Formula 5 Announced 2016 Winter Tour
Formula 5, Upstate New York’s funk jam band has announced an extensive Winter Tour throughout New York and New England. The four-piece from Albany and Lake George hit the road over seven weeks, branching out to newer markets and returning to familiar stops throughout the Northeast.
Formula 5 Winter Tour 2016 Dates
January 14 – Flour City Station, Rochester, NY
January 15 – Mojo’s, Jamestown, NY
January 16 – Nietzsche’s, Buffalo, NY
January 21 – Black Oak Tavern, Oneonta, NY
January 22 – The Dock, Ithaca, NY
January 23 – Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY
January 29 – The Monopole, Plattsburgh, NY
January 30 – Stella Blues, New Haven, CT
February 3 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VT
February 5 – Olive’s, Nyack, NY
February 11 – Seaside Tavern, Stamford, CT
February 12 – The Spot, Providence, RI
February 13 – Penuche’s, Manchester, NH
February 14 – King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY
February 20 – BRYAC, Bridgeport, CT
February 21 – Grizzly’s, Stratton, VT
February 22 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
February 25 – Electric Haze, Worcester, MA
February 26 – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
February 27 – Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT
March 2 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VT
March 5 – Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
January finds the band covering ground across the I-90, I-88 and I-87 corridors of New York, then heading east towards Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts over the next month. Formula 5 opens for Twiddle at home in New York, heads back to Brooklyn Bowl, celebrates Valentines Day in Lake George and wrap up Winter Tour in Woodstock.
Support at various stops of the tour include Rochester’s Upward Groove, Buffalo’s Universe Shark and Fredtown Stompers, Boston jamband The Jauntee and groove-rockers Strange Machines, Connecticut’s Goose and Moxa, New York based Capital Zen, The Other Brothers, Sprocket, TeddyMidnight and Chromatropic, and Sammich from Vermont.
Various shows will be streamed for Couch Tour through Showtheshow.com, to be announced in January 2016.
Whether they are throwing down opening sets for heavy hitters like Twiddle, Dopapod, Spiritual Rez, and The Heavy Pets, or gracing the stages of Northeast festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam, The Big Up, Strange Creek, and Buffalove, Formula 5 has continued to grow rapidly – winning over new fans throughout the Northeast and beyond.
With their roots in jam, jazz, funk, blues, and bluegrass, this group is sure to satisfy your taste in music while making it truly their own.
“Formula 5 is recreating the approximations one is accustomed to hearing within this framework. All the hallmarks of “Classic Jam” are right there … they are standing on solid ground when they emulate the elder statesmen in the jam world.” – Sensible Reason
Formula 5 is Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass) and Matt Richards (keys/vocals).
Watch Formula 5 featuring The Chronic Horns perform “Earthbound Tim”, Live at the Hollow, Albany, NY, April 18, 2015