Bill Murray Has a Band. Here’s Their First Performance.
By Evan Bleier / June 6, 2017 9:00 am

Already well-known for his work in the restaurant world, clothing industry and a few other wordly disciplines, Bill Murray is adding to his impressive résumé by hitting the road with his band.

Accompanied by cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, Murray gave fans a look at what to expect on the “New Worlds” tour and accompanying album during an appearance at the Dresden Music Festival in Germany over the weekend.

This is not a drill. The man’s got chops:

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Cribbed from the work of artists ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Ernest Hemingway, the music and spoken-word pieces attempt to describe “the collision of America and Europe,” Murray told The New York Times. “We are from four different continents. And when the continents come together, the music moves right across the peninsulas from one to the other. It’s just a short journey from one continent to the other.”

Should you be inclined to see Carl Spackler’s traveling act later this year, the tour dates are below.

July 20th – Napa, CA @ Festival Napa Valley
October 6th – Santa Barbara, CA @ Granada Theatre
October 7th – Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
October 8th – San Luis Obispo @ Christopher Cohan Center
October 10th – Chicago, IL @ Symphony Center
October 11th – Buffalo, NY @ Kleinhaus Music Hall
October 13th – Toronto, Canada @ Koerner Hall
October 16th – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
October 26th – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center
November 29th – Portland,OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 1st – Escondido, CA @ TBD
December 2nd – Palo Alto, CA @ TBD
December 4th – Arcata, USA @ TBD

Some tickets are currently on sale on the venues’ websites, and more are available here.