Little Feat Premiere “Time Loves a Hero” Video Ahead of Fall Tour
In 24 hours, iconic American rock band Little Feat will take the first steps on the fall leg of their Waiting For Columbus 45th Anniversary Tour. The tour originally kicked off early this spring in Columbus, Ohio, a fitting locale, and since the ensemble have fine-tuned performing the 1978 live album in its entirety.
Waiting for Columbus was originally recorded during seven live nights in 1977 when the band brought a recording team to four shows in London and three in Washington D.C., and the performances by the current roaster – Bill Payne (keyboard, vocals), Kenny Gradney (bass), Sam Clayton (percussion, vocals), Fred Tackett (guitar, vocals), Scott Sharrard (guitar, vocals) and Tony Leone (drums) – have only fortified the project’s legacy. The ensemble will be joined by Andy McKee, Miko Marks and James Maddock on select dates.
Today, we premiere the video for “Time Loves A Hero,” a heartfelt collage in honor of the past members of Little Feat who have since departed. The audio featured on the track was recorded live at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 21, 2022. “Time Loves A Hero” was originally written by Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney, and Paul Barrere and served as the title track of their 1977 LP, which led to their celebrated tour and resulting live album. The video for the newly released recording was assembled, directed and edited by Dick Bangum for RipBang Pictures.
“The ‘Time Loves A Hero’ video represents a legacy going back well over 50 years. We honor Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Paul Barrere and everyone that has taken part in this journey. For all the fans, friends, and families of Little Feat, this video is dedicated to you,” Payne shared with Relix. “Our legacy is tied directly to all of you. I know that Lowell, Richie, and Paul will be forever in our hearts. You will always be in the band’s heart, as well. Thanks for allowing the music we all love to continue and grow. Time loves a hero, indeed.”
Find dates and ticket links for the upcoming Waiting For Columbus tour dates below.
Enjoy the video for “Time Loves a Hero” below.
Little Feat Tour Dates
Sept. 16 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theatre+
Sept. 17 – Berryville, VA – Watermelon Pickers’ Festival
Sept. 19 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre*
Sept. 20 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre*
Sept. 21 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre*
Sept. 23 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center#
Sept. 24 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center*
Sept. 25 – Hammondsport, NY – Point of the Bluff Vineyards*
Sept. 27 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo State PAC*
Sept. 28 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead*
Sept. 30 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre*
Oct. 1 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre*
Oct. 2 – Saint Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre*
Oct. 4 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre*
Oct. 5 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall*
Oct. 7 – Lexington, KY – Lexington Opera House*
Oct. 8 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall*
Oct. 15 – Des Plaines, IL – Rivers Casino
+Andy McKee Support, Miko Marks Support, #James Maddock support
Nov. 28 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
Nov. 29 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
Dec. 1 – Fort Smith, AR – TempleLive
Dec. 2 – Robinsonville, MS – Bluesville at Horseshoe
Dec. 4 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
Dec. 5 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Dec. 7 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Dec. 9 – Anaheim, CA – Grove of Anaheim
Dec. 10. – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
Dec. 12 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
Dec. 13 – Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
Dec. 15 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre
Dec. 16 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
Dec. 17 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater