Jordan Rudess reunites with Dixie Dreggs for US tour

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Dream Theater keyboard player Jordan Rudess has announced that he will reunite with US fusion proggers Dixie Dregs on the bands upcoming Anachronicity tour of the US.

Dixie Dregs, who feature Deep Purple/Kansas guitarist Steve Morse and Winger drummer Rod Morgenstein, are one of the US premier instrumental prog fusion bands, and Rudess actually toured with the band in 1994 as a replacement for original keybpard player Terry 'T' Lavitz.

The band were best known in the UK for having Take It Off The Top, from 1978s second album What If? used as the theme music for Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show on the BBC.

Announcing on his Facebook page, Rudess announced: "I can finally share the news that I’ll be joining the Dixie Dregs on their 2024 tour.

"I’m excited to share the stage with some of my favorite musicians with whom I have a special history. Back in 1994, I was offered the keyboard spot in both the Dregs AND Dream Theater the same month.

"I ended up going on tour with the Dregs since I had a newborn daughter at home and, at that time, DT was going out on long runs (none of them had kids yet)."

Thus far the band have announced dates for April with more shows being announced soon.

Dixie Dregs Anachronocity tour dates:
Apr 18: TN Nashville Country Music Hall Of Fame
Apr 20: GA Atlanta Variety Playhouse
Apr 21: NC Durham Carolina Theatre
Apr 22: SC Charleston Music Hall
Apr 23: NC Winston Salem The Ramka Gas Hill Drinking Room
Apr 25: FL Ponte Verde Concert Hall
Apr 26: FL Fort Lauderdale Culture Room
Apr 27: FL Clearwater TBC

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.