In addition to high-profile gigs as part of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, keyboard soundscape master Marco Benevento has been hard at work touring behind his latest solo album The Story Of Fred Short, released this past April on the Royal Potato Family imprint.Just last Friday, Benevento released a new music for “Live A Certain Life” that perfectly captures his whimsical nature. Check it out below:You can catch Marco on the road throughout this month, including five shows with Eric Krasno and a set at Suwannee Hulaween on October 27th. After a stretch of various Almost Dead shows at the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017, Benevento’s tour will resume at the end of January for a nine-show northeast leg. You can see all of Marco’s upcoming tour dates below:October 18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry **October 19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre **October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West **October 21 – Asheville, NC – New Mountain **October 22 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House **October 27 – Live Oak, FL – HulaweenJan. 31 – Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksFeb. 1 – Ithaca, NY – The RongoFeb 2 – Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn BowlFeb 3 – Albany NY – The HollowFeb 4 – Burlington VT – Higher GroundFeb 7 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer SpaceFeb 8 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway ArtsFeb 9 – Boston MA – The SinclairFeb 10 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall** w/ Eric KrasnoTickets for all shows are available via his website.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There is another dramatic change for the Iditarod this year. Officials on Friday announced that the cfan-favorite ceremonial start for the world’s most famous sled dog race has been canceled over crowd-size concerns during the pandemic. The event usually draws large crowds to downtown Anchorage, where beer and food tents line city streets. Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach says they take the health and well-being of the racers, volunteers, staff and spectators very seriously. The race has been shortened this year, and it will start and finish north of Anchorage instead of having the finish line in Nome. There will be limited areas for spectators for the race’s start and end, and fans are encouraged to watch on television.