Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at Crystal Bay on Saturday

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Karl Denson returns to the Crystal Bay Casino on Saturday, Feb. 3.

At the outset of 2018, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe head out for a string of shows including a stop at the Crystal Bay Crown Room in Crystal Bay on Saturday, Feb.3. Tickets are $25. The Sextones will open. Sam Geronimo will play the Red Room after-party.

Highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet, KDTU (as they are known to fans) are led by acclaimed reedman and songwriter, Karl Denson. He’s one of the founding members of seminal boogaloo revivalists, The Greyboy Allstars and first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s ‘Let Love Rule’-era band. In 2016, Denson was asked to join The Rolling Stones as their tenor saxophonist. This summer he performed across Europe with the legendary rock icons on their No Filter tour.

On KDTU’s Winter 2018 run, the band will be showcasing material from their long-awaited forthcoming studio album, as well as previous acclaimed KDTU recordings like ‘New Ammo’ and ‘The Bridge.’ Concert-goers might also hear a few classics from The Allman Brothers Band that were added to the repertoire for a string of shows celebrating the Southern rock legends in 2017, dubbed “Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents Eat A Bunch of Peaches.”

The current KDTU touring lineup is comprised of Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, original drummer of The Greyboy Allstars, Zak Najor, The Greyboy Allstars’ bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects’ keyboardist David Veith, Seattle trumpeter Chris Littlefield and ace slide and lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman.

  • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on tour
    January 12 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
    January 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
    January 17 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise 16
    January 22 – Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution**
    January 24 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
    January 25 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
    January 26 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
    January 27 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
    January 28 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub
    February 1 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre***
    February 2 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre***
    February 3 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Crown Room
    February 17 – Telluride, CO – Club Red
    February 18 – Telluride, CO – Club Red
    March 23 – New Orleans, LA – Hogs For The Cause
    April 21 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival****
    May 26 – Palmer, AK – Great Alaska Music Festival
    May 27  Palmer, AK – Great Alaska Music Festival
    June 21-24 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
    June 28–July 1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest*w/ My Morning Jacket
    **w/ Ivan Neville & DJ Logic
    ***Feherty Live Super Bowl Week
    ****Eat a Bunch of Peaches

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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