Electric Prunes, Seeds & Love to Tour

 

It’s like 1966 all
over again, baby!

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Three of
the premiere bands of the Los Angeles
psychedelic era of the late ’60s will join forces August 4-18 for the California ’66 Revue
tour. The Electric Prunes, Love and Sky “Sunlight” Saxon of the Seeds will
bring the spirit of Sunset Strip in the late ’60s up the East Coast and into Canada and the Midwest.
It’s dubbed the California
’66 Revue.
 

 

 

“This is
an idea that James Lowe and Mark Tulin of the Electric Prunes had – to gather
three influential ’60s bands from the Los Angeles area together to create the
excitement that was the L.A. music scene in 1966,” said tour promoter Patrick
Hand, in a statement. “When L.A. veterans Sky
Saxon and Love signed on, California
’66 was on the road. I’ve come to think that 1966 was really the year that rock
music peaked, before the excesses of stadium venues and art rock, and these
musicians were a big part of that.”

 

 

 
The current incarnation of Love is led by original guitarist Johnny Echols,
lead guitarist in the classic 1966-68 lineup, and will be backed by Baby
Lemonade, the latter-day psychedelic L.A. band that accompanied Love founding
member Arthur Lee from 1993 until his 2005 death. Sky Saxon brings his trippy
vocal presentation that gave the world “Pushin’ Too Hard,” “Can’t Seem to Make
You Mine” and more. The Electric Prunes continue to be fronted by original
members James Lowe (vocals) and Mark Tulin (bass).

 
The tour begins in August 4 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia
and ends on August 18 at the Birchmere outside Washington, D.C.
Other tour cities include New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

 
“We wanted to do a few shows in intimate venues to see if there is still
interest in this genre, and we’ve already passed that test,” added Hand. “If
the public is as enthusiastic in attending the shows as the clubs have been in
booking, then I have no doubt we’ll be back on the road again, in the West
Coast and the U.K.”

 

Tour Dates:

 

Tuesday,
August 4 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Wednesday, August 5 HOBOKEN, NJ
 Maxwell’s
Thursday, August 6 FAIRFIELD,CT Quick Center; benefit for WPKN-FM
radio.
Friday, August 7  CAMBRIDGE, MA  Middle East
Saturday, August 8 MONTREAL, QU  Theater Plaza; affiliated
with the “Teenbeat Takeover Woolly Weekend.”
Sunday, August 9 NEW YORK, NY
 B.B. King’s
Monday, August 10  FOXBORO, MA
 Patriot’s Place
Wednesday, August 12 CHICAGO, IL
 Double Door
Thursday, August 13 MILWAUKEE, WI Shank
Hall
Friday, August 14 TORONTO, ON
 Lee’s Palace
Saturday, August 15 DETROIT, MI
 The Magic Bag
Sunday, August 16 CLEVELAND, OH
 Beachland Ballroom
Monday, August 17 PITTSBURGH, PA
 Hard Rock Café
Tuesday, August 18 ALEXANDRIA, VA (DC
AREA)  Birchmere

 

 

[Pictured:
Sky Saxon (top), Electric Prunes (middle), Love (bottom)
 

 

 

 

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