CD 'Its Hard'

It's Hard

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A message from The Bad Plus to our fans and followers:

We will soon begin an exciting new chapter in our life as a band. As of January 1, 2018, The Bad Plus will consist of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano). Original pianist Ethan Iverson will finish out the 2017 touring schedule in support of the album It's Hard, culminating in a New Year's Eve gig at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

The Bad Plus have always been a band in the truest sense - a group of passionate collaborators with no single “leader”. That spirt will continue in full-force as we welcome Orrin into the group. This is not an act of replacement; no tryouts were held. We've known and respected Orrin as a musician and as a person for longer than The Bad Plus has existed. His heart and and his talents are simply a perfect match to continue our trajectory.

A brand-new album featuring the refreshed lineup will be recorded this fall for release in 2018, with a supporting tour cycle to follow. The Bad Plus' extensive songbook will continue to be represented at shows. We remain grateful to our supporters and invite you along with new listeners to be an integral part of our evolution and the exciting music it's sure to deliver.


September 2017

29 Minneapolis, MN -- Walker Art Center ^^
30 Washington DC -- The Hamilton

October 2017

01 Ardmore, PA -- The Ardmore Music Hall
07 Urbana, IL -- Tryon Festival Theatre ^^
08 Columbus, OH -- Lincoln Theater^^
10 New York, NY -- Village Vanguard ^^
11 New York, NY -- Village Vanguard ^^
12 New York, NY -- Village Vanguard ^^
13 New York, NY -- Village Vanguard ^^
14 New York, NY -- Village Vanguard ^^
15 New York, NY -- Village Vanguard ^^

November 2017

01 Boulder, CO -- Boulder Theater
02 San Francisco, CA -- Miner Auditorium
03 San Francisco, CA -- Miner Auditorium
04 San Francisco, CA -- Miner Auditorium
05 San Francisco, CA -- Miner Auditorium
07 Seattle, WA -- The Triple Door
08 Portland, OR -- Star Theater
09 Los Angeles, CA -- Echoplex
10 Albuquerque, NM -- Outpost Arts Center
12 Boston, MA -- Berklee Performance Center
13 Portland, ME -- One Longfellow Square
19 Milano, ITA -- Blue Note Milano
20 Brno/CZE -- Sono Centrum Brno
22 Stuttgart, DEU -- BIX jazzclub
23 Lomme, FRA -- Maison Folie Beaulieu
24 London, ENG -- The Jazz Cafe
25 Lund, SWE -- Mejeriet
27 Bucharest, ROM -- CONTROL CLUB
28 Barcelona, ESP -- Conservatori del Liceu
30 Roselare, BEL -- Cultureel Centrum de Spil

December 2017

01 Rijkevorsel, BEL -- De Warande / KUUB

^^ - WITH Bill Frisell