- Adrian is born Robert Steven Belew, in Covington, KY on December 23rd.
- Adrian joins the Ludlow High School marching band as a drummer. Later, he forms cover bands with fellow classmates; most notably, The Denems. The Denems were a local, well known Beatles cover band.
- Adrian changes his name from Robert Steven to ‘Adrian’ – a name he’d always liked.
- Adrian is discovered by Frank Zappa while playing in a cover band named Sweetheart at the infamous Fanny’s in Nashville. Frank gets Adrian’s name from his chauffeur and later invites Adrian to Los Angeles to audition for his band.
- Adrian tours with Frank Zappa. while on tour, Adrian meets David Bowie. Bowie is so impressed with Adrian, he asks him to join his band. The Zappa tour comes to an end and Adrian records on the Bowie classics, Stage and Lodger.
- While touring with Bowie, Adrian meets talking heads and performs on ‘Remain In Light’ and ‘ …The Name Of This Band Is…” he later tours with them.
- On the first day of the tour with Talking Heads, Adrian meets Robert Fripp. Fripp asks Adrian to join the soon to be reformed, King Crimson.
- Adrian joins King Crimson.
- Adrian joins Talking Heads’ Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth to record as Tom Tom Club. Adrian co-writes their hit “Genius Of Love” which appears on the self titled release, Tom Tom Club.
- Adrian signs with Island Records and releases his debut solo record, ‘The Lone Rhino‘ featuring the song and video, Big Electric Cat.
- Adrian releases his second solo lp, Twang Bar King.
- Adrian produces The Raisins’ debut album and appears on Laurie Anderson’s “Mr. Heartbreak“.
- Adrian finishes his stint with King Crimson. Adrian records “Zoolook” with Jean-Michel Jarre and also produces The Elvis Brothers.
- Adrian joins members of The Raisins to become The Bears. They tour the U.S. and end their tour with a sold out show at the Ritz in New York.
11/02/85 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
11/03/85 Mabel’s Champaign, IL
11/04/85 Univ. of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
11/05/85 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
11/07/85 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
11/08/85 St. Andrews Detroit, MI
11/09/85 Phantasy Theatre Cleveland, OH
11/10/85 The Decade Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/85 930 Club Washington, DC
11/14/85 Chestnut Caberet Philadelphia, PA
11/15/85 City Gardens Trenton, NJ
11/18/85 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
11/19/85 Hunt’s Burlington, VT
11/20/85 Living Room Providence, RI
11/21/85 Paradise Boston, MA
11/22/85 The Ritz New York, NY
11/26/85 Gilly’s Dayton, OH
11/27/85 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
- Adrian later appears on Laurie Anderson’s video, ‘Home of the Brave‘ and on Paul Simon’s Grammy winning, “Graceland“.
- The Bears tour Israel and later sign to PMRC – a division of I.R.S. Records.
01/30/86 Jake’s Bloomington, IN
02/03/86 After The Gold Rush Tempe, AZ
02/04/86 The Bacchanal San Diego, CA
02/06/86 Beverly Theatre Beverly Hills, CA
02/07/86 The Golden Bear Huntington Beach, CA
02/08/86 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
02/09/86 Wolfgang’s San Francisco, CA
02/10/86 Berkeley Square Berkeley, CA
02/12/86 Starry Nights Portland, OR
02/13/86 Aster Park Seattle, WA
02/14/86 The Town Pump Vancouver, CANADA
02/18/86 Rainbow Music Hall Denver, CO
02/19/86 Omaha, NE
02/21/86 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
02/22/86 Chicago, IL
02/23/86 Mabel’s Champaign, IL
09/02/86 Allentown, PA
09/03/86 Palladium New York, NY
09/04/86 Paradise Boston, MA
09/05/86 Living Room Providence, RI
09/06/86 Chestnut Caberet Philadelphia, PA
09/07/86 930 Club Washington, DC
09/09/86 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
09/10/86 Club Soda Kalamazoo
09/11/86 Tewligan’s Louisville, KY
09/12/86 Univ. of S.Illinois Carbondale, IL
09/13/86 Ace of Clubs Springfield, IL
09/14/86 Gilly’s Dayton, OH
09/16/86 Jake’s Bloomington
09/17/86 Exit-In Nashville, TN
09/18/86 Buckhead Cin Atlanta,GA
09/19/86 Uptown Lounge Athens, GA
09/21/86 Jimmy’s Club New Orleans, LA
10/86 Tour Israel Israel
- Adrian releases his 3rd solo album, ‘Desire Caught By The Tail‘.
- The Bears release their debut CD, “The Bears“. The cover is by MAD Magazine’s Mort Drucker, and features the singles/videos “Fear Is Never Boring” and “Trust“. Touring resumes throughout the southeast U.S.
