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bxl12378
Sep 20 2013
at 2:53 PM
How lucky am I?! Living from 10 to 450 miles away of 7 to 10 venues where the Unity Band is going to perform next year.In good health, I will surely go to several gigs! Can’t wait!
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HAMBONE
Feb 14 2014
at 12:37 PM
Bookmark and Share Way past bedtime!!
Arlie
Feb 14 2014
at 9:41 AM
Bookmark and Share jazziz22 -- posts on this website indicate that the shows are 2-1/2 to 3 hours long. The encores are worth staying for, from all reports, unless your 9 year old can’t stay up that late. I took our boys to the Trio show several years ago when they were in middle school, but it was a school night and we had to leave after 2 hours.
hobbesva
Feb 14 2014
at 8:39 AM
Bookmark and Share Jazziz22, about 2 hours 45 minutes
hman01
Feb 14 2014
at 8:31 AM
Bookmark and Share jazziz22-We had 2 and a half hours of great music in St. Pete. As usual,no intermission!!! It was fantastic!
jazziz22
Feb 13 2014
at 4:07 PM
Bookmark and Share Going to the Atlanta show ... My wife and I are talking our 9 yr old to his first Pat concert, does anyone know about how long the shows have running?
mountain
Feb 12 2014
at 1:54 PM
Bookmark and Share I delayed getting tickets for the Keswick show and finally got them...way in the back of the house. Lots of Philly area fans. At least I am in the house for another Metheny show. Of course I will be invited back stage. Not. I will see all you PMheads on the 22nd.
bxl12378
Feb 11 2014
at 3:54 PM
Bookmark and Share Hi again Tim, just write to bxl12378@hotmail.com.
hobbesva
Feb 11 2014
at 6:13 AM
Bookmark and Share Off from work today to catch the PMUG in Virginia Beach tonight. We haven’t told our 14 y/o daughter why we are going to VA Beach today. My daughter has been a PM fan literally since she was in the womb (played Imaginary Day among others daily through headphones placed on her mom’s belly). She came home one day when she was in the first grade disgusted that no one else in her class knew who they were. When I loaded Kin on her ipod last week she asked if we would be able to see the PMUG this year. I told her that they were not touring anywhere nearby (even though I had already bought tickets). Can’t wait to see her face tonight.
toneman
Feb 10 2014
at 9:10 PM
Bookmark and Share will be at the Toronto show; then indulging at Buffalo the next night. How often does he come around, after all?! Just got the new disc - will take some time to digest. Concert reviews on his FB page are tantalizing.
LindaV
Feb 08 2014
at 8:40 PM
Bookmark and Share Will be at the Mahaffey. front row. say hi.
MarcNebo
Feb 08 2014
at 2:39 PM
Bookmark and Share PMUG show was part of The Chicago Symphony Center Jazz Series so I have my usual seat in the Lower Balcony, first row close to center. Long story short because I contributed $100 to help keep the Jazz Series going I get to go backstage after three concerts. My first choice was Pat Metheny. So far have gone backstage for Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis shows. The person from the Symphony Center who I talked to wined and dined me. That night he had a proposal for me. If I sponsored Pat’s concert I get my name in the program and lobby sign and I will get private time with Pat after the show. Some further perks may come later. It was pretty expensive but I wanted to find a special way to celebrate turning 60 this year. I think this will be it.
Willbur
Feb 08 2014
at 11:09 AM
Bookmark and Share Nice, hman! I’ll be in Box 24 in the Loge at the Mahaffey- hanging with a bud who is disabled, so I won’t be moving around much. But feel free to pop in and shout "Willlllbur!?" But you have to do it in a Mr. Ed voice....have a blast, I know I will!
tiny_tim
Feb 08 2014
at 2:41 AM
Bookmark and Share Hi bxl12378...Yes please do join the good people on the Thames! I am coming to BE for a week on the day job in four cities, and have some gigs in the bag to see (Antwerp, Liege, poss Brux). Is there anyway to get your private e-mail on this site, without it being broadcast??? In music Tiny Tim
bxl12378
Feb 07 2014
at 2:42 PM
Bookmark and Share Hi tiny tim, I’m coming over from Brussels to the gig that night, will try to make it if I may! Cheers!
hman01
Feb 07 2014
at 9:37 AM
Bookmark and Share Just got a box seat for Sunday at Mahaffey in St.Pete. Purchased late because I was debating with everything going on in my life,whether I’d have enough energy to go.Now,that I’ve purchased my ticket,I have all this spare energy.I’m definitely stoked.I’ve seen every Metheny concert in the Tampa Bay area since 1982. How could I possibly miss this one? Nothin’ compares to Metheny!
