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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paul Kelly at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

by Andy Doherty
On Tuesday night, I was fortunate enough to attend "An Evening with Paul Kelly" at the Grammy Museum in LA.

Held in the intimate Clive Davis Theater (capacity: 200), it was moderated by the museum's executive director, Bob Santelli. 

Kelly is an acclaimed adult alternative singer/songwriter from Australia, who started releasing albums in the Eighties as a member of The Dots and later, the Coloured Girls and the Messengers.

Although Kelly has several gold and platinum-selling releases at home, he's basically recognized in America for the mid-'80s songs "Darling it Hurts" and "Dumb Things," which received college radio airplay and a stellar '90s run of records on the Vanguard label.

Known for having a keen eye for observational lyrics and frequent soundtrack work, Kelly put out 19th studio album and first in five years, Spring and Fall, this past November. Featuring delicate, gorgeous music primarily handled by Kelly and nephew Dan, the wonderful song cycle charts the highs and lows of a relationship.

At the museum, Kelly performed five songs ("For the Ages," "Cold as Canada," "Little Aches and Pains" from the new album) live on acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano.

He talked about some of his formative influences as a young musician with Santelli (Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers, John Cale, Iggy Pop) and said his songs are often informed by novelists like Raymond Carver. 

While discussing his memoir "How to Make Gravy," the artist admitted to liking prose writing and setting aside time each day to do it, with no music done at the time. 

Other interesting tidbits...

On the new album: The song cycle was influenced by classical music. Dan served as his critic/sounding board by giving his uncle a certain facial expression when something didn't feel right. 

On family life: Kelly has three young adult children who are also in the music biz. He produced an EP by his daughters' trio. 

Fan favorite "To Her Door" took seven years to finish.

He doesn't consider music to be an art form. 

A U.S. tour commences this spring.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Surfer Blood news

Alt-rock band Surfer Blood have announced the release of major label debut Pythons, out this summer via Warner Bros Records. The first song off the album, entitled "Weird Shapes" just premiered on the band's website www.surferblood.com.

"'Weird Shapes' is a left of center pop song about someone who is about to go through a manic episode," front man JP Pitts explains. "It's one of the most dynamic songs we've ever written."

Pitts,Thomas Fekete (guitar), Kevin Williams (bass) and Tyler Schwarz (drums) recorded Pythons in LA with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen)

 
Pythons is the follow-up to Surfer Blood's critically-acclaimed indie debut album Astro Coast.


Upcoming tour dates:

Feb 24 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Palace      
Feb 25 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar      
Feb 26 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
Feb 27 - Santa Barbara, CA - Muddy Waters  
Mar 01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo        
Mar 03 - San Diego, CA - Casbah

Return of The Ocean Blue

The Ocean Blue‘s self-titled debut record on Sire Records in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The young band from Hershey, PA did three
more major label records - Cerulean, Beneath the Rhythm and Sound and See The Ocean Blue - in the '90s.

A few indie EP releases followed until 2004. Within the last few years, the band began working on a new full-length record, their first in over 10 years. Now Ultramarine, is scheduled for March 19 on Korda Records, a new Minneapolis cooperative label that the band helped launch in late 2012.

On the title, singer/songwriter David Schelzel explains, "We chose Ultramarine to reflect several things. The mood of this record is a little blue, and harkens back to our other "blue" record, Cerulean. It's also a fun play on our name, and we were very conscious of our history as a band making this record. Thinking about our music, what it's meant to us and others. Asking a lot of existential questions about the band, what it was, is, and could be in the future."

Ultramarine was recorded with Schelzel and drummer Peter Anderson producing. "This record unfolded in slow motion,” says Schelzel, “At a glacial pace. We are not on the clock we were when we were on the major labels. And we were not in an insulated studio world for months making the music. We made it mostly in our own studios, on our own time. Regular life drifted into this one more than our earlier records.”


