Arlo Guthrie solo reunion tour starts in July

Over the last four decades Arlo Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia winning a broad and dedicated following.  In addition to being an accomplished musician—playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments—Arlo is a natural-born storyteller whose hilarious tales and anecdotes are woven seamlessly into his performances.

In 1961 a young Arlo Guthrie took to the stage for the first time … solo. He played in England, Scotland and Denmark during the summer of 1965, showing up at clubs or singing on street corners … alone. In November that same year he began work on his epic adventure, “Alice’s Restaurant.” He worked as a solo artist touring around the world to as far away as Japan for the next two years until “Alice” was recorded. In 1967 “Alice’s Restaurant” hit the radios and the record stores.

In 1969 four events converged to change everything. He appeared at Woodstock Music Festival, starred in the motion picture Alice’s Restaurant, married Miss Malibu, Jackie Hyde, and bought an old farm in Massachusetts. He has rarely toured solo since those Woodstock days.

In 1983, alongside his thriving performing career, Arlo launched his own record label, Rising Son Records that holds his complete catalogue. His latest album, In Times Like These, is a dynamic work in which Arlo collaborated with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. It will be released on his 60th birthday, July 10.

In 2002, Arlo bought “The Church” which now houses The Guthrie Center, a not-for-profit interfaith church foundation, and The Guthrie Foundation, an educational foundation, dedicated to providing a wide range of local and international services.

In December 2005, using the Guthrie Foundation as a springboard, Arlo and his family rode the Amtrak City of New Orleans train from Chicago to New Orleans, stopping along the way to perform benefit concerts. “‘We saw the disaster unfold in New Orleans, on a level that probably hadn’t been seen since the Dust Bowl era…and I wanted to do something that would actually help.’ said Arlo” – The Wall Street Journal.  Arlo Guthrie & Friends – Ridin’ on the City of New Orleans (Benefiting Victims of Katrina) raised over $100,000 directly targeted for musicians.

Now Arlo continues on alone – rambling through songs and tales, “Guthrie is philosophical in a naturally funny and folksy way and, as with great storytellers such as Will Rogers and even his own father, he always manages to pluck a gem from a lot of dirt.” – The Los Angeles Times

“Some people think a folksinger is someone who just sings their own songs. That’s a shame. It’s like being of the tradition, rather than in it. I’ve taught myself to make any song I like my own.” – Arlo Guthrie

 

Arlo Guthrie – Solo Reunion Tour – Together At Last dates:

2007

July 12 – 14    Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah, OK

July 19    Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria, IL

July 21    Cain Park, Cleveland, OH

July 29    Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Hillsdale,NY

Aug. 2    Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York City, NY

Aug. 4    L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series Discovery Park, Freeport, ME

Aug. 5    Nashua River Valley Folk Festival, Lancaster, MA

Aug. 10    Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Orkney Springs, VA

Aug. 12    Wolf Trap (The Filene Center), Vienna, VA

Aug. 17    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Aug. 24 – 26    Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY (workshop w/ Robert Blye)

Sept. 27    The Whiting Theater, Homer, NY

Sept. 28    Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY

Sept. 29    Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT

Sept. 30    The Mt. Anthony Union High School, Bennington, VT

Oct. 5 – 7    Fall Revival, The Church (The Guthrie Center), Housatonic, MA

Oct. 12 & 13    Wildwood Springs Lodge, Steelville, MO

Oct. 16    The Calumet Theater, Calumet, MI

Oct. 18    The Barrymore, Madison, WI

Oct. 19    Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin, IL

Oct. 20    The Coronado Perf Arts Ctr, Rockford, IL

Oct. 23 & 24    The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

Oct. 26    Showplace, Peterborough, ON

Oct. 27    Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

Oct. 28    The Centrepoint Theater, Ottawa, ON

Nov. 2    The Singletary Center, Lexington, KY

Nov. 7 & 8    The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

Nov. 10    The Keswick, Glenside, PA

Nov. 12    The Whitaker Center (The Sunoco Theater), Harrisburg, PA

Nov. 13    The State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca, NY

Nov. 15    Weston Auditorium, Fitchburg, MA

Nov. 16    The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Nov. 17    The Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA

Nov. 18    The Warner Theater, Torrington, CT

Nov. 22    THANKSGIVING DINNER! The Church, Housatonic, MA

Nov. 24    Carnegie Hall, NYC, NY

2008
Feb. 1    Chandler Theater, Randolph, VT

Feb. 2    Flynn Center, Burlington, VT

Feb. 8    The American Theater, Hampton, VA

Feb. 9    The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA

Feb. 10    Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA

Feb. 13    The Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC

Feb. 14 & 15    Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC

Feb. 16    The Carolina Theater, Durham, NC

Feb. 18    The Coastal Arts Center, Hilton Head, SC

Feb. 26 & 27    The Manship Theater, Baton Rouge, LA

Mar. 1    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

Mar. 5    The Meridian Ballroom, So IL U, Edwardsville, IL

Mar. 7 – 9    The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

Mar. 12    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Mar. 15    Kimo, Albuquerque, NM

Apr. 5    Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Apr. 6    Paramount Theatre – Q&A, Seattle, WA

Apr. 10    Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA

Apr. 11    The Opera House, Napa, CA

Apr. 12    Laxon Auditorium, Chico, CA

Apr. 13    The Sunset Theater, Carmel, CA

Apr. 16    Campbell Auditorium, Santa Barbara, CA

Apr. 16    Campbell Auditorium – Q&A, Santa Barbara, CA

Apr. 17    Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Apr. 18    The Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA

Apr. 24    The Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ

Apr. 25    The Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

Apr. 26    The Fox Theater, Tucson, AZ

May 8    The Lincoln Theater, Hartford, CT

May 9    The McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ

May 10    The Patchogue Theater, Patchogue, NY

May 15    Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, IL

May 16    Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL

May 17    The Dogwood Festival, Dowagiac, MI

 

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