Guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson will be taking his six string across the U.S. early next year. The 63-year-old musician has revealed the 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour, which will run in celebration of his influential 1990 album of the same name. View the complete tour itinerary below.
Johnson kicks things off on Jan. 23 at Rialto Theater in Tucson, Ariz. and will hit 11 venues across the country through March 6, when he wraps at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore. Renowned musicians Kyle Brock and Tommy Taylor will round out Johnson's band along the six-week jaunt.
"...the most feedback I've been getting from fans is to play the entire Ah Via Musicom record live, so I figured I've put this off for too long," Johnson said in the tour's press release. "The time is now, and the timing worked out for Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock to be involved too, so here we go.”
Tickets for select shows will enter a pre-sale this Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. local time via AXS.com. The general public will have access to tickets beginning Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.
Upon its release in February 1990, Ah Via Musicom landed at No. 67 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 60 straight weeks. It is considered Johnson's magnum opus, with three singles entering the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and the single "Cliffs of Dover" winning the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
Eric Johnson 2018 Ah Via Musicom Tour Dates
Jan. 23 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
Jan. 24 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
Jan. 25 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 27 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Jan. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
Jan. 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater
Feb. 8 - Fort Collins, CO - Lincoln Center (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 9 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 23 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza 'Live' Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 1 - Richmond, VA - The National (Click here for tickets)
March 6 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (Click here for tickets)