Melvin Seals and JGB have announced a new batch of 2019 fall tour dates featuring a notable new band member: lead guitarist John Kadlecik (Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen, Dark Star Orchestra). Along with Seals and Kadlecik, the fall tour lineup will feature John-Paul McLean‘s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums, and Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi on backup vocals.
Melvin Seals and JGB featuring John Kadlecik will begin their newly announced fall tour on September 13th in St. Paul, MN before making their way to Deadwood, SD (9/14). Later in the month, they’ll hit Phil Lesh‘s Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA for two nights (9/26, 9/27) before heading to Placerville, CA for a set at Just Exactly Perfect Festival on September 29th.
The tour will pick back up in earnest on the east coast in early October with performances in Rochester, NY (10/7); Providence, RI (10/9); Cohoes, NY (10/10); Brooklyn, NY (10/11); Westbury, NY (10/12); New Haven, CT (10/13); Essex, VT (10/14); Portland, ME (10/15); Ardmore, PA (10/16, 10/17); Lebanon, NH (10/18); Asbury Park, NJ (10/19); Buffalo, NY (10/20); Asheville, NC (10/25); Charleson, SC (10/26); Atlanta, GA (10/27); and Nashville, TN (10/28).
In a statement included in the announcement, the band addressed the new lineup addition and explained the various changes in their roster that will begin to take effect during their previously announced summer schedule. As the band explains,
Our band and the music have evolved over the years. We feel now, it’s the best its been in a very long time. Zach Nugent contributed to that and we thank him for the last few years. As the men who came before him, we don’t doubt he will succeed in the telling of his own story…channeling the man we all love so much.
Zach will be with us through June, July, and up to August 1 at The Werk Out Festival.
Afterward, we head to Austin, TX, on August 2-3 for our first shows there in a lifetime and Dave Abear will join on guitar! Before Zach, Dave was in the band from 2011-2016 and we’re super excited to welcome him back!
On August 4, we return to Jerry Day at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and Stu Allen will join us! Before Dave, Stu played with JGB from 2004-2010. Stu was on guitar for our first Jerry Day so it’s only fitting he will be with us for this special afternoon set in San Francisco.
Next, we’ll head to Denver on August 8-9 where Dave Abear will join us once again.
The rest of August and through September 1 in St. Louis, we welcome John Kadlecik to the band!! Melvin and John have shared the stage many times, but having him perform as part of Melvin Seals & JGB is a real blessing and we’re excited about what the future holds.
Finally (for now), we’ll wrap up our Summer Tour at the June Lake Jam Fest on September 8. This is one of our favorites and we look forward to returning, along with Stu Allen!
Below, you can get a taste of what’s to come on tour with a video of Melvin and company performing “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” in 2018:
Melvin Seals and JGB – “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” – 3/14/18
[Video: Michael Murphy]
See below for a full list of fall tour dates from Melvin Seals and JGB featuring John Kadlecik. For more information and ticketing details, head here.
Melvin Seals and JGB Featuring John Kadlecik – 2019 Fall Tour
9.13.19 Big River Summer Concert Series – St, Paul, MN
9.14.19 Deadwood Jam Music Festival – Deadwood, SD
9.26 & 27 Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA
9.29.19 Just Exactly Perfect Festival – Placerville, CA
10.7.19 JCC – Rochester, NY
10.9.19 The Met – Providence, RI
10.10.19 Cohoes Music Hall – Cohoes, NY
10.11.19 Brooklyn Bowl, NY
10.12.19 The Space At Westbury – Westbury, New York
10.13.19 Toads Place – New Haven, CT
10.14.19 The Double E Performance Center – Essex, VT
10.15.19 Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
10.16 & 17 Ardmore Music Hall
10.18.19 Opera house – Lebanon, NH
10.19.19 Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
10.20.19 Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
10.25.19 Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
10.26.19 Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
10.27.19 Variety Playhouse – Altanta, GA
10.28.19 Venue TBD – Nashville, TN