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.



30 Roanoke, VA -- Jefferson Center
31 Arden, DE -- Arden Club


01 Vienna, VA -- Barns At Wolf Trap
02 Binghamton, NY -- Osterhout Concert Theater, Anderson Center For The Arts
06 Iowa City, IA -- The Mill Restaurant and Club
07 Decorah, IA -- Luther College, Center for Faith and Life
28 Reno, NV -- Lawlor Events Center **
30 San Jose, CA -- Art Boutiki

May 2017

01 San Diego, CA -- Music Box SD
03 Austin, TX -- Stateside at the Paramount
05 Lafayette, LA -- Acadiana Arts Center
06 New Orleans, LA -- Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
07 Atlanta, GA -- City Winery
09 New York, NY -- Jazz Standard
10 New York, NY -- Jazz Standard
11 New York, NY -- Jazz Standard
12 New York, NY -- Jazz Standard
13 New York, NY -- Jazz Standard
14 New York, NY -- Jazz Standard

June 2017

04 Moers, DEU -- Moers Jazz Festival
18 Pittsburgh, PA -- Pittsburgh Jazz Festival
28 Ottawa, CAN -- National Arts Centre - Studio
30 Montreal, CAN -- Montreal Jazz Festival ++

July 2017

01 Montreal, CAN -- Montreal Jazz Festival ##
08 Thionville, FRA -- Theatre en Bois
13 Liberec, CZE -- TBA
14 Pori, FIN -- Kirjurinluoto Concert Park
15 Millau, FRA -- COUR DU CREA (Centre Culturel)
17 Paris, FRA -- Sunset - Sunside Jazz Club
18 Paris, FRA -- Sunset - Sunside Jazz Club

October 2017

07 Urbana, IL -- Tryon Festival Theatre ^^

** - WITH Joshua Redman
++ - WITH Rudresh Mahanthappa
## - WITH Kurt Rosenwinkel
^^ - WITH Bill Frisell