Few rock guitarists can take an audience on an unforgettable journey like Eric Johnson can – who has been delivering stellar recordings and unforgettable live performances for decades by this point.
And come January, Johnson will give fans more stand-out concert memories to cherish, as it has been announced that he will be touring the U.S., in support of his latest album, ‘Up Close.’

The string of dates run from January 4-29 and will be a rare treat as most shows will be an evening with Eric Johnson as Eric and his band (bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Wayne Salzmann) will be the only performers – except for six dates, which will feature talented acoustic guitarist Andy McKee (1/6 NYC, 1/7 Phoenixville, 1/12 Chicago, 1/14 Chicago, 1/18 Anaheim, and 1/19 Los Angeles), while Peppino wil open 1/21 in Visalia.

Johnson will be performing on a variety of stellar equipment that he fully endorses, including a newly released “Signature Series” speaker by Eminence and” “Fuzz Face” by Dunlop (distortion pedal) retro’d back to Hendrix model.

Exactly a year ago, the aforementioned ‘Up Close’ was released – Johnson’s sixth studio release over, which featured such special guests as Sonny Landreth, Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan, and Jonny Lang, and was later reissued as a beautiful 180-gram vinyl edition.

Soon, guitar aficionados will get a chance to ring in the New Year by experiencing guitar great Eric Johnson’s music the best way imaginable – on a nearby concert stage.


ERIC JOHNSON TOUR DATES (2012 ‘Up Close Tour,’ with Chris Maresh And Wayne Salzmann):

Jan-04 Wed Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
Jan-05 Thu Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
Jan-06 Fri New York, NY BB King’s
Jan-07 Sat Phoenixville, PA Colonial Theatre
Jan-08 Sun Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Jan-10 Tue Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Jan-11 Wed Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag
Jan-12 Thu Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Jan-13 Fri ST Louis, MO Old Rock House
Jan-14 Sat Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Jan-18 Wed Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Jan-19 Thu W. Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Jan-21 Sat Visalia, CA Fox Theatre
Jan-22 Sun San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Jan-25 Wed San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Jan-26 Thu Napa, CA Opera House
Jan-27 Fri Modesto, CA State Theatre
Jan-28 Sat Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Jan-29 Sun Phoenix, AZ Compound Grill

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