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Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Followers 126,115
Category Jazz Fusion, Jazz Instrument, Flamenco, Fusion, Jazz
Concerts
Apr
28
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Patchogue
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Apr
30
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Indianapolis
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May
01
The Athenaeum Theatre
Columbus
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May
03
Birchmere
Alexandria
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May
04
The Strand Theater
Hudson Falls
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May
05
Greenwich Odeum
East Greenwich
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May
07
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis
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May
08
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis
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May
10
Keswick Theatre
Glenside
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May
11
Center for the Arts of Homer
Homer
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May
31
Kaserne - Open Air
Saarburg
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Jun
02
Opera Nova Bydgoszcz
Bydgoszcz
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Jun
03
Sala Palatului
Bucharest
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Jun
07
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
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Jun
16
Park West
Chicago
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Jun
20
Memorial Hall
Cincinnati
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Jun
21
The Kent Stage
Kent
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Jun
22
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Royal Oak
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Jun
25
Koerner Hall
Toronto
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Jun
26
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2024
Ottawa
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Jun
29
Place des Arts - Théâtre Maisonneuve
Montréal
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Jul
12
North Sea Jazz Festival 2024
Rotterdam
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Jul
21
Old Castle
Stuttgart
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Oct
04
The Venetian
Las Vegas
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Oct
15
Aladdin Theater
Portland
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About Al Di Meola
Al Di Meola A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as a virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, Jean-Luc Ponty and more. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among hordes of frettboard aficionados who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola's writing and compositions along with the soulfulness of his guitar expressions, have won him legions of fans worldwide.   A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, going back to early Latin-tinged fusion outings like 1976's Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977's Elegant Gypsy and 1978's Casino, the guitar great has continued to explore the rich influence of flamenco, tango, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and African music throughout his long career.   Di Meola’s most recent release, 2013’s "All Your Life", was an acoustic tour de force that had him revisiting the music of a seminal influence – The Beatles. “I really credit the Beatles for the reason why I play guitar,” he says. “That was a major catalyst for me to want to learn music. So their impact was pretty strong.” A virtual one-man show of virtuosity, it features the guitar great interpreting 14 familiar Beatles tunes in the stripped-down setting of strictly acoustic guitar. All the tracks are imbued with the guitarist’s signature flamenco flourishes, intricate arpeggiating and dazzling cross-picking. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, where the Beatles created most of their records during their heyday, "All Your Life" stands as a triumph in the long and illustrious career of a bona fide guitar hero. “I’ve come full circle with this,” says Di Meola. “I started out my life loving the Beatles, and I never stopped, just like a lot of so many other guitarists from my generation. In the middle, we all went into whatever music we pursued in our careers -- fusion, jazz, whatever it might be. We all wanted to further our craft. But when you come back to the Beatles’ music, it’s like; “Man, this stuff is still happening! All of it!”   Di Meola's ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide. He has been particularly enamored over the past 20 years by the tango music of the late great Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, whose compositions he has interpreted over time, beginning with 1990's Di Meola Plays Piazzolla, continuing to 1993's Heart of the Immigrants, 2002's Flesh on Flesh and right up to 2007's Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar. "Piazzolla had a profound effect on my development as a musician and as a person,” says Al. “We became close friends, often communicating by mail. And during the course of this friendship my admiration and desire to learn more about this great man intensified.” A native of New Jersey who still resides in the Garden State along with a home in Miami, Di Meola was born in Jersey City on July 22, 1954. Growing up in Bergenfield with the music of Elvis Presley, The Ventures and The Beatles, he naturally gravitated to guitar as a youngster and by his early teens was already an accomplished player. Attaining such impressive skills at such a young age didn't come easy for Al but rather was the result of focused dedication and intensive periods of woodshedding between his junior and senior years in high school. “I used to practice the guitar eight to ten hours a day,” he told DownBeat. “And I was trying to find myself, or find the kind of music that suited where I was going with the guitar.” In 1971, Al enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and by the second semester began playing in a fusion quartet led by keyboardist Barry Miles. A gig tape of that band was later passed on to Chick Corea by a friend of Al's, and in the early part of 1974 the 19-year-old guitarist was tapped to join the fusion super group as a replacement for guitarist Bill Connors. “I was just sitting around my apartment in Boston on a Friday afternoon when Chick called and asked me to come to a rehearsal in New York,” he recalls. “I couldn't believe it. But in 10 minutes I packed some clothes in a bag, got a ride to New York and never saw that apartment in Boston again.”   