Saturday, May 10, 2014


Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra European Tour Update

The Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen has expanded its upcoming largest and longest European Tour since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993. This European Tour finds the Arkestra traveling the spaceways to 13 countries with 24 concerts over 6 weeks starting on May 17, 2014. The countries currently on this tour include Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, England, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, The Netherlands, Slovenia, and France. The 100th anniversary date of Sun Ra's arrival on Planet Earth will feature a concert on May 22, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. Also, Arkestra Musical Director Marshall Allen's 90th Arrival Day on May 25, 2014 will be celebrated with a concert in Kassel, Germany. Details for all of the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen concerts can be seen using the weblinks on the below itinerary schedule.


May 17th. Vicenza, Italy, venue tba
May 20th. Istanbul, Turkey, Babylon
May 21st. Istanbul, Turkey, Babylon
May 22nd. Zurich, Switzerland, Rote Fabrik
May 24th. Weinheim, Germany, Cafe Central
May 25th. Kassel, Germany, Theater Stubchen
May 26th. Berlin, Germany, A-Trane
May 29th. Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Sound Festival
May 31st. London, U.K. Barbican
June 1st. Porto, Portugal, Serralves Foundation
June 2nd. Lisbon, Portugal, B. Leza Club
June 4th. Copenhagen, Denmark, Jazzhouse
June 5th, Stockholm, Sweden, Fasching
June 6th., Gotenburg, Sweden, Nefertiti
June 7th., Moers, Germany, Moers Festival
June 8th., Diersbach, Austria, venue tba.
June 10th., Regensburg, Germany, Jazzclub
June 11th., Nickelsdorf, Austria, Konfrontationen
June 12th., Vienna, Austria, Porgy & Bess
June 13th., Salzburg, Austria, Jazzit
June 15th., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Paradiso
June 19th., Kamnik, Slovenia, Veronikine Zgodbe
June 23rd., Paris, France, New Morning
June 27th., Glastonbury, U.K., Festival of Contemporary Performing Acts

Also being added to the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen World Tour is a Thursday, August 7, 2014 free outdoor concert at 7:00 pm in Wagner Park just north of Battery Park off of Battery Place in New York City. The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is producing this event, additional details can be found at:

As previously announced, on Sunday, August 31, 2014, the Sun Ra Arkestra Centennial Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen will make a visit to their ancestral home in Chicago, where Sun Ra first created the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1956, with an appearance that will headline and close the Chicago Jazz Festival. Additional details are available at:

For additional information about the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen, including Tourdates, CD Releases, Arkestra Member Bios, Multimedia (recently updated with clips courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center in the YouTube video section of Rocket #9, Space Is The Place, and Carefree from the October 5, 2013 Sun Ra Arkestra event in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center), Weblinks, and Arkestra Booking Information, please visit:

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