Jazz at the Lobero will present Pat Metheny’s Dream Box Tour, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30.
After a globe-trotting 33-stop tour this past spring and summer with his Side-Eye band, American guitarist, composer and improviser Pat Metheny takes to the road again, this time as a solo act.
The tour, a first of its kind for Metheny, features personal and fan favorites from his nearly 50-year career. By the end of the Dream Box Tour in 2024, Metheny will have given at least 76 performances of the program across the U.S.
Metheny has produced an catalog of recordings that includes 50 recordings that have won 20 Grammys in 12 different categories.
“New Chautauqua” (1979) helped define an era of instrumental steel-stringed Americana that spawned legions of imitators. “Zero Tolerance for Silence” pushed the boundaries of modern music-making and served as a companion piece to the Grammy-winning disc “Secret Story.”
Metheny also had two back-to-back, Grammy-winning solo baritone guitar recordings: “One Quiet Night” and “What’s It All About,” the predecessors to “Dream Box,” that introduced a new tuning system allowing him to create an almost orchestral range, from bass to soprano, within the realm of a simple steel six-string guitar.
The title “Dream Box” has multiple meanings. “Box” is jazz slang for a hollow-body guitar, and Dream Box documents many different guitar sounds.
But “Dream” is the key, as in the dreaming of Metheny’s singular imagination and in the kind of “dream logic” that is hard to pin down.
“Dreams in their broadest sense make up the vibe with this set,” Metheny’s explained. “Music exists for me in an elusive state, often at its best when discovered apart from any particular intention.”
Tickets for Pat Metheny “Dream Box Tour” are on sale at Lobero.org and at the Lobero Box Office 805-963-0761.
VIP tickets are $131 (includes premier seating and a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres one hour before curtain). Section A tickets are $79, Section B tickets, $74.
Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero facility fee; other fees may also apply.