Marco Benevento Kickstarts the New Year with Album and Show Announcements

Marco Benevento is set to blastoff in 2017. The multi-instrumentalist dubbed the Mad Hatter will start the year spinning forty-fives for an intimate hometown getdown at the Catskill Mountain Pizza Company in Woodstock, NY on January 7. Teaming up with music journalist Brian Turk, the event is called Brian Turk and Mr. D present “I’m a DJ Too,” and will feature tasty pizza and beer from the Catskill Brewery, not to mention a set of fresh cuts straight from Marco’s head to the floor. But only 75 tickets will be available. Click here to get yours.

Later in the month, Benevento will launch a tour in support of the Feb. 17 release of The Woodstock Sessions, a new live album recorded last September at Applehead Studios. The first show will take place on Jan. 30 at Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown in Syracuse. Local Grateful Dead tribute act, Pearly Baker’s Best, will open. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance. Tickets are available through Ticketfly for the Syracuse show.

Other New York stops for the Woodstock resident include Buffalo, at The Iron Works on Jan. 31, Ithaca, at The Rongo on Feb. 1, The Brooklyn Bowl on Feb. 2, and at The Hollow in Albany on Feb. 3. See below for full tour information.

With a full schedule ahead of him, Benevento has gone ahead with a Pledge Music campaign that will put fans at the forefront of his musical adventures throughout 2017. Packages include a chance to pre-order The Woodstock Sessions, opportunities to receive show tickets, signed setlists, a bookshelf made from Marco’s grand piano, a band lesson, or even the chance to record with Marco at Fred Short Studios in Woodstock, NY; plus, Marco is making himself available to spin vinyl or play a solo piano concert at a lucky fan’s private party. More information is available here.

Tour Dates:

Jan. 30 – Syracuse, NY – Funk ‘N Waffles
Jan.31 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works ^
Feb. 1 – Ithaca, NY – The Rongo
Feb. 2 – Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Bowl  *
Feb. 3 – Albany NY – The Hollow  ^^
Feb. 4 – Burlington VT – Higher Ground
Feb. 6 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square
Feb. 7 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space  ***
Feb. 8 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway Arts
Feb. 9 – Boston MA – The Sinclair  *
Feb. 10 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall  *
Feb. 11 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live  **
March 25-26 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival
March 31 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
April 1 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
April 2 – Avon, CO – Agave
April 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
April 5 – Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station
April 6 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
April 7 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
April 8 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
April 9 – Eugene, OR – Hi Fi Music Hall
April 11 – Bend, OR – The Capitol
April 12 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
April 13 – Petaluma, CA – The Mystic Theatre
April 14 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
April 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg

* w/WOLF!
** w/Psycho Killers
*** w/Superhuman Happiness
^ w/Mayabird
^^ w/Mayabird + Band of Ghosts