Eric Hutchinson Co-Headlines Tour With Marie Digby

Tue May 6, 2008 2:45pm EDT

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  BURBANK, CA, May 06 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
 Eric Hutchinson will launch a co-headlining tour with Marie Digby on May 20th
-- the
same day that Warner Bros. Records releases his full-length debut album, "Sounds
Like This." Justin Nozuka will be the supporting act on the tour, which
commences in Minneapolis, MN and concludes in Omaha, NE on July 2nd.
Hutchinson will play the first annual Mile High Music Festival in Commerce
City, CO on July 19th.

    "Rock & Roll," the first single from "Sounds Like This," will be used in a
scene and in the end credits of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,"
which is due in theatres August 8th and stars Amber Tamblyn ("The Grudge 2"),
America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty"), Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl") and Alexis
Bledel ("Gilmore Girls"). The single has also been tapped by FOX's "This Week
In Baseball," which will utilize it in its highlight reel on May 24th. "Rock
& Roll" goes to radio in June. The accompanying video was recently lensed in
Los Angeles by acclaimed U.K. director David Mullett (Babyshambles, Lucky Soul,
Vinyl) and features a cameo appearance by Perez Hilton (who was one of the
first to champion Hutchinson's music).

    A dynamic live artist, Hutchinson just wrapped up a tour with Blind Melon
and
was on the road earlier this year with OneRepublic and Jack's Mannequin. He was
recently hailed as one of SXSW's biggest buzz bands by Entertainment
Weekly's website, www.ew.com, which said his "tunes struck a
glam-rock/classic-rock compromise somewhere between the Stones and the
Scissor Sisters." The Washington Post found him "undeniably charismatic"
inconcert while Time Out New York praised "Sounds Like This" as "a radio-ready
folk-pop-soul disc that seems as if it came easier than breathing to the
Maryland songsmith... you've gotta give him credit for the sheer unassuming
good vibes emanating from these Sublime-meets-Billy Joel hookfests."

    Hutchinson recorded "Sounds Like This" with producers Will Golden (Joe
Purdy)
and Paul Kolderie (Radiohead) and initially released it last fall on his own
label, Let's Break Records. Soon the album was breaking records -- landing
at #5 on iTunes' Top 10 album chart to become the highest-charting album by an
unsigned
act in iTunes history. It debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, at #5
on
Billboard's Digital chart and entered the Billboard 200 at #134 -- with no
physical product in stores at the time. Numerous labels courted him and he
signed with Warner Bros.

    Upcoming tour dates are as follows:


ERIC HUTCHINSON TOUR DATES

5/6   San Francisco, CA    Bottom Of The Hill
5/8   San Luis Obispo, CA  Cal Poly Recreation Center
5/20  Minneapolis, MN      Varsity Theatre        co-headline w/Marie Digby
5/21  Chicago, IL          Double Door                          "
5/22  Cleveland, OH        The Winchester Tavern & Music Hall   "
5/23  Ferndale, MI         The Magic Bag                        "
5/25  Towson, MD           The Recher Theatre                   "
5/27  New York, NY         The Bowery Ballroom                  "
5/28  Philadelphia, PA     World Cafe Live                      "
5/29  Alexandria, VA       Birchmere                            "
5/30  Boston, MA           Cafe 939                             "
6/1   Norfolk, VA          The Norva                            "
6/2   Richmond, VA         The National                         "
6/4   Nashville, TN        Mercy Lounge                         "
6/5   Atlanta, GA          Vinyl                                "
6/6   Jacksonville, FL     Jack Rabbits                         "
6/8   Orlando, FL          The Social                           "
6/9   Tampa, FL            Orpheum                              "
6/11  Birmingham, AL       Work/Play Theatre                    "
6/12  New Orleans, LA      House of Blues Parish                "
6/14  Dallas, TX           Palladium Ballroom -- Lone Star Room "
6/15  Houston, TX          Meridian                             "
6/16  Austin, TX           The Parish                           "
6/18  Scottsdale, AZ       Martini Ranch                        "
6/19  San Diego, CA        Soma                                 "
6/20  Los Angeles, CA      El Rey Theatre                       "
6/21  Pomona, CA           Glass House                          "
6/23  Orangevale, CA       The Boardwalk                        "
6/25  Boise, ID            The Big Easy Concert House           "
6/26  Spokane, WA          The Big Dipper                       "
6/27  Seattle, WA          Neumos                               "
6/28  Portland, OR         Hawthorne Theatre                    "
6/30  Salt Lake City, UT   Club Sound                           "
7/1   Denver, CO           Bluebird Theater                     "
7/2   Omaha, NE            The Waiting Room                     "
7/16  La Jolla, CA         Birch Aquarium
7/19  Commerce City, CO    Dick's Sporting Goods Park -- Mile High Music
                            Festival

    


For more information on ERIC HUTCHINSON, contact:
Judi Kerr
Judi Kerr Public Relations
(310) 477-8191
judikerr@aol.com

or visit
http://www.erichutchinson.com
http://www.myspace.com/erichutchinson

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