05/04/87 | After the Gold Rush in Tempe, AZ
05/06/87 | The Bachannal in San Diego, CA
05/07/87 | The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano
05/09/87 | An Evening w/ Adrian @ Univ of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
05/10/87 | Wolfgang’s in San Francisco, CA
05/11/87 | Berkeley Square in Berkeley, CA
05/12/87 | One Step Beyond in Santa Clara, CA
05/14/87 | Starry Nights in Portland, OR
05/15/87 | The Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA
05/16/87 | The Sting in Victoria, B.C.
05/17/87 | The Commodore in Vancouver, B.C.
05/20/87 | The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
05/21/87 | Oscar’s in Santa Barbara, CA
05/24/87 | The Palace in Hollywood, CA
05/25/87 | Guitar Ctr-(Ade & Rob) in Beaver, UT
05/27/87 | Boulder’s Coast in Boulder, CO
05/29/87 | Parody Hall in Kansas City, MO
05/30/87 | Chesterfield’s in Lincoln, NE
06/01/87 | First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
06/03/87 | Century Hall in Milwaukee, WI
06/05/87 | The Riviera in Chicago, IL
06/06/87 | St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI
06/07/87 | Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH
06/08/87 | Phantasy Theatre in Cleveland, OH
06/09/87 | Graffiti’s in Pittsburgh, PA
06/11/87 | R.P.M. in Toronto
06/12/87 | Club Zinc in Hull, Quebec, CANADA
06/13/87 | Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
06/14/87 | Hunt’s in Burlington, VT
06/16/87 | Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT
06/18/87 | Paradise (2 shows) in Boston, MA
06/19/87 | The Living Room in Providence, RI
06/20/87 | The Ritz in New York, NY
06/23/87 | Chestnut Caberet in Philadelphia, PA
06/24/87 | 930 Club in Washington, DC
06/25/87 | 930 Club in Washington, DC
06/26/87 | The Raleigh Pier in Raleigh, NC
06/27/87 | Center Stage in Atlanta, GA
06/29/87 | The Exit-In in Nashville, TN
06/30/87 | The Exit-In in Nashville, TN
07/01/87 | Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH
09/23/87 | City Lights in San Francisco, CA
09/24/87 | The Club in Monterey, CA
09/25/87 | University of CA. in San Luis Obispo
09/26/87 | Savoy Theater in Santa Barbara, CA
09/28/87 | The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA
09/29/87 | Cal Poly in Pomona, CA
09/30/87 | Bogart’s in Long Beach, CA
10/01/87 | Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
10/05/87 | Monopoly’s in Riverside, CA
10/06/87 | Coach House in Riverside, CA
10/09/87 | Back Room in Austin, TX
10/11/87 | West Side Stories in Ft. Worth, TX
10/12/87 | Dallas Alley in Dallas, TX
10/13/87 | Rockefeller’s in Houston, TX
10/14/87 | Tipitina’s in New Orleans, LA
10/16/87 | Antenna in Memphis, TN
10/17/87 | Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, MO
10/18/87 | Mabel’s in St. Louis, MO
10/19/87 | Jake’s in Bloomington, IN
10/22/87 | Holmes Stdnt Center in Dekalb, IL
10/23/87 | Earlham Coll in Richmond, IN
- The Bears release their 2nd album, “Rise and Shine” which features the single & video, “Aches And Pains“. the bears take to the highway and tour the U.S.
04/11/88 Jake’s Bloomington, IN
04/12/88 Club Soda Kalamazoo, MI
04/13/88 Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor, MI
04/14/88 Univ. of Il. Champaign, IL
04/16/88 Rick’s Cafe East Lansing, MI
04/17/88 Newport Columbus, OH
04/19/88 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH
04/20/88 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
04/21/88 R.P.M. Toronto, CANADA
04/22/88 Barrymore’s Ottawa, CANADA
04/24/88 Club Soda Montreal, CANADA
04/25/88 Raoul’s Portland, ME
04/26/88 Paradise Boston, MA
04/28/88 Toad’s New Haven, CT
04/29/88 The Bottom Line New York, NY
04/30/88 The Bottom Line New York, NY
05/03/88 930 Club Washington, DC
05/04/88 930 Club Washington, DC
05/05/88 Chestnut Caberet Philadelphia, PA
05/06/88 Chestnut Caberet Philadelphia, PA
05/07/88 Airport Music Allentown, PA
05/09/88 Kingshead Inn Norfolk, VA
05/11/88 Rock-its Richmond, VA
05/12/88 Rialto Theatre Raleigh, NC
05/13/88 Baity’s Winston-Salem, NC
05/14/88 Park Elevator Charlotte, SC
05/17/88 Uptown Lounge Athens, GA
05/18/88 Cotton Club Atlanta, GA
05/19/88 The Nick Birmingham, AL
05/21/88 Auburn University Auburn, AL
05/23/88 Exit-In Nashville, TN
05/24/88 Breedings Lexington, KY
05/25/88 RNR Cafe Huntington
05/26/88 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
05/28/88 Northwestern Univ. Chicago, IL
09/03/88 Rehearsal Lake Geneva, WI
09/04/88 Waterfront Rockford
09/06/88 U of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
