Return To Forever Heading Back On Tour
Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe.Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe.
Beginning this June, the classic lineup of keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White is scheduled to play between 30 and 40 concerts across North America, says booking agent Jack Randall with Boston-based Ted Kurland Associates.
"It is happening," Randall tells Billboard.com. "They met several times in the summer and early fall and ultimately decided to do it."
After a month's worth of theater and small amphitheaters gigs in such major U.S. cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York, Return To Forever will travel to Europe in July. The act will then return to North America for additional performances in mid-August, according to Randall.
The jazz group didn't have any festival dates confirmed at deadline, but "there may be a couple of festivals they play in North America, and certainly a significant number in Europe," the agent says.
"They're not going to play any West Coast festivals," he continues. "If we do any, they'll probably be in the Northeast."
An official tour itinerary is expected to be finalized by mid-January. The jazz act does not plan to feature an opening act on any dates.
In support of the upcoming tour, Return To Forever will release an anthology of remixed and remastered songs from such classic albums as "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy," "Where Have I Known You Before," "No Mystery" and "Romantic Warrior." Additional details about the anthology have not been released.