Joe Walsh Prepping First Blues Album For The New Year
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Although Joe Walsh is probably going to be pretty busy next year with the Eagles' proposed world tour, he's eager to squeeze some solo work in between band commitments. Walsh has made no secret that's he's been recording this year with some heavy hitters, so we asked him if he'll be releasing a new studio set in 2014: "Yeah, I am. I don't know the timeline on it. I went in with some of my favorite people for a week and I'll say loosely started a blues album. People like Dr. John and Jim Keltner and Robert Randolph and Keb' Mo' -- and Tal (Wilkenfeld), who's Jeff Beck's bass player; she's like 23 and amazing. So we went in and just kind of went through some real obscure R&B and some blues songs."
Walsh says that for the most part, barring some studio tweaking, the album is essentially done: "I got that in the can -- I got about 12 tracks. And it's really good. And my thought was maybe go out and play jazz festivals in Europe -- with that lineup -- when the album comes out. So, that's loosely a concept for the next Joe Walsh thing."
The Eagles tour dates (subject to change):
October 16 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena 
October 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
October 19 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena 
October 21 - Moline, IL - I Wireless Center 
October 23 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center 
October 24 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
November 4 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre 
November 6 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 
November 8, 9, 11 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena 
November 13 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
November 15 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena 
November 16 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum 
November 18 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena 
November 20 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum 
November 22 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena 
November 23 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
January 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum

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