Eric Johnson to Tour and Play ‘Ah Via Musicom’ in it’s Entirety

Texas rocker, and one of the most respected guitar players in the music industry, Eric Johnson, will hit the road and play his critically acclaimed third studio album Ah Via Musicom, in its entirety across the United States in 40 select cities. Ah Via Musicom saw three top ten singles including Johnson’s most famous recording “Cliffs Of Dover,” which won a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1992. Those three charted singles made Johnson the first recording artist ever to have three top ten instrumental singles.

The amps plug in on Jan. 23, at the Rialto Theater in Tuscan, Arizona, and conclude on St. Patrick’s Day at the Castle Theater in Bloomington, Illinois. New Yorker’s will get two chances at this possible once in a lifetime event on March 4, at BB Kings in NYC, and March 7, at The Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes. Some additional dates may be added.

Johnson commented about the upcoming venture:

I listen to the fan feedback and comments as I plan my projects and tours. That’s how I got into the recording and subsequent tour with Mike Stern. Same thing with the acoustic recording and tour because I kept hearing ‘Hey when are you gonna do that acoustic record you’ve been talking about for years’. But by far, the most feedback I’ve been getting from fans is to play the entire Ah Via Musicom record live so I figured I’ve put this off for too long. The time is now, and the timing worked out for Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock to be involved too so here we go.

Johnson will end the year with a new album titled Collage. It will consist of five new original tracks, and five cover tracks that have inspired Johnson including “One Rainy Wish,” by Jimi Hendrix, “We Can Work It Out,” by The Beatles, “Rock Me Baby,” by B.B. King, “Uptight (Everything’s Alright), by Stevie Wonder. His last studio effort EJ, was released in Oct. 2016.

Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom Tour Dates:

Jan. 23  – Rialto Theater – Tuscan, AZ
Jan. 24 – Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
Jan. 25 – Grove – Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Jan. 28 – Regent Theater – Los Angles, CA
Jan. 30 – Rio Theater – Santa Cruz, CA
Jan. 31 – Crest – Sacramento, CA
Feb. 1 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
Feb. 2 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA
Feb. 3 – Bing Crosby Theater – Spokane, WA
Feb. 6 – Kimo – Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 8 – Lincoln Theater – Ft. Collins, CO
Feb. 9 – Paramount Theater – Denver, CO
Feb. 13 – Cactus Theater – Lubbock, TX
Feb. 14 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Feb. 15 – Paramount Theater – Austin, TX
Feb. 16 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Feb. 17 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Feb. 20 – Ponte Vedra Music Hall – Ponte Vedra, FL
Feb. 21 – Capitol Theater – Clearwater, FL
Feb. 22 – Amaturo Theater – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Feb. 23 – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Feb. 24 – Centerstage – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 25 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Feb. 27 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
Feb. 28 – McGlohon – Charlotte, NC
March 2 – Fillmore – Washington, D.C.
March 3 – Keswick – Glenside, PA
March 4 – BB Kings – New York, NY
March 6 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
March 7 – The Cohoes Music Hall – Cohoes, NY
March 8 – Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA
March 9 – Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH
March 10 – Infinity – Norfolk, CT
March 11 – Roots & Blues Fest – Lancaster, PA
March 13 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
March 14 – Taft Ballroom – Cincinnati, OH
March 15 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
March 16- Turner – Milwaukee, WI
March 17 – Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL