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.

To follow Zero, go to www.thebandzero.com.

Round:

7.28.22 Neptune Theater – Seattle
https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F005C6B9D1D678B

7.29.22 Aladdin Theater – Portland
bit.ly/Zero2022

7.20.22 WOW room – Eugene
https://www.ticketweb.com/event/zero-wow-hall-tickets/11589255

10.15.22 Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco
https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C005B4F2193988A

10.27.22 Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn
https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/38jydrzj71

10.28.22 Ardmore Music Hall
https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/7pj62lk9r0

10.29.22 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/p79pzgkjky

10.30.22 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
https://aftonickets.com/event/buyticket/om9oz52xg7

11.2.22 Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, NY
https://aftonickets.com/event/buyticket/3rx7lyrj1y

11.3.22 Infinity Hall Hartford – Hartford, Connecticut
https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/l3x3v519dv

11.4.22 The Cabot – Beverly, MA
https://aftonickets.com/event/buyticket/z59rnlyxql

11.5.22 The Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
https://aftonickets.com/event/buyticket/zp9kn4495v

11.6.22 T Rex Theater @ Double E Performance Center – Essex Junction, VT
https://aftonickets.com/event/buyticket/nvjq8d7jop

December 2,3 and 4 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville AR
https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/3px8y6nj1k

A brief taste of what you can expect, from a show earlier this year: “Gregg’s Eggs.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rZ4h9Ps-Y

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