Earlier this year, Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring announced his new band,  The 5 of 7, comprised of bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, longtime collaborator Matt Slocum on keyboards, and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar. Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 will head out for their first national tour with a run of shows throughout the fall beginning in September and continuing until late November, after which, they’ll head to Japan for their live international debut.

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Announced on Wednesday, the new rock band’s first international run of shows throughout Tokyo, Japan will begin at The Blue Note on November 25th, followed by three nights at the Cotton Club on November 26th-28th. Each of the four Tokyo performances will feature two full sets of music per night.

“I am very excited, extremely excited to go to Japan. I have been wanting to do this for many many years,” Herring said of the new international dates in a statement via press release. “There’ll be vocals, there’ll be instrumentals. There will be funk and rock and roll, with some songs leaning towards more sophisticated harmony…but, to me, it’s just music.”

Watch Herring discuss his excitement behind the band’s upcoming international run in the video below.

Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 – Japan Tour Promo

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Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 kick off their lengthy fall run with a show at Denver’s Gothic Theatre on September 12th, and will see the band make stops in mostly North American cities including St. Louis, Chicago, Albany, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Asheville, Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta, just to name a few.

Tickets for The Blue Note performance can be purchased here, while tickets for either of the three shows at the Cotton Club can be found here.

Fans should head to Herring’s website for more info.

Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7