West, Bruce Jr. & Laing To Reunite For Exclusive Limited Tour

posted November 10, 2009

West, Bruce Jr. & Laing To Reunite For Exclusive Limited Tour

It's been almost 35 years since bluesy hard rock supergroup West, Bruce & Laing has performed together, but soon the trio's music will ring out again live in concert for the last time ever. West, Bruce, Jr., & Laing are set to perform a limited four-show engagement at the end of January, 2010. West, Bruce, Jr., & Laing features original band members Leslie West and Corky Laing and very special guest Malcolm Bruce, sitting in for his father Jack Bruce.

Frontman and legendary guitarist West commented, "Playing with Jack Bruce was the thrill of a lifetime. Playing with his son Malcolm has given Corky and me, a second chance to recreate this music." Drummer Laing added, "As a hockey-loving Canadian, I can liken it to this: I feel like I am scoring a Hat Trick. After playing with Felix Pappalardi and Jack Bruce and now with Malcolm Bruce, I feel like the game is just beginning."

Originally formed in 1972, with core members of two historic groups, West, Bruce & Laing featured lead singer/guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing from Mountain along with bassist Jack Bruce from Cream. West, Bruce & Laing's debut album "WHY DONTCHA," released in 1972, won the hearts of critics and fans alike and featured the massive hit single of the same name. The group only performed 63 shows in the United States and Europe (selling out venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City) and released one more studio album in 1973, "WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON." By the time the trio's live album "LIVE N' KICKIN'" was released in 1974, the group had disbanded.

West and Laing have always wanted to recreate the music of West, Bruce & Laing; they approached Jack Bruce, but unfortunately he wasn't available. Ironically, six months later, after completing a Mountain tour as special guests supporting Joe Satriani, Laing was contacted by Jack Bruce?s son Malcolm, who was in the United States recording his own album and so the dialogue began about the three of them playing together. After receiving Jack's blessing, West, Bruce, Jr., & Laing was reborn. West, Bruce jr. & Laing will be performing the band's catalog one last time.

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West, Bruce, Jr. & Laing on tour:

  • Thursday, January 28th Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
    ON SALE: 11/16/09
  • Friday, January 29th Westbury, NY Capital One Theatre At Westbury
    ON SALE: 11/15/09
  • Saturday, January 30th Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
    ON SALE: 11/13/09
  • Sunday, January 31st Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
    ON SALE: 11/13/09

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