On June 16, 2012, Stanley Clarke and George Duke pick up where they left off musically with the Clarke Duke 4- “Bring It!” Tour.
It’s been six years since they last toured together and both are looking forward to the Clarke remarks, “I’m looking forward to these performances, because the most fun I have touring is with George. We have a good time together. We’re both older and more experienced. Our repertoire is more all-encompassing and much more diverse.”
Duke adds, “Touring with Stanley is always a good thing, because he’s a nut. He’s the younger brother I never had. We each have different perspectives on music, but at the same time a lot of similarities. It’s the diversity of our backgrounds that makes it interesting. My musical background is West Coast and Stanley’s is East Coast. I came from R&B, where Stanley came more from rock.”
The CLARKE/DUKE 4 “BRING IT” Tour should be extra-special because both Clarke and Duke broke new ground in the movement that spearheaded jazz-fusion in the early 1970s. Thirty plus years later there is longevity to that movement as shown by the oft-sold-out, highly successful Return To Forever world tour in 2010-2011. It’s an opportunity to be able to go out on tour and perform a style of music that they helped pioneer.
06/18/-06/19/2012 Dakota Bar and Grill, Minneapolis, MN
06/20/2012 – Wednesday Night Jazz Series, Detroit, MI
06/21/2012 – Northern Light Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Milwaukee, WI
06/22/2012 – Country Club Hills Theater, Country Club Hills IL
06/23/2012 – Paramount Theater, Huntington NY
06/26/2012 – BB King Blues Club and Grill, New York, NY
For more dates, check out the official Clarke/Duke 4 website.
::: SOURCE: ClarkeDuke.com/ :::