Following a weekend of rehearsals with Chick, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, Di Meola made his Return to Forever debut at Carnegie Hall on July 3, 1974, officially launching his career into the stratosphere. "Playing with Chick in Return To Forever was the first significant step in my development as a player,” says Al. After three landmark recordings with Return To Forever – 1974's Where Have I Known You Before, 1975's Grammy Award winning No Mystery and 1976's Romantic Warrior – the group disbanded and Al subsequently started up his career as a solo artist. His 1976 debut as a leader, Land of the Midnight Sun, was a blazing showcase of his signature chops and Latin-tinged compositions that featured a stellar cast including drummers Steve Gadd and Lenny White, bassist Anthony Jackson and Jaco Pastorius, keyboardists Jan Hammer, Barry Miles and Chick Corea, and percussionist Mingo Lewis. Over the course of six more albums with Columbia Records – Elegant Gypsy, Casino, Splendido Hotel, Electric Rendezvous, Tour De Force and Scenario – Al established himself as an influential force in contemporary music.   1980 marked the triumph of the acoustic guitar Trio with Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin. Their debut recording on Columbia Records, Friday Night in San Francisco, became a landmark recording that surpassed the two million mark in sales. The following year, 1981, Di Meola was inducted into Guitar Player’s Gallery of Greats after four consecutive wins as Best Jazz Guitarist in the magazine’s Readers Poll. The three virtuosos in the Trio toured together from 1980 through 1983, releasing the studio album Passion, Grace & Fire in 1982. In 1995, they reunited for a third recording, Guitar Trio, follow by another triumphant world tour. In early 1996, Di Meola formed a new trio with the violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and RTF band mate Stanley Clarke called The Rite of Strings. Their self-titled debut was released in 1995. Di Meola subsequently recorded with the likes of opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, pop stars Paul Simon and Dave Matthews, classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, Japanese jazz pianist Yutaka Kobayashi and Italian pop star Pino Daniele. Over the course of his career, he has also worked and recorded with Phil Collins, Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Milton Naciemento, Egberto Gismonti, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai and Frank Zappa.    In 2013 and 2014, Di Meola invited the great Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba to tour with him on some concert appearances which were greeted by fans with great applause. Now in early 2015 Di Meola is working on recording his newest album titled; ELYSIUM, and will be touring North America and Europe with many dates already booked. Visit: http://www.aldimeola.com/#!tour/c9a0 Album recordings can be found at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/al-di-meola/id814570 http://www.allmusic.com/artist/al-di-meola-mn0000600228/discography http://www.last.fm/music/Al+Di+Meola/+albums
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Genres
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Instrument, Flamenco, Fusion, Jazz
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What fans are saying
Matt
5 / 5
AL was phenomenal as always every time I seen him. The MIM was a very intimate setting with great acoustics and an over all great experience. And being Jersey Italian I had to see my favorite musician of all time. The funny thing is that I was staying in the same hotel as AL's tour manager in Tempe...
Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ
Jun 06, 2023
Yevgeniy
5 / 5
Yesterday we had a fantastic time in the Parker Playhouse at Al Di Meola's concert in Fort Lauderdale. It was a world-class performance! He always was one of my favorite jazz guitar players but yesterday I rediscovered him. Looking at Al Di Meola and his performance it is hard to believe that this man is already 70.
Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jan 29, 2024
Rick
5 / 5
This was my first show at City Winery. Very clean and comfortable venue,; service was good, and sound system was excellent. Al Di Meola and his band were amazingly tight, yet whimsical, funny, and creative. Fantastic performance, and I was able to grab a signed guitar book and CD from the merch table! 10 out of 10
City Winery Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Jan 25, 2024
Paula
5 / 5
The Al Di Meola concert was fantastic. The music was incredible and the stories were great too. I have been an Al Di Meola fan for 40 years and this was my first time seeing him. The musicians he had with him were amazing too. Astounding show!
SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA
Jun 13, 2023
Fred
5 / 5
Al Di Meola is still one of the best guitar players in the world and proved it at this show. Practically left me speechless. He is fast, but articulate, stylish and yet powerful. This show was simply amazing and he has a very, very fine band, too. A night to remember!!!
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center Plymouth, NH
Apr 09, 2024
David
5 / 5
A must see show, especially if you're a a old Al Di Meola fan. Totally electric primarily playing his 71 LP. Did have the PRS and a Tele on stage but neither were used. Very thankful I got to witness in person
City Winery Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Jan 27, 2024
Robert
5 / 5
Al and his band brought the early electric songs alive. What an amazing group of musicians. If you are a fan of this early era of Al’s music, you would be a fool not to hear them in person.
Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Apr 17, 2024
Ken
5 / 5
Despite some technical issues with his acoustic guitars, he took it all in stride and put on a phenomenal show. His connection with the audience is a close one and comes across very authentic and down to earth.
Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Sep 25, 2022
Helmut
5 / 5
What a great concert, what a nice location! The setlist was very nice. Song after song lead through a magic journey. Three musicians with incredible abilities to support each others ideas and vibes. It was a great evening.
Cinema Paradiso Sankt Pölten, Austria
Nov 17, 2022
Jeff
5 / 5
Astonishing playing and the band was amazing. Got to meet Al and he is not only a tier 1 player of cutting edge music but also a stellar dynamic and all around great person as well.
City Winery Nashville Nashville, TN
Sep 08, 2022
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Al Di Meola Tour Cities
Stuttgart, Germany Hudson Falls, NY Glenside, PA Toronto, ON Columbus, OH Ottawa, ON Cincinnati, OH Saarburg, Germany East Greenwich, RI Bucharest, Romania Alexandria, VA Chicago, IL Bydgoszcz, Poland Rotterdam, Netherlands Kent, OH Indianapolis, IN Royal Oak, MI Montréal, QC Patchogue, NY Portland, OR Homer, NY Annapolis, MD Utrecht, Netherlands Las Vegas, NV

