha, NE — Peter Kiewit Concert Hall – Holland Performing Arts Center
October 26 Wichita, KS — Orpheum Theatre
October 27 Overland Park, KS — Yardley Hall – Johnson County Community College
October 30 Toronto, ON — Koerner Concert Hall – Royal Conservatory of Music
November 1 Buffalo, NY — Center for the Arts – SUNY Buffalo
November 2 Schenectady, NY — Proctors
November 3 Great Barrington, MA — Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
November 4 Red Bank, NJ — Count Basie Theatre
November 5 Binghamton, NY — Osterhout Concert Theatre – Anderson Center for the Arts
November 6 St. Johnsbury, VT — Fuller Hall – St. Johnsbury Academy
November 8 Keene, NH — Colonial Theatre
November 9 Wilmington, DE — Grand Opera House
November 10 Union, NJ — Enlow Recital Hall – Kean University
November 12 Chapel Hill, NC — Memorial Hall – Chapel Hill
November 13 Richmond, VA — Carpenter Theatre
November 14 Newport News, VA — Ferguson Center for the Arts
November 15 Fairfax, VA — Center for the Arts – George Mason
November 16 Fairfield, CT — Kelley Theatre – Quick Center for the Arts

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