Terry Bozzio is heading out on another solo drum set tour of North America, kicking off August 17 in Phoenix, Arizona with dates throughout the US and Canada before finishing up October 7 in Sacramento, California.
Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck and too many others to mention, is the definition of a drummer-composer. His drum sets are each unique instruments unto themselves, with compositions written specifically for them. His kits often include dozens of toms and several bass drums, with countless cymbals and effects.
Fans already know this, but Bozzio’s solo drum set tours are not just drum solos. These are pieces of music specifically written for drum set as the instrument, filled with as much emotion and storytelling as a power trio or symphony orchestra. It just so happens that it’s focused on rhythm and uses four limb independence. He’s also been known to incorporate electronic loops in the compositions, further expanding the sonic landscape.
His latest video release, History of Terry Bozzio, is scheduled for release in March. It’s a three-hour live performance of Bozzio playing tunes from some favorite bands he’s played with in the past. With an all-star Japanese band, he revisits the best of Zappa, Beck, UK, Missing Persons, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Nine Short Films w/Billy Sheehan, his Composer Series and a solo drum performance.
Other recent releases include: Simple Moments (Bozzio’s compositions); Reality (real drums alone in studio with sections, solos, breaks and structures made up on the spot, then recorded and overdubbed by Bozzio himself); No Work-No Food (compositions recorded to 22 poems of spoken word of his poet Todd Griese [Gandy Dancer Press]).
Terry Bozzio tour dates:
Aug 17, 2018 US-AZ-Phoenix, venue TBA
Aug 20, 2018 US-CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
Aug 23, 2018 US-TX-Austin, One World Theatre
Aug 25, 2018 US-TX-McKinney, The Guitar Sanctuary
Aug 27, 2018 US-TN-Nashville, City Winery
Aug 29, 2018 US-KY-Newport, The Southgate House Revival — Sanctuary
Aug 31, 2018 US-PA-Pittsburgh, Oaks Theatre
Sept 2, 2018 US-DC-Washington, City Winery
Sept 4, 2018 US-PA-Sellersville, ST94
Sept 5, 2018 US-NY-New York City, City Winery
Sept 6, 2018 US-MA-Northampton, Iron Horse Music Hall
Sept 7, 2018 US-MA-Boston, City Winery
Sept 8, 2018 US-MA-Fall River, Narrows Center for the Arts
Sept 10, 2018 CA-QC-Quebec, “Salle Jean Paul Tardif”
Sept 11, 2018 CA-QC-Montreal, Club Soda
Sept 12, 2018 CA-ON-Ottawa, Algonquin Commons Theatre
Sept 14, 2018 CA-ON-Toronto, The Royal
Sept 15, 2018 CA-ON-London, Aeolian Hall
Sept 16, 2018 US-MI-Detroit, The Token Lounge
Sept 18, 2018 US-IL-Chicago, Reggies
Sept 19, 2018 US-WI-Milwaukee, Shank Hall
Sept 21, 2018 US-MN-Minneapolis, The Dakota
Sept 23, 2018 CA-MB-Winnipeg, West End Cultural Centre
Sept 25, 2018 CA-SK-Saskatoon, Broadway Theatre
Sept 27, 2018 CA-AB-Edmonton, Festival Place
Sept 28, 2018 CA-AB-Airdrie, Bert Church Theatre
Oct 1, 2018 CA-BC-Vancouver, Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 2, 2018 US-WA-Seattle, Triple Door
Oct 4, 2018 US-OR-Eugene, WOW Hall
Oct 7, 2018 US-CA-Sacramento, Harlow´s