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Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Followers 206,883
Category Funk, Jazz
Concerts
Jun
13
The Wooten Brothers - United Theatre
Westerly
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Jun
14
The Wooten Brothers - Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
Portsmouth
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Jun
15
The Wooten Brothers - Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
Portsmouth
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Jun
16
The Wooten Brothers - SONY Hall
New York
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Jun
16
The Wooten Brothers - SONY Hall
New York
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Jun
27
The Wooten Brothers - Victory Theater
Rogers
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Jun
28
The Wooten Brothers - Vanguard
Tulsa
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Jun
29
The Wooten Brothers - Granada
Dallas
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Jun
30
The Wooten Brothers - Paramount Theater
Austin
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Jul
02
The Wooten Brothers - Stable Hall
San Antonio
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Jul
03
The Wooten Brothers - Heights Theater
Houston
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Jul
24
The Wooten Brothers - Floyd Fest 2024
Floyd
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Aug
02
Kaslo Jazz Festival 2024
Kaslo
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Aug
02
The Wooten Brothers - Edmunds Center For The Arts
Edmonds
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Aug
07
The Wooten Brothers - Ravina Festival
Highland Park
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Sep
08
The Wooten Brothers-Lowell Summer Music Series
Lowell
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Sep
12
The Wooten Brothers - Harvest Music Festival 2024
Fredericton
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About Victor Wooten
“I like to talk and I like to play.” So said Victor Wooten as he began his commencement address to the Class of 2016 at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School. This was his way of explaining why he wasn’t going to recite the speech he had written out for the occasion. Instead, for 24 minutes he shared his thoughts with them about life, about success and challenge and meaning, all while accompanying his words on the bass guitar strapped across his shoulder. He played and spoke freely, gently and eloquently. He took his audience back to a bit of wisdom he and his brothers had received from their mother, back when they were just beginning to demonstrate the phenomenal talent that would culminate years later in worldwide recognition as the Wooten Brothers. “What does the world need with just another good musician? We have plenty. What the world needs is good people.” As he improvised a four-string soundtrack to frame and channel his ideas, Wooten expanded on the lessons she had imparted: “We’re already born special. ... In the history of humankind, your fingerprint has never been here and will never be here again. ... No one can take that away from you. Your job is to improve on that specialness and present it to the world ... “ These moments, whether witnessed that night in Burlington or later on YouTube, surely changed lives. They also capture what Victor Wooten really does best. Better even than his revolutionary technique is his conceptual redefinition of the bass guitar’s role. How can this be? What Wooten did with bass has almost no parallel in modern music. From Coleman Hawkins to and beyond John Coltrane, the great saxophonists approached their instrument more or less the same way. Same thing with Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, Ray Brown and Esperanza Spalding: Styles progress, harmonic and melodic languages expand but essentially fundamental concepts remain the same. Not so with Wooten. After him, every bassist in the world began to think differently, much as guitarists did after Hendrix. Young bassists now start from a different set of assumptions than their predecessors did a generation ago. Wooten’s blazing, percussive chops lit a fire for many of them, as did his explorations of melody, nuance and phrasing. But Wooten might smile when reminded of the old parable about the wind and the sun competing to see who might force someone they had focused on to remove his coat as he went walking one day. The wind whipped the poor guy mercilessly, blowing harder and harder, but he simply wrapped himself up tighter and refused to let go. Then the sun took over, bathed the man in warmth — and the jacket was off. So, yes, this is what Victor Wooten’s forte and calling, whether speaking in Burlington, working with kids at his Center for Music and Nature at the 147-acre Wooten Woods retreat in Tennessee, or outlining his philosophy of music in a novel, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music, now a part of the curriculum at The Berklee College of Music, Stanford University and other prestigious institutions. And of course he continues to inspire through his work. On his latest album, TRYPNOTYX, scheduled for release in September on his own Vix Records imprint, he recruits world—renowned musicians Dennis Chambers on drums, saxophonist Bob Franceschini, singer Varijashree Venugopal and comedian/voicetrumentalist Michael Winslow, who gained fame in the Police Academy movies. Not surprisingly, themes from his life thread through TRYPNOTYX, tying virtuoso performance and life experience together. Winslow’s voice and sound effects à la conjure James Brown and pop throughout the sizzling “Funky D Mix” and recall the night that a kindergarten-aged Wooten saw the Godfather of Soul on stage for the first time. And in “Cupid,” through bucolic textures, a sylvan flute, and spoken exchanges involving Wooten and his children, the horrors of war give way to the promise of redemption through love and music. “Music is a great way — and a safe way — to teach just about any life principle,” Wooten insists, one afternoon at a table outside of a Nashville cafe. “To be in a band, you have to listen to each other. Bands are at their best when every instrument is different, not the same. Everyone takes turn talking. Everyone speaks their voice. A lot of times musicians might ask, ‘What would you like me to play?’ I say, ‘Listen to the music. The music will tell you exactly what it needs.’” Listening was always essential to Wooten. As the youngest of five brilliantly talented brothers, he listened to the music they loved and to the instruction his brothers offered as he began exploring the bass. He didn’t know it at the time but this sibling input helped free him from preconceptions. “I learned to speak music the same way we learned to speak English,” he says. “No one sits you down and says, ‘Here’s the role of your voice. Learn these words. Go and practice.’ No, you just talk, and your parents allow you to talk even though you might speak ‘incorrectly.’ You do that for years before you learn about grammar. I learned music the exact same way.” With liberated imagination, Wooten saw no reason why he couldn’t apply what his brothers were doing on other instruments to his bass. “I saw my brothers’ instruments on my instrument,” he says. “For example, I started learning Roy’s drum licks and solos on the bass. I heard bass lines in his drumming. Later, when I learned what we now call slapping — we called it thumping then because that’s what [Sly Stone’s bassist] Larry Graham called it — that gave me the power but not the speed to play a Billy Cobham drum fill. So my brother Regi showed me how to use my thump to pick up and down. That opened a portal in my brain. Then when you add multiple plucks and left-hand hammers, all of a sudden you’re using ten fingers, man!” Victor was just two years old when he played his first gigs with the Wooten Brothers Band — Regi on guitar, Roy a.k.a. “Futureman” on drums, Rudy on sax and Joseph on keyboards. They opened West Coast shows for Curtis Mayfield, War and other headliners, nearly scored a major label deal until someone there was room for only one five-brother act. The other act just happened to be The Jackson 5. But that didn’t stop the five Wootens from pushing against convention. Settling eventually in Nashville, where connected with the like-minded banjoist and composer Béla Fleck, Wooten has earned five Grammy Awards, been honored three times by Bass Player magazine as Player of the Year and is included in the Rolling Stone selection for “Top 10 Bassists of All Time.” What really matters, though, is the example Wooten sets in his dedication to music as a means to enhance the human condition even for those who may never master an instrument. “Music shouldn’t be just about music,” he emphasizes. “Music should be about something greater. If all you do is music, what is your music about? You’ve got to have a life. You’ve got to have experiences. You’ve got to fall in and out of love. Getting away from your instrument and out into the world, you can see how the little bird gets up and sings — not to get paid but just because the sun is rising. You go outside to get more inside who you really are.” At this point, a young student comes up to our table, apologizes for interrupting, takes a second to thank Wooten for all that he has done to move so many through his music. Wooten smiles gratefully. They speak for a few moments. Then the student moves on, like those graduates in Vermont, a little wiser and warmer than before. “That,” Wooten concludes, “is what it’s all about.”
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What fans are saying
David
5 / 5
As a Bass Player, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are the state of the art. Victor’s exploration of techniques is at the leading edge of bass, and he is likely the greatest bass player on earth. Steve Bailey is not far behind, and his work on a six string fretless bass is incredibly melodic. I loved the concert.
Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 09, 2022
Rick
5 / 5
The musical mastery of the Wooten Brothers was on full display last night at The Ark in AA! Each member of the band gave all they had, and their chemistry flowed out and through the entire audience, as the sold out crowd rose for multiple well deserved standing ovations during a night that all in attendance will never forget!!
The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 07, 2023
Sean
5 / 5
Not only was the music serious, but the show was fun as well because of the Bros entertaining camaraderie. Victor Wooten is the best, especially with family support! 😂 I have probably been to almost 200 shows at the belly up over the last 40 years and it never fails to be a great experience.
Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
Apr 18, 2023
Dave
5 / 5
Highly anticipated show that was worth the wait! This was my 5th time seeing Victor. The last time was 12 Dec, 2013 in Philadelphia with his brothers as well. Loved every minute, then and now. I would have gone to Perth to see them the next night if I could have!
The Gov Adelaide, Australia
Jun 01, 2023
Mike
5 / 5
This was a awesome show and I hope that everyone that’s a fan of these guys to go and check them out when they come to a venue near you..!!! And there were many bass players and musicians in house. Shout out to the engineer for providing a great sound. MA..🦋
Good Vibes Concert Hall and Event Venue Newport News, VA
May 08, 2022
Christian
3 / 5
The musicianship was amazing, of course. Victor was obviously amped to play for his home town crowd and friends that showed up. Problem was the overwhelming bass resonance between two basses and a booming bass drum. Often sections of the performance, especially Steve's more subtle passages were impossible to hear.
Good Vibes Concert Hall and Event Venue Newport News, VA
May 07, 2022
Cindi
5 / 5
Absolutely amazing show! Victor, Regi, and Joseph together, what a treat! And Derico WOW that man is incredible as is smooth man Karlton!! My son is a 19 year old bassist and loves Victor! We were right next to the stage and he was in heaven!
Blue Note New York (8PM show) New York, NY
Jul 24, 2019
Lisa
4 / 5
The show was good. The light show was way overdone and I had to spend several songs with my hand shading my eyes because flashing bright white lights kept hitting me right in the eye. Would live to see Victor again doing some jazz next time.
ECC Arts Center Elgin, IL
Nov 12, 2023
Steve
5 / 5
Victor and Steve killed it last night! There’s not 2 other musicians more talented than these guys. Absolutely amazing 🤩 Opening act was really good as well! Can’t wait for the new extreme bass music 🎵 to come out in a few weeks!!! Thanks guys!!!
Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
May 15, 2022
Frank
5 / 5
For anyone who enjoys the sweet sounds of a bass guitar, to his is the show for you. Victor and Steve are off the hook and Greg is the master of the foot pedal. As my son said, "it was good to feel music again!"
Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
May 16, 2022
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Victor Wooten Tour Cities
Highland Park, IL Portsmouth, NH Austin, TX Fredericton, NB Edmonds, WA New York City, NY Floyd, VA Tulsa, OK Kaslo, BC Dallas, TX Rogers, AR San Antonio, TX Westerly, RI Houston, TX Lowell, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Victor Wooten

