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Joe Walsh Schedules 2012 Solo Tour Around The Eagles Gigs

Guitar wizard Joe Walsh has announced a 2012 solo tour to begin after The Eagles wrap up their current gigs throughout North America and overseas. Walsh has scheduled 11 shows so far starting in May and running intermittently through August. The tour is in support of his new solo album Analog Man, set for a June 6th release.

Classic Rock Magazine reports the title track, “refers playfully to the new digital age; one which he has adapted to, but notes in the song: ‘What’s wrong with vinyl? I think it sounds great… I am what I am – I’m an Analog Man’.”

“It’s been 20 years and I have a lot to say,” says Walsh. “These songs come from the heart… I just really feel like it’s all come together and finally I feel like a complete person and a complete musician… I think there is some confidence in there that I never had. That’s what I was hiding.”

Even after joining The Eagles in 1976, Walsh has had a successful parallel career as a solo artist and as a member of acclaimed bands like The James Gang and Barnstorm. Joe Walsh’s Analog Man tour is coming to the Seattle area with an August 30th stop at the Tulalip Resort Casino Amphitheatre, just north of Everett.

Have a listen to the title track Analog Man:

And until the tour comes, enjoy these choice Joe Walsh moments starting with a live 2004 cut from The Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas:

Joe joined by fellow guitar greats including Queen‘s Brian May, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai!:

Joe and Barnstorm from 1972 with Kenny Passarelli on bass and Joe Vitale on drums:

A cut from 1975:

A blistering Joe Walsh solo with Cream‘s Jack Bruce and The Sunday Night Band:

And with Mountain‘s Leslie West:

Here’s a list of the Analog Man tour dates released so far:

May 17 – Catoosa, OK, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 18 – Winnie, TX, Nutty Jerry’s, Winnie Arena
May 19 – Richardson, TX, Wildflower Festival
June 30 – Naperville, IL, Ribfest
July 3 – Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
July 14 – Riverside, IA, Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
August 1 – Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 3 – Cohasset, MA, South Shore Music Circus
August 10 – Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino
August 19 – Littleton, CO, The Hudson Gardens Events Center
August 30 – Tulalip, WA, Tulalip Resort Casino Amphitheatre


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