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Published: 2013/09/26

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to Honor Ray Charles on Upcoming Tour

We recently reported on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s upcoming Ray Charles tribute tour, but it looks like the band has added even more dates.

The extended run is billed as The Soul Spectacular Tour: A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party, and the shows will be similar to past KDTU tribute performances that honored the Beastie Boys and The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. In addition, Zach Deputy and The Cosmic Horns will be joining the band for most of the dates.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Zach Deputy first honored Brother Ray earlier this year with a special concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. The band enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to turn it into a full tour. The announcement is rather timely too, seeing as the USPS just revealed the design for the new Ray Charles commemorative stamp.

KDTU will play a few more standard shows before kicking off the Soul Spectacular Tour in Bellingham, WA on October 14. The group will then make its way across the country over the course of the next two months before heading to the Bear Creek Music Festival for a two-night run. KDTU have also announced a New Year’s Eve show at Park West in Chicago with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Dates

September 26 Baltimore, MD – 8X10 *
September 28 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls *
October 11 Corolla, NC – Mustang Music Festival
October 12 Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Music Festival
October 14 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo ^^
October 15 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ^^
October 16 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater ^^
October 17 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall ^^
October 18 Arcata, CA – Arcata Theater ^^
October 19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^^
October 20 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s ^^
October 22 Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley ^^
October 23 Santa Barbara, CA – SOHO ^^
October 24 Los Angeles, CA – The El Rey Theatre ^^
October 25 & 26 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern ^^
October 31 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium ^^
November 5 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay ^^
November 6 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ^^
November 7 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Auditorium **
November 8 & 9 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel ^^
November 10 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 ^^
November 12 Nashville, TN – Exit/In ^^
November 13 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater ^^
November 14 Charleston, SC – The Pour House ^^
November 15 & 16 Live Oak, FL – Bear Creek Music Festival
December 31 Chicago, IL – Park West +

(*) w/ Mike Dillon Band
(^) w/ Soul Rebels
(**) w/ Galactic
(^^) Soul Spectacular: Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party w/ Zach Deputy & The Cosmic Horns
(+) with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress

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