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The Mickey Hart Band Announces Summer Tour
Published May 20, 2008

Grateful Dead drummer and percussionist Mickey Hart will launch a 20 city tour this summer including appearances at many of the nation¹s premiere music festivals.

Mickey Hart will launch a 20 city tour this summer, on the heels of the Shout! Factory

releases of The Mickey Hart Collection and the Rhythm Devils Concert Experience DVDs due this summer.  Featuring  Steve Kimock on guitar, George Porter Jr on bass, Jen Durkin on vocals, Walfredo Reyes Jr. on drums, and talking drum master Sikiru, The Mickey Hart Band will head out on an 18 city trek beginning July 3 at the Rothbury Festival in Michigan and continuing through July 24 at 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota. This will follow the band’s appearances at Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa on June 6 and Wakarusa on June 8.


The two disc Rhythm Devils DVD filmed in Chicago during their fall tour in 2006  features all of the Rhythm Devils originals as well as a stunning version of "7 Seconds" all in 5.1 surround sound.  Fans can feast on a combination of interviews and behind the scenes footage giving fans the opportunity to watch the band rehearse. The Mickey Hart Collection includes the Grammy winning Planet Drum, At The Edge, Diga Rhythm Band, Superlingua, and Mystery Box.  Hart¹s Planet Drum won the first ever World Music Grammy and still stands as one of the genre¹s benchmark albums.


The summer run will take the band to festivals, theatres, and outdoor events across the East Coast and Midwest beginning July 3rd at Rothbury Festival. Select tour dates will offer pre-sale and VIP tickets which include a special after-show meet and greet with Mickey.   Visit the new website for all tour dates and on-sale information.


Mickey Hart Band Tourdates:

June 6-Santa Rosa , CA-Harmony Festival

June 8-Lawrence, KS-Wakarusa Festival

July 2- Newport, KY-Southgate House

July 3-Rothbury, MI-Rothbury Festival

July 4-Garretsville, OH-Nelson Ledges

July 5-Chicago, IL-Lakeview Music Festival

July 6-Milwaukee, WI-Summerfest