Grand Rapids, MI band Desmond Jones has announced an exciting East Coast & Beyond tour, seeing the band break out of their Michigans and explore venues across the country. The band will be playing in 11 states, including big cities like New York, Boston, Nashville, Asheville and more.
Focusing mostly on the Midwest, Desmond Jones played over 160 shows in 2016 and is excited to play in new cities for new audiences. The band toured to Colorado and back a year ago, and is now ready to take their original rock, funk, and jazz fusion out East and down South. The tour starts in Kalamazoo on March 17th, wraps through the Northeast and South, and closes out on April 8th in their hometown of Grand Rapids, MI.
With original music written to complement the group’s sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, funky bass lines, groovy drum beats, and smooth saxophone. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Charles Mingus, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Desmond Jones has recently shared the stage with bands like Dopapod, The Werks, EOTO, Here Come the Mummies, TAUK, Mungion, Marco Benevento, Aqueous, and Badfish- Sublime Tribute.
The band prides itself on high-energy performances that present the audience with a positive and fun experience. Every set and song is unique and comes from a catalog of over 55 original tunes. Check out their tour dates below and catch them in a city near you. For more information, check out their official website.
Desmond Jones Tour Dates
3.17 Kalamazoo, MI // Papa Pete’s
3.18 Athens, OH // The Union Bar
3.19 Columbus, OH // Scarlet & Grey Cafe
3.21 Boston, MA // O’Brien’s Pub
3.22 Teaneck, NJ // Mexicali Live
3.23 New Haven, CT // Stella Blues
3.24 New York, NY // Arlene’s Grocery
3.25 Nyack, NY // Olive’s
3.29 Asheville, NC // The Summit at New Mountain AVL
3.30 Knoxville, TN // Preservation Pub
3.31 Nashville, TN // Springwater Supper Club & Lounge
4.1 Louisville, KY // Time & Space
4.2 McHenry, IL // Mackey’s Hideout
4.3 Madison, WI // The Frequency
4.7 Mt. Pleasant, MI // Rubble’s
4.8 Grand Rapids, MI // The Tip Top