James Morrison Kicks off Busy 2009 Opening For Adele on U.S. Tour

Soulful UK singer/guitarist James Morrison will kick off a busy year of U.S. touring, festival dates, and TV appearances with a series of January shows with four-time Grammy nominee Adele. Morrison, the best-selling male solo artist in the UK in 2006, has earned high praise for his live performances: The Times of London hailed his “genuinely moving… eyebrow-raisingly funky” show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire recently.
            Says Morrison: “I love touring. I mean, it’s tiring and it’s a grueling thing, going on the road. It’s just not a reality of any kind. But playing-wise, as soon as I set on the stage, it just feels natural, and that’s why I do what I do.”
            Morrison will work in several headlining dates of his own during his tour with Adele, including shows in San Diego (Belly Up), NYC (Highline Ballroom), Boston (Paradise Rock Club), and Washington DC (9:30 Club).  Pure-voiced songstress Erin McCarley will open on Morrison’s NYC, Boston, and DC dates.
            His single “Nothing Ever Hurt Like You” is currently #11 on the AAA chart, with “You Make It Real” confirmed as the next single for early 2009.  Morrison’s sophomore album ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’ was released in September  to critical acclaim. SoulTracks named it one of their top CDs of 2008, writing “Songs shows Morrison to be a true soul singer — never mind the pejorative “blue-eyed” prefix — and a top notch songwriter.”

James Morrison 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 19                  Chicago                                    Park West                                         Opening for Adele
Jan 20                  Minneapolis                              St. Paul Fitzgerald Theater                  Opening for Adele
Jan 22                  Denver                                      Bluebird Theater                                 Opening for Adele
Jan 23                  Salt Lake City                           Murray Theater                                   Opening for Adele
Jan 26                  Seattle                                     Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room     Opening for Adele
Jan 27                  Portland                                    Wonder Ballroom                                Opening for Adele
Jan 29                  San Francisco                          Warfield Theater                                  Opening for Adele
Jan 30                  Los Angeles                             Wiltern Theater                                    Opening for Adele
Jan 31                  San Diego                                Belly UP                                             Headlining
Feb 2                  Boston                                      Paradise Rock Club                             Headlining
Feb 4                  New York                                  Highline Ballroom                                 Headlining
Feb 5                  Washington DC                          9:30 Club                                            Headlining

James Morrison official site:

http://www.interscope.com/jamesmorrison  

and on Imeem:

http://www.imeem.com/jamesmorrisonmusic 

and MySpace:

http://www.myspace.com/jamesmorrisonmusic

 


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