At 81, blues legend B.B. King is still on the road and showing no signs of stopping.
In 2005 the singer-songwriter and blues guitarist released B.B. King & Friends: 80 a compilation of duets with some of music's finest including Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Elton John and John Mayer.
This summer B.B. King will hit the road with a few more famous friends timeless blues and R&B singer Etta James and seventies soul singer Al Green. Opening for these influential musicians are funk, soul singer Robert Randolph, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne and James Hunter. Dubbed the B.B. King Blues Festival the stellar lineup will hit the road in July and hit 16 cities, no word yet on whether any of them will be Canadian.
However, B.B. King is heading to Canada this spring:
April 26, Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre
April 27, Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
April 28, Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
May 1, Prince George, BC - CN Centre
May 3, Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 4, Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 6, Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
May 7, Thunder Bay, ON - Community Auditorium
May 11, Toronto, ON - Roy Thomson Hall
May 13, Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
May 14, Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square
May 16, Quebec City, QC - Grand Theatre
May 18, Montreal, QC - St. Denis Theatre
May 19, Saint John, NB - Harbour Station
Writer: Michelle Garcia