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Hugh Laurie to Hit Road for U.S. Tour in October

| 1 August 2013 | Reply


July 31, 2013 – (Burbank, CA) – Globally acclaimed recording artist, actor, and performer Hugh Laurie, has announced that he will hit the road for a U.S. tour in October performing in theaters across the country in support of his new album, DIDN’T IT RAINwhich will be released in the U.S. on Aug 6th.

Laurie will be joined by The Copper Bottom Band, which is David Piltch (bass), Vincent Henry (horns), Elizabeth Lea (trombone), Jean McClain (vocals), and Gaby Moreno (vocals) – and is completed by Herman Matthews (drums) and Mark Goldenberg (guitars).

DIDN’T IT RAIN is Laurie’s second album and the follow-up to his celebrated 2011 debut album LET THEM TALK, was a New Orleans blues driven celebration that included guest vocals from Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint and Tom Jones. For DIDN’T IT RAIN, Laurie follows the trajectory of the blues upstream and into the American heartland. It includes songs dating back to early pioneers W.C. Handy(“St Louis Blues”)and Jelly Roll Morton (“I Hate A Man Like You”) to more recent artists such as Dr. John (“Wild Honey“) and Alan Price of The Animals (“Changes”). Produced by LET THEM TALK producer Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg), DIDN’T IT RAIN was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Los Angeles in January of this year.

On Aug 3rd, PBS will air “Live On The Queen Mary,” an intimate live performance by Laurie with the incomparable Copper Bottom Band filmed — as the title indicates — aboard the historical Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. The special includes songs from both DIDN’T IT RAIN and LET THEM TALK, along with the hilarious and charming repartee that only Laurie can deliver. It’s a great night of viewing so check your PBS listings for details. Click here to catch a glimpse.

Don’t miss Hugh Laurie with the Copper Bottom Band on tour this fall. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

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Oct 13              Nashville, TN                 Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Oct 15              Minneapolis, MN           Pantages Theatre

Oct 16              Chicago, IL                   The Vic Theatre

Oct 17              Munhall, PA (Pittsburgh) Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Oct 19              Kent, OH                       The Kent Stage

Oct 20              Toronto, ON. CAN         Danforth Music Hall

Oct 21              Montreal, QC. CAN        Maison Symphonique

Oct 23              Alexandria, VA              The Birchmere – Music Hall

Oct 25              New York, NY               Town Hall Theatre

Oct 26              North Tonawanda, NY    Riviera Theater

Oct 27              Northampton, MA          Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Oct 29              Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theatre

Oct 30              Glenside, PA                 Keswick Theatre

Nov 1               Durham, NC                  Carolina Theatre

Nov 2               Jacksonville, FL             Florida Theatre

Nov 3               Atlanta, GA                   Buckhead Theatre

Additional Hugh Laurie news to be revealed soon.

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