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Rumer Unveils North American Tour
January 06 2012

ACCLAIMED BRITISH SINGER/SONGWRITER TO KICK OFF TREK
WITH ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT LOS ANGELESâ HOTEL CAFÃ;
AWARD WINNING âSEASONS OF MY SOULâ AVAILABLE ON JANUARY 24TH



Atlantic recording artist Rumer has announced plans for a North American tour. The acclaimed British singer/songwriter will kick off the headline trek with a very special record release celebration at Los Angelesâ Hotel Café on January 24th, marking the day her award-winning debut album, âSEASONS OF MY SOUL,â sees its North American release.

The tour will then travel North America through early February, with further stops slated for San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia (see attached itinerary). For complete information, please visit Rumerâs official website, www.rumer.co.uk/live.htm.

Fueled by the much-admired hit singles âSlowâ and âAretha,â âSEASONS OF MY SOULâ was a platinum certified popular success upon its release in the UK. Whatâs more, the album proved an international sensation, reaching the top 10 in Belgium, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

âSEASONS OF MY SOULâ was also a critical sensation, earning extraordinary acclaim for a debut album. Mojo hailed the collection as a five-star âInstant Classic,â praising Rumer for â(achieving) perfect balance between effusion and restraintâ¦Itâs as if Rumer is laying bare humanityâs soul, such is her ability to create intimacy and emotional depth within a song.â âA mellifluous aural balm of jazz and soul, these are songs of yearning and loss,â declared Q in a four-starred rave, while Uncut applauded the album for its âdream-like melancholy, thanks to the tension between Rumerâs sweet voice and her troubled lyrics.â âSensationally good,â affirmed The Sunday Times, âRumer has one of those voices â a sort of confiding, conversational sigh, equal parts Laura Nyro, Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, and Joni Mitchell â you would be happy to listen to for days and days.â

Furthermore, Rumer received rapturous praise for her live performances, with Q extolling âa voice pure as a primary colour, dappling occasional light towards Carole King, more seldom Alison Goldfrapp, but for the most part a fiery phoenix rising from the unmistakable ashes of Karen Carpenter.â âHer vocals are a deft blend of bright, shining delicacy and the darkness of genuine heartache,â declared The Independent of a headline appearance at Londonâs famed Bloomsbury Theatre, with The Times proclaiming the show as âa classic pop moment.â In addition, a performance at New Yorkâs Joeâs Pub earned the admiration of the Daily News, who noted, âItâs particularly gratifying in these melisma-mad days to hear a singer who doesnât throw her voice around athletically. Instead (Rumer) trusts the essential quality of her instrument to tell the tale.â

To hear âSEASONS OF MY SOULâ please visit: http://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/sets/rumer


(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)


RUMER
North American Tour 2012

JANUARY
24 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café
25 San Francisco, CA Bimbos
27 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity

FEBRUARY
2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
6 Toronto, ON Mod Club
7 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
9 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
10 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall

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For more information, please contact:

Dave Stelling
dave.stelling@warnermusic.com
416-758-1125
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