AMOS LEE ANNOUNCES WINTER 2011 TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW ALBUM “MISSION BELL”
LEE SET TO HEADLINE WFUV’S HOLIDAY CHEER SHOW ON DEC. 6;
WXPN “FREE AT NOON” CONCERT TO BE WEBCAST BY NPR MUSIC ON DEC. 3
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 http://amoslee.com/. 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.
AMOS LEE – 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.