09/07/88 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
09/09/88 U of S. Illinois Carbondale, IL
09/10/88 Park West Chicago, IL
09/11/88 Mabel’s Champaign, IL
09/13/88 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
09/14/88 Mississippi Nights St. Louis, MO
09/16/88 Antenna Memphis, TN
09/19/88 Rockefeller’s Houston, TX
09/21/88 Back Room Austin, TX
09/22/88 Tommy’s Dallas, TX
09/24/88 Boulder Coast Boulder, CO
09/26/88 U of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
09/28/88 One Step Beyond Santa Clara, CA
09/28/88 The Stone San Francisco, CA
09/30/88 The Catalyst Santa Cruz
10/01/88 Savoy Theater Santa Barbara, CA
10/03/88 Bogart’s Long Beach, CA
10/04/88 Coach House San Juan Capistrano
10/05/88 Bacchanal San Diego, CA
10/08/88 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
10/10/88 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
10/11/88 Jake’s Bloomington, IN
10/13/88 The Red Barn Louisville, KY
10/14/88 Alvin’s Detroit, MI
10/15/88 Alvin’s Detroit, MI
10/16/88 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
10/17/88 Club Soda Kalamazoo, MI
10/18/88 Headliner’s Madison, WI
- Adrian releases Mr Music Head on Atlantic Records and follows the release by hosting Post Modern MTV for an entire week. Other appearances include an acoustic performance on VH1′s 1-to-1 and Night Music with David Sanborn.MR. MUSIC HEAD TOUR
Jul 06, 1989 Jake’s Bloomington, IN
Jul 07, 1989 Ella Guru’s Knoxville, TN
Jul 08, 1989 Center Stage Atlanta, GA
Jul 10, 1989 Brewery Raleigh, NC
Jul 11, 1989 930 Club Washington, DC
Jul 12, 1989 Graffiti’s – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 14, 1989 Cabaret – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 15, 1989 Cabaret – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 16, 1989 Bottom Line – New York, NY
Jul 17, 1989 Bottom Line – New York, NY
Jul 18, 1989 Paradise – Boston, MA
Jul 20, 1989 The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
Jul 21, 1989 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Jul 22, 1989 Park West – Chicago, IL
Jul 24, 1989 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 26, 1989 City Club – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 27, 1989 Mabel’s – Champaign, IL
Jul 28, 1989 Blue Note – Columbia
Jul 30, 1989 T.C.C.A. – Tulsa, OK
Aug 01, 1989 Boulder Coast – Boulder, CO
Aug 05, 1989 Bacchanal – San Diego, CA
Aug 06, 1989 Coach House – San Jaun Cap, CA
Aug 08, 1989 Bogart’s – Long Beach, CA
Aug 09, 1989 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11, 1989 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Aug 11, 1989 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Aug 13, 1989 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 14, 1989 Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
Sep 15, 1989 Mann Music Center – Boston, MA
Sep 16, 1989 Jones Beach – Long Island
Sep 17, 1989 Garden St. AC – Newark, NJ
Sep 19, 1989 Night Music – New York, NY
Sep 20, 1989 Night Music – New York, NY
Sep 21, 1989 Toad’s – New Haven, CT
Sep 22, 1989 Pearl Street – North Hampton, MA
Sep 23, 1989 Univ. of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI
Sep 25, 1989 Max’s – Baltimore, MD
Sep 27, 1989 James Madison U. – Harrisburg, VA
Sep 28, 1989 U. Of Virginia – Charlottesville
Sep 29, 1989 Bayou – Washington, DC
Sep 30, 1989 Club Bene – Morgan, NJ
Oct 02, 1989 Club Soda – Montreal
Oct 04, 1989 Barrymore’s – Ottawa
Oct 05, 1989 The Diamond – Toronto
Oct 06, 1989 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI
Oct 07, 1989 Harper College – Palatine, IL
Oct 08, 1989 Mabel’s – Champaign, IL
Oct 10, 1989 Newport – Columbus, IL
Oct 11, 1989 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 12, 1989 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
- The video for Oh Daddy features Adrian and his 11 year old daughter, Audie.
- Adrian appears on Mike Oldfield‘s ‘Earth Moving‘ release.
- Adrian lends his rendition of “We Three Kings” to a compilation of Christmas songs performed on guitar for Green Linnet Records‘, “Christmas Guitars“.
- Adrian tours with David Bowie as David’s musical director and band leader, with bassist Erdal Kizilcay, keyboardist Rick Fox, and drummer Mike Hodges.
- Adrian appears in David Bowie’s video for his remix of Fame in “Fame ’90″.
- During the tour, Atlantic Records releases Adrian’s 5th solo record, ‘Young Lions‘. Young Lions features the Bowie/Belew collaboration, ‘Pretty Pink Rose’.
