Alan Evans Trio Announce New Album & Tour

Article Contributed by Lion Child Media | Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Alan Evans Trio kicks off their national tour in support of their upcoming album, Merkaba, beginning February 28, 2013, with over 10 stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C, and many more.Alan Evans Trio's much-anticipated follow-up album, Merkaba (Royal Family Records), hits Earth on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, and will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital in select retail outlets around the globe, and neighboring solar systems.Digital pre-order now available on iTunesPre-sale packages will be available March 1, 2013 hereVinyl + Digital Download + T-shirt + Merkaba Poster - $38.00CD +  Digital Download + T-shirt + Merkaba Poster - $28.00Alan Evans Trio will also host a listening party for their new release Merkaba on on March 5, 2013, giving fans exclusive access to listen and participate as the band streams a portion of the album before it is set to be released. Listeners will have a chance to comment and engage with the band members themselves, in real time. AE3 enthusiasts will be encouraged to keep the turntables spinning by sharing their own music after the listening party has concluded.The perfect road trip album for the everyday space traveler, Merkaba takes listeners on a cosmic funk adventure. With spacey Hammond organ overlays and celestial chord progressions provided by Beau Sasser (Melvin Sparks Band, Akashic Record), zero-gravity guitar riffs by Danny Mayer (On the Spot Trio) and the rocket powered beats of legendary drummer Alan Evans (Soulive), the Alan Evans Trio follow up album to the critically-acclaimed Drop Hop, invites listeners to experience an interstellar musical voyage as deep as space itself.Produced, recorded, and mixed by the legendary drummer of Soulive, Alan Evans contributed musically to nearly every instrument on the album. Additionally, Merkaba features special guest traveler and luminary hip hop guitarist, Mike Feingold (Jay-Z, Erykah Badu), on banjo, guitar, and keyboard.In a message sent from the future, Alan Evans comments on Merkaba, “I can't wait for everyone and anyone to hear this album. This album is all of me. This album is for the loves of my life and there are songs on here that I never thought would see the light of day, but the alignment of the universe made the timing just perfect!”An interstellar transmission of Alan Evans Trio’s signature sound, Merkaba is a head-bobbing, funkadelic soundtrack for Earthlings everywhere.TOUR DATESThurs    2/28/2013       Fairfield, CT                    Stage One                  w/ FishboneFri          3/1/2013         Providence, RI               Fete Ballroom             w/ FishboneSun       3/3/2013          Washington D.C.           The Howard Theatre  w/ FishboneThurs    3/28/2013       San Diego, CA               The Griffin                    w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsFri          3/29/2013       West Hollywood, CA     The Roxy Theatre       w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsSat         3/30/2013       San Francisco, CA        The Independent        w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsSun        3/31/2013       Santa Cruz, CA             Moe's Alley       Wed       4/3/2013         Arcata, CA                      JambalayaFri          4/5/2013         Denver, CO                     Quixote’sSun        4/7/2013         Frisco, CO                      Barkley BallroomWed       4/10/2013       Chicago, IL                     MartyrsSat         4/13/2013       Kerhonkson, NY            Rock & Roll ResortWed       4/17/2013       Syracuse, NY                The Wescott TheaterThurs     4/18/2013       Buffalo, NY                    Nietzsche’sFri          4/19/2013        Albany, NY                    Red Square