Multimillion selling Grammy nominee Jamie Cullum
will kick off a year of sustained U.S. activity with a tour this March, playing for his largest stateside audiences to date on the heels of the enormous success of his sophomore album 'Catching Tales
' (click for review). Already renowned as a remarkable live performer, the newly announced dates find the young singer, songwriter, and pianist making yet another major leap -- headlining venues (many with 1000+ capacity) ranging from NYC's Town Hall to the Avalon in LA, with other major stops including the new landmark Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul (home of A Prairie Home Companion). Cullum will also perform several shows at SxSW in Austin including the Verve Forecast Showcase on Friday night.
Coming on the heels of his multiplatinum worldwide smash debut, Cullum's newest album 'Catching Tales' showcases both Cullum's raw energy and insatiable musical curiosity and creativity and has spawned a chorus of praise (and is his fastest selling to date, recently crossing the 100,000 mark stateside). "Cullum has hit the jackpot" raved Q magazine, and U.S. critics agree: The work of "an immense talent" according to the Associated Press, "Cullum's new album blurs genre distinctions and international borders" says Billboard.
The March tour will kick off a sustained year of activity for Cullum, with an additional tour in May and June already in the works including more major headlining dates in addition to several festival appearances.JAMIE CULLUM - U.S. TOUR - MARCH 2006
March 1 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, Washington
March 2 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
March 4 - Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco, California
March 7 - Avalon - Los Angeles, California
March 8 - House of Blues - Anaheim, California
March 9 - AAA Conference - Palm Springs, California
March 10 - Ogden Theater - Denver, Colorado
March 12 - Fitzgerald Theater - St. Paul, Minnesota
March 13 - Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 14 - The Pageant - St. Louis, Missouri
March 17 - SXSW - Austin, Texas
March 19 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, Georgia
March 21 - Harbourfront Theater - Toronto, Canada
March 22 - Royal Oak Theater - Detroit, Michigan
March 23 - House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
March 25 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
March 27 - Kimmel Centre - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 29 - Town Hall - New York, New York
March 30 - Opera House - Boston, Massachusetts