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

Hugh 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.
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Hugh 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).

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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 amazon.com 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:

August
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

September
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 

For more information, please visit www.hughlaurieblues.com

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