PATTY GRIFFIN CONFIRMS TOUR DATES TO SUPPORT NEW RECORD DOWNTOWN CHURCH TO BE RELEASED THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010 LIVE ONLINE EVENT CONFIRMED FOR JANUARY 27

PATTY GRIFFIN CONFIRMS TOUR DATES TO SUPPORT NEW RECORD DOWNTOWN CHURCH TO BE RELEASED THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010 LIVE ONLINE EVENT CONFIRMED FOR JANUARY 27

EMI/Credential Recordings is excited to confirm Patty Griffin first tour in support of her new record, Downtown Church, out this Tuesday, January 26, 2010. The dates are the first leg of several that will take her across the country throughout the year. They begin in St. Louis on March 26 and end April 17 in Driftwood, TX. The band will be Buddy Miller, Doug Lancio, Frank Swart, Marco Giovino and John Deaderick.

To celebrate the release of Downtown Church, on January 27, EMI/Credential will be hosting a live online event. Patty Griffin will be broadcasting via Livestream from her studio on January 27th at 7pm CST. She will be performing a few songs and taking question from the online world, all live from the studio. A link to the broadcast will be posted at www.pattygriffin.com.

Downtown Church is Griffin’s seventh album and was produced by Buddy Miller. Downtown Church was cut live in The Downtown Presbyterian Church on 5th Ave. N. in Nashville over the first week of January 2009 with Griffin singing from the pulpit. It features vocal support from Emmylou Harris, Raul Malo, Jim Lauderdale, Shawn Colvin, Mike Farris, Buddy and Julie Miller as well as Regina and Ann McCrary, whose father was one of the founding members of the legendary gospel group the Fairfield Four.

The critical praise for Downtown Church is already starting to hit the newsstands. While reviews in the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, People, the Associated Press and others, as well as an NPR feature, have yet to break, the Detroit Free Press came out of the gates early with a four-star review exclaiming that Griffin is “blessed with one of the most expressive voices in popular music,” and goes on to say the songs are “spine-tingling” and “utterly majestic.” As did Birmingham magazine, which said that Griffin’s “voice and lyrics pierce the listener’s heart,” and called the album “stunning.”

The dates for the first leg of Griffin’s tour are below. More dates will be announced shortly.

March 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
March 27 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
March 29 – Denver, CO – Paramount
March 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
April 1 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
April 2 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
April 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
April 5 – Berkeley, CA – Zellerbach
April 9 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio
April 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 17 – Driftwood, TX – Old Settler’s

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