Johnny Winter 2012 tour dates + new album - 'Roots'

Johnny Winter tour

Johnny Winter Named One of Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time & Featured in Guitar World (Jan 2011) for New Album 'Roots' (Megaforce)

2012 US Tour Dates Confirmed including NYC Residency January 3, 10 & 24 @ BB King's

"For me, blues is a necessity," says Johnny Winter, named one of Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time and featured in the January, 2011 issue of Guitar World.

Johnny, who continues to perform over 100 shows / year, will be on the road throughout 2012 - including a New York residency January 3, 10 and 24 at BB King's in support of his new album 'Roots' (Megaforce).

"Songs like his 1969 cover of "Highway 61 Revisited" are astonishing showpieces of his lightningfast thumb-picked electric slide playing," writes Rolling Stone. "Jimi Hendrix sought him out as a sideman, and Muddy Waters recognized his talent at first glance, becoming a friend and collaborator: "That guy up there onstage - I got to see him up close," Waters later said. "He plays eight notes to my one!"

In the December issue of Relix, the magazine asks Johnny about his favorite holiday gift: "Last Christmas, I was given an empty methadone capsule in a box. Without knowing it, I had been off it for a year." His favorite holiday show is the Simpsons Christmas Special.

"One of rock's most influential blues revivalists…Winter's guitar shimmers with confident energy throughout…All of the tracks on Roots are Saturday night foot-stompers that conjure up the glassy clinks of long necks and ding-dings of barroom pinball machines. Winter shows yet again that wailing the blues effectively demands sizzling focus and a wagonload of knowledge." - Wall Street Journal

Johnny Winter Tour Dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

December 2011

Dec 15 – Stanhope, NJ / Stanhope House
Dec 16 – New Hope, PA / New Hope Winery
Dec 18 – New Britain, CT / Trinity on Main
Dec 30 – Fall River, MA / Narrows Center for the Arts

January 2012

Jan 3 – New York, NY / BB King's
Jan 8 – Annapolis, MD / Ram's Head
Jan 10 – New York, NY / BB King's
Jan 13 – Norfolk, CT / Infinity Hall
Jan 14 – Albany, NY / Empire State Plaza
Jan 15 – Charleston, WV / Mountain Stage
Jan 20 – New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jan 21 – Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey
Jan 24 – New York, NY / BB King's
Jan 27 – Shirley, MA / Bull Run
Jan 28 – South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground

February 2012

Feb 2 – Dallas, TX / Granada Theater
Feb 3 – Houston, TX / Warehouse Live
Feb 12 – Piedmont, NY / Turning Point
Feb 23 – March 18 / Europe

March 2012

March 31 – Woodstock, NY / Bearsville Theater

April 2012

April 7 – Londonderry, NH / Tupelo Music Hall
April 14 – Baton Rouge, LA / Baton Rouge Blues Festival

May 2012

May 15 – Napa, CA / Napa Valley Opera House
May 19 – Dana Point, CA / Doheny Blues Festival
May 29 – Japan

June 2012

June 10 – Hughesville, PA / Billtown Blues Festival
June 20 – Carrboro, NC / The Arts Cener
June 21 – Virginia Beach, VA / Jewish Mother
June 22 – Alexandria, VA / Birchmere
June 23 – Colonial Beach, VA / High Tides

For the latest tour dates and more, go to:

Johnny Winter Official Website

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