Willbur
Feb 07 2014
at 8:53 AM
Bookmark and Share Hi j21, yeah, Boston is very expensive, though it’s been years since I’ve been there. I’ve been to The Florida Theatre in Jax. IIRC, I saw Steve Morse there back in the day. It is a cool place. I wonder how much promotion they did for the PMUG show there? I bet minimal if any. I know here in Tampa there has been no mention whatsoever (as far as I’ve seen, and I’ve been looking) of Pat’s show here Sunday. In fact I just checked the weekend section of today’s Friday paper and finally the show is at least mentioned - buried in the short list of Jazz/Blues upcoming concerts. And they even got the name wrong - called them Pat Metheny and Unity Group. I’m assuming there is very little promotion for these shows and I realize PMUG is not U2 but c’mon! Some mention would get more butts in the seats. Kind of disappointing that this incredible group and music does not get wider attention, but then again it’s their loss and our gain. I’m taking an old friend who is disabled, for a surprise late Christmas/early Birthday present. I turned him into a Pathead years ago and since he doesn’t/can’t get out often, I’m sure he’ll get blown away once again and it’ll be good for his psyche. 2 more days!
tiny_tim
Feb 07 2014
at 1:46 AM
Bookmark and Share Two tickets landed on my doorstep for the London/Hammersmith gig 11 June. Probably like "The Way Up" 2005 pre-gig celebration, we’ll organize a pub rendez-vous on the Thames River, west of the Hammersmith Bridge. Already have a possee of jazz troopers who’ll also attend with me. All systems go!
mountain
Feb 06 2014
at 3:35 PM
Bookmark and Share Got tix for Keswick in Philly area for March 22nd. Saw the Unity Band last time through. It was outside at Longwood Gardens which was kinda cool, plus seats were only a few rows back. Keswick is an old hole in the wall and tixs are near the back. At least I am in the house. Looking forward to hearing them spread out on some of these tunes.
jsjj21
Feb 06 2014
at 9:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Willbur, yes, I’m from a place on the coast of GA. Now living in North Attleboro, MA..about 35 miles south of Boston. Like it, mostly. Don’t get into Boston much...it’s so damn expensive! I would’ve loved to have seen the show last night in Jacksonville, FL. The Florida Theatre there is a great place to see a show. I called late yesterday afternoon for the hell of it to see what kind of seats were available and you could get 6th row for 40 bucks a seat. Enjoy and please report to us after!!
HAMBONE
Feb 05 2014
at 7:44 PM
Bookmark and Share tomm, that is an ultimate win-win!
Willbur
Feb 05 2014
at 8:28 AM
Bookmark and Share Hi j21, yeah, I took a long sabbatical from the site - fun with jobs, health, etc but I’m hanging in there now and I guess I’m just excited about the St Pete show in a few days, so I jumped back in. Thanks for asking. I’ll try to post more than once every 5 years now. IIRC, aren’t you from Georgia? Now living in Boston?? Hope that’s going OK, my bro used to live in Boston and I always enjoyed the city. Anyway, keeping this music/site related, hope you enjoy the show, I’m definitely getting psyched. Haven’t seen Pat since the Orchestrion tour - he didn’t come to the Tampa/St Pete area during the PMUB tour. Again, enjoy the show and best wishes!
redrngr
Feb 05 2014
at 4:47 AM
Bookmark and Share Very exciting indeed and I will be attending on March 21st 2014! at the The Music Center at Strathmore in Rockville, MD.Then new ‘Kin’ Album sounds incredible, as I love the love the different colors, textures and the orchestration is so very strong and also the songs tell a story yet as whole there always that signature Metheny variation!
tomm
Feb 05 2014
at 12:09 AM
Bookmark and Share Tickets and iTunes download both arrived today!
jsjj21
Feb 04 2014
at 3:38 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks, Willbur!! She IS a keeper!...I moved over a thousand miles to be here with her over three years ago. Man, seems like you disappeared for quite some time. How are ya?
Willbur
Feb 04 2014
at 2:49 PM
Bookmark and Share Awesome, j21! What an incredible 50th birthday present. Girlfriend sounds like a keeper. Have a blast at the show!
eysikal
Feb 03 2014
at 12:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Who’s going to the show tonight in Jackson, MS? Anxious to hear reports from the tour.
jsjj21
Feb 03 2014
at 8:47 AM
Bookmark and Share Just found out a few days ago that my girlfriend bought us tickets for the Wilbur Theater show in Boston for my 50th birthday! Can’t wait!
HAMBONE
Jan 28 2014
at 1:11 PM
Bookmark and Share FYI. I just checked. The Keswick is filling up fast for the Philly stop. Don’t wait too long if you are planning on going. He always sell sout.
