The New Version of The Yardbirds Are Touring
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:10:01
The Yardbirds, which featured Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page at one point or another, are back with a new lineup, ready to rock. Founding member and drummer Jim McCarthy is the keeper of the flame, and he has a real surprise for fans.
He's also brought back The Yardbirds' first guitarist Top Topham!
He was in the band before Clapton and had to leave because his parents didn't approve of his career choice. Top was an art student and had to continue with his studies. Enter another art student from the same secondary school, Eric Clapton, and you know what happened from there.
But Top is now happy to leave his paintbrush home and play the blues.
The rest of the Yardbirds now also includes bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, David Gilmour), Myke Scavone (singer, Ram Jam) on blues harp, vocals and percussion along with lead guitarist and singer John Idan.
Friday, April 3 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
Saturday, April 4 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
Monday, April 6 - New York, NY - BB King Blues Club & Grill
Thursday, April 9 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest Cafe
Friday, April 10 - Beverley, MA - Larcom Theatre
Saturday, April 11 - Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey
Sunday, April 12 - Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre
For ticket info, visit the band's facebook page.
Anyone plan to go Yard?