Justin Townes Earle to tour with Dawn Landes, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Decemberists

Breakthrough artist Justin Townes Earle will support recent Billboard chart-toppers The Decemberists on their April tour including stops in Atlanta, Columbus, and at New Orleans’ historic Jazz Fest. The announcement follows an already landmark year for the young artist who recently completed a run of sold-out shows in the United Kingdom and made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. Earle’s third full-length album Harlem River Blues debuted at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has received critical praise since. The Washington Post Express calls the album “exquisite,” while The New York Times has given reference to Earle’s “…elegant, heartbreaking country songs.” 

Harlem River Blues was recorded at the House of David studio in Nashville, TN, produced by Earle and Skylar Wilson, and features guest appearances from Jason Isbell, Bryn Davies (Patty Griffin, Guy Clark), Calexico’s Paul Niehaus, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor.

Following his Bloodshot Records debut with the exceptional The Good Life in 2008, Earle has continued a steady climb with each additional year and record. In 2009, he released the critically acclaimed Midnight at the Movies, while simultaneously becoming known to the broader public eye for his inspiring live performances (especially on bigger stages in the likes of the Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and on “A Prairie Home Companion”). During that same year he won “Best New and Emerging Artist” at the 2009 Americana Music Awards and, in 2010, he was named one of “The 25 Most Stylish Men in the World” by GQ Magazine. Justin has also appeared on the HBO showTreme with his father – legendary musician Steve Earle – as well as the elder Earle’s Grammy Award winning album Townes [a tribute album for Justin’s middle namesake, Townes Van Zandt].

CONFIRMED 2011 TOUR DATES

* Jessica Lea Mayfield supports

# Dawn Landes supports

^ Shows with The Decemberists

(additional tour dates to be announced)

 

February 7 in Buffalo, NH at The Mohawk*

February 8 in Kent, OH at Kent Stage*

February 9 in Detroit, MI at Magic Stick*

February 10 in Chicago, IL at Metro*

February 11 in Bloomington, IL at Six Strings Club*

February 12 in Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon*

February 14 in Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue*

February 16 in Denver, CO at Bluebird Theatre #

February 17 in Salt Lake City, UT at The State Room #

February 19 in Seattle, WA at The Crocodile #

February 20 in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios #

February 22 in San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall #

February 23 in Santa Cruz, CA at Rio Theatre #

February 25 in Los Angeles, CA at The Autry Museum #

February 26 in San Diego, CA at The Casbah #

MARCH – Touring in Australia and New Zealand

April 3 in Ringwood, NJ at Ringwood Public Library (matinee)

April 7 in Norfolk, VA at Naro Theater

April 14 in Lawrence, KS at Bottleneck

April 16 in Colorado Springs, CO at University of Colorado ^

April 17 in Omaha, NE at Holland Performing Arts Center ^

April 18 in Iowa City, IA at University of Iowa ^

April 21 in Pittsburgh, PA at Benedum Center ^

April 23 in Columbus, OH at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion ^

April 25 in Grand Rapids, MI at Calvin College ^

April 26 in Louisville, KY at Iroquois Amphitheater ^

April 27 in St. Louis, MO at The Pageant ^

April 29 in New Orleans, LA at Jazz and Heritage Festival ^

April 30 in Oxford, MS at Double Decker Arts Festival ^

May 1 in Chattanooga, TN at Rhythm & Brews

May 2 in Atlanta, GA at Cobb Energy Center ^

More information can be found at www.bloodshotrecords.com and www.justintownesearle.com.

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