Willbur
Jan 27 2014
at 9:36 AM
Bookmark and Share Reminder & update for those attending the St Petersburg, FL gig on Sunday 2/9. The Salvador Dali museum, which is located right down the street from the Mahaffey Theatre, is showcasing an Andy Warhol exhibit entitled "Art. Fame. Mortality." from 1/18 - 4/27. The museum is open from 12pm - 5:30pm on Sunday. Just in case any Patheads want to check it out before the gig.
toneman
Jan 07 2014
at 11:54 AM
Bookmark and Share Hambone what a fantastic rendition of First Circle. Hopefully tis a teaser for what we might expect on the tour.
tilbanup
Nov 28 2013
at 9:30 AM
Bookmark and Share For years I have been looking on this site hoping one day I would see Australia get a gig. In 2006 The Trio came to Perth without being anounced on the tour schedule. I was lucky enough to have a sister in law that saw the concert advertised as part of the festival of Perth and knew I would want to know. So from then on I seach Australian music festivals as well as this web site, but I don’t hold my breath.
bxl12378
Nov 13 2013
at 1:18 PM
Bookmark and Share got my tickets to the first show yesterday.only 7 more months...
naut
Oct 24 2013
at 9:10 AM
Bookmark and Share Don’t miss Mother’s, downtown NO on Poydras, h_s. Best po-boys in town!
healthy_scratch
Oct 23 2013
at 8:21 AM
Bookmark and Share Willbur - thank you so much for the recommendation I will definitely check it out as I am really looking forward to immersing myself in the Cajun culture and gastronomy for the brief time I am there, Mulates has been added to the M- Week agenda. Cheers.
HAMBONE
Oct 22 2013
at 12:35 PM
Bookmark and Share HS- Untiy Band and NOLA all in the same week! That will be hard to top.
Willbur
Oct 22 2013
at 10:03 AM
Bookmark and Share Very Cool, healthy_scratch. I’d suggest adding another "M" to your Lafayette itinerary. There’s an incredible Cajun Restaurant in Lafayette, Mulates. Very famous and definitely worth the visit - especially if you like Crawfish. They have these marble tables with holes in the middle for the discarded Crawfish shells and they bring out a hugh boil-pot of Crawfish, Red Potatoes and Corn on the Cob and they dump it all on your table. A wonderful & unique culinary experience! Highly recommended.
healthy_scratch
Oct 18 2013
at 7:20 AM
Bookmark and Share I cannot believe it! I got invited to a cousins wedding in NOLA in February and figured hell I have never been I am going. As I do I immediately check the area concert calendar and low and behold on Feb 18th PMUG in Lafayette. Given that I am flying from Madrid Spain to New Orleans another 2 hours to Lafayette is a no brainer for me on this one - looks like I am headed to my 21st Metheny show and first in the US as I just bought one of the last front row tickets. I am beyond psyched. So a week in Louisiana which I have been dying to visit since my youth devouring Twain books. Its going to be M - Week Metheny, Mardi Gras and a Marriage. Now all we need is for PMUG to swing by Madrid in June or July for an outdoor gig and my 2014 is made. I had the pleasure of seeing PMUG at the Vittoria Jazz Festival last summer and these guys are smokin. First off the interplay built up between Pat and Antonio is telepathic, and add in Mr. Potter who has always been so tasteful on his own and when I have seen with Dave Holland, creates a band that is simply the schitnzel. The setlist was amazing as well lots of 80-81 material some Song X and trio classics they were groovin all night. Now wIth the addition of the multi-instrumentalist would open up the songbook to some PMG deep cuts as well this time. But more than anything I would also love to see KC Blues or however it is entitled, that unrecorded blues track Pat wrote I believe that he has been playing on off. I have it first with the PMG on a recording from I believe 1982 at the Montreal Jazz Fest and on and off it has popped up occasionally in trio situations over the years, please dust that bad boy off. The chord solo PM throws down on the 82 MJF is phenomenal, and the other version that springs to mind that sounded great to these ears was one with Joshua Redman on sax (Turcoing, France). While I am in request mode you would hear no complaints from me to hear Double Guatemala as well. Two of the more obscure forgotten gems from the catalogue that the PMUG could bring some depth and fresh air to. All hail PMUG 2014! -HS
HAMBONE
Oct 16 2013
at 3:08 PM
Bookmark and Share Nice seats, Patdman. Yes it seems the tickets for this tour have started becoming available sooner than most of Pat’s tours. Maybe it has something to do with the holidays being right around the corner, maybe just advanced bookings he doesn’t normally get. Either way it should give everyone ample time to secure tickets, and hopefully sell out every venue. I’m going to put mine in my Xmas stocking, just as a teaser!
patdman
Oct 11 2013
at 3:28 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for the link to First Circle, Hambone! Scary good............... Was able to log on at 10:00 this morning and snag a pair of ’pre-sale’ tix for the Portland, OR show in March. Front row seats 13-14 pretty much dead center! I lost track of the times we have seen Pat starting in the 70’s, but I don’t think we have ever been this close. Kind of nice that the first few rows were actually available to mere mortals! March is less than 5 moths away.............
daimonic
Oct 08 2013
at 1:55 PM
Bookmark and Share How come they’re skipping in Toronto? This is the second time in a row we’re getting snubbed! At least I got to see Pat on the Quartet Live tour with Gary Burton et al. That was killer.
