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 10 Duluth, MN Bayfront Blues Festival
August 16 San Francisco, CA Biscuits and Blues
August 23 Navarro, CA Navarro Amphitheater
September 1 Marin City, CA Marin City Blues & Soul Party
September 4 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Casino
September 5 Santa Monica, CA Harvelle’s
September 6 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
September 27 Enghiens, FRA Blues In V.O.
September 28 Paris, FRA One Way
October 2 Verden, GER Jazztage
October 7 Koln, GER Kulturkirche
October 8 Karlsruhe, GER Jubez
October 9 Schaffhausen, SWI KIK
October 11 Wels, AUS Soundtheatre
October 14 Salzburg, AUS Rockhouse
October 15 Darmstadt, GER Centralstation
October 16 Rankweil, AUS Altes Kino
October 17 Lorrach, GER Burghof
October 18 Biel, SWI Blue Note
October 19 Koblenz, GER Cafe Hahn
October 24 Mersin, TUR Mer-Yat Armada Center
October 25 Adana, TUR HiltonSA
October 27 Gaziantep, TUR Kalender Plaza
October 28 Diyarbarkir, TUR Demirok Tesisleri
October 30 Malatya, TUR Altin Yunis Tesisleri
October 31 Kayseri, TUR Hilton
November 2-3 Moscow, RUS TBA
November 5 Girne, TUR Jasmine Court Hotel Disco
November 7 Denizli, TUR Richmond Pamukkale SPA Hotel
November 8 Antalya, TUR Divan Talya
November 9 Konya, TUR Rixos Hotel
November 12 Trabzon, TUR Zorlu Grand Hotel
November 14-16 Ankara, TUR Bilkent Otel
November 18 Eskisehir, TUR 222 Park
November 19 Bursa, TUR Bursa Suare
November 21-23 Istanbul, TUR Venue TBA
November 25 Balikesir, TUR Asya Termal Otel
November 26 Canakkale, TUR Kolin Hotel
November 28-30 Izmir, TUR Hilton
December 2 Kocaeli, TUR Venus
December 3 Edirne/Tekirdag, TUR TBA
December 10-13 Anchorage, AK Blues Central
December 31 San Francisco, CA Biscuits and Blues