It looks like Beatle fans looking for some live music later this year may be in for a double feature. We already know that Paul McCartney is rumored to be eyeing a tour for later this year. Well, now we can add a Harrison tour to the mayhem.
Dhani Harrison will be taking his band thenewno2 on the road later this year. It will be exciting to see his band. The music is danceable, quirky, funny, as well as socially conscious. It’s a perfect blend. If you haven’t heard the band, and gotten their tracks from their release EP, or iTunes, I highly recommend it. The similarities, I know we shouldn’t mention them, to his father are uncanny. He sounds like his own artist finding his way though, and we really like what we hear.
Here’s a video to wet your appetite in the meantime.
thenewno2 – Another John Doe
Here’s what we’ve read.
Dhani Harrison is apparently set to follow in his father George Harrison’s footsteps with his band thenewo2.
The only son of the late Beatles guitarist formed the band with drummer Oliver Hecks and is hoping to wow industry bosses when he tours the States this year, reports the Daily Express.
The 29-year has already released new tracks on the internet and apparently wants to perform a series of live shows in the US.
A source told the paper: “Dhani isn’t a big attention seeker but it’s understood he hopes to go on the road in the autumn.
“Dhani will be keen to keep things low key and they’ll be playing small venues, but there’s bound to be a lot of interest.”
Fans will have high expectations of the singer, who co-produced and performed on his father’s album Brainwashed, which was released after his death in 2002.
He also performed alongside Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton at a tribute concert to his father at the Royal Albert Hall.