HAMBONE
Oct 08 2013
at 12:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Check out his Youtube video of First Circle...I think that was his audition with Pat! If they can incorporate Chris’ reeds into the mix, that’s a no-brainer selection for the tour.
bxl12378
Oct 08 2013
at 6:27 AM
Bookmark and Share Thx for the link Hambone...Oh my God!
HAMBONE
Oct 03 2013
at 2:14 PM
Bookmark and Share I was thrilled when I saw the Unity Band in August last year and even moreso when I heard they were hitting the road again next year. But then I saw the video of the newest member and almost fell off my chair. Now I am totally stoked. If you haven’t checked Giulio Carmassi out yet, do yourself a favor. www.youtube.com/watch?v=RixsSF4Xat0
naut
Sep 29 2013
at 8:17 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ll be at one or two shows along the way. It’s wild how the original PMG went from four members and expanded to five, then included more as time passed. Now, the PMUB goes from four players to five of the PMUG into no telling what the future will bring.
patsfan
Sep 29 2013
at 1:55 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks Willbur for the heads up. ... Yes, was at Dali 10 yrs ago, fantastic, but look forward to the revisit. I’ll be front row at Mahaffey with a big smile..
Bikenjazz
Sep 28 2013
at 8:55 PM
Bookmark and Share Forgot to mention that the venue for the show in Eugene, Oregon is at the Shedd Institute. My other half and I saw Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, and Stanley Clarke there for a special show two springs ago............and I must say that the intimacy and the sound quality in this venue are amazing..........................I hope Pat and the guys rip the paint off the walls at some time during the show..............can’t wait
Willbur
Sep 28 2013
at 3:40 PM
Bookmark and Share Speaking of the Mahaffey Theatre in St Petersburg (and Wilbur ;), I’m de-lurking briefly to shout out to anyone going to the Mahaffey show on Sunday, 2/9. The newly-renovated Salvador Dali Museum is pretty much next door to the Mahaffey and IMO, it’s a must see - especially for any out-of-towners who have never seen it. Spectacular experience! Spend the afternoon at the Dali, then check out Pat = perfect day.
patsfan
Sep 27 2013
at 9:49 PM
Bookmark and Share Great timing ... I’ll be there at the Mahaffey in St Petersburg early Feb and the one in SAn Francisco in late Feb !!
pat2112
Sep 27 2013
at 2:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Looking forward too Manchester and London next June. Saw the unity band at the Barbican last year. Stunning interplay within the band. Roll on next June.
Tom Rudd
Sep 27 2013
at 6:27 AM
Bookmark and Share Here you go Fran, try this: http://thewilburtheatre.com/artist/pat-metheny-unity-group/
fran d
Sep 26 2013
at 6:00 PM
Bookmark and Share The links to pre sale do not include the concert in Boston at Wilbur Theater. Was this only available for one day???
thehague
Sep 26 2013
at 11:22 AM
Bookmark and Share Got my ticket for the Dutch gig. Still so far away and only the one gig (Germany will have several)....something to look forward to definitely.
dlm
Sep 24 2013
at 8:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Got my tickets for the Columbus show. Front row center. YES!!!
Tom Rudd
Sep 24 2013
at 5:43 AM
Bookmark and Share Got a table up front to seadog. Can’t wait, it’s going to be an amazing show!~
seadog
Sep 23 2013
at 6:48 PM
Bookmark and Share All set with tix in Boston come March. At the Wilbur of all places with tables... weird? Can’t wait! It’s got to be the only hall he hasn’t played in town.
Bikenjazz
Sep 22 2013
at 9:51 AM
Bookmark and Share Something magic will be happening ( as usual) and what a brutal tour schedule (as usual)..........the show in Portland on the 2nd of March will be something to look forward to and not come fast enough.........hoping to get front row balcony at the Newmark.............
bebe
Sep 20 2013
at 7:54 PM
Bookmark and Share i can’t wait either, but he’s coming in february. i hope it does not snow. the new dates made me very excited . i saw him at the birchmere last time around. i wish he could still do small venues like that.
Kooltrane
Sep 20 2013
at 4:37 PM
Bookmark and Share Goin to Hot’Lanta in Feb. 5th show since 1981.
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