Hugh Laurie Announces U.S. Tour Dates For August/September

June 14, 2012
imgHugh Laurie is currently in the midst of a world tour in support of his critically acclaimed debut album Let Them Talk and will return to the States for a run of Eastern U.S. dates in August and September. Laurie kicked off his world tour last month with a heralded West Coast tour where he wowed audiences with his takes on New Orleans Blues classics as heard on the album, while also dipping into some other gems from the American Blues songbook. The 19 date tour launches August 17 in Iowa City and includes stops in Chicago, Boston, and New York City before concluding on September 12 in Morristown, NJ. Laurie will be featured on vocals and piano and will once again be joined onstage by The Copper Bottom Band, featuring a cast of renowned musicians including Jay Bellerose (drums), Kevin Breit (guitars), Vincent Henry (horns), Jean McClain (backing vocals), David Piltch (bass), and Patrick Warren (keyboard/accordion).
Let Them Talk was released last year to the delight of fans and critics alike, spending 12 weeks atop the Billboard Blues Albums chart and achieving gold certification in the U.K. The album, produced by Joe Henry, features Laurie performing a very personal selection of standards and lost blues classics originally recorded by New Orleans blues legends such as Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, and Memphis Slim. A CD/DVD Special Edition of the album was recently released exclusively at featuring four previously unreleased tracks and a DVD of Laurie’s lauded PBS Great Performances special Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues.

Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band Tour Dates:

17                     Englert Civic Theatre                                             Iowa City, IA
18                     Pantages Theatre                                                   Minneapolis, MN
19                     Pabst Theatre                                                        Milwaukee, WI
21                     Park West                                                             Chicago, IL
22                     The Carmel Center For The Performing Arts           Indianapolis, IN
24                     Singletary Center for the Arts                                  Lexington, KY
25                     Finkleman Auditorium - Ohio University                   Middletown, OH          
26                     LC Indoor Pavilion                                                  Columbus, OH
28                     Riviera Theatre                                                       North Tonawanda, NY
29                     Birchmere Theatre                                                  Alexandria, VA
31                     Turning Stone Casino                                               Verona, NY    

1                      Rhythm and Roots Festival                                        Charlestown, RI          
3                      Rams Head on Stage                                                Annapolis, MD
5                      The Wilbur Theatre                                                   Boston, MA    
7                      Count Basie Theatre                                                 Red Bank, NJ
8                      Capitol Theatre                                                         Port Chester, NY        
10                     Grand Ballroom                                                        New York, NY
11                     Paramount Theatre                                                   Huntington, NY
12                     Mayo Performing Arts Center                                   Morristown, NJ
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