- “Desire of the Rhino King“, a long-awaited compilation of selected songs from Adrian’s first three solo albums is released by Island Records.
- Adrian performs, “Still Life with a Dobro” on the compilation CD, “Guitar Speak III“.
- Adrian releases his 6th solo album, “Inner Revolution“.
- Adrian tours for “Inner Revolution“. the tour band consists of Rob Fetters (guitar), Brian Lovely (bass), and Mike Hodges (drums).
- Adrian’s name appears in an episode of the Simpsons.
- Adrian produces Mexico’s Caifanes‘ “El Silencio“. It hits #1 on Mexico’s charts and goes gold!
- Adrian tours the midwest with his acoustic tour.
- Adrian records “Blackbird” for the Beatles‘ guitar tribute, “Come Together“.
- Adrian performs on Sara Hickman’s “Necessary Angels” album.
- Adrian performs on two tracks for the Crash Test Dummies’, “god shuffled his Feet”.
- Adrian moves to Nashville, TN.
- Adrian releases his 7th solo album, “Here“.
- Adrian begins his “Here” tour with former bears mates: Rob Fetters, Bob Nyswonger and Chris Arduser as his band. This is the closest the fans get to a Bears reunion
- Adrian signs a deal with Caroline Records.
- Adrian wins best musical score for his soundtrack to “In The Gutter and Other Places“, in Canada’s “hot docs” film awards. he later wins guitar player magazine’s reader poll for the “best experimental guitarist” for the 5th year in a row.
- Adrian records with Trent Reznor on Nine Inch Nails’ “Downward Spiral“.
- King Crimson returns. the new line up consists of Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Trey Gunn, and Pat Mastelotto.
- King Crimson releases Vrooom, an EP of all new songs. The full album, “Thrak” soon follows.
- King Crimson performs “Dinosaur” on NBC‘s Late Night With Conan Obrien.
- Adrian’s official web site hits the web.
- King Crimson tours Europe and North America.
- Adrian releases his 9th solo album, Op Zop Too Wah on September 24th on Passenger/Caroline Records.
- Adrian appears on the tribute to Badfinger with his own rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Come And Get It“.
- Adrian appears on the cover of EQ Magazine.
- Adrian attends his class reunion reforming his old band from high school, The Denems.
- After a decade long hiatus, The Bears begin recording in the studio.
- Adrian tours Argentina… acoustically.
- The Bears are inducted into the Cincinnati Musicians Hall of Fame.
- Peter Frampton and Adrian record, “The Frightened City” at Adrian’s studio for “Twang“, a tribute album to Hank Marvin.
- Adrian produces 2 hits for “Jars Of Clay“. The album hits #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian charts. Their song, “Flood” crosses over to the modern rock charts and the album goes gold.
- Adrian releases his 8th solo release, “The Experimental Guitar Series Volume 1: Guitar As Orchestra“.
- ProjeKCt Two tours the U.S., Japan, UK, and Canada. ProjeKCt Two is Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, and Adrian Belew.
- Adrian releases his 9th solo release, Belewprints.
- Adrian produces The Irresponsibles
- Adrian joins Artie Traum, Tony Levin, and Fred Wilkinson to record an instrumental track called Mean Low Water for Artie’s new record, Remarkable Friends.
- Thirsty Ear Records releases “Salad Days“, a compilation of acoustic tracks.
- Adrian tours the U.S. promoting “Coming Attractions“. The Adrian Belew produced, “Irresponsibles” opens on the tour.
June 07 Mount Blue Norwell MA
June 09 Metronome Burlington, VT
June 10 Middle East Boston, MA
June 11 New Market Cabaret Philadelphia, PA
June 12 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
June 13 Birchmere Arlington, VA
June 15 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
June 16 Be Here Now Asheville, NC
June 17 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
June 19 Exit In Nashville, TN
June 21 7th House Detroit Sidewalk Detroit/Pontiac, MI
June 22 The Double Door Chicago, IL
June 23 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
June 26 Wilbert’s Cleveland, OH
June 27 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
July 12 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
July 14 Palookaville Santa Cruz, CA
July 15 Coach House Santa Barbara, CA
July 16 Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
July 17 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
July 19 Zephyr Salt Lake City, UT
July 21 Bluebird Denver, CO
July 23 Viele’s Planet Springfield, IL
July 24 Fitzgerald’s Chicago, IL
July 25 Blueberry Hill “DUCK ROOM” St. Louis, MO
July 26 Blue Bird Bloomington, IN
July 28 Ark Ann Arbor, MI
July 29 Graffiti Pittsburgh, PA
July 30 The Tralf Buffalo, NY
- Nine Inch Nails releases “Fragile“. This is Adrian’s 2nd appearance on a Nine Inch Nails release.
- Adrian releases an mp3 of “I Have A Dream“, as a free download on his website.
- King Crimson releases “Construkction of Light“
- King Crimson tours Europe and Japan.
