The Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen is pleased to announce that it will open for Solange’s Orion’s Rise tour doing four dates running from September 28 through October 3 with concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and with two dates at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The previously announced manifestations of the Sun Ra Arkestra where it launches and headlines the first night of the inaugural October Revolution Festival in Philadelphia, PA on October 5 and headlines at the BRIC Jazz Festival in Brooklyn, NY on October 19 remain among the highlights of the Sun Ra Arkestra’s 2017 World Tour. The Arkestra also looks forward to its return visitation to the Staten Island Jazz Festival’s 30th edition on October 21.
It is also exciting that the Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen will be doing its third 2017 European Tour from October 27 through November 11, with the band covering eleven performances in Italy, England, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, and Germany. Please note that all three Arkestra shows during its 12th Cafe Oto residency in London on October 30 – 31 and November 1 are completely sold out.
Marshall Allen, as Musical Director of the Arkestra, is now in his 59th year of continuous activity within the Sun Ra Arkestra. Marshall has been in the Arkestra 22 years longer than Sun Ra himself, as he continues moving forward at light speed while the Arkestra travels the spaceways.
The current concert itinerary of the Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen is:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Solange Orion’s Rise, Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA – Doors 6:30 pm & Show at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 – Solange Orion’s Rise, Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. – Show at 8:00 pm
Monday, October 2, 2017 – Solange Orion’s Rise, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. at West 50th St., New York, NY – Show at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Solange Orion’s Rise, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. at West 50th St., New York, NY – Show at 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 – October Revolution, Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA – Festival starts 7:00 pm with Arkestra set at 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – BRIC Jazz Fest, BRIC Arts | Media House, 647 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY – Festival starts at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Staten Island Jazz Festival 30, Snug Harbor Cultural Center Music Hall, 425 Jersey St., Staten Island, NY – Festival starts at 2:00 pm
Friday, October 27, 2017 – Teatro Comunale, Via Nazario Sauro 17, Cormons, Italy – Show at 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Fiddlers Bristol Club, Willway St., Bristol, England – Show at 7:30 pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 – Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St., Dalston, London, England – Show at 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St., Dalston, London, England – Show at 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St., Dalston, London, England – Show at 7:30 pm SOLD OUT Friday, November 3, 2017 – JazzAbout at Mart, Teatro Melotti, Trento, Italy – Show at 8:00 pm Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Santeria Social Club, Viale Toscana 31, Milano, Italy – Show at 9:00 pm Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Garaj Instanbul, Istanbul, Turkey – Show at 9:00 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Moods Club, Schiffbauplatz, Zurich, Switzerland – Doors at 7:30 pm & Show at 8:30 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Onassis Cultural Center, 107 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece – Show at 8:00 pm Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Gottinger Jazz Festival, Deutsches Theater, Theaterplatz 11, Gottingen, Germany – Doors at 7:00 pm & Arkestra set at midnight Cafe Oto, London, England – Show at 7:30 pm SOLD OUTThe Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen has four CD recordings. Two are El Ra Records releases “A Song for the Sun” and “Music for the 21st Century” and the other two are In + Out Record label releases “Live at the Paradox” and “Babylon Live”.
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