Zero Summer and Fall 2022 Tour Dates

Zero returns to the stage this summer and fall, and that’s great news for fans of improvisational music. The list of shows is below.

The background: In early 1980, Steve Kimock joined former Grateful Dead members Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux’s Heart of Gold Band, which already had Greg Anton as drummer. Keith was in a car accident and the Heart of Gold Band left, but the connection Greg and Steve shared endured. The duo immediately recorded an album of new music to be released decades later, then formed a band. After going through many, many names, Greg asked Steve how many were left on the list to consider: “Zero” was the answer, and Zero became the quintessential psychedelic jazz/rock band, pioneering the band scene. of “jam”.

They’ve gone years without vocals, creating instrumental-only gems like Nothing goes here (1987) and nothing is right here (1990), albums so good that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued them, then Go hear nothing‘ (1991). Along the way, they’ve played with some of the Bay Area’s biggest talents: John Cipollina, John Kahn, Banana, Martin Fierro, Hadi Al Saadoon, Bobby Vega, Nicky Hopkins, John Farey, Vince Welnick, Merl Saunders, Tony Saunders, Liam Hanrahan, Chip Roland and Steve Wolf.

A casual chat with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter in the early 90s sent the band in a new direction, and they added vocalist Judge Murphy. In 1992, when Zero met for three nights at the Great American Music Hall to perform their new songs with lyrics by Hunter, they had Grateful Dead sound director Dan Healy on board to record them, and the result was the bright and beloved Chance in a million. In February they released more tracks from the race, Still nothing. Beautifully mixed by Brian Risner, it received critical and fan acclaim.

The magic is hard to catch but impossible to forget, so Zero flies again: after 1,300 concerts and eight albums, Zero resumes live performances in support of his ninth and final album, Still nothing – and because that’s what they like to do. Nothing beats zero.

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7.28.22 Neptune Theater – Seattle

7.29.22 Aladdin Theater – Portland

7.20.22 WOW room – Eugene

10.15.22 Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco

10.27.22 Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn

10.28.22 Ardmore Music Hall

10.29.22 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA

10.30.22 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

11.2.22 Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, NY

11.3.22 Infinity Hall Hartford – Hartford, Connecticut

11.4.22 The Cabot – Beverly, MA

11.5.22 The Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH

11.6.22 T Rex Theater @ Double E Performance Center – Essex Junction, VT

December 2,3 and 4 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville AR

A brief taste of what you can expect, from a show earlier this year: “Gregg’s Eggs.”

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