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Max Weinberg Coming to Kent Stage

By admin Published: September 11, 2010

The drummer, noted for his work with Bruce Springsteen and for Conan O'Brien, arrives Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on-sale now at
$40.00 Gold Circle and $30.00 Reserved

The Kent Stage is located at 175 East Main Street in downtown Kent, Ohio. There is FREE parking behind the theater and on all city streets after 6PM. Tickets are available 24-hours a day at or call 1-800-595-4849. After initial on-line sales, Woodsy's Music and Spin-More Records go on sale. If not sold-out, tickets also be available at the door. Doors open one hour before concert. If you have any questions please email us at or or call 330-677-5005.

As for Max, his official word goes like this:

Max Weinberg builds upon his celebrated career with The Max Weinberg Big Band tour in October and early November of 2010.

Bruce Springsteen's long-time E Street Band drummer and the leader for 17 years of what Tom Shales of the Washington Post has called "...the best band in late night television," leads a muscular, swinging 15-piece big band that continues the traditions established by Max's musical heroes including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Doc Severinsen, and Maynard Ferguson.

The band is comprised of a three-piece rhythm section - piano, bass and drums - and a horn section consisting of five saxophones, four trumpets and three trombones. Recent concerts this summer include performances at Count Basie Theater and the Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series.

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An intuitive drummer with powerful yet controlled playing, Weinberg has showcased his talent with Springsteen and the E Street Band for 36 years. In addition, he has performed with Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, B.B. King, Sting, Tom Jones, Ringo Starr (on Ringo's drums!), Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard - and even Isaac Hayes in a rousing version of "Shaft." He is a past winner of Playboy's Pop and Jazz Music Poll as Best Drummer, as well as Rolling Stone Magazine's Critics Poll as Best Drummer.

Complementing his legendary musical career, he authored "The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers," making an important contribution to rock literature. The book is a compilation of a series of interviews he conducted over two years with his favorite drummers from different eras including Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones, Levon Helm, and Elvis' original, longtime drummer D.J. Fontana.

Following is The Max Weinberg Big Band tour schedule:

9/10 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
10/8 Buffalo, NY - Center for the Arts
10/9 Syracuse, NY - MIC
10/12 Harrisburg, PA - The Whitaker Center
10/13 Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live
10/14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/15 Saratoga Springs, NY - Universal Preservation Hall
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar
10/20 Indianapolis, IN - Jazz Kitchen (2 shows)
10/21 Alton, IL - Eagles Ballroom
10/22 Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater
10/23 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
10/24 Chicago, IL - The Old Town School of Folk
10/25 Minneapolis, MN - The Guthrie Theater
10/27 Milwaukee, WI - Northern Lights Theater
10/28 Milwaukee, WI - Northern Lights Theater
10/29 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Theater
10/31 Kansas City, MO - Jardine's (2 shows)
11/2 Nashville, TN - The Belcourt Theater
11/4 Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
11/6 South Orange, NJ - South Orange Performing Arts Center

For more information on Max and The Max Weinberg Big Band, visit, and become a fan on the band's Facebook page - The Real Max Weinberg News.

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