Music recording and distribution, and the social networks of the Web have changed the landscape completely since the band’s last full length. Says Anderson, “We are using gear and technology on the recording side that for the most part didn’t exist when the band was making big budget studio records in the '90s. It’s allowed us to do a lot of things we’d never been able to do years ago, all at a much cheaper cost. We also have the ability to connect with people directly via the Web that wasn’t really there when we did our last release."

Lyrically it is romantic, melancholic and impressionistic. The melodic singing, chimey guitars and lush keyboards the band is known for weave their way through the songs. Even the saxophone has returned on the opening track. But it is a record full of music that sounds very of the moment.

"It's an interesting time for us to be putting out a new record. So much of the music we see and hear now reminds me of things I loved growing up," say guitarist Oed Ronne. "My friends in their twenties like The Smiths and New Order. It's a strange thing, but good for us I think. We'd love to reconnect with our old fans, but also make new ones among the ranks of the young."

"I'm really looking forward to sharing this new music with people who know us and people who’ve never heard us before. And play some shows," says bass player Bobby Mittan. "It's been way too long."

Depeche Mode album details

This came to my inbox while I was busy at NAMM. Can't wait...

Depeche Mode will release their 13th studio album, Delta Machine, on March 26 via Columbia Records.

The album was produced by Ben Hillier (Blur) and mixed by Flood. In addition to the album announcement, Depeche Mode have also confirmed that the video for the first single “Heaven” will debut on VEVO, Feb. 1.

Alongside a standard CD format, Depeche Mode will release Delta Machine in an exclusive Deluxe Edition with four additional new tracks and accompanied by a 28-page hardcover book including photos by Anton Corbijn (see track listing, album and single configurations below).

Martin Gore said of the release, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”

Dave Gahan added, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.” 

Following the release of their new album, Depeche Mode will embark on a European stadium tour, kicking off in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7. They will perform 34 shows in 25 European countries, featuring appearances at Milan’s famed San Siro Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, and Moscow’s Locomotive Stadium before wrapping up the European leg of their tour in Minsk, Belarus on July 29.  A full North American tour will follow, with details to be announced.
 


The tracklisting for Delta Machine:

 

STANDARD:

1              Welcome To My World                    

2              Angel                      

3              Heaven                  

4              Secret To The End              

5              My Little Universe             

6              Slow        

7              Broken                   

8              The Child Inside                  

9              Soft Touch/Raw Nerve                    

10           Should Be Higher               

11           Alone                      

12           Soothe My Soul                  

13           Goodbye               

 

DELUXE EDITION: (includes hardcover 28-page booklet)

 

DISC 1

1              Welcome To My World                                   

2              Angel                                     

3              Heaven                                 

4              Secret To The End                             

5              My Little Universe                            

6              Slow                       

7              Broken                                  

8              The Child Inside                                 

9              Soft Touch/Raw Nerve                                   

10           Should Be Higher                              

11           Alone                                     

12           Soothe My Soul                                 

13           Goodbye                              



DISC 2

1              Long Time Lie                     

2              Happens All The Time                                     

3              Always                                   

4              All That's Mine                                 

 

The tracklisting for the “Heaven” CD single is as follows:

 

“Heaven” CD SINGLE:

1              Heaven  
2              All That's Mine (b side bonus track)

 

“Heaven” CD MAXI:

1              Heaven         

2              Heaven (Owlle Remix)          

3              Heaven (steps to heaven rmx)           

4              Heaven (Blawan Remix)        

5              Heaven (Mathew Dear vs Audion Remix)  

Ian Hunter set to play the Coach House

Last September, Ian Hunter released When I'm President (Slim Style), his first studio album in three years with The Rant Band. But other than the title track, where the veteran Brit sings "I'm gonna lean on the 1%," "I wanna 28th amendment" and "I'll stick it to the fat cats," this isn't really a politically-themed release.

It was co-produced by Hunter and Andy York (John Mellencamp) and recorded in less than a week, with vocals done mostly live. The solid album has some rip-roarin' rockers like "What For" (and its subtle nod to Jerry Lee Lewis) and fun opener "Comfortable" (as in "why don't we slip into something more..."), complete with sax blasts by longtime Billy Joel band member Mark Rivera.

