The reunion continues for Loggins & Messina, the classic folk rock duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jimmy Messina. The singer-songwriters will launch into...

The reunion continues for Loggins & Messina, the classic folk rock duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jimmy Messina. The singer-songwriters will launch into a lengthy 50-city tour of the U.S. and Canada later this summer.

The 10-week run picks up August 20 at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA, and concludes November 2 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA. During their trek, Loggins and Messina will hit the stage for a couple two-night engagements on September 11-12 at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, ON, and October 5-6 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA.

The coast to coast outing also includes national dates on August 23 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY; September 8 at Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI; September 19 at Music Box at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ; and October 2 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to the two-night stand in Niagara, the duo will perform just two other dates north of the border. Their additional Canadian concerts are booked for September 10 at The Colosseum at Caesars in Windsor, ON, and October 30 at Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam, BC.

Loggins and Messina rekindled their musical partnership in 2005, almost 30 years after the release of their final studio album, “Native Sons,” in 1976. In a statement on the duo’s official Web site, Messina explained, “This is less about a musical reunion and more about reuniting a relationship that’s become more of a friendship than ever before.”

The musicians made their debut together in 1971 when Messina stepped in to produce Loggins’ first album. The former Buffalo Springfield member ended up recording so many songs with Loggins that the solo record became a collaborative effort, and the resulting album “Sittin’ In” was so successful that the pair decided to officially fuse as a duo.

Together, Loggins and Messina recorded six studio albums, which included popular singles such as “House at Pooh Corner,” “Danny’s Song,” and “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

“When people ask, ‘What do you see coming for Loggins and Messina?’ I see that we have an incredible second chance at actually having fun and celebrating who we were then and who we have become,” Loggins said in a statement about the reunion. “I remember we were so tight at the beginning, our musical sensibilities were so connected, it’s great to get to share those feelings again, with the clarity and compassion that 30-some years can bring.”

Loggins & Messina itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 20Hyannis, MACape Cod Melody Tent
August 21Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 22Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
August 23Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 25Portsmouth, VANtelos Wireless Pavilion
August 26Vienna, VAFilene Center At Wolf Trap
August 28Kansas City, MOAmeristar Hotel & Casino
August 29Council Bluffs, IAStir Concert Cove
August 30Mason City, IANorth Iowa Community Auditorium
August 31Wausau, WIArtsBlock: Grand Theater
September 1Minneapolis, MNThe State Theatre
September 3Highland Park, ILRavinia Festival
September 4Kettering, OHFraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
September 5Paducah, KYCarson Center
September 6Arrington, TNArrington Vineyards
September 8Milwaukee, WINorthern Lights Theater
September 10Windsor, ONThe Colosseum
September 11 – 12Niagara Falls, ONFallsview Casino Resort
September 13Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand Theater
September 15Worcester, MAThe Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
September 16Bridgeport, CTThe Klein
September 17Shippensburg, PAH. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
September 18Glenside, PAKeswick Theatre
September 19Atlantic City, NJMusic Box
September 20Morgantown, WVCreative Arts Theatre
September 22North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
September 24Durham, NCDurham Performing Arts Center
September 25Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
September 26Biloxi, MSHard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
September 27Houston, TXArena Theater
September 30Anaheim, CAGrove of Anaheim
October 2Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
October 3Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
October 5 – 6Saratoga, CAThe Mountain Winery
October 8Oakland, CAParamount Theatre
October 11Lancaster, CALancaster Performing Arts Center
October 14Primm, NVStar of the Desert Arena
October 15San Diego, CAHumphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
October 16Cabazon, CAMorongo Casino Resort & Spa
October 17Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
October 18Albuquerque, NMIsleta Casino & Resort
October 19Colorado Springs, COPikes Peak Center
October 22Idaho Falls, IDIdaho Falls Civic Auditorium
October 23West Wendover, NVPeppermill Concert Hall
October 25Denver, COParamount Theatre
October 28Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 29Wenatchee, WATown Toyota Center
October 30Coquitlam, BCBoulevard Casino
October 31Airway Heights, WANorthern Quest Casino
November 2Seattle, WABenaroya Hall


Last Updated on July 7, 2009 by By Allison Reitz