Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess plots solo tour

Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for Grammy-winning progressive metal band Dream Theater, will embark on a two-month solo tour, titled “An Evening with Jordan Rudess,” from June to August 2022. Audiences can expect to spend this intimate evening with Rudess immersed in his musical virtuosity as he shares personal stories from his musical journey. The tour kicks off on June 7 in Seattle, Washington, and concludes on Aug 6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Playing many cities for the first time, along with a return to select markets, the show will feature the premiere of a new medley of Dream Theater songs created in collaboration with longtime mentee and friend Eren Basbug. Rudess also will play guitar live for the first time.

A unique part of every show will see Rudess sharing some of his music technology that is part of his constant exploration into state of the art music tech. He will on GeoShred, the app he performs live on stage with Dream Theater and will show the audience some of the other musical apps he has helped to develop and maybe even a surprise instrument or two from his collection. 

Appearing solo for the first time in Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Washington D.C., Connecticut, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, Rudess be performing “Bach to Rock,” which highlights his journey from a young Juilliard piano prodigy destined for a classical music career to a keyboard rock star phenomenon.

At return locations, he will present “A Road Home,” featuring solo piano covers of the music that has influenced him, as well as his own compositions, including some of the etudes for piano that he has composed recently for solo piano.

Tour dates:

June 7 – Triple Door, Seattle WA
June 12 – The Old Church Concert Hall – Portland, OR
June 25-  Lulu’s Downstairs – Colorado Springs, CO
June 26 – The Armory – Ft. Collins, CO
July 6 – Dakota – Minneapolis, MN
July 8 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
July 9 – Kent Stage – Kent, OH
July 10 – The Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH
July 11 – Tin Pan, Richmond, VA
July 13 – City Winery – Washington, DC
July 14 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
July 16 – City Winery – New York City, NY
July 17 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
July 21 – Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center – Old Saybrook, CT
July 22 – Center for the Arts – Natick, MA
July 23 – Shalin Liu – Rockport, MA
July 24 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
July 28 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
July 31 – State Theatre – Austin, TX
Aug 3 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
Aug 4 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Aug 6- Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tour dates and ticket links can be accessed at https://www.jordanrudess.com/tours/.

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