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Victor Wooten Announces First Album In Five Years, Adds New Tour Dates

Victor Wooten has announced a new album TRYPNOTYX, due out September 8, 2017–marking the five-time GRAMMY award-winning bass player’s first release in five years. In support of the album, Wooten will hit the road with the Victor Wooten Trio this fall following previously-announced dates with Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, of which he is a founding member.

Produced by Wooten, TRYPNOTYX features legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Bootsy Collins, Santana), veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern, Paul Simon), and also features singer Varijashree Venugopal and comedian/voicetrumentalist Michael Winslow (Police Academy).

“Music is a great way – and a safe way – to teach just about any life principle,” Wooten insists in a press release. “To be in a band, you have to listen to each other. Bands are at their best when every instrument is different, not the same. Everyone takes turns talking. Everyone speaks their voice. A lot of times musicians might ask, ‘What would you like me to play?’ I say, “Listen to the music. The music will tell you exactly what it needs.”

Check out Victor Wooten’s full tour schedule below.

VICTOR WOOTEN ON TOUR
w/Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
August 2 – Carnegie Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
August 3 – Celebrate Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
August 4 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI
August 5 – The Egg – Albany, NY
August 6 – The Filene Center – Vienna, VA
August 8 – Count Basie Theater – Red Bank, NJ
August 9 – Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, PA
August 10 – Smith’s Opera House – Geneva, NY
August 11 – Chautauqua Institute – Chautauqua, NY
August 12 – Freedom Hill – Detroit, MI
August 13 – PNC Pavilion – Cincinnati, OH
August 15 – Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver, CO
August 16 – Red Butte – Salt Lake City, UT
August 18 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
August 20 – Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO TOUR
September 28-October 1 – Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
October 2 – Rev Hall – HE – Portland, OR
October 3 – OK Theater – Enterprise, OR
October 4 – Cargo – Reno, NV
October 5-6 – Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
October 7 – Musicbox – San Diego, CA
October 26 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
October 27 – Rex – Pittsburgh, PA
October 28 – Woodlands – Columbus, OH
October 29 – C2G Music Hall – Fort Wayne, IN
October 30 – Headliners – Louisville, KY
November 1 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO
November 2 – Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
November 3 – Songbird Guitar Museum – Chattanooga, TN
November 4 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
November 5 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
November 7 – Madrid Theater – Kansas City, MO
November 8 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
November 9 – Caribou Room – Nederland, CO
December 8-9 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
December 10 – The Egg – Albany, NY
December 12 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
December 13 – Towne Crier – Beacon, NY
December 14 – Anthology – Rochester, NY
December 15 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
December 16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC