Jeff Bridges Has a Band Called The Abiders. For Real.

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Jeff Bridges and the Abiders will play two Connecticut dates in September. (Courtesy CO5 Media.)

Jeff Bridges and the Abiders will play two Connecticut dates in September. (Courtesy CO5 Media.)

El Duderino (and Blue Note recording artist) Jeff Bridges brings his group, the Abiders, around to the East Coast for a first-ever tour of these parts, according to a press release. They’ll play two Connecticut shows in September.

Bridges released a self-titled solo album in 2011, although it wasn’t his first shot at rock and roll fortune and glory. (That honor goes to “Be Here Soon,” which featured guest spots by Michael McDonald, Bryan Ferry and David Crosby; it came out on Ramp Records back in 2000 and got mixed reviews.) Bridges has also starred in a few music-related movies over the years, including “The Fabulous Baker Boys” (with his bro Lloyd and Michelle Pfeiffer) and “Crazy Heart,” a 2009 flick that earned Bridges an Oscar for his portrayal of troubled country singer Bad Blake. (T-Bone Burnett produced the music.)

Bridges is currently writing and recording material for a third studio album. With the Abiders, meanwhile, he’s been playing clubs and festivals all over the country (except here). They’ll be at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville on Sept. 5 and Ridgefield Playhouse on Sept. 6. Jessie Bridges opens on select dates.

The full tour schedule appears below. And check out the video for “What A Little Bit of Love Can Do.”

June 20 Red Rocks Casino Las Vegas, NV

June 21 Red Rocks Casino Las Vegas, NV

June 26 ACL 40th Anniversary @ Moody Theater Austin, TX

August 22 Fitzgerald Theater St. Paul, MN

August 23 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI

August 24 City Winery Chicago, IL

August 27 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

August 29 The Paramount Huntington, NY

August 30 The Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ

August 31 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA

September 2 City Winery New York, NY

September 3 The Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA

September 5 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT

September 6 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT

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