Intriguingly, a couple songs were inspired by the Civil War ("Saint," "Ta Shunka Witco," a haunting, nearly six-minute tune about the Crazy Horse saga), while standout "Fatally Flawed" and "Life" have a Dylan-esque wistfulness.

The latter tune proves that even at 73, the erstwhile Mott the Hoople singer still has a knack for memorable lyrics. Here, he sings about not sweating the small stuff: "The things you do when you get high/Did you blow it on MySpace/Did you twitter when you was clean outta your face/Well laugh, because it's only life."

Elsewhere, "Saint" is simple, but fun, "Wild Bunch" ends in the style of an old folk singalong and the mid-tempo number "Just the Way You Look Tonight" - the highlight - is colored by mandolin, dulcimer and harmonium and finds Hunter name checking "West Side Story" and actress Julie Christie.

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band play the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, with opener Waldo Bliss on Jan. 30. 8 p.m. $25. 

thecoachhouse.com, ticketfly.com

NAMM 2013: Best in Show products


Countless new and established music products are displayed each year at The NAMM Show in Anaheim. Here are a few of my favorites...



James Trussart Custom Guitars, out of Los Angeles, specializes in steel axes, with engravings and finishes including antique silver and copper, shiny silver, rust and more.



Trussart's sharp looking instruments have been used by Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Bob Dylan, James Hetfield (Metallica), Eric Clapton, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), etc.

For more information, go to www.jamestrussart.com



Monkey Banana studio monitors and speakers, are distributed in the U.S. by Mixware, out of Sun Valley, CA.

For more information, go to www.mixware.net or www.Monkey-Banana.de



Featured in the New York Museum of Modern Art and Boston Fine Arts Museum, the Gittler guitar is made of aircraft grade Titanium, consists of 31 frets in a minimalist design incorporating rounded cylindrical and ergonomic features.

Gittler Instruments are based in Islandia, NY.

For more information, go to www.GittlerInstruments.com

NAMM 2013: Day 3 coverage

My roundup originally appeared at soundcheck.ocregister.com


by Bob Steshetz
The NAMM Show is always dominated by hard rock and metal musicians who do autograph signings and help unveil their latest signature guitars, basses and drums. Most of the big name musicians turn out on the heavily trafficked Saturday.

Eddie Van Halen made an unannounced appearance to tout his new “stripe” series electric guitars at the EVH booth. I had no knowledge of its existence until much later and never saw the location despite traversing the main floor several times over three days (there are so many cool things going on during NAMM, that you can easily miss them).

Gene Simmons of KISS donated one of his trademark hatchet basses to the Museum of Making Music, which is affiliated with NAMM. Several Simmons models were on display at the Cort USA booth. I spotted two females decked out in all leather mini-skirts, knee-high boots with the band logo and tank tops nearby. They were obviously members of the KISS Army.

Upstairs, it almost seemed like a quarter of all attendees here were waiting in line for autographs from OC’s own Avenged Sevenfold and Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx at the Schecter Guitar Research room. The scene was truly chaotic there.

Surprises lurk around every corner on the trade show floor. My first one arrived at the Cordoba Music Group booth, where a flamenco guitarist and female dancer from the group Heavy Mellow previewed their afternoon Marriott performance.

Wails and thumps of various instrument demos by professional musicians (and others just trying them out) also blare from aisle to aisle. Danish hard rock guitarist Soren Andersen - who has played with Glenn Hughes Band and others – described and demonstrated foot pedals manufactured by TC Electronic and actually made them interesting for non-gearheads.

Raining Jane (pictured above) came across like a breath of fresh air at the Sennheiser booth. The female adult alternative band from LA has four indie albums, a Jason Mraz co-write that appeared on his “We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things” album, other tunes on prominent TV shows and a tour opening stint with Sara Bareilles to their credit.

At NAMM, they drew a good-sized crowd for the 15-minute performance (a longer one commenced later in that afternoon in the Taylor Guitar room). The upbeat, sprightly “Oh Song” boasted strong harmonies and recalled Throwing Muses, while the more contemplative ballad “Storming” also sounded strong.

