Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin are co-headlining a tour. They will be joining forces to celebrate Mahavishnu Orchestra material in a third set.

Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin are co-headlining a tour. They will be joining forces to celebrate Mahavishnu Orchestra material in a third set. 




A press release just shook me to my musical core. Once in awhile a tour is announced that is pure heaven for musical geeks. “The Meeting Of The Spirits” tour is just that tour. In Late 2017 John McLaughlin and the Fourth Dimision will go on a co-headlining tour with Jimmy Herring. They will both play one set with their respective bands before playing a third set together for “an expansive closing jam based on classic Mahavishnu Orchestra material”. Yes, You read that correctly! No dates have been announced, but with John’s 75th birthday around the corner he feels strongly this will be his last United States tour. 
   “Meetings of the Spirits” will be John’s first time performing in the states in seven years. It also will be his first endeavor embracing the Mahavishnu Orchestra material from his most creative period in the 1970s. John gives us this tidbit of information;
“In fact, among the only people I know who have succeeded in interpreting Mahavishnu music are my two all-time favorite guitarists: Jimmy Herring and Jeff Beck. Jimmy is simply a great guitar player, and since we see so eye to eye in music, I know we will have some extraordinary musical experiences touring together.”
 I am absolutely convinced that they will and that this tour will be legendary. Jimmy Herring chimed in with this delicious quote,  “John’s influence on me is far-reaching. When first hearing him, I was struck by the raw emotion and technical prowess he has. If you listen to John long enough, the layers of all the things that make him unique will reveal themselves…Inner Mounting Flame changed my life and the way I heard music. By the time I heard it in 1980, John had long since moved on and recreated himself, as he has done many times throughout his career. It is an honor and a privilege to do this tour with John and the 4th Dimension.” This tour will be amazing on several layers and is a must see if you're a fan music. 
Kevin Long 

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