Frequently Asked Questions About Al Di Meola

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Al Di Meola on tour?

Yes, Al Di Meola is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Al Di Meola concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Al Di Meola tour is scheduled for 25 dates across 24 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Al Di Meola scheduled to play?

Al Di Meola is scheduled to play 25 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Al Di Meola tour start?

Al Di Meola’s tour starts Apr 28, 2024 and ends on Oct 15, 2024. They will play 24 cities; their most recent concert was held in Patchogue at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and their next upcoming concert will be in Hudson Falls at The Strand Theater.

What venues is Al Di Meola performing at?

As part of the Al Di Meola tour, Al Di Meola is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 28 - Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Apr 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 01 - Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
May 03 - Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
May 04 - Hudson Falls, NY @ The Strand Theater
May 05 - East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum
May 07 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
May 08 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
May 10 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 11 - Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer
May 31 - Saarburg, Germany @ Kaserne - Open Air
Jun 02 - Bydgoszcz, kujawsko-pomorskie @ Opera Nova Bydgoszcz
Jun 03 - Bucharest, Bucharest @ Sala Palatului
Jun 07 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
Jun 16 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
Jun 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall
Jun 21 - Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
Jun 22 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jun 25 - Toronto, ON @ Koerner Hall
Jun 26 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jun 29 - Montréal, QC @ Place des Arts - Théâtre Maisonneuve
Jul 12 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotterdam Ahoy
Jul 21 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Old Castle
Oct 04 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian
Oct 15 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
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