FOR RELEASE MARCH 18, 2017
By Greg Drusdow
The Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen launches its 2017 World Tour today with its first European tour of the year featuring landings in The Netherlands, Belgium, England, and Italy with eleven performances running from March 18 to April 3, 2017.
The Arkestra's 2017 World Tour will continue after the European tour concludes with seven USA dates with the band doing concerts in Washington, D. C., Brooklyn, NY, and San Francisco, CA.
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:
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium.
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Con Club, Lewes (near Brighton), England.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Con Club, Lewes (near Brighton), England.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Con Club, Lewes (near Brighton), England.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - Union Chapel, London, England.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - The Wardrobe, Leeds, England.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Band on the Wall, Manchester, England.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - Sala Paradiso, San Lazzaro Di Savena (near Bologna), Italy.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - African American Civil War Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Logan Fringe Arts Space, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA.
Friday, August 4, 2017 - SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA.
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA.
All 2017 Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen 2017 World Tour dates continue to be in support of the "Babylon Live" CD release on the In + Out Record label. This CD was recorded live at the Babylon club in Istanbul, Turkey on May 21, 2014 during the first of four 2014 Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra European tours.
For additional information about Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen performances, including venue weblinks, please click on the "Tourdates" tab of the Sun Ra Arkestra website. Booking information for the Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen is available by clicking on the "Info" tab of the Sun Ra Arkestra website, which is located at: