Jimmy Herring, John McLaughlin: Widespread Panic announces New Band – Summer Tour Dates with John McLaughlin

JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarists, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. As a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, and Jazz is Dead – in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends – HERRING has made an indelible impact on improvised music. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American band Widespread Panic.

Jimmy has been touring consistently with Widespread Panic over the past decade, along with short tours with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, and The Ringers, but his 2017 dates with The Invisible Whip mark the first performances of his own music, with his own band, in nearly five years. The upcoming dates will include new music Herring is currently working on, plus material from his last two albums, Lifeboat (2008) and Subject to Change Without Notice (2012). Among the concerts include appearances with John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, whose leader is one of Herring’s musical inspirations and, uniquely, also one of Herring’s most prominent champions.

Composed of longtime friends and musical collaborators, The Invisible Whip, named for the intangible musical force that fuels them, is a nod to their time spent playing with Col. Bruce Hampton – who has made a lifelong impact on the members of the band. Members of The Invisible Whip are drummer Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258), Matt Slocum on B3 organ and clavinet, bassist Kevin Scott and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby on Fender Rhodes, piano and violin.

Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip on Tour:
July 19 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
July 20 Duling Hall Jackson, MS
July 21 Duling Hall Jackson, MS
July 22 Workplay Theatre Birmingham, AL
July 23 Revelry Room Chattanooga, TN
July 25 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
July 26 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
July 27 Cox Capitol Theatre Macon, GA
July 28 Isis Music Hall Asheville, NC
July 29 Isis Music Hall Asheville, NC
July 30 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
August 1 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
August 2 Park Street Saloon Columbus, OH
August 3 Kent Stage Kent, OH
August 4 Mr Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
August 5 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA
August 31 Carlos Alverez Theater at Tobin Center San Antonio, TX
September 1 Trees Dallas, TX
September 2 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
September 3 2720 Cherokee PAC St. Louis, MO
September 7 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
September 8 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
September 9 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
September 10 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO

With John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension:
November 1 University At Buffalo Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
November 2 The Egg Albany, NY
November 3 Town Hall New York, NY
November 4 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
November 5 Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts Cranston, RI
November 8 The Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
November 9 Keswick Theatre Philadelphia, PA
November 10 Prudential Hall, NJPAC Newark, NJ
November 11 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
November 12 Duke Performances at DPAC Durham, NC
November 15 Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, MI
November 17 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
November 18 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
November 19 Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University Indianapolis, IN
November 21 Laura Turner Concert Hall Nashville, TN
November 22 Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA
November 24 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
November 25 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
November 27 The Joy Theater New Orleans, LA
November 30 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
December 5 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
December 6 Revolution Hall Portland, OR
December 8 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
December 9 Royce Hall-UCLA Los Angeles, CA

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