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| 15 July 2013 | Reply


(New York — July 15, 2013) Long Way Down,the full-length debut from Tom Odell, winner of the 2013 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, will be released in the U.S. on September 17 by RCA Records / In The Name Of. It entered atop the album charts in the U.K., Netherlands and Vietnam earlier this month and within the Top 10 across most of Europe.

Odell will perform on “Conan” on August 1 while in the States for a series of summer dates. He will return in the fall for a tour that kicks off in Atlanta on the eve of the album’s release and includes a show at New York City’s Irving Plaza (September 21). The outing, which will feature special guest Vance Joy on most dates, will conclude at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on October 9. Tickets will go on sale this Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.

The 22-year-old U.K. artist will be the direct support for Elton John at the iTunes Festival on September 12. He played tosold-out houses at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Troubadour earlier this year.

In a four-star review, MOJO praised Long Way Down as “earnest and powerful,” noting: “‘Another Love’ may be the track of the year.” “[Odell] sings like his lungs are so deep you could cave dive into them,” observed Q Magazine while Clash praised his “heart swelling choruses.” Time Out London hailed Long Way Down as “accomplished…an album of earworm pop songs with profound undertones.”

Odell’s current single, “Another Love,” can be found on both his recently released U.S.EP, Songs From Another Love, and Long Way Down. Hailed by London’s Sunday Times as “genuinely chilling,” it debuted in the Top 10 in the U.K. and is a No. 1 hit in Belgium. Tom’s videos for “Another Love” have racked up more than six million views combined. HBO tapped “Can’t Pretend” for the promotional spots for the hit show “The Newsroom” and a live version of “Hold Me” can be heard in “Trench Kisses,” a video from Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2013 advertising campaign, which features Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge.

Classically trained on piano from an early age, Odell grew up in Chichester, located in southeast England, and later moved to Brighton, attracted by its music scene. Eventually, Tom made his way to London, seeking a wider audience. His plan was not immediately successful – Odell wound up playing sparsely attended shows, running out of money and sleeping in a car borrowed from his grandmother. A demo found its way to Lily Rose Cooper, who quickly signed him to her In The Name Of record label after seeing Odell perform live. With the label’s blessing, Tom spent nine months holed up in a tiny east London room, outfitted with simply a piano and a desk, penning the songs for his debut. He recorded most of Long Way Down with his band at RAK Studios in London. Part 1 of Odell’s video track-by-track of the album can be viewed at

Tom Odell – North American Tour Dates

All dates except October 5 and 7 will feature special guest Vance Joy.

7/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

7/31 – San Diego, CA @ 5th Ave. Side Stage

8/3 –  Austin, TX @ Lamberts

8/4 –  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

8/5 –  Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room/House of Blues

9/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church – Sanctuary

9/20 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

9/21 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

9/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

9/24 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa

9/25 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall

9/27 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

9/28 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

9/30 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

10/3 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

10/4 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret

10/5 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

10/7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

10/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre

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