Legendary Guitarist Andy Summers Set for Theatre Tour this Summer Through Fall with The Cracked Lens + A Missing String
Tickets for the 30+ City North American Tour Available Now
Legendary guitar virtuoso and multiple Grammy®-winning artist, Andy Summers, has embarked on a 30+ city North American series of dates with The Cracked Lens + A Missing String theatre tour. The tour will see Summers visit intimate theatres incorporating his collective works into an insightful evening spanning his career where he will play guitar and improvise to several sequences of his photography shot worldwide, read excerpts from his book of short stories Fretted and Moaning, share insights on his music and photography, including his most recent photography book A Series of Glances, and perform selections from his extensive solo catalog.
“I’m thrilled to be going out with his show again,” says Summers – “let the light shine… after all we went through.”
Summers originally took this show out in 2019 culminating with a sold-out show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York but then as Covid hit, like most performers, he was forced to hold the tour until this summer.
The Cracked Lens + A Missing String theatre tour launches on the east coast Friday, July 21 in Beverly, MA, and includes stops in Ridgefield, Houston, Minneapolis, Albany, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and more. Full routing is below. For more information visit AndySummers.com.
Please see the following link for assets including tour info and art, the new art book A Series of Glances cover and select images, the book of short stories Fretted and Moaning cover and select chapters, and music files: Andy Summers Assets
Friday, July 21, 2023
Saturday, July 22, 2023 East Greenwich, RI Greenwich Odeum
Sunday, July 23, 2023 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
Friday, August 11, 2023
Saturday, August 12, 2023 Dallas, TX Kessler Theatre
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Minneapolis, MN Fitzgerald Theater
Friday, September 8, 2023 Skokie, IL North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Saturday, September 9, 2023 Urbana, IL Krannert Center
Sunday, September 10, 2023 Edwardville, IL Wildey Theatre
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Indianapolis, IN Schrott Center for the Arts
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Lexington, KY Lexington Opera House
Thursday, October 5, 2023 Toronto, ON The Royal
Friday, October 6, 2023
Saturday, October 7, 2023 Quebec City, QC Palais Montcalm
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Albany, NY The Egg
Thursday, October 12, 2023 York, PA Appell Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 14, 2023 Patchogue, NY Patchogue Theatre
Monday, October 16, 2023 Kent, OH The Kent Stage
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA Palace Theater
Friday, November 3, 2023 San Luis Obispo, CA Fremont Theater
Saturday, November 4, 2023 Monterey, CA Golden State Theatre
Sunday, November 5, 2023 Napa, CA The Uptown Theatre
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Portland, OR Newmark Theatre
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Seattle, WA Kirkland Performing Arts Center
Thursday, November 9, 2023 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Playhouse
Saturday, November 11, 2023 Edmonton, AB Myer Horowitz
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Calgary, AB The Grand Theatre
Thursday, December 7, 2023 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, December 8, 2023 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Saturday, December 9, 2023 Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre
Sunday, December 10, 2023 Clearwater, FL Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Andy Summers is a celebrated guitarist, composer, photographer, documentarian, author, and member of one of the most influential and acclaimed acts in musical history, The Police. With a catalog that has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and spawned multiple chart toppers including “Message in a Bottle,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” just to name a few, as well as four of their five studio albums making Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The Police continue to be one of the most celebrated acts in music history. Summers is a five-time Grammy® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has spent the past four decades performing live to audiences across the globe. Summers has released multiple solo projects in recent years as well as collaborations with John Etheridge, Robert Fripp, Fernanda Takai, Ben Verdery, and Victor Biglione. In 2007, The Police reunited for a 14-month global tour becoming the third highest-grossing tour at the time.
In recent years Summers has become a noted author including the 2006 release of his memoir, OneTrain Later (St. Martin’s Publishing Group), the inspiration for his 2012 documentary film, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police, and his first work of fiction released in 2021, Fretted and Moaning: Short Stories (Rocket 88). Summers has found considerable success as a noted photographer with more than 60 worldwide exhibitions to date including Leica Gallery in Los Angeles, Paris/LA Independent Photo Show, and Kunst; Licht Photo Art Gallery in Shanghai; Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France; and the Boneffanten Museum in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Summers has published several books of photography including the stunning Desirer Walks the Streets (Nazraeli Press), I’ll Be Watching You (Taschen), and currently A Series of Glances published by teNeues in Germany. Summers has maintained a close relationship with Leica Camera who produced a beautiful Leica Signature camera for him in 2019.
Andy Summers is the recipient of the prestigious Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in France.
For more information, please visit www.andysummers.com.