- Adrian receives the Cammy (Cincinnati’s Entertainment Award) Lifetime Achievement award. The award is presented to Adrian by Peter Frampton.
- Adrian performs on Tori Amos‘, “Strange Little Girls“.
- Adrian hits the road with King Crimson to tour the U.S.
- The Bears release their first album in 13 years, “Car Caught Fire“.
- King Crimson tours
- The Bears’ 2002 Car Caught Fire tour begins.
- Adrian releases an internet only download of a new song, “Asleep“. The song was inspired by the tragedy of September 11 and was made available the week of the one year anniversary.
- King Crimson releases their EP, “Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With” prior to the release of their new studio album, “The Power To Believe“.
- Adrian releases “Incompetence and Indifference” as a free download to web site visitors.
- Lone Rhino, Twang Bar King, and Desire Caught By The Tail are all finally re-issued on CD by Universal Japan.
- Adrian records with Les Claypool (Primus) and Danny Carey (Tool) for Adrian’s next solo record, at Les’s studio in San Francisco.
- King Crimson tours the US in support of “The Power To Believe“.
- King Crimson releases their “Eyes Wide Open” DVD.
- Adrian and Kevin Max (of DC Talk) max release ‘Raven Songs: 101‘. The release features Adrian’s music to Kevin’s poetry.
- Frank Zappa‘s “baby snakes” (1979) is released on dvd.
- October 10 - Adrian records with Ben Folds, Henry Rollins, Matt Chamberlain, and John Painter in a session for the upcoming William Shatner record.
- Adrian’s Inner Revolution is reissued by Wounded Bird Records.April
- The Bears release ‘The Bears Live At Club Cafe‘ DVD. The DVD contains: over 90 minutes of concert footage from the Bears’ 2002 Car Caught Fire tour, 5.1 dolby surround sound, a tour of Adrian’s home studio, how the band became “The Bears”, stories behind your favorite songs, and extensive up-close and personal interviews with Rob, Bob, Chris, and Adrian.May
- Adrian lends his guitar work to the Porcupine Tree recording, Deadwing.
- Adrian’s “Man In The Moon” makes the top 10 songs for Dads in Better Homes and Gardens’ Father’s Day issue. Other artists in the top 10 include: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon.June
- Adrian performs Thela Hun Ginjeet, Tweekers, and Lone Rhinoceros with Primus at the Bonnaroo Festival.July
- Adrian joins Al Kooper on stage in Nashville to perform Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde in its entirety. Other artists involved were Tracy Nelson, Gary Tallent, Bill Lloyd and scores of others.
- Adrian Belew is honored at the Star Guitar Night during the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN. Other honorees include Duane Eddy and Peter Frampton. The show took place at the infamous Ryman and Adrian performed “purple haze.”August
- Adrian performs on the William Shatner recording “Has Been” alongside Henry Rollins, and Ben Folds.
- Talking Heads’ “The Name Of This Band Is…” is re-released on CD.October
- William Shatner releases ‘Has Been.‘
- Adrian continues working on his art with the intentions of painting all future solo album covers.
- Between The Strings – the secret lives of guitars – 100 stories about the guitar from guitarists such as Adrian Belew, Chet Atkins, Bob Weir, Les Paul, and 97 more. For more info on this book, www.johnaugustmusic.com
- The September 2nd issue of Rolling Stone magazine (issue 956) reviews the re-release of Talking Heads’ “The Name Of This Band is…” and has a nice write up on Adrian (page 147).
- Adrian produces the Jaguares – formerly known as Caifanes, in Nashville.
- The Top 100 greatest progressive artists have been named and Adrian makes the list – twice or more, depending on how you read it. #1 King Crimson, #17 Talking Heads, #66Adrian Belew (solo), and countless other connections. view the list hereDecember
- Adrian endorses Parker Guitars.
- Adrian releases Side One, his first new electric solo studio album since 1996′s Op Zop Too WahAdrian is joined by Les Claypool, and Danny Carey on several tracks
- An interview with Adrian appears in Guitar Player Magazine
- Adrian produces Jaguares’ rendition of John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” John Lennon tribute in early May. This track will appear on Amnesty International’s release of John Lennon songs, headed up by Peter Gabriel
- Adrian produces Jaguares for a tribute to the infamous Mexican comedian from the 40′s named, Tin Tan.
- Adrian tours the U.S. in promotion of Side One, Side Two, and – believe it or not – 1996′s Op Zop Too Wah. The band consists of Adrian, Mike Gallaher (bass) and Mike Hodges (drums) and performances occur along the east and west coasts, Texas, the Southwest, and points in between.
- Adrian releases Side Two.
- Adrian performs at Fuji Rock Festival ’05 in Japan with his power trio, Mike Gallaher and Mike Hodges on July 30th. Other participating acts were: Cake, Beach Boys, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Fat Boy Slim, New Order, Beck, Moby, the Pogues, California Guitar Trio,, Los Lobos and many many more.
