Marco Benevento Winter Tour + Richard Swift To Produce Next Album

Article Contributed by The Royal Pota… | Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Marco Benevento spent 2013 touring behind his most recent critically-acclaimed album TigerFace. The pianist played over 150 shows in 2013, and before the year is over, he'll play four more. Along with his band featuring Dave Dreiwitz (Ween) on bass and Andrew Borger (Tom Waits) on drums, they'll headline Highline Ballroom in New York City on December 30 and The Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY on New Year's Eve. Benevento will also appear with Joe Russo's Almost Dead on December 27 at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. He'll be joining the drummer—his old friend and partner in the Benevento/Russo Duo—to explore the repertoire of The Grateful Dead. Two nights later on December 29, he'll play with Dark Side of the Mountain, a project led by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals' drummer Matt Burr, at Metronome in Burlington, VT to interpret the music of Pink Floyd.A 2014 Winter tour has also been announced that includes a number of northeast dates, as well as a trek through the southeast in February that stops at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC, Terminal West in Atlanta, GA and Aura Music and Arts Festival in Live Oak, FL. As Winter turns to Spring, Benevento heads to the West Coast for six nights, highlights for which include headline performances at The Independent in San Francisco and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland.Benevento has also unveiled plans to begin working on his next studio album in March with producer Richard Swift whose recent work includes Foxygen and Tennis. Together, they'll focus their attention on a collection of news songs Benevento has written that expand upon his lush instrumental piano rock to include vocals.MARCO BENEVENTO TOUR DATES December 27 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre *Joe Russo's Almost DeadDecember 29 - Burlington, VT - Metronome *Dark Side of the MountainDecember 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom December 31 - Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm's Midnight RambleJanuary 23 - Syracuse, NY - The Lost HorizonJanuary 24 - Erie, PA - Crooked IJanuary 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - The RexJanuary 31 - Teaneck, NJ - MexicaliFebruary 1 - Arden, DE - Arden Gild HallFebruary 11 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music HallFebruary 12 - Athens, GA - Green RoomFebruary 13 - Greenwood, SC - Music On MaxwellFebruary 14 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal WestFebruary 15 - Live Oak, FL - Aura Music & Arts FestivalFebruary 21 & 22 - Portsmouth, NH - The Press RoomMarch 14 - Greenfield, MA - Arts Block *solo pianoMarch 15 - Marlboro, NY - The Falcon *solo pianoMarch 28 - Los Angeles, CA - The MintMarch 29 - San Francisco, CA - The IndependentApril 1 - Arcata, CA - JambalayaApril 2 - Cottage Grove, OR - Axe & FiddleApril 3 - Seattle, WA - The Royal RoomApril 4 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir LoungeApril 5 - New Orleans, LA - Tulane University