13 July 2010

Stretch - Summer 2010 tour dates

GLENN ALEXANDER - guitar, vocals

DAVE LARUE - bass, vocals

BILL ELDER - drums

The instrumental progressive/fusion band Stretch was formed in 1982 when Bill Elder introduced Glenn Alexander to Dave LaRue. This was only two days after Alexander moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band reunited in 2008 and have performed a handful of shows. Last year Stretch released their eponymous 1984 album on CD for the first time to celebrate its 25-year anniversary.

Since their heyday in the '80s, all three musicians have gone on to much more high-profile and lucrative gigs. In addition to having released numerous albums under his own name, Alexander has performed and recorded with Chico Hamilton, Levon Helm, Randy Brecker, the Max Weinberg 7 and many more. Currently he is performing with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and his own trio. Dave LaRue began playing with the Dixie Dregs in 1988 and is a member of the Steve Morse Band. He has also toured and recorded with Joe Satriani, John Petrucci of Dream Theater and others. He recently toured with the Steve Morse Band in support of their latest album Out Standing in Their Field. Bill Elder has been touring and recording with Latin-jazz percussionist Ray Mantilla. He has also toured with the Jazz Tribe, Arturo Sandoval, Stanley Turrentine and others.

Stretch Tour July 2010

Friday July 23
- Rockn’ Joe’s
3570 Route 27

Kendall Park, NJ


2 sets: 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm - $10 - all ages

Saturday July 24
- Bergen Performing Arts Center
opening for the Gin Blossoms

30 N. Van Brunt St.

Englewood, NJ


8:00 pm - tickets $29 - $79 - all ages

Sunday July 25 - Langosta Lounge

1000 Ocean Avenue

2nd Avenue and The Sea

Asbury Park, NJ


1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday July 25 - John & Peter’s

96 S. Main St.

New Hope, PA


9:00 pm
- $10 - 21+ (note: This is a smoking venue)

Tuesday July 27 - Westfield “Sweet Sounds Downtown” Jazz Festival

E. Broad St. and North Ave.

Westfield, NJ


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 28 - The Hi-Hat

3 Davol Sq.

Providence, RI


doors 6:00 pm, show 9:00 pm
- $10

Thursday July 29 - Lilly’s Pad

300 York St.

New Haven, CT

(upstairs from Toad’s Place)


doors 8:00 pm, show 9:30 pm
- $10 - all ages

Friday July 30 - River Street Jazz Café

667 N. River St.

Wilkes-Barre, PA


doors 5:00 pm, show 9:00 pm
- $5

Saturday July 31 - The Court Tavern

124 Church St.

New Brunswick, NJ


9:00 pm
- $10 - 21+

1 comment:

Pete S. said...

I saw these cats in the mid 80's in Columbus Ohio when they opened for Allan Holdsworth at a now defunct club called Staches.

They blew me away. Incredible live performance from a band I had never heard of before ! They were selling their LP at the show so I bought one and still have it ! I see now that they have re-released it and is available now on CD Baby. Wonderful! Highly recommend !

Would be great for them to get back together for a new CD! Dave,Glenn and Bill ..... MAKE IT SO !!!