Pat Metheny Group Plans Ambitious New Album and World Tour

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Pat Metheny and his group have recorded a CD-length composition titled This Way Up, the guitarist announced on his web site.

"This is our most ambitious undertaking ever as a group," Metheny said. "We have never been so excited about a project. This record takes every aspect of the band to a new level."

The album, due out on January 11, 2005, will be Metheny's first distributed by the eclectic Nonesuch label. The move, prompted by a reorganization at Warner Brothers, Nonesuch's parent, reunites Metheny with Nonesuch president Robert Hurwitz, who helped to produce his albums at ECM in the 1970s and 1980s. "The wide-ranging musicality of what he's got going on over there makes it a perfect fit for what I aspire to myself as a musician," Metheny said.

On February 18, 2005, the Pat Metheny Group will open a world tour in support of the album in Toronto. Tour dates are listed below (European stops have not yet been announced).

February 18, 2005
Toronto, Canada
Hummingbird Center

February 19
Detroit, Michigan
Fox Theatre

February 20
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Theater

February 21
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pabst Theatre

February 22
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Orchestra Hall

February 25
Vancouver, Canada
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

February 26
Portland, Oregon
Roseland Theater

February 27
Seattle, Washington
Paramount Theater

March 1
Davis, California
Mondavi Center, UC Davis

March 2
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

March 4
Universal City, California
Universal Ampitheatre

March 5
San Diego, California
Spreckels Theater

March 6
Chandler, Arizona
Chandler Center For The Arts

March 8
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kingsbury Hall, University Of Utah

March 9
Denver, Colorado
Paramount Theater

March 11
St. Louis, Missouri
The Pageant

March 12
Kansas City, Missouri
March 13
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Nokia Live

March 17
Clearwater, Florida
Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 18
Boca Raton, Florida
Mizner Park Amphitheatre

March 19
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
House Of Blues Orlando

March 20
Atlanta, Georgia
Symphony Hall

March 22
Richmond, Virginia
Landmark Theater

March 23
Norfolk, Virginia
Chrysler Hall Theater

March 24
Purchase, New York
Artscenter

March 25
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Tower Theater

March 28
Washington, D.C.
Lisner Auditorium

March 29
Washington, D.C.
Lisner Auditorium

March 30
New Brunswick, New Jersey
State Theatre

April 1
New York, New York
Beacon Theatre

April 2
New York, New York
Beacon Theatre

April 18
Nagoya, Japan
Koseinenkin Hall

April 19
Hiroshima, Japan
Astale Plaza Hall

April 20
Osaka, Japan
Koseinenkin Hall

April 21
Tokyo, Japan
Forum A

April 22
Tokyo, Japan
Forum A

April 26
Seoul, Korea
LG Arts Center

April 27
Seoul, Korea
LG Arts Center
April 28
Seoul, Korea
LG Arts Center

April 29
Seoul, Korea
LG Arts Center

April 30
Seoul, Korea
LG Arts Center

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