Béla Fleck & The Flecktones initially announced their plans for a summer tour back in late January in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary in 2019. On Friday, the quartet comprised of Béla Fleck, Howard Levy, Future Man, and Victor Wooten announced the addition of a few more performances for their summer run, including a show with rising roots-rock guitarist, Billy Strings.
The latest addition to the band’s 2019 concert schedule starts with a show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, UT on May 31st with support from Strings, in addition to performances at The Wilma in Missoula, MT on June 1st; The Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City, OK on June 24th; and the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH on June 30th.
As previously announced, the band kicks off their summer run of shows with a performance at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 30th alongside the Colorado Symphony, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn. They’re also scheduled to appear at the 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 21st.
“It’s hard to imagine it was 1988 when I first put these guys together for an episode of Lonesome Pine Special,'” the band said in a statement to go with Friday’s concert announcement. “We went on our first real tour in ‘89, and have been at it ever since!”
Prior to the band’s summer tour, Victor Wooten will head out to perform across the central U.S. for a run of his own solo concerts beginning in Nashville, TN on April 15th. The two-week tour will continue until April 27th, after which he’ll link up with his Flecktones bandmates to begin prep for their anniversary run.
Fans can head over to the band’s tour page on their website for the full listing of upcoming performances, in addition to ticket info.