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The Yardbirds to keep a-rollin' with new US tour

Credit: Arnie GoodmanThe Yardbirds' current incarnation is preparing to launch a new series of U.S. tour dates next month with a March 4 show in Melbourne, Florida. The legendary British Invasion group's itinerary features a total of 14 dates stretching through a July 7 concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and including a run of West Coast performances in late May and early June.

In advance of the trek, the band will be taking part in the 2017 Flower Power Cruise, which runs from February 27 to March 4. Other artists who will be performing on the cruise include The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Chad & Jeremy, The Fifth Dimension, The Lovin' Spoonful, Rare Earth, Spencer Davis and Three Dog Night.

The Yardbirds continue to be led by founding drummer and backing singer Jim McCarty, while the lineup also features four American musicians -- singer/guitarist John Idan, lead guitarist Johnny A, bassist Kenny Aaronson and harmonica player/backing vocalist Myke Scavone.

You can check out a recent video of the current Yardbirds performing a variety of songs, including "Heart Full of Soul," "Drinking Muddy Water," "Train Kept a-Rollin'" and "I'm a Man," at

Here are all of The Yardbirds' confirmed U.S. tour dates:

3/4 -- Melbourne, FL, King Center
3/5 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Palladium
3/7 -- Coral Springs, FL, Coral Springs Center for the Arts
3/9 -- The Villages, FL, Savannah Centre
5/27 -- Simi Valley, CA, Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest
5/28 -- Oroville, CA, Feather Falls Casino
5/30 -- Oakland, CA, Yoshi's
5/31 -- Oakland, CA, Yoshi's
6/3 -- Lake Tahoe, NV, Harrah's Casino
6/4 -- Seattle, WA, Triple Door
6/7 -- Del Mar, CA, San Diego County Fair
6/10 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino
6/16 -- Chattanooga, TN, River Bend Festival
7/7 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Resorts Casino

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