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Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde to Helm 2016 Experience Hendrix Tour

Tribute trek to late guitarist to feature Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa and more

Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox will helm the 2016 Experience Hendrix tour, a tribute trek to the legendary guitarist Credit: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty

Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, and Band of Gypsys and Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Billy Cox will anchor the 2016 Experience Hendrix tour, a 27-date U.S. trek featuring a variety of all-star musicians paying tribute to the late, great guitarist.

For Guy, it's the blues legend's sixth Experience Hendrix outing, while other returning players include Dweezil Zappa, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and vocalist — and Hendrix's first cousin — Henri Brown. The rest of the primary cast consists of guitarist Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, Indigenous guitarist and singer Mato Nanji, and Noah Hunt, singer for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

Special guests set to appear on select dates currently include blues musician Keb' Mo', singer and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II (Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Arc Angels), acclaimed Memphis-via-Serbia guitarist Ana Popovic and steel guitar legends, the Slide Brothers. The specific concerts these musicians will play are available on their respective artist pages on the Experience Hendrix website. More guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2016 Experience Hendrix tour will hit the East Coast, South and Midwest, starting February 24th at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and wrapping up March 25th at the Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Ticket prices vary between venues, as do on-sale dates; all information is available on the tour's website.

Experience Hendrix 2016 Tour Dates

2/24 — Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
2/25 — Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
2/26 — Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theater
2/27 — Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
2/28 — Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Center
2/29 — Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn
3/2 — Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
3/3 — Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
3/4 — San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater
3/5 — Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
3/6 — New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater
3/8 — St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theater
3/9 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
3/10 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
3/11 — Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theater
3/12 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
3/13 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theater
3/15 — Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Casino
3/16 — Syracuse, NY @ Landmark Theatre
3/17 — Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
3/18 — Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
3/19 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino
3/20 — Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
3/22 — Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theater
3/23 — Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre
3/24 — New Bedford, MA @ Zeiterion
3/25 — Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino