Dance rock, psych experimentalist Marco Benevento has announced March 2023 tour dates. The Woodstock, NY-based artist will head out for nine shows with stops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, including Undeground Arts in Philadelphia, Lincoln Hall in Chicago and Turf Club in St. Paul. The run kicks off on Friday, March 10 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. Benevento will be joined by his band, featuring bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Chris Corsico. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, Novemeber 18 at 10am local.
The March 2023 tour announcement follows a recently revealed two night stand by Marco Benevento at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY on January 13 and 14. Additionally, Benevento and his band play three shows in the Northeast this week beginning at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Thursday, November 17 followed by Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT (just outside of New Haven) on Friday, November 18 and Race Street Live in Holyoke, MA on Saturday, November 19. All shows will be supported by Ghost Funk Orchestra.
Earlier this Fall, Marco Benevento toured the West Coast. Today, he shares a video featuring highlights from the October treck set to a performance of his kaleidoscopic synth paragon, “Is This A Dream“.
All upcoming tour dates support Benevento, the keyboardist’s latest studio album recorded over the course of 2020 and 2021 while locked down during the pandemic at his home studio in the Hudson Valley. Benevento found fodder for inspiration during long quarantine-dictated solo jam sessions amidst stacks of gear in varying states of repair. In this environment, he unlocked his archives and surrendered to the machines, mining for unfinished song ideas, and coaxing beats and melodies from both go-to favorite instruments and gear that had long been collecting dust. Playing all of the parts himself with few exceptions, such as vocals added by his wife and daughter, the final 11-track collection mixes lo-fi dance floor jams like “Winter Rose,” “At The End Or The Beginning” and “Marco & Mimo” alongside hallucinatory synth and drum machine experimentalism on tracks including “Do You Want Some Magic?,” “Mountain Cougars” and “Is This A Dream.” Benevento is available now on 180-gram pink and black vinyl editions, as well as, all digital formats, via Royal Potato Family.
Complete Tour Schedule
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
11/18 – New Haven, CT – Space Ballroom ^
11/19 – Holyoke, MA – Race Street Live ^
12/29 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
1/13 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
1/14 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
3/10 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
3/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
3/12 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10
3/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe
3/14 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
3/15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
3/16 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
3/17 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
3/18 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
^ w/ Ghost Funk Orchestra
* w/ Ghost Light
Photo Credit: Hazel Dunning
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