Wayne Krantz and 2x[Salvation] Announce ‘Undercover Pop’

Most Eclectic Set List to Date
“Undercover Pop Tour” Respectfully Re-Imagines Prince, NIN, Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, Sonic Youth and More….

Cambridge, New York, Nashville, Chicago, Asheville, Phoenix and Seattle Among Tour Stops

Two Touring Bands feature Zach Danziger, Nate Wood, Kevin Scott

(Los Angeles, CA – August xx, 2016) Wayne Krantz, the innovative and improvisational guitarist, announces his FALL 2016 US “Undercover Pop Tour.” This time out Krantz brings his unique sensibilities to the works of a wide cross-section of musicians: Sonic Youth, Talib Kweli & Mos Def, Paul McCartney, Ryuichi Nakamoto, Jethro Tull and others. Taking two different bands on the road for this tour, Krantz will perform October 4 - 9 and October 25 – November 2 with 2x Salvation, with Star Truck playing the October 12-23 leg.

This fall the tour begins on October 4th in Sellersville, PA before hitting Krantz’s home town of New York City on October 7th. The tour continues on throughout the month of October. After the East Coast run, Krantz will head out West, beginning with Seattle for a show at El Corazon and then on to Oakland’s famed Yoshi’s, before heading south to Santa Cruz and then on to Asia and Europe. Krantz will be joined by Zach Danziger on drums throughout, Kevin Scott on Bass with 2x Salvation, and Nate Wood on bass for Star Truck.

Krantz’s most recent album was 2014’s Good Piranha/Bad Piranha, which featured Krantz performing four different tracks with two different interpretations of each - a striking collection of engaging group improvisation and creative compositional approaches.

Reviews of Wayne Krantz and his recordings:

An electric guitarist with a smart, slashing approach and a taste for all manner of twisted fusions, Wayne Krantz … showcases his distinctive voice as a bandleader. - The New York Times

Krantz has developed an entirely individual and instantly recognizable sound…an extremely broad blend of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic information simultaneously, in a manner that is both seamlessly
effortless and completely organic. - Guitar World

…a striking album that melds his group improvisation and compositional approaches. - Guitar Player Magazine

"4star review" Krantz’s trio, with bassist Nate Wood and drummer Keith Carlock, display a relish for ferociously loose covers of leftfield pop. It’s all uncompromisingly raw, and maybe something of a guitar buff’s set, but it never stops rocking. - The Guardian , UK

With bassist Tim LeFebvre and drummer Keith Carlock, Krantz developed an approach to improvisation that united the nuance of contemporary jazz with the f**k-you attitude of rock’n’roll. — The Irish Echo

Tour This Fall

Date Venue Location
Jun 09 The 55 Bar New York, NY
Jun 16 The 55 Bar New York, NY
Jun 23 The 55 Bar New York, NY
Jun 30 The 55 Bar New York, NY
Oct 04 Sellersville Theatre Sellersville, PA
Oct 05 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ
Oct 06 Regattabar Cambridge, MA
Oct 07 Cutting Room New York, NY
Oct 08 River Street Jazz Café Scranton, PA
Oct 09 Jammin' Java Vienna, VA
Oct 13 Reggie's Chicago, IL
Oct 14 Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, IN
Oct 15 Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, IN
Oct 16 The House That Rocks Indian Trail, NC
Oct 18 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
Oct 19 The Miraverse at Manifold Recording Pittsboro, NC
Oct 20 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA
Oct 21 One 2 One Austin, TX
Oct 22 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Oct 23 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Oct 25 Yoshi's Oakland, CA
Oct 26 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 28 Cotton Club Tokyo, Japan
Oct 29 Cotton Club Tokyo, Japan
Oct 30 Cotton Club Tokyo, Japan