The soulful “Opposite of Blue,” colored by sweet cello work, showed some grit from vocalist/guitarist Chaska Potter. Raining Jane announced that they were starting an Orange County chapter of their LA non-profit, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls. Definitely the day’s highlight for me.

by George A. Paul
A slice of Appalachia came in the form of Recording King’s large, impressive booth. A shiny silver tricone resonator guitar immediately caught my eye, alongside some sharp brown ukuleles and banjos.

Guitars signed by Justin Townes Earle and Christian Letts of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros hung in the booth windows.

While passing the DPA Microphones, Inc. booth, I was immediately drawn to the ethereal folk/pop music of Shel.

The group of four sisters from Colorado (pictured below) recently had a  music video shown on www.cmt.com. During songs from their current self-titled CD, they utilized mandolin, violin and keyboards which beautifully accentuated the cascading vocals.

by George A. Paul
Racing over to the Cleartone Strings booth to check out Phil Everly's signing (his second consecutive appearance at NAMM and one of the few legends from the early rock 'n' roll era here), I was startled by a worker from an adjacent booth, who yelled "Is everybody ready?" and tossed out t-shirts. Turns out a member of Anthrax was signing there. 

I spotted power pop singer/guitarist Matthew Sweet trying out the wares at the Fano Guitars booth. Other times, I witnessed Asia/Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes and longtime KROQ/106.7 FM Los Angeles and now Sirius XM deejay Richard Blade surveying all the activity.  

PreSonus Audio Electronics has a prime corner spot right near one of the trade show floor’s entrance doors. As I passed by, Chris LeBlanc and John Mills laid down a funky groove on a cover of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness.” 

Taylor Guitars always lines up an eclectic slate of musicians to perform in its spacious room. At this year's NAMM, besides the previously mention Pat Simmons and Raining Jane, they also hosted Phil Brown, Yuna, The Farm, Allen Stone and Japanese rock/hip-hop guitarist Miyavi. After hearing some people rave about the latter artist, I'm sorry I missed it.      

Sunday, January 27, 2013

NAMM 2013: Day 2 coverage

My roundup originally appeared at soundcheck.ocregister.com

courtesy NAMM
Friday morning, one of the more interesting sights downstairs in Hall E was the display of unusual and antique instruments plus Rod Stewart and the Faces memorabilia from the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad.

A rare early ’70s tape relay keyboard originally designed with Yes’ Rick Wakeman in mind, an echoplex, stylophone, Irish harp, gut bucket and 1969 Rick Turner-designed “pretzel” guitar were just a few of the items.

Upstairs in the Gibson guitar room, Echosmith, an L.A. four piece comprising the teenage Sierota siblings, impressed with a six-song acoustic set that sometimes brought to mind Paramore. They were recently signed to Warner Bros. Records, are working on an album with Mike Elizondo (Maroon 5) and have Owl City and Vans Warped Tour stints on the horizon.

At NAMM, Echosmith excelled with the totally catchy single “Come Together,” upbeat and fun “Bright” and a folk-rock cover of Modern English’s “I Melt with You.”
 
If you’re performing amid all the hustle and bustle of the main convention floor, it’s not easy to get heard. But Taylor Matthews – a top 10 finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2010 – definitely did at the Sennheiser booth.

The young pop singer-songwriter gave an impassioned delivery on the title track to his current EP, Head Over Feeling. One to watch.

NAMM happened to host some past and present members of the Doobie Brothers this year. The invite-only Yamaha shindig at Disney California Adventure headlined by Elton John also had Michael McDonald. Meanwhile, the Taylor Guitars  room at the convention center boasted an appearance from Pat Simmons (pictured, below).
 
by Bob Steshetz
Making just his second-ever trip to NAMM, the veteran singer-guitarist’s seemingly rare 40-minute acoustic set was easygoing and leavened with humorous asides about the songs. Catering to die-hard fans in the packed space,  Simmons displayed dexterity during a few instrumentals based on ragtime and the slack-key guitar styles of his Hawaiian residence. 

