Brian Culbertson: The XX Tour (New Date!)

at KiMo Theatre
423 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages    

This show was rescheduled from May 13, 2020. All tickets to the original concert will be honored.
Ticket sales are currently on hold until there is a re-opening plan for the KiMo.  The tour is currently on though, so please check back for updated info!

Tickets cost $38.50, $48.50 and $58.50 (including service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available (Ultra VIP Package, Meet & Greet VIP Package).

The Ultra VIP Package (10 only for $226.50 including service charges) includes:

  • Ultimate seat location on the front two rows
  • Intimate pre-show champagne toast backstage with Brian Culbertson
  • Invitation to pre-show Meet & Greet, photo op, and performance
  • Exclusive merch gift
  • Tour Poster signed by Brian Culbertson
  • Commemorative The XXTour VIP laminate
  • Early access to the venue for crowd-free merchandise shopping

The Meet & Greet VIP (20 only for $144.50 including service charges) includes:

  • Premium seats
  • Invitation to pre-show Meet & Greet, photo op, and performance
  • Exclusive merch gift
  • Tour Poster signed by Brian Culbertson
  • Commemorative The XXTour VIP laminate
  • Early access to the venue for Crowd-free merchandise shopping

Over the course of crafting a 20-album catalogue and architecting more than 30 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Call him an R&B artist and he drops an acoustic jazz trio collection. Brand him pop and he creates a 32-minute New Age opus. And you'd be hard pressed to name another instrumentalist of his ilk who can mount an elaborately designed concert production that will keep him on the road for three consecutive months. 

Culbertson burst onto the scene in 1994 with a chart-topping album that he recorded in his college apartment featuring keyboard-led contemporary jazz tracks. Long Night Out landed him a lengthy record deal and signaled that a star was born. 

Flash forward to present day, his aptly titled XX album—those X's are Roman numerals—finds Culbertson making a record unlike any of his previous releases because of its diversity. 

"It's a mix of things that I've done throughout my twenty records. There's a lot of funky instrumentals, some pop-sounding tracks, a couple slow jams, straight-ahead jazz, gospel, some vocals, lots of horns and some straight-up FUNK!" said the Chicago-based Culbertson. "The album is very much a mixture of some modern sounding programming along with live instruments, too. Real drums on almost everything mixed with programming. Definitely a cool sound." 

Recreating that cool sound live for fans is the best part as Culbertson and his band embark on The XX Tour, playing more than 70 concert dates. In addition to performing much of the new album, the setlist includes cuts from Culbertson's hit-filled songbook along with a segment showcasing songs from Winter Stories, an album released last fall that placed him in an acoustic jazz trio setting for the first time. An exuberant performer, Culbertson spends months in preproduction meticulously working to create stunning visuals—staging, lighting, wardrobe and effects—in order to put on a mesmerizing show each time he takes the stage.

Whether you're listening to music from XX on record or live in concert, you're hearing an eclectic, entertaining and engaging set from an artist at the peak of his power.  

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