- Adrian receives a letter of thanks from a Louisiana fan after Hurricane Katrina
- Adrian is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category for the song, “Beat Box Guitar from Side One. This category includes solo, duo, group, or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.Nominees in the Best Rock Instrumental category:
- Beat Box Guitar – Adrian Belew – Track from: Side One [Sanctuary]
- Birds Of Prey – Stewart Copeland – Track from: Orchestralli [Ponderosa]
- 69 Freedom Special – Les Paul & Friends – Track from: American Made World Played [Capitol Records]
- Mercy – Joe Perry – Track from: Joe Perry [Columbia Records]
- Lotus Feet – Steve Vai – Track from: Real Illusions: Reflections [Epic/Red Ink]
- Adrian performs with Paul Green’s School of Rock where he meets the future two thirds of the adrian belew power trio, Julie and Eric Slick.April/May
- Adrian tours U.S., Australia, and Italy. Adrian’s visit to Australia was his first since 1979. The tour was a huge success!
- Adrian’s Side Three is released.
- Adrian tours Australia and performs to sold out venues in one of his most successful tours to date.May
- Adrian announces his new power trio: Siblings Eric and Julie Slick.July
- Adrian’s close friend and sound engineer, Ken Latchney dies suddenly at the very young age of 40. R.I.P., Ken 1966 – 2006.
- Adrian returns to the road with his new power trio consisting of Julie Slick (bass) and Eric Slick (drums). The tour covers the East, South, Western U.S.
- Adrian begins releasing particles of DUST on his web site.
- Adrian’s Elephant Blog is born and is a major success.
- Adrian hits the road again with his Power Trio, consisting of Eric & Julie Slick.March
- Bears record “Eureka!” is released.March
- Adrian opens for Umphrey’s McGee and is featured as their guest guitarist from March 14- 17th.
- Bears “Eureka!” mini-tour lasts from April 26 to May 4.June
- Adrian takes his Power Trio on the road (Eric & Julie Slick) throughout the U.S., Canada, and Japan.November
- Side Four Live a live recording of the Adrian Belew Power Trio is release
- Adrian embarks on another Power Trio tour (with Eric & Julie Slick) throughout the West Coast and Northeast U.S., Canada, and Europe. (See full itinerary)
02/19/08 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
02/20/08 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
02/22/08 The Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay, NV
02/23/08 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
02/24/08 The Coach House San Juan Cap., CA
02/26/08 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
02/28/08 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
02/29/08 Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
03/01/08 Belly Up Aspen, CO
03/02/08 The Fox Theatre And Cafe Boulder, CO
03/04/08 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
03/05/08 Martyr’s Chicago, IL
03/06/08 The Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
03/07/08 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH
03/08/08 Tralfamadore Music Hall Buffalo, NY
03/09/08 Center for the Arts Natick, MA
03/11/08 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
03/12/08 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
03/13/08 B.B. King’s Blues Club New York, NY
03/14/08 Sunoco Performance Theatre Harrisburg, PA
03/15/08 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VA
05/28/08 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
05/29/08 Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
05/30/08 Skippers Smokehouse Tampa, FL
05/31/08 Bamboo Room Lake Worth, FL
06/04/08 Stella Blue Asheville, NC
06/05/08 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
06/06/08 Rams Head Tavern Annapolis, MD
06/07/08 Mexicali Blues Teaneck, NJ
06/08/08 Revolution Hall Troy, NJ
07/05/08 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON
07/06/08 Quebec City Int’l Summer Fest Quebec Canada
07/08/08 Quebec City Int’l Summer Fest Quebec Canada
07/09/08 Nectar’s Burlington, VT
07/10/08 Harper’s Ferry Boston, MA
07/11/08 NYC Rockin’ the River Cruises New York, NY
07/12/08 Diesel Pittsburgh, PA
07/13/08 Southgate House Newport, KY
08/30/08 Creation of Peace Festival Kazan Russia
09/03/08 B1 Club Russia
10/15/08 Trafo Budapest, Hungary
10/18/08 Auditorium Radio Svizzera Lugano, Switzerland
10/20/08 Teatro Victoria Eugenia San Sebastien, Spain
10/21/08 Forum Bikini Barcelona, Spain
10/23/08 Blue Note Milano, Italy
10/24/08 Komma Woergl, Austria
10/25/08 Rocking-Chair Vevey, Switzerland
10/27/08 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
10/28/08 De Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
10/29/08 Paard van Troje The Hague, Netherlands
10/30/08 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands NEW
10/31/08 Moods Zuerich, Switzerland
11/01/08 Der Speicher Schwerin, Germany
11/02/08 HotJazzClub Muenster, Germany
11/03/08 Forum Leverkusen Jazztage Leverkusen, Germany
11/05/08 Forum Palace Vilnius Lithuania
12/03/08 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia
12/04/08 The Basement Sydney, Australia
12/05/08 Adelaide Intl. Guitar Festival Adelaide, South Australia
12/06/08 Adelaide Intl. Guitar Festival Adelaide, South Australia
12/07/08 Adelaide Intl. Guitar Festival Adelaide, South Australia
12/08/08 Vanguard, Newtown, New South Wales
12/09/08 Vanguard, Newtown, New South Wales
12/10/08 Brass Monkey, Cronulla, New South Wales
12/11/08 Heritage Hotel, Bulli, New South Wales
- Adrian continues his Power Trio tour throughout the U.S. (See full itinerary here)
- New Studio Album rumored to release in June.
