Tommy Emmanuel, whose five decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will once again be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to the United States in summer 2014. The tour kicks off on June 12 in St. Louis, Missouri, at Sheldon Concert Hall and wraps up on August 16 in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Supporting Tommy is Antsy McClain, front man of the Trailer Park Troubadours. McClain is a singer/songwriter and humorist who will be presenting an introductory dose of his solo show which is set to tour the same markets in the coming months.
Emmanuel is a national treasure in his mother country of Australia. He started as a child prodigy touring with his family band, and rose up through the ranks as a studio musician and with a series of successful Australian bands, including providing his guitar stylings on Air Supply's multi-platinum selling album, Lost in Love. He has been voted Favorite Acoustic Guitarist in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine's reader polls, and is a YouTube sensation. His videos have nearly 14,000,000 views and have led to sold out shows in new markets all over the US.
To view Tommy's YouTube page, visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/TommyEmmanuelTV
From July 28th to August 1(st), 2014, Emmanuel will be hosting his 2(nd)-ever Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA. This all-inclusive 4 day/4 night workshop will take place at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, where players of all ages and skill levels will learn directly from Tommy and other top players, including John Knowles, cgp, Jim Nichols, and Joe Robinson. For more information, visit www.tommyemmanuelguitarcampusa.com.
Recently, Emmanuel self-released his highly-anticipated live CD/DVD combo, titled Tommy Emmanuel cgp: Live and Solo in Pensacola, Florida. Recorded live in early 2013, this CD/DVD includes old and new favorites, exhibiting Tommy's amazing showmanship and musical talent as he performs before a packed house at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio.
Tommy Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of both an honorary Master's Degree (MA) and more recently an honorary Doctor of Arts (DR) from Charles Sturt University in Australia in recognition of his commitment to rural Australia and contributions to music education.
June 12 St. Louis, MO - Sheldon Concert Hall
June 14 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
June 16 New York, NY -B.B. King Blues Club
June 17 Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
June 19 New York, NY -B.B. King Blues Club
June 20 New York, NY -B.B. King Blues Club
June 21 Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre
June 23 Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theatre
June 24 Newberry, SC - Newberry Opera House
June 25 Newberry, SC - Newberry Opera House
June 26 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
June 27 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
June 28 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
July 17 Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theater
July 18 Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
July 19 Sioux Falls, SD - Orpheum Theatre
July 21 Rapid City, SD - Rusmore Plaza Civic Center
July 23 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
July 24 Spokane, WA - Bing Crosby Theater
July 25 Bend, OR - Tower Theater
July 26 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
August 4 Beach Haven, NJ - Surflight Theatre
August 9 Copper Mountain, CO - Guitar Town
August 13 Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
August 14 Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Performing Arts
August 15 Newton, NJ - The Newtown Theatre
August 16 Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Folk Festival