Eric Johnson gets "Up Close" on summer club run

Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Johnson has plans to hit the tour trail this summer in continued support of his 2010 release, "Up Close." // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Johnson has plans to hit the tour trail this summer in continued support of his 2010 release, "Up Close."

The musician begins the roadwork with a July 7 show in Tempe, AZ, followed by gigs along the West Coast through that month's end. Johnson then heads eastward in August for another two weeks' worth of concerts. The 25-date outing currently wraps up Aug. 14 in Sellersville, PA, though more shows will be announced in the coming weeks, according to a press release.

"Up Close," Johnson's sixth solo studio effort, hit shelves in December. The album, which features special guests Sonny Landreth, Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan and Jonny Lang, marks his first collection of new material since 2005's "Bloom."

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Along with his recent title of "Guitarist of the Year" by Guitar International, Johnson also took home three trophies at this year's Austin Music Awards: "Best Electric Guitar," "Best Acoustic Guitar" and "Best Instrumental Band."

 tour dates and tickets

July 2011
7 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
8 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
9 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
10 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
12 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Night Club
13 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton
14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
15 - Livermore, CA - Bankhead Theater
16 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre
17 - Clark County, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater (w/Steve Miller)
19 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
21 - Omaha, NE - Red Sky Music Festival (w/Buddy Guy)
22 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

August 2011
2 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
4 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
5 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
6 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
7 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/Steve Miller)
9 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
10 - New York, NY - BB King Blues Club
11 - Londonberry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
12 - Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live
13 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Entertainment Complex
14 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater

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