He pulled out the folksy “Slippery St. Paul,” from the Doobies’ 1971 bow, and said it was the first time it had been played in 40 years. Elsewhere, “Far from Home” and the Willie Nelson co-written tune “I Know We Won” (both off 2010’s World Gone Crazy) featured weathered vocals.
 
Those waiting for a Doobies hit were finally rewarded at the end. Much to the delight of people who enjoyed an unannounced earlier set by David Mayfield (a Taylor performer at last year’s NAMM with his own band), he and the company’s master builder Andy Powers joined Simmons as an acoustic guitar trio. Their intricate picking and extended jams, not to mention loud singalongs, enlivened “Black Water” and “Long Train Runnin’.”
 
There’s been renewed attention given to Fleetwood Mac lately, with a tour on the way and a 35th anniversary deluxe edition of the band’s multimillion-selling album Rumours (featuring unreleased session recordings and highlights from the subsequent 1977 tour) due next Tuesday.
 
So the hour-long H.O.T. Zone conversation with the band’s frequent associate Ken Caillat was a must-see. Sharing stories from his 2012 book Making ‘Rumours’: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, the music producer gave fascinating glimpses into the process and answered several questions from the audience. A few engineers and studio personnel who were part of the recording even attended.
 
Among the more interesting tidbits is that Rumours took a year to record and cost about $5 million (at $1,000 a day), but Warner Bros. didn’t object because Mac’s self-titled ’75 effort was selling like mad at the time. After playing an early version of “The Chain” for NAMM attendees, Caillat also noted that song was the only one credited to McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
 
Other details from the sessions that Caillat shared: Christine McVie’s “Songbird” was recorded in an auditorium near the Record Plant in Sausalito; “Dreams” utilized Nicks’ reference vocal because she couldn’t better it; the producer used a “divide and conquer” technique to get work done amid all the intra-band relationship squabbles; and “Silver Springs” had to be omitted from the original running order to balance the LP sides.
 
Outside the convention center in the arena plaza, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus hosted Fitz and the Tantrums for its 2013 “Imagine” Party. Although the rain had mostly tapered off by that point, the group drew only a moderate-size crowd – not too surprising, considering all the live music options Friday night.
 
Still, the classic R&B/pop sextet out of L.A. put on an electrifying 45-minute set. Shimmying and employing a synchronized move or two, co-singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs had a kinetic stage presence together; the latter, clad in orange pants and a sheer black top, was quite the jubilant cheerleader.
 
That connection was evident during high-energy opener “Don’t Gotta Work It Out,” “Breakin’ the Chains of Love” and the authoritative delivery of the Motown-tinged “Dear Mr. President,” all from their stellar 2010 debut Pickin’ Up the Pieces.

A pair of promising new tunes from a follow-up due in May found the band branching out in slightly different directions: “The Walker” had prominent new-wave keyboards, while another one was akin to OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” Other standouts: the dramatic, tempo shifting “News 4 U” and ultra-soulful  “L.O.V,” heightened by James King’s snazzy sax lines.

NAMM 2013: Day 1 coverage

courtesy NAMM
My roundup originally appeared at soundcheck.ocregister.com

NAMM - the biggest music merchandise extravaganza on the West Coast, held annually at Anaheim Convention Center - drew close to 95,000 registrants from around the world. 

The first day is always a good opportunity to do an in-depth survey of the merchant booths before all the signings and performances kick into high gear and everything gets crazy during the weekend.

But my first stop was upstairs at the Gibson guitar room. I felt a strong sense of deja vu as the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson (pictured, left) indulged a four-song acoustic set, half of which (“California Girls,” “God Only Knows”) was identical to his appearance in the same location here last year.

Jeffrey Foskett, Wilson’s right-hand man, played acoustic guitar and did the heavy lifting on harmonies as he did during last summer’s Beach Boys reunion concerts. Alongside keyboardist/backing vocalist Darian Sahanaja and another musician on acoustic guitar, they rounded out the 15-minute set with “Surfer Girl” and “Surfin’ USA.” Wilson, who always looks as if dragged to these things, actually cracked a smile on the latter.
 
by George A. Paul
Heading into the far back corner of the convention center floor is where you can find all the latest lasers and LED lighting flashing about, in an enclosed room dubbed the Venue. It was like being in a Coachella dance tent.

