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Ben Sollee announces his inaugural U.S. tour

posted Oct 7, 2008, 11:30 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Crash Avenue

Ben Sollee announces his inaugural U.S. tour supporting his debut release Learning To Bend. Named one of NPR’s Greatest Unknown Artists of 2007 and PASTE’s 25 Best of What’s Next (Sept 2008), Sollee is confirmed for 12 cities (more cities to come) across the U.S on this first leg in November.

Sollee will also be making his national television debut in October on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On-air date TBA.

Confirmed dates* are:
19 Oct – Black Mountain, NC / Lake Eden Arts Festival
29 Oct – Knoxville TN / TN Shines @ Bijou Theatre
1 Nov – Louisville KY / 930 Listening Room w/ Bootsie Ann and Kim Taylor
4 Nov – Lexington KY / Downtown Arts Center
5 Nov - Nashville TN / The Basement w/ Vandaveer and Kim Taylor
6 Nov – Atlanta GA / The 5 Spot
7 Nov - Chapel Hill NC / Nightlight
8 Nov - Washington DC / Iota
11 Nov – Brooklyn NY / Union Hall
12 Nov - New York NY / Mercury Lounge
13 Nov – Boston, MA / Great Scott
14 Nov – Philadelphia PA / World Cafe Live (low dough show)
15 Nov – Pittsburgh PA / Club Café
17 Nov – Chicago IL / Schuba's
18 Nov – Minneapolis MN / 400 Club
24 Nov - San Francisco CA / Café Du Nord
25 Nov - Los Angeles CA, Hotel Café

*November dates supported by Kim Taylor (www.kim-taylor.net)

Sollee’s album Learning To Bend was released in the U.S. on sonaBLAST! / Thirty Tigers on June 10th. More information can be found on Ben Sollee at bensollee.com or myspace.com/bensollee

For more information or to request photos and interview opportunities regarding Ben Sollee, contact Jeffrey Smith with Crash Avenue Publicity

All Things Considered Interview
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92193202

World Café Performance
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93034846

Paste Magazine Interview
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/media/2008/06/ben-sollee-how-to-see-the-sunrise.html
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