Marco Benevento Winter Tour, Richard Swift To Produce Next Album


Marco Benevento
Marco Benevento

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Marco Benevento spent 2013 touring behind his most recent critically-acclaimed album TigerFace. The pianist played over 150 shows in 2013, and before the year is over, he’ll play four more. Along with his band featuring Dave Dreiwitz(Ween) on bass and Andrew Borger (Tom Waits) on drums, they’ll headline Highline Ballroom in New York City on December 30 and The Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY on New Year’s Eve. Benevento will also appear with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on December 27 at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. He’ll be joining the drummer—his old friend and partner in the Benevento/Russo Duo—to explore the repertoire of The Grateful Dead. Two nights later on December 29, he’ll play with Dark Side of the Mountain, a project led by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ drummer Matt Burr, at Metronome in Burlington, VT to interpret the music of Pink Floyd.

A 2014 Winter tour has also been announced that includes a number of northeast dates, as well as a trek through the southeast in February that stops at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC, Terminal West in Atlanta, GA and Aura Music and Arts Festival in Live Oak, FL. As Winter turns to Spring, Benevento heads to the West Coast for six nights, highlights for which include headline performances at The Independent in San Francisco and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland.

Benevento has also unveiled plans to begin working on his next studio album in March with producer Richard Swift whose recent work includes Foxygen and Tennis. Together, they’ll focus their attention on a collection of news songs Benevento has written that expand upon his lush instrumental piano rock to include vocals.

December 27 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre *Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
December 29 – Burlington, VT – Metronome *Dark Side of the Mountain
December 30 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
December 31 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble
January 23 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
January 24 – Erie, PA – Crooked I
January 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
January 31 – Teaneck, NJ – Mexicali
February 1 – Arden, DE – Arden Gild Hall
February 11 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
February 12 – Athens, GA – Green Room
February 13 – Greenwood, SC – Music On Maxwell
February 14 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
February 15 – Live Oak, FL – Aura Music & Arts Festival
February 21 & 22 – Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room
March 14 – Greenfield, MA – Arts Block *solo piano
March 15 – Marlboro, NY – The Falcon *solo piano
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 1 – Arcata, CA – Jambalaya
April 2 – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
April 3 – Seattle, WA – The Royal Room
April 4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 5 – New Orleans, LA – Tulane