And over at the MOTU Mobile Audio Interface booth, a few dozen people were enraptured by clips from Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Hobbit, emphasizing James Sizemore’s score.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Coachella Festival 2013 tickets on sale Tuesday


































Festival passes for both weekends go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.

Passes for Weekend 1 must be purchased with a shuttle pass or a car camping pass.

Prices will reflect all fees included.

Layaway is no longer an option for either weekend.



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin solo tour dates

Andrew McMahon, former frontman/creator of both Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate, has announced dates for his upcoming solo tour.

This will be his first tour under his own name, where he will perform live with his band including former band-mates Jay McMillan and Mike Wagner.

The tour is set to start in March; McMahon is also going to tour with multi-Grammy nominated group fun. starting this week (see dates below). Fans can expect to hear McMahon perform songs from both Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin catalogues, as well as new material from his upcoming EP set for release this spring.

Tickets for the Andrew McMahon solo tour go on sale Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. in most markets. Tickets for Andrew’s tour with fun. are currently on sale.  For further tour information, please visit andrewmcmahon.com.
 
“Really excited to get back on the road and try out some new music for the fans,” said McMahon. “Playing songs from all aspects of my career is not something I've done before, so can't wait to start!”
 
Solo Tour Dates:
 
DATE                                     CITY                                       VENUE                 
1/28/13                                Lancaster, PA                     Chameleon Club
1/29/13                                Poughkeepsie, NY           The Chance
2/8/13                                   Sacramento, CA                Ace of Spades
3/12/13                                Tucson, AZ                          The Rock             
3/16/13                                Dallas, TX                            Trees
3/19/13                                Scottsdale, AZ                   Martini Ranch
3/20/13                                San Diego, CA                    House of Blues
3/21/13                                Santa Ana, CA                    The Observatory
3/23/13                                San Francisco, CA             Great American Music Hall
3/25/13                                Portland, OR                      Hawthorne Theater
3/26/13                                Seattle, WA                        The Showbox at the Market
3/28/13                                Salt Lake City                     Club Sound
3/29/13                                Denver, CO                         Marquis Theater
3/30/13                                Omaha, NE                         Slowdown
4/1/13                                   Minneapolis, MN             Fine Line Music CafĂ©
4/2/13                                   Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
4/4/13                                   Chicago, IL                          Lincoln Hall
4/5/13                                   Detroit, MI                          St Andrew’s Hall
4/6/13                                   Cleveland Heights           Grog Shop
4/8/13                                   Boston, MA                        Paradise Rock Club
4/9/13                                   New York, NY                    Highline Ballroom
4/10/13                                Philadelphia, PA              Theater of Living Arts
4/12/13                                Brooklyn, NY                      Warsaw
4/15/13                                Washington, DC               9:30 Club
4/16/13                                Charlotte, NC                    Visulite Theater
4/17/13                                Nashville, TN                     3rd & Lindsley
4/19/13                                Fort Lauderdale, FL         Culture Room
4/20/13                                Orlando, FL                         Beacham Theater
4/21/13                                Atlanta, GA                         The Loft
 
fun. Tour Dates: 

DATE                                     CITY                                       VENUE 
1/26 /13                               Detroit, MI                          The Fillmore Detroit
1/31/13                                Washington, DC               Constitutional Hall
2/1/13                                   Boston, MA                        Orpheum Theatre
2/2/13                                   New York, NY                    Radio City Music Hall
2/5/13                                   Seattle, WA                        Paramount Theatre
2/7/13                                   Oakland, CA                       Fox Theater
2/12/13                                Austin, TX                           Stubb's BBQ (outdoors)
2/13/13                                Houston, TX                       Bayou Music Center
2/15/13                                Atlanta, GA                         Tabernacle
2/16/13                                Nashville, TN                     Ryman Auditorium