The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen will be featured in celebrations coast to coast across the United States during the upcoming months. These festivities will recognize Marshall Allen’s 89th birthday and initiate the Sun Ra Centennial events during 2014, which will honor the 100th birthday of Sun Ra (or the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s arrival on Planet Earth, as Sun Ra would put it).
May 25, 2013 will find the Sun Ra Arkestra landing its spaceship at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate Arkestra leader Marshall Allen’s 89th birthday and to open the Arkestra’s 2014 World Tour. August 4, 2013 will find the Arkestra at the internationally famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California as part of the KCRW World Festival. On October 5, 2013, the Arkestra will make its debut appearance at The Allen Room in New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center venue for two sets that will initiate the upcoming Sun Ra Centennial. The intinerary is as follows:
May 25, 2013 – Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA. Doors at 8:00 pm with Arkestra set at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15. More info here.
August 4, 2013 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA. More info here.
October 5, 2013 – The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Building, Columbus Circle, Broadway & 60th Street, NY, NY. Sets at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. More info here.
For additional information about the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen please visit www.thesunraarkestra.com.