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Victor Wooten on tour?

Yes, Victor Wooten is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Victor Wooten concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Victor Wooten tour is scheduled for 17 dates across 15 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Victor Wooten scheduled to play?

Victor Wooten is scheduled to play 17 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Victor Wooten tour start?

Victor Wooten’s tour starts Jun 13, 2024 and ends on Sep 12, 2024. They will play 15 cities; their most recent concert was held in Westerly at United Theatre and their next upcoming concert will be in Portsmouth at Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club.

What venues is Victor Wooten performing at?

As part of the Victor Wooten tour, Victor Wooten is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 13 - Westerly, RI @ United Theatre
Jun 14 - Portsmouth, NH @ Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
Jun 15 - Portsmouth, NH @ Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
Jun 16 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall
Jun 16 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall
Jun 27 - Rogers, AR @ Victory Theater
Jun 28 - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
Jun 29 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Jun 30 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theater
Jul 02 - San Antonio, TX @ Stable Hall
Jul 03 - Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
Jul 24 - Floyd, VA @ FloydFest
Aug 02 - Kaslo, BC @ Kaslo Bay
Aug 02 - Edmonds, WA @ Edmonds Center for the Arts
Aug 07 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
Sep 08 - Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park
Sep 12 - Fredericton, NB @ Ginger Agency Barracks Tent - Fredericton, NB
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