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Kevin Costner touring with his Modern West band

By Patrick Luce Feb 16, 2012, 2:12 GMT

Kevin Costner touring with his Modern West band

2011 release, the third album from actor and musician Kevin Costner and his Roots/Country band Modern West. Features 11 tracks including \'Where Do We Go From Here\', \'Indian Summer\' and \'Hurricane Rain\'. Earmusic. ...more

Critically-acclaimed actor Kevin Costner and his Modern West band have announced plans to hit the road for a tour that will kick off this spring in Lakeland, Florida on March 28th and at Bud Country Fever in  Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, on July 1st. 

Academy Award-winning Costner co-founded the rock/country band after being encouraged by his wife, Christine, to reconnect with his music passion. In 2005, he teamed with songwriter John Coinman and bassist Blair Forward, band mates of their original group, Roving Boy, from the late 80’s.

Other members of Modern West include Larry Cobb (drums), Park Chisolm (vocals & guitar), Teddy Morgan (lead guitar & producer). Bobby Yang, Roddy Chong and Luke Bulla will rotate fiddle performances. For the past 6 years, the band has been electrifying audiences across the globe with shows in Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the U.S.
 
In a press release, Costner stated: “I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment with people. It could create an opportunity for genuine exchange much greater than a movie, TV interview or magazine.  It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all, there would be a chance to have some fun.”
 
Kevin Costner & Modern West released their first CD, ‘Untold Truths,’ on Universal Records in 2008.  The following year, ‘Turn It On’ was launched in Europe on Edel Records. The band toured Europe during that period, playing 38 shows in 6 weeks. In 2011, it released ‘From Where I Stand’ on Edel Records and kicked off another extensive tour.

In the midst of hectic schedules and a steady stream of CDs, Kevin Costner & Modern West have continued with its commitment of giving back and lending a helping hand. Over the years, the group has performed at various benefit events and USO concerts for military troops serving abroad.

The band has appeared at premiere music events such as Country Thunder, Stagecoach, Grand Ole Opry and Ottawa Blues Festival, to name a few.  It was also featured in an hour-long CMT special. The group plays all original material written by its band members.
 

For show information and additional details, please visit:kevincostnermodernwest.com.
 
Kevin Costner & Modern West Concert Tour Schedule:
 
03/28/2012   Lakeland, FL @ Lakeland Center
03/31/2012   Fort Pierce, FL @ Sunrise Theatre
04/01/2012   Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
04/03/2012   Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
04/04/2012   Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage 
04/05/2012   North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore
04/06/2012   Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
04/07/2012   Cranston, RI @ Park Theatre
04/09/2012   New York, NY @ City Winery
04/10/2012   Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
04/11/2012   Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
04/13/2012   Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Caesars Windsor
04/14/2012   Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/30/2012   Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada @ Casino Regina
07/01/2012   Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada @ Bud Country Fever

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