- Michael Clay and Adrian release an album of classical interpretations of Adrian’s songs, “A Cup Of Coffee And A Slice of Time”
- The Adrian Belew Power Trio releases the much anticipated studio album, e.
- The Adrian Belew Power Trio tours the U.S. in support of their new release, e.2009 ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO TOUR DATES
Adrian Belew, Julie Slick, & Eric Slick04/15/09 Southgate House – Newport, KY
04/16/09 Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room – St. Louis, MO
04/17/09 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
04/18/09 Prairie Center for the Arts – Schaumberg, IL
04/19/09 Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, IL06/10/09 Riverbend Festival Grounds – Chattanooga, TN
07/17/09 Canal Street – Dayton, OH
07/18/09 Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
07/20/09 The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
07/21/09 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
07/22/09 Martyr’s – Chicago, IL08/21/09 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN
08/22/09 Smith’s Old Bar – Atlanta, GA
08/24/09 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
08/25/09 Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
08/26/09 Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA
08/27/09 “e” Release Party @ Rembrandt’s – Philadelphia, PA
08/28/09 BB Kings – New York, NY
08/29/09 Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
08/30/09 Ram’s Head – Annapolis, MD
08/31/09 World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
09/01/09 Iron Horse – Northhampton, MA
09/03/09 Center for the Arts – Cotuit, MA
09/04/09 Center for the Arts – Natick, MA
09/05/09 Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA
09/06/09 The Turning Point – Piermont, NY
09/08/09 Theatre Petit Champlain – Quebec City, QC
09/09/09 Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour RireMontreal, QC
09/10/09 The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
09/11/09 Tralf Music Hall – Buffalo, NY
09/12/09 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
10/05/09 Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
10/06/09 WECC – Winnepeg, MB
10/08/09 Grand Theater – Calgar, AB
10/09/09 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
10/11/09 Venue – Vancouver, BC
10/12/09 Triple Door – Seattle, WA
10/13/09 Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
10/15/09 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
10/16/09 Crown Room – Crystal Bay, NV
10/17/09 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
10/18/09 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/20/09 Brixton – San Juan Capistrano, CA
10/21/09 Galaxy – Santa Ana, CA
10/22/09 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
10/23/09 Bit & Spur – Hurricane, UT
10/24/09 Belly Up – Aspen, CO
10/24/09 Toad Tavern – Denver, CO
11/09/09 Philharmonic Hall – Perm Russia
11/10/09 B1 Club – Moscow, Russian
11/12/09 Anadolu University Sports Hall – Eskisehi, Turkey
11/13/09 Ghetto Genuine Music Lounge – Istanbu, Turkey
PAINTING WITH GUITAR TOUR
MAR 27 Big Ears – The Square Room Knoxville, TN
APR 22 Jammin Java Vienna VA
APR 23 Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA
APR 24 Fairfield Community Arts Center Fairfield, OH
APR 25 Canal Street Dayton, OH
APR 26 The Basement Columbus, OH
APR 28 Winchester Tavern & Music Hall Cleveland, OH
JUN 18 The Towne Crier Pawling, NY
JUN 19 The Linda Albany, NY
JUN 20 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
JUN 22 Joe’s Pub New York, NY
JUN 23 Joe’s Pub New York, NY
JUN 24 Tupelo Music Hall Londonberry NH
JUN 25 Cafe 9 New Haven, CT
JUN 26 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA
JUN 27 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
JUN 28 Cotuit Center for the Arts Cotuit, MA
POWER TRIO DATES (Adrian, Julie, & Marco Minnemann)
07/10/2010 Vancouver Island MusicFest – Courtenay, BC
07/11/2010 Vancouver Island Jam Session – Courtenay, BC
07/24/2010 Blue Note Club – Tokyo, Japan
07/28/2010 Blue Note Club – Tokyo, Japan
08/06/2010 Teatro Nescafe de Las Artes – Santiago, CHILE
08/07/2010 Samsung Studio – Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/08/2010 Guitar Clinic – Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/08/2010 Samsung Studio – Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/09/2010 La Trastienda Club Montevideo – Montevideo, Uruguay
(Adrian, Julie Slick, and Marco Minneman) The London shows consisted of Adrian, Julie, and Tobias Ralph, a much sough after drummer from New York. Presented by Guitar Magazine, Gitarist Magazine, Drums & Percussion Magazine, and Eclipsed Magazine
2010 POWER TRIO EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10/21/2010 Gateshead, England – Sage Gateshead, N.E. Guitar Festival
10/24/2010 London, England – Islington Academy
