John McLaughlin's Shakti Announces New Album & Tour

Posted Jun 08, 2023


John McLaughlin's Shakti Announces New Album & Tour

Visionary guitarist John McLaughlin and master Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain have reunited to reform their legendary fusion ensemble, Shakti. In addition to co-founders McLaughlin and Hussain, Shakti’s current lineup features vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, and percussionist Selvaganesh Vinayakram. Pioneers of the “world music” genre, Shakti began merging musical traditions from the east and west in ways now taken for granted back in the early seventies. Reuniting in celebration of the group’s fiftieth anniversary, both a new album and tour have been announced. This Moment will be Shakti’s first studio release in forty-six years, and the tour will see the group performing throughout the U.S. for the first time in eighteen years! Select dates will feature support from virtuoso guests Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Bill Frisell or John Scofield. This Moment will be physically released on CD and vinyl LP on June 23, 2023, pre-order your copy here.

Shakti Tour Dates (US)

Aug 17 Wang Theater, Boston, MA ***
Aug 19 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY ***
Aug 20 NJPAC Newark, NJ *
Aug 22 The Keswick, Glenside, PA
Aug 23 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA *
Aug 25 Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta, GA*
Aug 27 Koka Booth Amp, Cary, NC*
Aug 29 Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH*
Aug 31 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Sept 3 Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL*
Sept 5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR****
Sept 6 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA*
Sept 8 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA **
Sept 9 Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
Sept 11 Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA
Sept 14 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI*
Sept 16 Riverbend Centre of the Arts, Austin, TX*

*w/ Béla Fleck
**w/ Bill Frisell
***w/John Scofield
****w/Jerry Douglas