Formula 5 has announced an extensive Winter Tour to kick off 2017. The tour will accompany the release of the band’s third studio effort All Points North in April. Blanketing the Northeast throughout February, the band will return to the Midwest and Colorado in March, with debut performances in Kansas City and Chicago, wrapping up their tour back East at Rock n Roll Resort and a headlining show at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT on April 1. Fellow Upstate New Yorkers Mister F will join the band for 8 shows throughout New York and New England.
Poised for a breakout year, Formula 5 has their eyes focused on building off the success of 2016, which found the band performing with the likes of Twiddle, TAUK, Assembly of Dust, Kung Fu, Particle and Ghost Note.
Formula 5 has also released a recording of their Nov. 18th performance at Buffalo Iron Works on their Soundcloud, highlighted by a 24 minute performance of the jam vehicle “Sad Bed.” Additional soundboard releases of full shows can be found on the band’s site.
Formula 5 is a four-piece improvisational rock band out of Albany, NY, featuring Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass), and Matt Richards (keys/vocals). With a diverse catalog of distinctive originals and familiar covers, Formula 5 will keep your feet moving and your mind engaged. The band’s influences include Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, Aquarium Rescue Unit, D’Angelo, Ween and Phish. Their high-energy blend of rock with tasteful grooves and an emphasis on collective, goal-driven improvisation provides for a unique show each performance.
Watch Formula 5 cover The Rolling Stones “Dead Flowers,” and originals “It Goes…” and “Come Along” on Dec. 8th at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs.
Formula 5 Winter Tour 2017:
Feb. 1 – Electric Haze – Worcester, MA
Feb. 2 – The Fete Lounge – Providence, RI*
Feb. 3 – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT*
Feb. 4 – The Hollow Bar and Kitchen – Albany, NY^
Feb. 7 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY&
Feb. 10 – B.R.Y.A.C. – Bridgeport, CT
Feb. 11 – Winner’s Circle – Hanover, PA
Feb. 17 – Chameleon Lounge – Lancaster, PA
Feb. 18 – Hudson Music Hall -Hudson Falls, NY
Feb. 23 – 3 Heads Brewing – Rochester, NY*
Feb. 24 – Nietzsche’s – Buffalo, NY*
Feb. 25 – Smoke Signals – Lake Placid, NY*
March 8 – Mike Kelly’s West Sider – Kansas City, MO
March 10 – Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple – Denver, CO
March 11 – Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, CO
March 12 – Stage Stop – Nederland, CO
March 15 – Owsley’s Golden Road – Boulder, CO
March 17 – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
March 19 – Tonic Room – Chicago, IL
March 22 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
March 23 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH%
March 24 – King’s Rook – Erie, PA
March 25 – Stratton Mountain Resort – Stratton, VT
March 31 – Rock n Roll Resort – Kerhonkson, NY
April 1 – Nectar’s – Burlington, VT*
*with Mister F
^ with Ampevene
& with Mister F and Goose
% with Jaden Carlson Band