March 2018 -- Multi-Grammy Award Winner Andy Summers is bringing his world tour to the West Coast with dates announced for The Palace of Fine Arts on April 19th in San Francisco and The Regent Theater in downtown LA on April 14th. Tickets are currently on sale for both shows at www.ticketfly.com.
Andy Summers is now touring with his one-man show in celebration of the release of his new solo album Triboluminescence. He will perform new music and songs from his illustrious career against the backdrop of a multimedia show featuring exotic and surreal photographic sequences from his 2018 book The Bones of Chuang Tzu. The very special show will feature intimate conversation and the telling of dark comic stories alongside a Q&A.
"This year I am going out with a show I’ve wanted to do for a very long time - a solo multimedia performance where I will play to my own photography which I have shot all over the world since the ’80s. I tried this exotic visual / musical mix out at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles last year; it went so well that I have expanded and built on the idea. I will also be doing a Q&A and reading some dark tales that have twisted music… and there will be a couple of other surprises." -- ANDY SUMMERS
Andy Summers rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning, multi-million-selling rock band The Police, recognized as the most successful and critically acclaimed group of the era in any genre. The Police dominated the music scene through the first half of the 1980s with several No.1 records, and Summers’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity, creating a new paradigm for guitarists that has been widely imitated in the decades since.
After The Police’s dramatic exit from the stage at the height of their fame, Summers embarked on a prolific solo career, including over a dozen solo albums, several notable collaborations and successful forays into instrumental music, jazz and film scoring (2010, Down and Out in Beverly Hills) alongside his rock and pop projects, as well as acclaimed work as a photographer.
In 2006, Summers’ memoir One Train Later was released to great success and was voted the No. 1 music book of the year in the UK by Mojo magazine. The documentary film Can’t Stand Losing You, based on the book, was produced by the Yari Film Group and was released in North America in 2015 by Cinema Libre Studio.
His awards and honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Guitar Player Hall of Fame, multiple Grammy Awards, the Prog Guiding Light award in 2016, the Roland & Boss Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, the Key to New York City, an honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University, the Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the government of France, and dozens of other accolades.
Tickets are on sale now for Andy Summers live in California this April 2018:
Saturday, April 14th
Thursday, April 19th