Bootsy Collins Tour Schedule
It is hard, if not impossible, to think of what would have become of the genre of
funk music were it not for Bootsy Collins. Not only has he worked with the biggest names in the music business, but his signature
driving bass sound as well as his often humorous vocals combine to provide a sound that is unmistakably Bootsy Collins. For
nearly half a century some of the most danceable tunes in all of music have featured the bass lines of Bootsy Collins so if
you are looking for an unforgettably fun night out grooving to the sounds of a musical legend you simply have to get your
hands on Bootsy Collins tickets.
2014 should be a big year for Bootsy Collins as he is heading out on tour all across
the country. It is quite possible that a whole new generation has been exposed to the music of Bootsy Collins after he appeared
as a DJ in the 2013 record-breaking video game Grand Theft Auto 5 which also featured his music. There is a good chance that
tickets for Bootsy's 2014 tour could be some of his most in-demand yet. Be sure to check StubHub regularly to see when Bootsy
Collins announces tour dates in your city.
About the Artist
In 1968 Bootsy Collins got together with his
older brother and two friends to form a funk band called the Pacemakers. After two years of gigging they were chosen to become
the backing band for James Brown and changed their name to The JBs and helped record some of the Godfather of Soul's biggest
hits in their eleven short months working with him. After their stint with James Brown, Bootsy and his brother formed another
band House Guests. By 1972 Bootsy and his brother had relocated to Detroit where they were introduced to George Clinton and
joined Parliament. He soon formed Bootsy's Rubber Band which would tour as part of the P-Funk collective and scored some solo
hits. He would go on to work with members of the Talking Heads, Deee-Lite, Madonna, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg and many more. He
continues to be one of the most recognized people in music and is an icon not only of funk but of popular music in general.
After forming Bootsy's Rubber Band with Catfish, Waddy, Joel Johnson, Gary Mudbone Cooper, Robert
Johnson and The Horny Horns in 1976 the band got to work on their debut album which was done between touring with Parliament
and on their own. In 1978 Bootsy? Player of the Year was released and reached the top of the R&B charts. The single Bootzilla
from Bootsy? Player of the Year also reached number one as a single and Bootsy was well on his way to breaking out from being
known as just a member of George Clinton's band. His appearance on the song "Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite in the Nineties
gave Bootsy exposure to a whole new audience and demographic and furthered his legendary status with a younger generation.
The chance to see a true living legend performing live does not come along often, and when that
person is Bootsy Collins it is an opportunity not to be missed. For many just being in the same room as Bootsy is a dream
come true and when the house lights finally dim and he struts out onto the stage and picks up his bass there is an excitement
in the air that is palpable. Before you know it his legendary voice is saying hello to the crowd and he and the band bust
into one of his classic songs like Bootzilla, Jam Fan (Hot), The Pinocchio Theory, Body Slam!, Can't Stay Away, or others.
These are some of the most well known songs in all of funk and continue to influence many of the best bassists of the day.
The night progresses and it is like being transported back through time and being given a history of R&B and funk. By
the time the night is over and you have been dancing along to some of the greatest songs ever written and are eagerly awaiting
the next time he rolls through town.
Bootsy Collins has gone by several aliases during his career
including Bootzilla and Casper the Funky Boots. Hailing originally from Cincinnati, Bootsy is a big Cincinnati Bengals fan
and in 2005 he co-wrote an inspirational song for the team titled "Fear tha Tiger" which has become incredibly popular among
Bengals fans and received copious airplay in the city. In 2010 Bootsy Collins started Funk U, an online only bass guitar school
that teaches Bootsy's musical theory as well as bass guitar techniques. The school also features guest lessons from other
bass guitar luminaries like Meshelle Ndegeocello, John B, Les Claypool, and others. Bootsy recorded music for the cartoon
series Loonatics Unleashed and even provided the voice for the character Bootes Belinda.