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Want to Meet New Peoples? Curtis Peoples On Tour Now

posted Jul 29, 2008, 10:29 AM by Vu Nguyen
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L.A. Singer-Songwriter Playing Album Release Parties in LA and NYC, Singing National Anthem at Dodger Game

Curtis Peoples, one of Los Angeles' most popular indie singer-songwriters, will tour nationally again this summer. This time he'll be playing songs from his self-titled debut album, out August 19th from The Control Group/Galt Line Music, and his tourmates will include Keaton Simons, Todd Carey, Tony Lucca and Tyler Hilton (who co-wrote one of the songs on the album).

Whether Curtis is in acoustic mode, as in the tender "All I Want," or rocking out, as on the first single "Back Where I Started," he gives each performance his all. "Every performing musician needs to be a rock star," he explains. "You're there to entertain people, and they need to feel you're doing everything you can."

Curtis is looking forward to meeting fans across the country. And he's especially excited about his album release parties at two historic venues, The Roxy in Los Angeles (August 19th) and New York's Bitter End (August 22nd). "They're both so cool," he enthuses. "I remember the first time I played the Roxy - when the curtain rose I felt like I was in an arena!"

The athletic, sports-crazed Peoples prepares like an athlete for every show, stretching to his own mixes and warming up his expressive voice.  That's appropriate, as he'll be singing the national anthem July 30th at Dodgers Stadium (televised on KCAL and MLB-TV).  Peoples first sang the notoriously difficult tune a cappella at his high school graduation in San Diego, but admits he's going over the lyrics again to be sure he gets it right.

What are his show audiences like? "Ninety percent female," he grins. "But that's why I call what I do 'coffeeshop arena rock' - my voice is definitely dude-friendly!"

Hear Curtis on "Back Where I Started":

Song available now on iTunes at

Watch the "Back Where I Started" video:

Video available now on iTunes at

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Tour Dates
July 30 - Singing National Anthem at Dodgers Game - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 10 - The 3 Hour Tour - Newport Beach, CA**
Aug 17 - 94.9fm (Radio Interview & Performance) - San Diego, CA
Aug 19 - The Roxy (Album Release Show) - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 21 - Great Scott - Boston, MA*
Aug 22 - Bitter End (NYC Album Release Show) - New York, NY*
Aug 23 - Acoustic Café - Rockaway, NJ*
Aug 24 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA*
Aug 25 - The Cave  - Chapel Hill, NC*
Aug 26 - The Evening Muse  - Charlotte, NC*
Aug 27 - Eddie's Attic - Atlanta, GA*
Aug 28 - 3rd and Lindsley  - Nashville, TN*
Aug 29 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL*
Aug 30 - Earlham College - Richmond, IN*
Aug 31 - TBD In-Store - Cincinnati, OH*
Sep 1 - Birdy's - Indianapolis, IN*
Sep 2 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI*
Sep 4 - Borders (In-Store Performance) - Orange, CA
Sep 5 - NBC/KPRI Summer Concert Series - San Diego, CA
Sep 6 - LeStats - San Diego, CA^ Sep 10 - Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, CA^
Sep 11  - Imbibe - Portland, OR^
Sep 12  - Q Cafe - Seattle, WA^
Sep 13  - Brooklyn Nights - Spokane, WA^
Sep 14  - TBD In-Store - Boise, ID^
Sep 15  - TBD In-Store - Boulder, CO^
Sep 16  - Toad Tavern - Denver, CO^
Sep 17  - Why? Sound - Logan, UT^
Sep 18  - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV^
Sep 24  - University of Houston - Houston, TX^

*with Keaton Simons & Todd Carey
^with Tony Lucca
**with Tyler Hilton