SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

June 20, 2008 09:00 ET

Eric Hutchinson Named Direct Support for Missy Higgins' Summer Tour, Launching July 10

Hutchinson Is #1 Most Added New Artist at AAA Radio With "Rock & Roll," the Lead Single From His Full-Length Debut, "Sounds Like This"

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Warner Bros. Records recording artist Eric Hutchinson will hit the road with Missy Higgins this summer. The tour kicks off July 10th in Madison, WI and will conclude in Alexandria, VA on August 3rd. Hutchinson, who is currently on a co-headlining tour with Marié Digby, will also play the first annual Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City, CO on July 19th.

He was the #1 Most Added new artist at AAA radio last week with "Rock & Roll," the first single from his full-length debut, "Sounds Like This." The accompanying video was recently lensed by U.K. director David Mullett (Babyshambles, Lucky Soul, Vinyl). "Rock & Roll" will be used in a scene and in the end credits of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," which is due in theaters August 8th and stars Amber Tamblyn ("The Grudge 2"), America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty"), Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl") and Alexis Bledel ("Gilmore Girls"). The song has also been tapped for the film's soundtrack, trailer and ad campaign.

A compelling live performer, Hutchinson has already toured with OneRepublic, Blind Melon, and Jack's Mannequin and has been hailed as "undeniably charismatic" in concert by The Washington Post. "From start to finish, Hutchinson, a multi-instrumentalist, engages with exuberant, piano-based tunes glimmering with elements of reggae, gospel and soul," said The Baltimore Sun, while the Los Angeles Times praised his "playful R&B-tinged rhythms." See for yourself with this short clip:

http://wbrvideo.tv/erichutchinson/SIZZLE_VIDEO_EH.mov

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. Warner Bros. snapped him up and released "Sounds Like This" last month without changing a single note.

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

                      ERIC HUTCHINSON TOUR DATES
                      --------------------------

6/23   Orangevale, CA       The Boardwalk                     w/Marié Digby
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                                    "

7/10   Madison, WI           Majestic Theatre                w/Missy
Higgins
7/11   Milwaukee, WI        Turner Hall                                   "
7/12   Minneapolis, MN      Fine Line Music Café                 headlining
7/13   Des Moines, IA       People's Court                  w/Missy Higgins
7/15   Indianapolis, IN     Music Mill                                    "
7/16   La Jolla, CA         Birch Aquarium                       headlining
7/18   Covington, KY        Madison Theatre                 w/Missy Higgins
7/19   Commerce City, CO    Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Mile High Music
                                                             Festival
7/20   Cleveland, OH        Beachland Ballroom              w/Missy Higgins
7/22   Buffalo, NY          Tralf Music Hall                              "
7/23   Toronto, ON          Phoenix Concert Theatre                       "
7/24   Montreal, QC         Les Saints                                    "
7/26   Troy, NY             Revolution Hall                               "
7/27   Northampton, MA      Iron Horse Music Hall                         "
7/29   Boston, MA           Wilbur Theatre                                "
7/30   Providence, RI       The Hi Hat                                    "
7/31   New York, NY         Webster Hall                                  "
8/2    Philadelphia, PA     The Fillmore                                  "
8/3    Alexandria, VA       Birchmere                                     "


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Contact Information

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