Mrs. Henry Announce “Chest Fever Tour” Coming To Rochester and Brooklyn In August

San Diego band Mrs. Henry annouced their Chest Fever tour dates to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of legendary rock group The Band‘s Rock of Ages album. The last two stops of this tour will be at Photo City Music Hall in Rochester on August 14th and The Sultan Room in Brooklyn on August 15.

Mrs. Henry is led by Dan Cervantes (Howlin Rain guitarist + Blind Owl label owner), and is rounded out by Jody Bagley (Vocals and Keyboards), Blake Dean (Vocals and Bass), and Chad Lee (Vocals and Drums).  After West Coast tour in 2015, the group spent the last five years on the road building a reputation for their brand. In turn, they established individual credits including Howlin’ Rain, The Schizophonics, The Silent Comedy.

Chest Fever by Stacey Webb

The idea of Chest Fever started in 2017 when Mrs. Henry set their sights on recreating the historic 1976 night where The Band documented their legendary final performance The Last Waltz. The stress in the one-year planning and rehearsing nearly broke up the band. However, they entirely performed the Last Waltz on November 26, 2017.

The group performed The Last Waltz again in November 2021 at Solana Beach. After the sold out performance, the group set out to continue their sights on honoring The Band and their impact on rock and roll.

Now, with the official approval from The Band itself, the group is back to recreate The Band’s Rock of Ages live album to mark the 50th anniversary of it. Rock of Ages, a collection of live recordings from The Band’s four night 1971 residency at the Academy of Music in New York City featured Howard Johnson, Snooky Young, Joe Farrell, J.D. Parron, Earl McIntyre and suprised guest Bob Dylan, underscored The Band’s ambitious on-stage vision, and further cemented their place in rock music history.

Each night Chest Fever will be performing songs from Rock of Ages, including “Caledonia Mission,” “The Unfaithful Servant,” “Get Up Jake,” and of course “Chest Fever.” They will additionally be cycling in a number of deeper cuts from The Band’s oeuvre, including “Rockin’ Chair,” “Time To Kill,” as well as classics originally left out Rock of Ages including “Up on Cripple Creek,” “I Shall Be Released,” and more.

“The first time I heard The Band was when I was a young kid seeing The Last Waltz over Thanksgiving. My Dad played the video or rented from Blockbuster at the time, that just lit a fire.

Mrs. Henry member Dan Cervantes

The group will be performing alongside local horn sections from each city to recreate the iconic contributions from Johnson, Young, Farrel, McIntyre, and Parron, while additionally featuring a special guest in select towns to perform the 4 song Bob Dylan set from the original residency. Each concert will feature slight variations to give audiences a unique experience.

The band will feature an all-star group of accomplished and celebrated players at the final tour stop at Brooklyn’s Sultan Room on August 15th, including trumpeter Eric Biondo, sousaphone and tuba player John Altieri, saxophonist Stuart Bogie, and trombonist Dave ‘Smoota’ Smith. 

Chest Fever Tour Dates

7/20 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
7/21 – Chico, CA @ Argus Bar
7/22 – Sunnyvale, CA @ Quarter Note Bar
7/23 – Red Bluff, CA @ Rock Of Red Bluff Festival
7/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Park Side
7/29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah San Diego
8/4 – Woodstock, GA @ Madlife Stage & Studios
8/5 – Louisville, KY @ Whirling Tiger
8/6 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester Bar
8/7- Columbus, OH @ The Summit Music Hall
8/8 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit Music Hall
8/10 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ El Mocambo
8/11- Pittsburgh, PA @t Thunderbird Music Hall
8/12 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s
8/13 – Brattleboro, VT @ Stone Church
8/14 – Rochester, NY @ Photo City Music Hall
8/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room

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