B.B. King Playing B.B. King’s, New Record Released, Museum Opened

B.B. King - One Kind Favor B.B. King Musem

Music legend B.B. King recently achieved two milestones in his career, first off, his new record the T-Bone Burnett produced One Kind Favor debuted at 37 on the billboard charts, which made it the highest-debuting solo album of his nearly 60-year recording career. Secondly, and perhaps more significantly, the $15 million B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center just opened in the blues legend’s hometown of Indianola, Indiana.

With its sleek, linear design, the 20,000-square-foot museum carved out of the old cotton gin is a convergence of old and new. A touch-screen interactive allows visitors to choose topics of interest, ranging from King’s childhood to facts about the Delta Flood of 1927. Music lessons are given through another interactive computer program with King instructing on a video as visitors finger chords on a guitar. [AP]

At 83 years old, B.B. King shows no signs of slowing down and he is set to play his eponymous club, the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, when he rolls into town on December 5, 2008 (Buy Tickets).

All B.B. King tour dates after the jump.

B.B. King 2008-2009 Tour Dates
10/23/2008 Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino Mescalero, NM
10/24/2008 Route 66 Casino Albuquerque, NM
10/29/2008 Iowa State Center Ames, IA, United States
10/30/2008 Midwest Wireless Civic Center Mankato, MN, United States
10/31/2008 The Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
11/01/2008 Indiana Univ. Auditorium Bloomington, IN, United States
11/14/2008 Riverwind Casino Norman, OK
11/15/2008 Winstar Casino Thackerville, OK
11/16/2008 Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas, TX
11/18/2008 American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX
11/20/2008 Majestic Theatre San Antonio, TX
11/21/2008 House of Blues Houston, TX
11/24/2008 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA, United States
11/26/2008 Birchmere Alexandria, VA, United States
11/28/2008 North Shore Music Theatre Beverly, MA, United States
11/29/2008 House of Blues – Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ
11/30/2008 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
12/01/2008 Maryland Theatre Hagerstown, MD, United States
12/04/2008 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
12/05/2008 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY, United States (Buy Tickets)
12/06/2008 Patriots Theater at The War Memorial Trenton, NJ, United States
12/27/2008 Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Los Angeles, CA
12/29/2008 House of Blues – Anaheim Anaheim, CA
12/31/2008 Warnors Centre For The Perf. Arts Fresno, CA, United States
01/03/2009 Star of the Desert Arena Primm, NV, United States
01/04/2009 House of Blues San Diego, CA