British Soul Man James Hunter To Tour With Chris Isaak
7/11/2008 8:50am EDT
British soul man James Hunter is headed out on tour with Chris Isaak this August. "I was a James Hunter fan the moment I heard him sing," says Isaak of the Grammy-nominated band leader. "If you haven't heard a real soul singer with a great band and swinging horns then get your shoes shined and get ready." Hunter will also share a bill with blues legends Buddy Guy and George Thorogood at Colorado's majestic Red Rocks Amphitheater.
After his recent performance at the Paradise, The Boston Globe proclaimed, "Hunter is a man born to perform... Onstage he pulls out all the stops." The Boston Herald called it a "killer show" and extolled that he "ignited an adoring crowd."
In the meantime, catch Hunter live on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 14th. He'll be performing "Don't Do Me No Favours," the infectious first single from his new album, 'The Hard Way.'
The U.K. press has been raving about the album since it was released there this spring, and now it's America's turn to get in on the action. Rolling Stone says, "James Hunter hails from Colchester, England, but he has American soul running through his blood... Hunter cackles yelps, shouts, and bellows."
Hunter is currently in the midst of a headlining U.S. tour in support of 'The Hard Way.'
James Hunter/Chris Isaak Summer Tour (All dates with Chris Isaak unless otherwise noted):
August 7 Denver, CO Botanic Gardens
August 8 Boulder, CO Chautaugua Auditorium
August 9 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ George Thorogood and Buddy Guy)
August 10 San Jose, CA San Jose Jazz Festival (Headlining)
August 13 Minneapolis, MN Zoo Amphitheater
August 15 Chicago, IL Venue TBA (Headlining)
August 16 Lisle, IL Morton Arboretum
August 17 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Music Festival
August 20 New York, NY Nokia Theater
August 21 Vienna, VA Wolftrap
August 23 Burlington, VT The Higher Ground (Headlining)
August 24 Bridgeport, CT The Klein Memorial Auditorium
August 26 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
August 28 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
August 29 Westbury, NY Westbury Music Theater
August 30 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater (Headlining)
"The Hard Way" Track List
1. The Hard Way
2. Tell Her
3. Don't Do Me No Favors
5. She's Got A Way
6. Til The End
7. Hand It Over
9. Class Act
10. Ain't Going Nowhere
11. Believe Me Baby
12. Strange But True