The Mickey Hart Band have confirmed their first 2013 dates.
The African Showboyz—four brothers from the northern part of Ghana who fuse a unique blend of West African rhythm, dance, and raw energy—will serve as special guests throughout the run.
Originally discovered by Grammy-winning virtuoso and Hart collaborator Babatunde Olatunji, the African Showboyz have shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Fema Kuti, Arrested Development, and many others.
Last month in California, The African Showboyz joined the Mickey Hart Band for their final three shows of 2012. The African Showboyz will open each show and join the Mickey Hart Band throughout the night. Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools will remain part of Hart’s band.
In addition, The Mickey Hart Band is offering fans free downloads on their site from the recent Fillmore show featuring special guests Bob Weir and the African Showboyz. To download these songs and more, click here.
Mickey Hart Band’s 2013 dates
02/15/13 The Crystal Bay Club-Crown Room—Crystal Bay , NV
02/16/13 Rogue Theatre—Grants Pass , OR
02/17/13 McDonald Theatre—Eugene , OR
02/19/13 Capitol Theatre—Nelson, BC , CAN
02/21/13 Red Deer Memorial Centre—Red Deer, Alberta , CAN
02/22/13 Festival Place-Sherwood Park—Alberta , CAN
02/23/13 Festival Place-Sherwood Park—Alberta , CAN
02/25/13 Jackson Hole Center for the Arts—Jackson , WY
02/26/13 The Depot—Salt Lake City, UT
02/28/13 Fox Theatre—Boulder, CO
03/01/13 Oriental Theatre—Denver, CO
03/02/13 Belly Up—Aspen, CO
03/04/13 Orpheum Theatre—Flagstaff, AZ
03/05/13 Rialto Theatre—Tuscon, AZ
03/06/13 Belly Up Tavern—Solana Beach, CA