Haven't seen this mentioned on the main site (certainly possible that I missed it!) so thought I'd have my first post be productive Please remove if I've overlooked and this is a duplicate thread!
Looks like the mighty Chester Thompson (no introduction needed) and the mighty Alphonso Johnson (Phil, Steve, Weather Report, Santana, etc.) have joined Unitopia for the band's new album as well as a 2023 tour (details to be announced).
Tour info: https://unitopiamusic.net/unitopia-tour-2023/
The main site with more info: https://unitopiamusic.net/home/
Preview video of Chester's playing:
Thoughts? Hype? For me, I might have been living under a rock for quite some time, but this is actually the first I have heard of Unitopia, and this group appears to have a decently beefy history. The bits I have heard so far aren't doing much for me in terms of songwriting and production, but I love to see Chester (and Alphonso, no less!) involved in something like this. Chester is grooving hard in that preview video! I'll definitely buy the record when it comes out, and I'd love to catch a show on the U.S. leg of the tour to support.