Kevin Costner and Modern West Going on Tour This March
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:34:51
Kevin Costner's at it again...musically speaking!
The critically-acclaimed actor, director and now musician is heading out on the road. Kevin Costner & Modern West will take center stage with a concert tour that's scheduled to launch this spring in Lakeland, Florida. Academy Award-winning Costner co-founded the rock/country band after being encouraged by his wife, Christine, to reconnect with his music passion.
Some background info on Costner's musical return: In 2005, he teamed with songwriter John Coinman and bassist Blair Forward, band mates of their original group, Roving Boy, from the late '80s. Other members of Modern West include Larry Cobb (drums), Park Chisolm (vocals & guitar), Teddy Morgan (lead guitar & producer). Bobby Yang, Roddy Chong and Luke Bulla will rotate fiddle performances. For the past 6 years, the band has been electrifying audiences across the globe with shows in Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the US.
When it comes to pursuing music, Costner describes it as a journey taken with a personal and purposeful approach. "I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment with people. It could create an opportunity for genuine exchange much greater than a movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all, there would be a chance to have some fun."
Kevin Costner & Modern West released their first CD, Untold Truths, on Universal Records in 2008. The following year, Turn It On was launched in Europe on Edel Records. The band toured Europe during that period, playing 38 shows in six weeks. In 2011, it released From Where I Stand on Edel Records and kicked off another extensive tour.
In the midst of hectic schedules and a steady stream of CDs, Kevin Costner & Modern West have continued with its commitment of giving back and lending a helping hand. Over the years, the group has performed at various benefit events and USO concerts for military troops serving abroad. The band has appeared at premiere music events such as Country Thunder, Stagecoach, Grand Ole Opry and Ottawa Blues Festival, to name a few. It was also featured in an hour-long CMT special. The group plays all original material written by its band members.
03/28/2012 Lakeland, FL @ Lakeland Center
03/31/2012 Fort Pierce, FL @ Sunrise Theatre
04/01/2012 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
04/03/2012 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
04/04/2012 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
04/05/2012 North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore
04/06/2012 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
04/07/2012 Cranston, RI @ Park Theatre
04/09/2012 New York, NY @ City Winery
04/10/2012 Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
04/11/2012 Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
04/13/2012 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Caesars Windsor
04/14/2012 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/30/2012 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada @ Casino Regina
07/01/2012 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada @ Bud Country Fever
Who is your favorite actor-turned-musician?