European Side-Eye Tour postponed to May/June 2021
To all our fans in Europe -
The magnitude of what we all face now became apparent, and our tour of Europe, like everything else was postponed. I am sure many of you were disappointed, but maybe not as much as I was. The good news is that we are in the process of rescheduling our concerts in May & June 2021, far enough in advance that we can hope we will face a different and safer world at that time. We will keep you posted as we confirm dates. Until then, please stay safe! We will see you soon! I can’t wait to come back and play for you all once again!
Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side-Eye” for this upcoming season.
Pat explains “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way.”
Pat continues “From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians giving me a platform to develop my thing through the prism of their experience and the particular demands of what their music implied. I have been feeling like I wanted to have a specific platform to focus on some of the many younger musicians I have enjoyed recently who I have felt some kind of a kinship with.”
“I hear regularly from new players on the scene who have professed an influence from my records and tunes and I often invite them up to my house to play. Very often, it is really natural and organic to the music to play with them, they have literally grown up with it. I find myself inspired by how they deal with the musical challenges that come with the territory of some of those older tunes, and at the same time I find myself intrigued with the possibilties of what might be possible in writing new music just for them. This band setting is what that will be all about.”
This edition of Side-Eye will feature James Francies (keyboards, piano) and drummer Joe Dyson.