Amos Lee has announced Winter 2011 tour dates in support of his new album Mission Bell, which will be released January 25 on Blue Note Records. The tour will kick off at the Moore Theater in Seattle on January 20 and will include stops along the west coast, in the mountain states, and in the southwest, including a concert in Tucson, Arizona where Lee recorded Mission Bell at Wavelab Studio with producer Joey Burns of Calexico. Opening for Lee on the tour will be South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to fans starting today at General ticket on-sales begin on Friday, November 5. Full venue and ticketing information is available at Lee’s newly redesigned website. More upcoming tour dates will be announced shortly.

Lee will also be touring for the remainder of 2010, including support dates for Dave Matthews Band (November 2-3). On December 3, Lee’s WXPN “Free At Noon” performance at World Café in Philadelphia will also be webcast live by NPR Music. WFUV has announced Lee to headline their 6th Annual Holiday Cheer show on December 6 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. He will also be the featured performer on Levon Helm’s intimate Midnight Ramble concert series in Woodstock, New York, on December 4. See below for a full list of tour dates.

Nov. 2 – HSBC Arena – Buffalo, NY (w/ Dave Matthews Band)
Nov. 3 – Nassau Coliseum – Nassau, NY (w/ Dave Matthews Band)
Nov. 4 – The Egg – Albany, NY
Nov. 5 – Patriots Theater – Trenton, NJ
Nov. 6 – Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE
Dec. 3 – WXPN Free At Noon @ World Café – Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 4 – Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble – Woodstock, NY
Dec. 5 – Bardavon Opera House – Poughkeepsie, NY
Dec. 6 – WFUV Holiday Cheer @ New York Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY
Dec. 31 – Calvin Theater – Northampton, MA
Jan. 20 – Moore Theater – Seattle, WA
Jan. 21 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Jan. 22 – McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
Jan. 24 – El Rey – Chico, CA
Jan. 25 – Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Jan. 27 – Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 28 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Jan. 29 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Jan. 30 – Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 1 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 3 – Vilar Center – Beaver Creek, CO
Feb. 4 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
Feb. 5 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
Feb. 7 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
Feb. 9 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Feb. 10 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Feb. 11 – Paramount – Austin, TX
Feb. 12 – House of Blues – Houston, TX

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Mission Bell is Amos Lee’s fourth album for EMI’s Blue Note Records, and his richest and most fully formed album to date. Mission Bell, which was produced by Joey Burns of the acclaimed band Calexico, displays both range and cohesion, an array of emotions unified by Lee’s eclectic taste and distinctive vocals. With a remarkable set of guests—including Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, and James Gadson—and the musical backing of Calexico, the album marks the arrival of Amos Lee as a mature artist who continues to explore his musical and thematic interests.

Lee is a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter who has released three critically and commercially successful albums on Blue Note Records—2005’s Amos Lee, 2006’s Supply And Demand, and 2008’s Last Days At The Lodge. His music has been called “anthemic” by The New York Times and “seductive” by Vanity Fair, while the Philadelphia Inquirer waxed rhapsodic about “his compact, well-constructed songs, slightly southern drawl, and sensitive delivery that balances jazzy crooning and blue-eyed soul work within classic archetypes.” The Associated Press has praised his “gloriously sexy voice” and People magazine declared him “one of pop’s best-kept secrets.”

Lee has toured with legends including Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, and Elvis Costello. He has appeared on the The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman, Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Live From Abbey Road, Austin City Limits and the Tavis Smiley Show. He has been the subject of feature profiles in Rolling Stone and on NPR All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Fang Island announce headlining North American tour dates in November, limited edition 7″ and new free MP3

Fang Island announce headlining North American tour dates in November, limited edition 7″ and new free MP3

“Honest and life-affirming and infectious, and it’s that rare concentration of directness and simplicity that makes Fang Island so uniquely and wonderfully inclusive.” Best New Music — Pitchfork

“Fang Island are simply killer fun, a proper gang who sing collectively and pummel their guitars without recourse to errant soloing.” Four Stars — MOJO

In what has been a year of nearly constant touring, Fang Island again hits the road in November for a stretch of North American headlining dates. The Brooklyn quintet previously toured supporting The Flaming Lips, Stone Temple Pilots, Matt & Kim, Coheed and Cambria, and Red Sparowes as well as headlining dates in Europe. The upcoming headlining dates are with Delicate Steve, who recently signed to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Please see below for complete dates.

Fang Island will also release a limited edition four-song 7″ single for the tour featuring a song with special guest Andrew WK. Pitchfork has posted an exclusive download/stream of the song, “Patterns On The Wall” which will also be available via Amazon. The track was written by Joe Buzzell, who also sings on the recording. The 7″ can be purchased at shows or via Fang Island’s web site HERE.

Pitchfork also recently premiered the quintet’s latest video, “Careful Crossers” which was shot in Los Angeles in the storied Glassroom at Sargent House. This marks the band’s third video to debut via the popular site which previously featured the quirky videos for “Daisy” and “Life Coach”.

Fang Island’s self-titled debut album hit shelves on February 23rd via Sargent House amid a wealth of praise from press, with many writers declaring it one of the Best of 2010, just two months into the new year. Check out MP3s for two tracks, “Daisy” (MP3 HERE) and “Life Coach”.

Fang Island live:
11/01 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church +
11/02 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel +
11/03 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar +
11/05 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 +
11/06 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn +
11/07 Nashville, TN @ The End +
11/09 Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley +
11/10 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird +
11/11 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon +
11/12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall +$
11/13 Detroit, MI @ Small’s +
11/14 Colombus, OH @ The Basement +
11/15 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop +
11/16 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo +
11/17 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore +
11/19 Providence, RI @ The Met +

+ with Delicate Steve
$ with Gypsyblood

Artist: Fang Island
Album: Limited Edition 7″
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: November 1st, 2010

01. Sideswiper
02. Dreamboys Club (DJ Phil Screwcuru remix)
03. Patterns On The Wall (feat. Andrew W.K.) (MP3)
04. Sidepiper (DJ Phil Screwcuru remix)

Artist: Fang Island
Album: Fang Island
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: February 23, 2010

01. Dreams of Dreams
02. Careful Crossers
03. Daisy
04. Life Coach
05. Sideswiper
06. The Illinois
07. Treeton
08. Davey Crockett
09. Welcome Wagon
10. Dorian