Monday, February 01, 2010


If you witnessed the entrancing performance by singer Imelda May accompanying Jeff Beck on "How High The Moon" for the Les Paul tribute on Sunday's Grammy® Awards broadcast, then you will surely want to see the rising Irish star live on her upcoming U.S. tour. After opening for Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck at London's O2 in February, Imelda May will return to the States and join Verve label mate Jamie Cullum for a series of U.S dates. Dublin-born May, who has previously shared stages with Jeff Beck as well as Van Morrison, made her major label debut in late 2009 with Love Tattoo (Verve), which shot to #1 on the Irish charts, ahead of Bruce Springsteen and Eminem. Throughout the U.K. and Ireland, she has won honors from "Rising Star of 2009" and "Jazz Artist of 2009" to "Best Female Newcomer." Shaking up traditional jazz with a magnificent voice that channels both Janis Joplin and Patsy Cline, her mix of jazz, rockabilly and blues yields a cool, swinging fusion both classic and oddly modern. Her fierce, unbridled concert performances have a reputation for being impassioned events, a prime example being her interpretation of "Johnny Got A Boom-Boom."

Jamie Cullum's third Verve album, The Pursuit, will be released March 2, 2010. Genre-defying and wonderfully eclectic as always, Cullum mixes modern influences and an infectious devil-may-care swagger with his love of jazz and timeless standards. A 2005 Grammy® nominee, he also earned a Golden Globe nomination last year for "Best Original Song" for co-writing the title song for the film Gran Torino with star Clint Eastwood. With both May and Cullum's reputation for commanding live performances, many dates on the tour are already sold-out.

Jamie Cullum and Imelda May Tour Dates:
Mar 4 – Town Hall, New York, NY
Mar 5 – Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 6 – House Of Blues, Boston, MA
Mar 7 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Mar 9 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Mar 12 – Cobb Energy PAC, Atlanta, GA
Mar 13 – Polk Theatre @ TPAC, Nashville, TN
Mar 14 – Roberts Orpheum Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Mar 16 – Park West, Chicago, IL
Mar 20 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Mar 21 – The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
Mar 22 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Mar 23 – Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Mar 25 – The Avalon, Los Angeles, CA

No comments:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...