Canned Heat on tour in Europe

Canned Heat on tour in Europe

Los Angeles, 1965: Blues enthusiasts Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (1943-1970) and Bob “The Bear” Hite (1943-1981) together with like-minded musicians found Canned Heat. They name the band after the title of a 1928 song by bluesman Tommy Johnson about a fuel containing methyl alcohol, also referred to as “canned heat”, which is misused by alcoholics as a substitute drug. In 1967 drummer Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra who is still a member today joins Canned Heat, while otherwise the band has seen a lot of personnel turnover in the course of its history. One year later Canned Heat’s successful hit single “On The Road Again” makes them popular worldwide. Following this chart success they have further hits with “Going Up The Country” (1968) and “Let’s Work Together” (1970). In August 1969 Canned Heat are part of the line-up of the legendary “Woodstock Music & Art Fair”. Apart from band albums such as their eponymous debut LP from 1967 or “Boogie With Canned Heat” from the following year they are featured on collaborations with genre greats such as John Lee Hooker (“Hooker ’n Heat”, 1971), Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (“Gate’s On The Heat”, 1973) or Memphis Slim (“Memphis Heat”, 1974).

Nearly 60 years after the band was founded they released a new studio album named “Finyl Vinyl” on CD and LP in April 2024. Recorded in Burbank, California, Fito de la Parra, the last original member of the classic line up, since 1967 was joined in the studio by the members of the band’s current line-up, i.e. guitarist, keyboard player and singer Jimmy Vivino, harper and singer Dale Spalding and Richard “Rick” Reed who succeeded long-time bass player Larry “The Mole” Taylor after his death in 2019.

This summer Canned Heat will be coming to Europe for a few selected shows – get your tickets now to see this iconic band live!

Shows & Tickets

Finyl Vinyl