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The Yardbirds to Tour Next Month

January 9, 2012  |  1:20pm
The Yardbirds to Tour Next Month

Although legendary members such as Eric Clapton (1963), Jeff Beck (1965) and Jimmy Page (1966) will not be participating, members from the original lineup of The Yardbirds will embark on a short tour of the northeast next month.

The foundational 1960s blues-rock group will, however, include original drummer/composer Jim McCarty. Joining him will be a collection of new and experienced musicians including up-and-coming guitarist Ben King as well as British bassist Davis Smale and vocalist Andy Mitchell.

Unfortunately, co-founder and guitarist Chris Dreja will be unable to participate in this mini-tour due to recent illness.

Dreja hopes to rejoin the band later this year as The Yardbirds tour more extensively.

For now, though, check the published tour dates below.

February
1 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ The Tralf *
2— Nichols, N.Y. @ Tioga Downs Racetrack
3— New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza *
4— Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre *
6— Alexandria, Va. @ The Birchmere
8— Tarrytown, N.Y. @ Tarrytown Music Hall *
9— New Brunswick, N.J. @ State Theatre *

*Co-Headline with Vanilla Fudge

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