10/27/2010 Amstelveen, Netherlands – P60
10/28/2010 Netherlands, Den Bosch – W2 Poppodium
10/29/2010 Münster, Germany - Hot Jazz
10/30/2010 Hannover, Germany – Jazz Club
11/01/2010 Verviers, Belgium – Spirit of 66
11/04/2010 Lisbon, Portugal – Santiago Alquimista
11/05/2010 Barcelona, Spain – Luz de Gas
11/06/2010 Bilbao, Spain – Rock Star Live
11/08/2010 Bonn, Germany – Harmonie [tickets]
11/10/2010 Ludwigshafen, Germany – Dashaus [tickets]
11/11/2010 Milano, Italy – Alcatraz (w/ Joe Satriani)
11/12/2010 Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
11/13/2010 Bari, Italy – TimeZones
11/14/2010 Parma, Italy Modern Music Institute Parma Guitar Clinic
11/17/2010 Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal Club Date changed from 11/16
11/18/2010 Prague, Czech Republic – Retro Music Hall
11/19/2010 Berlin, Germany - Quasimodo [tickets]
11/20/2010 Erfurt, Germany – HsD (Gewerkschaftshaus) [tickets]
2011 ADRIAN BELEW PERFORMANCES
Feb 27, 2011 – Amsterdam – Paradiso – Metropole Orchestra
Mar 06, 2011 – Paradox in Tilburg, Netherlands
Mar 08, 2011 – Verviers, BE – Spirit of 66 for the Festival de la Gitarre
Jun 11, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Waterfront
September 7th at 7:30pm
Screening of “e” for Orchestra
The Art Theater
Friday, September 9th at 3pm
Ellnora Guitar Festival Keynote Address
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, September 10th at 8:30pm
Adrian Belew “Painting with Guitar”
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
TWO OF A PERFECT TRIO TOUR
tony levin, markus reuter, pat mastelotto
adrian belew, julie slick, tobias ralph
Sept 19 Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse
Sept 20 Carrboro, NC / Arts Center
Sept 21 Knoxville, TN / Bijou
Sept 22 Annapolis, MD / Rams Head
Sept 23 Phoenixville, PA / Colonial Theater
Sept 24 Vienna, VA / Jammin Java
Sept 26 New York, NY / Iridium
Sept 27 Boston, MA / Royale
Sept 28 New York, NY / Iridium
Sept 29 New York, NY / Iridium
Sept 30 Fairfield, CT / Stage One
Oct 1 Northhampton, MA / Iron Horse
Oct 2 Montreal, QC / Corona
Oct 4 Toronto, ON / Mod Club
Oct 5 Buffalo, NY / Tralf
Oct 6 Covington, KY / Southgate House
Oct 7 Detroit, MI / Magic Bag
Oct 8 Chicago, IL / Old Town School of Folk
Oct 9 Minneapolis, MN / Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 11 Boulder, CO / Boulder Theater
Oct 12 Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot
Oct 14 Portland, OR / AladdinOct 15 Seattle, WA / Triple Door
Oct 17 Sacramento, CA / Harlows
Oct 18 San Francisco, CA / RegencyOct 19 Solana Beach, CA / Belly Up
Oct 21 Agoura Hills, CA / Canyon Club
Oct 22 Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy (w/ Danny Cary of Tool)
Oct 23 Phoenix, AZ / CRESCENT THEATER
Oct 24 Santa Fe, NM / Sol @ Santa Fe Brewing Co. (Danny Cary of Tool)
Oct 26 St Louis, MO / Old Rockhouse
Oct 27 Indianapolis, IN / Birdys
Oct 28 Nashville, TN / Belcourt
Oct 29 Asheville, NC / Moogfest
January 29th, El Plaza Condesa México, DF
Adrian embarked on a tour with Crimson ProjeKct alongside Dream Theater.
Crimson ProjeKCt: Adrian Belew, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick, Tobias Ralph and Tony Levin.
Dates in BOLD indicate Crimson ProjeKCt Only (no Dream Theater)
06/19 The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
06/21 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
06/22 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
06/23 Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
06/24 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
06/25 Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
06/27 State Theater – Minneapolis, MN
06/28 Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MO
07/01 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
07/02 Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA
07/03 The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
07/05 Abraham-Chavez Theater – El Paso, TX
07/06 Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
07/07 Austin City Limits Live at The Moody – Austin, TX
07/08 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
07/09 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, TX
07/12 The National – Richmond, VA
07/13 Warner Theatre – Washington, DC
07/14 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/16 Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
07/17 Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club – New York, NY
07/18 Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
07/19 Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
07/20 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
07/21 Caesar’s Atlantic City – Chester, PA
February 25 – Trent Reznor officially announces that Adrian has joined Nine Inch Nails and will be touring the world beginning in the fall.
March – Adrian performs with Crimson Projekct in Japan