Buckethead has announced his first string of tour dates in four years.
This year, the American musician, famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, will be playing his first live shows since 2012, in support of his latest studio album, and the 226th release in the Pike series.
The album was released on February 17th this year, in celebration of Michael Jordan’s birthday. Buckethead has also released another 14 albums already this year, alongside Pike #226.
From 2000-2004, Buckethead played guitar in Guns N’ Roses, and has worked with a number of other artists throughout his career. Adapting to a wide variety of different music genres, he has worked with the likes of Iggy Pop, Les Claypool and Bootsy Collins.
He will kick off his 2016 US tour tomorrow (April 15th), in Lawrence, Kansas. This will be followed by performances in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia and many more US states throughout April, May and June.
Buckethead will play his final show on June 30th at The Highberry Music Festival in Ozark, Arkansas.
Check out the full list of Buckhethead’s 2016 tour dates below:
- April 15th — Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
- April 16th — 270 Cherokee – St. Louis, MO
- April 18th — Blue Note – Columbia, MO
- April 19th — Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
- April 20th — Wooly’s – Des Moine, IA
- April 21st — The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
- April 23rd — The Majestic – Madison, WI
- April 24th — Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
- April 25th — Park West – Chicago, IL
- April 26th — Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
- April 28th — The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
- April 29th — The Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
- April 30th — Earlybird 2016 at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park – Garrettsville, OH
- May 1st — The Alter Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
- May 3rd — Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
- May 4th — Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
- May 5th — The Wilbur Theater – Boston, MA
- May 6th — Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
- May 7th — B.B. King’s – New York, NY
- May 8th — Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
- May 10th — Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
- May 11th — The Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
- May 12th — The National – Richmond, VA
- May 13th — The Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
- May 14th — The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
- May 16th — The Neighbourhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
- May 17th — The Brooklyn Arts Center – Wilmington, NC
- May 18th — The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
- May 20th — Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA
- May 21st — The Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
- May 22nd — High Dive – Gainesville, FL
- May 25th — Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
- May 26th — State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
- May 27th — Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
- May 28th — Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- May 31st — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
- June 2nd — The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
- June 3rd — Exit/In – Nashville, TN
- June 30th – The Highberry Music Festival – Ozark, AR