Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lee DeWyze news

Singer/songwriter Lee DeWyze will cap off a busy 2016 with 8 U.S. tour dates along the East Coast. DeWyze will treat audiences to a show full of songs from his latest album Oil & Water, along with additional unreleased material. New dates will continue to be added into the new year.

"Recording and writing Oil and Water was the most liberating experience I've had creating music so far in my career," DeWyze explained. "It has been fulfilling and special to be able to tour around the US sharing it with people and making new fans. I look forward to bookending the year with a tour of the Northeast."

Lee DeWyze discovered music at an early age and developed a strong passion for songwriting as he listened to several influential albums growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.

His depth as a songwriter along with his earnest ability to craft a balance of harmony, melody and deep emotion is a direct reflection of some of Lee's earliest influences including Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens and Johnny Cash. As a teen Lee learned to play guitar, piano and drums which eventually led to him writing his own songs. Before the age of 20 he recorded two albums for an independent label in Chicago while working two jobs. Lee decided to audition for FOX's American Idol and was crowned the winner of Season 9.

After winning American Idol, Lee DeWyze released his major label debut album Live It Up (RCA) in 2010. His critically acclaimed album Frames (Vanguard Records) followed in 2013 and the single "Fight" reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot AC charts for 10 weeks. The accompanying music video, produced and directed by Lee, won first place at the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival.

In 2014 the song "Blackbird Song" was featured on the hit show The Walking Dead and went on to garner over 6 million YouTube views, 3 million Spotify streams and 75,000 singles sold. In 2016, after signing with Shanachie Records, Lee released his latest album Oil & Water. He spent much of 2016 on the road and writing new music which he will release in 2017.

Tour Dates:

December 8 Richmond, VA The Tin Pan
December 9 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
December 10 Worcester, MA Bull Mansion
December 11 New York, NY Rockwood Stage 2
December 13 Manchester, NH Jewel
December 14 Pawling, NY Daryl's House
December 15 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
December 16 Leesburg, VA Tally Ho
December 30 Chicago, IL Durty Nellies
December 31 Spring Lake, MI Seven Steps Up
January 1 Spring Lake, MI Seven Steps Up
January 20 Park City, UT Sundance
January 21 Park City, UT Sundance
January 22 Park City, UT Sundance
January 24 Denver, CO Johnson and Wales College
January 31 Fort Hays, KS Fort Hays State University

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