John Lee Hooker, Jr. will release his third solo album, “All Odds Against Me,” on August 19 as he continues to solidify himself as...

John Lee Hooker, Jr. will release his third solo album, “All Odds Against Me,” on August 19 as he continues to solidify himself as a modern-day blues icon since his “celebratory redemption” from the streets in 2004. Blending his roots with a modern sound, his style is indicative of his Motown base.

He also has one of the more unusual tours booked. His 54-date tour, which kicked off August 1 in Bejar, SPA, includes 26 shows in 20 Turkish cities (three nights each in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir), as well as two nights in Moscow and stops in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In addition to his international shows, Hooker has lined up 12 domestic dates, including four nights in Anchorage, AK. He’ll finish out the year with a New Year’s Eve show in San Francisco at Biscuits and Blues.

“All Odds Against Me” will be released domestically on Hooker’s own Steppin’ Stone Records and in Europe on Jazzhaus Records. It is his first effort to include only new and original tracks, a contrast to either of his previous solo projects. Hooker will be joined on the road by Mike Rogers (drums), Brian James Vollriede (keys), George Lacson (bass), and Jeffrey James Horan (guitar).

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John Lee Hooker, Jr. tour itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

August 10Duluth, MNBayfront Blues Festival
August 16San Francisco, CABiscuits and Blues
August 23Navarro, CANavarro Amphitheater
September 1Marin City, CAMarin City Blues & Soul Party
September 4Las Vegas, NVBoulder Station Casino
September 5Santa Monica, CAHarvelle’s
September 6San Diego, CAHumphrey’s
September 27Enghiens, FRABlues In V.O.
September 28Paris, FRAOne Way
October 2Verden, GERJazztage
October 7Koln, GERKulturkirche
October 8Karlsruhe, GERJubez
October 9Schaffhausen, SWIKIK
October 11Wels, AUSSoundtheatre
October 14Salzburg, AUSRockhouse
October 15Darmstadt, GERCentralstation
October 16Rankweil, AUSAltes Kino
October 17Lorrach, GERBurghof
October 18Biel, SWIBlue Note
October 19Koblenz, GERCafe Hahn
October 24Mersin, TURMer-Yat Armada Center
October 25Adana, TURHiltonSA
October 27Gaziantep, TURKalender Plaza
October 28Diyarbarkir, TURDemirok Tesisleri
October 30Malatya, TURAltin Yunis Tesisleri
October 31Kayseri, TURHilton
November 2-3Moscow, RUSTBA
November 5Girne, TURJasmine Court Hotel Disco
November 7Denizli, TURRichmond Pamukkale SPA Hotel
November 8Antalya, TURDivan Talya
November 9Konya, TURRixos Hotel
November 12Trabzon, TURZorlu Grand Hotel
November 14-16Ankara, TURBilkent Otel
November 18Eskisehir, TUR222 Park
November 19Bursa, TURBursa Suare
November 21-23Istanbul, TURVenue TBA
November 25Balikesir, TURAsya Termal Otel
November 26Canakkale, TURKolin Hotel
November 28-30Izmir, TURHilton
December 2Kocaeli, TURVenus
December 3Edirne/Tekirdag, TURTBA
December 10-13Anchorage, AKBlues Central
December 31San Francisco, CABiscuits and Blues

Last Updated on August 11, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen