VNUE, Inc. (OTCQB: VNUE) will hit the road with The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour as the exclusive tour merchandiser, and will be recording all shows starting October 2 for immediate release as Limited Edition, individually numbered CD sets and instant digital download via VNUE's set.fm proprietary web and mobile (iOS & Android) platform, leveraging the 14 years of experience with "instant live" pioneer and exclusive licensee DiscLive Network.
Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio Cream -- Ginger Baker's son KOFI BAKER, Jack Bruce's son MALCOLM BRUCE and Eric Clapton's nephew (by marriage) WILL JOHNS -- have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band's extraordinary legacy with The Music Of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour. Spanning over 30 cities throughout North America beginning September 28, this tour marks 50 years since the original lineup's farewell U.S. tour of 1968.
For these North American dates, VNUE and The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour have forged a unique collaboration leveraging VNUE's world class touring services, and instant live recording platforms.
"I'm really very excited to join forces with VNUE," stated Malcolm Bruce. "To seamlessly deliver pristine quality recordings on the fly into the hands of our fans is such a great addition to our touring strategy. This allows us to focus fully on the performance. These guys have worked with some stellar artists and it's an honor to hit the road with them." Bruce stated further.
"VNUE are at the cutting edge of live recording today with their set.fm app, it is a wonderful thing to be working with them on our tour," commented Will Johns. "Providing an all-encompassing merchandise model that gets results is golden and we are delighted with this exciting alliance." Johns added.
"Cream were all about playing live and being in the moment. No two nights were the same. With VNUE recording each of our shows, fans will have their very own unique memento to take home with them. It will also keep us on our toes, so that we deliver! We're really looking forward to it," noted Kofi Baker.
Fans can expect personal stories and songs such as "Sunshine of Your Love," "Crossroads," "Spoonful" and "White Room" performed by Baker (drums), Bruce (bass, vocals) and Johns (guitar, vocals) across a comprehensive set of favorites and deep cuts.
"Upon learning of this North American tour, I immediately felt this was a tour we had to be on," sated Jeff Zakim, VNUE's VP of Business Development and Content Curation.
Zach Bair, CEO and Chairman of VNUE, said, "With this partnership, we are thrilled to be bringing to the table a wider scope of our artist and touring services with merchandising combined with best-in-class instant live recording."
Music fans across the globe can pre-order shows now by downloading the set.fm app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play or by visiting http://bit.ly/musicofcream for digital downloads. For Limited Edition CD Sets, fans can visit http://bit.ly/MusicofCreamCD. CD sets will be manufactured and available at merchandise booths at all tour dates, or ordered online with either "ship home" or "pick up" at the show option.
The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour 2018, North American Tour Dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
*Fri 9/28 Ottawa, ON Centrepoint Theatre
*Sat 9/29 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
*Sun 9/30 Quebec City, QC Imperial Bell
Tue 10/2 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Thu 10/4 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Fri 10/5 Woonsocket, RI Stadium Theatre
Sat 10/6 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theatre
Sun 10/7 Portland, ME State Theatre
Tue 10/9 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
Thu 10/11 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Fri 10/12 New London, CT Garde Arts Center
Sat 10/13 Concord, NH Capitol Centre for the Arts - Chubb Theatre
Sun 10/14 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak
Tue 10/16 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Wed 10/17 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Thu 10/18 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Fri 10/19 Waterloo, NY The Vine at del Lago Casino
Sat 10/20 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sun 10/21 Albany, NY The Egg
Tue 10/23 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Wed 10/24 Harrisburg, PA Stage @ Club XL
Thu 10/25 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri 10/26 Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
Sun 10/28 Bristol, TN Paramount
Mon 10/30 Richmond, VA The National
Thu 11/1 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square - State Theatre
Fri 11/2 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
Sat 11/3 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Wed 11/7 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Performing Arts Center
Thu 11/8 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Fri 11/9 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Sat 11/10 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre
Sun 11/11 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theatre
Tue 11/13 Wausau, WI Grand Theater
Wed 11/14 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
Thu 11/15 Louisville, KY Brown Theatre
Fri 11/16 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Sat 11/17 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
*not available via VNUE