Led Zeppelin Bassist John Paul Jones Announces New Project, Live Shows

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(TRR) – Famed Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has announced a new musical project called Sons of Chipolte. The act consists of Jones on piano and electronics, and Finnish musician Anssi Karttunen on cello and electronics. The duo will be accompanied by Jim O’Rourke of Sonic Youth and Otomo Yoshihide of Ground Zero.

The band will make their live debut in Japan this fall. The first performances are slated for September 3 and September 5 at The Pit Inn in Shinjuku. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, July 28 at 10am local Japan time.

“Sons of Chipotle cover an uncommonly vast area of the musical map,” a press release stated. “It is incredibly rare to find two of the finest musicians in the world performing in such an intimate setting for what will be a series of remarkable concerts. Both musicians are known to be curious minds, always ready to learn and to discover. When they improvise, borders disappear, they are free to migrate beyond prejudices, across continents. In a world where walls are being built and people are told where they cannot go, Sons of Chipotle want music to be a place of openness.”

There is no word yet on whether the group will announce more performances around the globe.

Over the last 20 years, John Paul Jones has kept himself somewhat busy. He formed Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). The band released their self-titled album in 2009. A sophomore effort was reportedly shelved in 2011. That same year, Foo Fighters released their GRAMMY Award-winning LP Wasting Light.

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