Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile Obama Benefit Tonight

Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau

Before heading off on a big European tour, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau is playing an intimate late-night benefit gig with Punch Brother Chris Thile at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday, October 10 (tonight). Here’s a little more info about the show:

In keeping with the cross-genre spirit of the Wordless Music series, pianist Brad Mehldau will perform his first-ever solo recital devoted to composers from the classical canon, with music of Bach and Brahms, and select compositions of his own. Mandolinist Chris Thile (of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek) will also perform music from Bach next to his own compositions.

Tickets for this event are extremely limited. Preferred seating tickets will be on sale for $75 and a small number of $50 general admission tickets will be made available as well. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Doors open at 10:30pm, with performance to start at 11pm sharp. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Friday, October 10
Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Doors 10:30pm, Concert 11pm

More Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile tour dates after the jump.

Brad Mehldau Tour Dates
October 10th, 2008 Le Poisson Rouge-A Concert for Obama New York, NY USA [*solo]
October 18th, 2008 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, England
October 19th, 2008 St. George’s Hall Liverpool, United Kingdom
October 20th, 2008 Barbican Centre London, United Kingdom
October 22nd, 2008 Kammermusiksaal Berlin, Germany
October 23rd, 2008 Roma Cultural Center Antwerp, Belgium
October 24th, 2008 Russelsheim Theatre Russelsheim, Germany
October 25th, 2008 Christuskirche Mannheim Mannheim, Germany [Brad Mehldau/Joshua Redman Duo]
October 26th, 2008 Kulturzentrum Alte Feuerwache Mannheim, Germany
October 27th, 2008 Konzerthaus Dortmund, Germany
October 28th, 2008 Konzerthaus Wien, Austria
October 29th, 2008 Jazz Onze+ – Casino de Montbenon Lausanne, Switzerland
October 31st, 2008 Grosse Universitatsaula Salzburg, Austria
November 1st, 2008 Treibhaus Club Innsbruck, Austria
November 4th, 2008 Pallas Theater Athens, Greece
November 6th, 2008 Dom Policije Sarajevo, Bosnia
November 8th, 2008 ZKM Zagreb, Croatia
November 9th, 2008 Auditori de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain [Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Duo]
November 13th, 2008 Hancher Auditorium Iowa City, IA USA
November 14th, 2008 Spivey Hall Morrow, GA USA
November 15th, 2008 Hoag Auditorium Dahlonega, GA USA
December 6th, 2008 Cite de la Musique Paris, France [*solo]
December 7th, 2008 Cite de la Musique Paris, France [*solo]
December 8th, 2008 Casino Lucien Barriere Toulouse, France [*solo]
February 11th, 2009 Carnegie Hall New York, NY USA
February 13th, 2009 Sanders Theatre Cambridge, MA USA [Anne Sofie Von Otter Bengt Forsberg]
March 2nd, 2009 Billboard Live Osaka Osaka, Japan
March 3rd, 2009 Suntory Hall Tokyo, Japan
March 4th, 2009 Seoul Arts Center Seoul, Korea
March 6th, 2009 Beck’s Music Box Perth, Australia
March 8th, 2009 New Zealand International Jazz Festival Wellington, New Zealand
March 22nd, 2009 Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht, Netherlands [*solo]
March 25th, 2009 Theatre Duchamp Villon Rouen, France
March 26th, 2009 Grand Theatre Amiens, France
March 27th, 2009 Palais des Congres Dijon, France
March 28th, 2009 MC2 Grenoble, France
March 29th, 2009 Cedac de Cimiez Nice, France
March 31st, 2009 L’Espace Maurice Novarina Thonon, France
April 1st, 2009 La Nef Angouleme, France
April 2nd, 2009 Salle du Vigean Bordeaux, France
April 3rd, 2009 Palais des Congres Le Mans, France
April 5th, 2009 Salle des Fetes de Schiltigheim Schiltigheim, France
April 7th, 2009 Teatro Salieri Legnago, Italy [*solo]
May 1st, 2009 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago, IL USA [*solo]
May 1st, 2009 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago, IL USA
May 2nd, 2009 Lawrence Memorial Chapel Appleton, WI USA
May 3rd, 2009 Dakota Jazz Cub Minneapolis, MN USA

Chris Thile Tour Dates
Oct 15 2008 Meymandi Hall – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct 17 2008 Charleston Music Hall – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Charleston, South Carolina
Oct 18 2008 Rialto Theatre – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 20 2008 Woodsongs at Kentucky Theatre – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Lexington, Kentucky
Oct 21 2008 Schermerhorn Symphony Center – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 22 2008 Perelman Theatre -Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 24 2008 Mandel Hall – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Chicago, Illinois
Oct 29 2008 Stern Auditorium – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer New York, New York
Nov 07 2008 J.E. Broyhill Civic Center – Punch Brothers Lenoir, North Carolina
Nov 08 2008 Peace Center Concert Hall – Punch Brothers Greenville, South Carolina
Nov 11 2008 Modlin Center for the Arts – Punch Brothers Richmond, Virginia
Nov 12 2008 Modlin Center for the Arts – Punch Brothers Richmond, Virginia
Nov 14 2008 State Theatre – Punch Brothers State College, Pennsylvania
Nov 17 2008 UB Center for the Arts – Punch Brothers Buffalo, New York
Nov 19 2008 Sheldon Concert Hall – Punch Brothers St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 20 2008 Loeb Playhouse – Punch Brothers West Lafayette, Indiana
Nov 22 2008 Walton Arts Center – Punch Brothers Fayetteville, Arkansas
Nov 24 2008 Mary Linn Performing Arts Center – Punch Brothers Maryville, Missouri
Jan 29 2009 6:00P Opelika Arts Association – Punch Brothers Opelika, Alabama
Jan 30 2009 Princess Theatre – Punch Brothers Decatur, Alabama
Jan 31 2009 Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center – Punch Brothers Birmingham, Alabama
Feb 02 2009 Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts – Punch Brothers Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Feb 03 2009 Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts – Punch Brothers Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Feb 06 2009 MSU Riley Center and PAC – Punch Brothers Meridian, Mississippi
Feb 07 2009 Ford Center for the Performing Arts – Punch Brothers University, Mississippi
Feb 11 2009 John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts – Punch Brothers Eugene, Oregon
Feb 13 2009 Laxson Auditorium – Punch Brothers Chico, California
Feb 14 2009 Mondavi Center – Punch Brothers Davis, California
Feb 15 2009 Bankhead Theater – Punch Brothers Livermore, California
Mar 25 2009 Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Punch Brothers Gainsville, Florida
Mar 26 2009 University of Georgia – Punch Brothers Athens, Georgia
Mar 30 2009 UTC Fine Arts Center – Punch Brothers Chattanooga, Tennessee
Apr 02 2009 Ohio University Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium – Punch Brothers Athens, Ohio
Apr 03 2009 Goshen College Performing Arts Center – Punch Brothers Goshen, Indiana
Apr 06 2009 Buena Vista University – Schaller Memorial Chapel – Punch Brothers Storm Lake, Iowa

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