Longtime Colorado favorites, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, have mapped out their summer tour plans. In addition to a handful of theatres in the midwest, the band headlines their annual Red Rocks Amphitheatre gig on June 11, where Guster will be on hand to open the show. The band also returns to Chicago’s famed Ravinia Festival and to the idyllic Colorado mountain town of Telluride for the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, later this summer. The complete list of summer tour dates is listed below.
Earlier this year, in celebration of influential bluesman Robert Johnson (who would be celebrating his 100 birthday on May 8, 2011), Big Head Todd and The Monsters assembled the Big Head Blues Club. The ad-hoc collaboration featuring Big Head Todd and The Monsters and special guests B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards, Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm toured earlier this year and recently released a studio recording of the project, titled 100 Years of Robert Johnson.
Big Head Todd frontman Todd Park Mohr will be at the 32nd Annual Blues Music Awards on May 5th at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Todd will lead a Robert Johnson tribute. This year’s event also features performances by honorees Buddy Guy, Denise LaSalle and John Hammond, among others. Visit www.blues.org for more information.
Big Head Todd and The Monsters Summer Tour Dates
April 29 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC
May 22 – Doheny Blues Festival – Dana Point, CA
June 2 – Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS
June 3 – Fantle Memorial Park – Yankton, SD
June 4 – Crossroads – Kansas City, MO
June 9 – Simon Estes Amphitheater Des Moines IA
June 10 – Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, IA
June 11 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
June 12 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT
June 14 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
June 16 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
June 17 – Uptown Theatre – Napa, CA
August 4 – Minnesota Zoo – Weesner Amphitheatre – Apple Valley, MN
August 5 – Mankato RibFest – Mankato, MN
August 7 – Nateva Music & Arts Festival – Oxford Fairgrounds – Oxford, ME
September 3 – Big Sky Resort – Big Sky, MT
September 6 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
September 11 – Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, IL
September 17 – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – Telluride, CO
October 23 – Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise – San Diego, CA