Higher Ground Ballroom

$39 Advance | $45 Day of Show

All Ages

Buckethead is a virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who performs within many genres of music.  He has released over 700 studio recordings, way more than anyone else in the history of music.  650+ of those are in his Pike series. He has also performed on over 50 more albums by other artists.  His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde.

When performing in his theatrical persona, Buckethead used to wear a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that reads “FUNERAL” in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white costume mask.  More recently, he has switched to a plain white bucket no longer bearing the KFC logo. He also incorporates nun chucks, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances. Buckethead’s persona represents a character that was “raised by chickens” and has made it his “mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe.”

An instrumentalist, Buckethead is best known for his electric guitar playing. He has been voted by GuitarOne magazine as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time”. Guitar World credits Buckethead for “ushering in [a] new era of virtuosity”.

Buckethead has most recently performed solo and with a 3-piece band. He has collaborated with many high-profile artists such as Bootsy Collins, Bill Laswell & Praxis, Les Claypool, Bernie Worrell, Iggy Pop, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen, Brain, and tons more.