Mickey Hart’s long anticipated new album Mysterium Tremendum is due out on April 10, 2012.
It will contain new music from the Mickey Hart Band, including new songs from the ever prolific Robert Hunter. Many of the expected tracks have been performed in recent months as Mickey has been out on the road with this project, including “Let There Be Light”, “Slo Jo Rain” and “Supersonic”.
Mickey Hart Band “Let There Be Light” features lyrics by Robert Hunter
Mickey Hart and his new band has been in the studio with producer Ben Yonas, who also plays in the Mickey Hart Band. Ben is often tucked away further back of the stage, adding his sonifications on keyboards and a Mac.
He is literally upstaged, likely by design, by frontman singer Tim Hockenberry, who also plays keyboards as well as multiple other instruments. Also in front is Crystal Monee Hall, who sings and plays guitar, Gawain Mathews on lead guitar, Ian “INKX” Herman on drums, longtime Mickey Hart player Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum and djembe, and in the bass position Dave Schools from Widespread Panic. Of course Mickey Hart is playing drums, the beam, and RAMU – his computer programmed Random Access Digital Musical Universe gizmo.
This band, creating the sound and finding the right musicians to bring it to life, is something Mickey has been developing behind the scenes for a little while. Deadheadland spoke to Mickey about it last summer in our interview with him. He first took it out in embryonic form at the Wave Gravy 75th Birthday celebration in 2011, and then officially debuted over the summer.
MICKEY HART WEST COAST TOUR
The Mickey Hart Band will be on tour in the west during March 2012:
Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Las Vegas NV, Flagstaff AZ, San Luis Obispo, Healdsburg, Sacramento and Chico.
MICKEY HART ABOVE THE CLOUDS TOUR
Then, on the same day as the Mysterium Tremendum album is released, April 10, 2012, the Mickey Hart Band begins it’s ambitious ABOVE THE CLOUDS tour in Louisville Kentucky. Then Cleveland OH, Jim Thorpe PA, Ridgefield CT, Londonderry NH, Washington DC, Carrboro NC, Ashville NC, the Wanee Festival in Live Oak FL, Sweetwater 420 Festival in Atlanta GA, Birmingham AL, Fayetville AR, Dallas TX, and Austin TX.
Quite a tour, and hitting lots of places that need a good show! And that’s just to start… expect a lot more music from mickey this festival season. The Mickey Hart Band also has these great Fan Club Ticket deals and VIP Ticket Packages that include meet and greet and photos with Mickey, and more.
Get the full tour, FanClub and VIP details here: http://mickeyhart.net/shows/
Go see the Mickey Hart Band, and when it comes out, get the album. It is a real treat to get to hear these new Robert Hunter penned tunes with a fresh vibe with Hart. Mickey is coming from a real good place, and he want’s to share it with you. Good energy you can feel.