Rumer Unveils North American Tour!January 06 2012
January 6, 2011
RUMER UNVEILS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR;
ACCLAIMED BRITISH SINGER/SONGWRITER TO KICK OFF TREK
WITH ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT LOS ANGELESâ€™ HOTEL CAFÃ‰;
AWARD WINNING â€œSEASONS 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 CafÃ© on January 24th, marking the day her award-winning debut album, â€œSEASONS 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 Rumerâ€™s official website, <a href = 'http://www.rumer.co.uk/live.htm'>www.rumer.co.uk/live.htm</a>.
Fueled by the much-admired hit singles â€œSlowâ€ and â€œAretha,â€ â€œSEASONS OF MY SOULâ€ was a platinum certified popular success upon its release in the UK. Whatâ€™s more, the album proved an international sensation, reaching the top 10 in Belgium, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
â€œSEASONS OF MY SOULâ€ was also a critical sensation, earning extraordinary acclaim for a debut album. Mojo hailed the collection as a five-star â€œInstant Classic,â€ praising Rumer for â€œ(achieving) perfect balance between effusion and restraintâ€¦Itâ€™s as if Rumer is laying bare humanityâ€™s soul, such is her ability to create intimacy and emotional depth within a song.â€ â€œA mellifluous aural balm of jazz and soul, these are songs of yearning and loss,â€ declared Q in a four-starred rave, while <u>Uncut</u> applauded the album for its â€œdream-like melancholy, thanks to the tension between Rumerâ€™s sweet voice and her troubled lyrics.â€ â€œSensationally good,â€ affirmed <u>The Sunday Times</u>, â€œRumer 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 â€œa 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€ â€œHer vocals are a deft blend of bright, shining delicacy and the darkness of genuine heartache,â€ declared <u>The Independent </u>of a headline appearance at Londonâ€™s famed Bloomsbury Theatre, with <u>The Times</u> proclaiming the show as â€œa classic pop moment.â€ In addition, a performance at New Yorkâ€™s Joeâ€™s Pub earned the admiration of the <u>Daily News</u>, who noted, â€œItâ€™s particularly gratifying in these melisma-mad days to hear a singer who doesnâ€™t throw her voice around athletically. Instead (Rumer) trusts the essential quality of her instrument to tell the tale.â€
To hear â€œSEASONS OF MY SOULâ€ please visit: <a href = 'http://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/sets/rumer'>http://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/sets/rumer</a>
North American Tour 2012
24 Los Angeles, CA Hotel CafÃ©
25 San Francisco, CA Bimbos
27 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity
2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
6 Toronto, ON Mod Club
7 Philadelphia, PA World CafÃ© Live
9 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
10 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall