Apr 112011



Lee Is On The Road For Headlining U.S. Tour in Support of Current Album, Mission Bell,

Featuring the Top 5 Triple A Hit “Windows Are Rolled Down”

April 11th, 2011 — New York, NY — Blue Note recording artist Amos Lee will hit the road with multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams for a series of very special shows in July. Williams appears on Lee’s critically acclaimed album Mission Bell, duetting with Lee on the song “Clear Blue Eyes,” which Country Weekly has called “a heartbreaking piece of classic country.” She also joined Lee onstage for a performance of “Clear Blue Eyes” during his show at L.A.’s Music Box in January. Williams has said of the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter: “Amos Lee knows how to use his voice to tell a story with a hint of mystery.”

Lee’s dates with Williams kick off on July 13th after Lee winds up his headlining spring tour followed by a series of festival dates, including The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April, Bonnaroo in June, two shows with the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in June and July, the Newport Folk Festival in July, and a performance with My Morning Jacket at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in August. All of Lee’s upcoming U.S. tour dates are listed below. In September, Lee will head to the U.K. for a sold-out tour with British songstress Adele.

In other news, Lee will appear on TBS’s Conan on May 9th and on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, performing “Jesus” (off Mission Bell) with The Roots, on May 26th. Lee will also appear on CBS’s The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson with an airdate to be announced.

Released on January 25th, Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, earning Lee the highest chart position and best sales week of his career. Mission Bell’s first single, “Windows Are Rolled Down,” is currently #3 on the AAA radio chart, marking another career high for Lee as this is his highest chart position ever on the format. Produced by Calexico’s Joey Burns, Mission Bell is Lee’s richest and most fully formed recording to date, displaying an array of emotions unified by his eclectic taste and distinctive vocals. With a remarkable set of guests — including Williams, Willie Nelson, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, and James Gadson — and the musical backing of Calexico, the album marks the arrival of Lee as a mature artist who continues to explore his musical and thematic interests.

Amos Lee’s upcoming headlining tour dates are as follows:

04/22              Lincoln Theater                                  Raleigh, NC (SOLD OUT)

04/23              Knight Center                                    Charlotte, NC (SOLD OUT)

04/24              Mountain Stage                                 Charleston, WV (SOLD OUT)

04/25              Tennessee Theater                           Knoxville, TN

04/28              NCPAC                                              Charleston, SC

04/29              WorkPlay Soundstage                     Birmingham, AL (SOLD OUT)

04/30              Jazz and Heritage Festival              New Orleans, LA

05/01              Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN

05/13              Down By the River                            Roanoke, VA

05/14              The National                                      Richmond, VA

05/15              Pier Six Pavilion                                Baltimore, MD

05/17              The Orange Peel                               Asheville, NC

05/18              House of Blues                                  N. Myrtle Beach, SC

05/19              House of Blues                                  Lake Buena Vista, FL

05/20              Ruth Eckerd Hall                               Clearwater, FL

05/22              The Hangout Festival                        Gulf Shores, AL

06/12              Bonnaroo                                           Manchester, TN

06/24-26        Dave Matthews Band Caravan       Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ

07/08-10        Dave Matthews Band Caravan                              Chicago, IL

07/13              Kresge Auditorium                                                    Interlochen, MI*

07/15              PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center             Cincinnati, OH*

07/16              Nautica Pavilion                                                        Cleveland, OH*

07/17              Stage AE                                                                   Pittsburgh, PA*

07/19              Filene Center @ Wolf Trap                           Vienna, VA*

07/20              Wellmont Theatre                                                      Montclair, NJ*

07/21              Beacon Theatre                                                         New York, NY*

07/23              Mountain Park                                                          Holyoke, CT*

07/24              Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion                      Gilford, NH*

07/31              Newport Folk Fest                                                    Newport, RI

08/04              Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                         Morrison, CO

08/10              Eagle River Pavilion                                                 Eagle, ID

08/21              Humphrey’s                                                               San Diego, CA

*denotes show with Lucinda Williams

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