Jesse Cook Announces 28-Date U.S. "Tempest II" Tour

Article Contributed by Milestone Publicity | Published on Friday, November 5, 2021

Jesse Cook — the multi-Platinum/Gold award-winning and internationally acclaimed producer, composer, and guitarist — has announced the first leg of his U.S. “Tempest II” tour. Launching in Spokane, WA on January 19 at Bing Crosby Theater and spanning 28-dates, the trek will take Cook and his band through the West Coast and into the Midwest. View the complete tour itinerary here to find more information and to purchase tickets.
Out today is the official music video for “Oran” along with another new single, “Updraft,” from Jesse Cook’s 11th studio album, Libre (pre-save here). Out Friday, December 3 via Jesse’s own Coach House label imprint, distributed by Outside Music/Redeye, the 10-track album combines Cook’s iconic Spanish guitar flair with Algerian multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem, modern trap rhythms and 808 beats. “I wrote and recorded Libre during the pandemic when, like most people, I was longing for freedom,” Cook shares of the new project. “My music was my escape from the four walls that surrounded me, and the storm that was swirling outside.”
The inspiration for Libre came from a long summer-day drive with his 14-year old, Cook reveals. “My daughter entertained me with her favorite playlists, much of which were trap and 808-inspired. I loved them too, and a question was planted in my mind: ‘what would my music sound like mixed with those sounds?’”
He wasn’t short on material to draw from; it’s been more than 25 years since the internationally-lauded virtuoso first stepped onto the scene with his now-iconic release, Tempest. In the time since, he’s come to hold ten Gold and Platinum studio albums with a combined sales of two+ million copies, five concert DVDs and live discs, five PBS specials, and multiple awards — a JUNO win, 11 nominations, three Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, a Gemini, and an Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Silver Award.

The digital convergence of the past several years has also resulted in Cook’s music streamed in rather impressive numbers across a series of platforms; by September 2021, his Spotify stats had surpassed 55+ million, and plays on Pandora soaring beyond the 300+ million milestone. YouTube’s universally visual appeal has also grown steadily for Cook’s connection with audiences, with his channel accumulating upwards of 25+ million views since 2010.

Wednesday, January 19
Spokane, WA
Bing Crosby Theatre

Thursday, January 20
Edmonds, WA
Edmonds Center For the Arts

Friday, January 21
Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater

Saturday, January 22
Bend, OR
Tower Theatre

Sunday, January 23
Medford, OR
Criterion Theater

Tuesday, January 25
Reno, NV
Pioneer Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, January 26
Grass Valley, CA
The Center for the Arts

Thursday, January 27
Bakersfield, CA
World Records

Friday, January 28
San Francisco, CA
Palace of the Fine Arts Theatre

Saturday, January 29
Santa Cruz, CA
Rio Theatre

Sunday, January 30
Escondido, CA
California Center For the Arts

Tuesday, February 1
Wickenburg, AZ
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, February 2
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, February 3
Tucson, AZ
Fox Tucson Theatre

Friday, February 4
Albuquerque, NM
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Saturday, February 5
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre

Wednesday, March 30
Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Music Theatre

Thursday, March 31
Grand Rapids, MI
Wealthy Theatre

Saturday, April 2
South Milwaukee, WI
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

Sunday, April 3
St. Louis, MO
The Sheldon

Wednesday, April 6
Columbus, OH
Lincoln Theatre

Thursday, April 7
Cleveland, OH
Music Box

Friday, April 8
Cincinnati, OH
Memorial Hall

Saturday, April 9
Chattanooga, TN
Walker Theatre

Sunday, April 10
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theatre

Monday, April 11
Franklin, TN
Franklin Theatre

Thursday, April 14
Houston, TX
Stafford Center

Friday, April 15
Dallas, TX
The Majestic