The Aquarium Rescue Unit Will Launch U.S. Reunion Tour on July 29

Jam-rock stalwarts the Aquarium Rescue Unit have announced they will kick off their 13-city reunion tour of the U.S. on July 29.

Under the mentorship of Col. Bruce Hampton, the dream team of world-class instrumentalists will bring their distinctive brand of experimental and progressive rock to fans in cities from Boulder to New York. Since forming in 1988, the band has been an inspiration to jam acts that include Phish, the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler and Bela Fleck, among others. (more…)

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Hampton reunites influential Aquarium Rescue Unit

Col. Bruce Hampton has a way of making musicians better. His surrealist, boundary-breaking approach to music, improvisation and life in general has a magical effect on those that play with the “father of jam bands.” Members of Phish, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, R.E.M. and The Grateful Dead, Derek Trucks, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes and many more consider Hampton to be a musical visionary and at least partially credit him with their successes. (more…)

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