SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

April 13, 2011 12:03 ET

James Blunt Ready for "Some Kind of Trouble Tour"; North American Itinerary Begins April 20th at Boston's House of Blues; Support on All Dates Comes From Christina Perri; 5x Grammy-Nominated British Tunesmith Set for Series of Major TV Performances, Including LIVE With Regis and Kelly, Conan, and Dancing With The Stars; "SOME KIND Of TROUBLE" a Worldwide Smash, With Sales Now Exceeding 1.3 Million

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Custard/Atlantic recording artist James Blunt is set to kick off the North American leg of his worldwide "Some Kind of Trouble Tour." The trek -- which celebrates the recent release of his 3rd album, "SOME KIND OF TROUBLE" -- begins April 20th at Boston's House of Blues and then continues through early May (see below itinerary). Supporting the British-based singer/songwriter on all dates will be his Atlantic Records labelmate, Christina Perri.

Blunt has also slated a number of high profile TV appearances surrounding the tour. The five-time Grammy-nominated troubadour will kick off the schedule with a Friday, April 22nd visit to the nationally syndicated LIVE! With Regis and Kelly, followed on Monday, May 2nd, by a performance on TBS' Conan. James will also be returning to perform on ABC's blockbuster Dancing With The Stars on May 3rd.

"SOME KIND OF TROUBLE" -- which includes the international smash, "Stay The Night," as well as the new single, "I'll Be Your Man" -- has proven a true global sensation, with worldwide sales now exceeding 1.3 million. "Stay the Night," written by Blunt with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and award-winning songwriter/producer Steve Robson (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Take That), was Blunt's 2nd highest radio airplay single behind "You're Beautiful" and a top 10 favorite in a range of countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Australia, where it also received platinum certification.

A truly gifted live performer, Blunt recently wrapped the first leg of his "Some Kind of Trouble Tour" after performing to nearly a quarter million fans across Europe and his native United Kingdom. Upon concluding the North American itinerary, Blunt and his band will head to Australia for a much-anticipated series of dates. In June, he'll hit the road for a second round of UK and European concerts, including both headline shows and festival appearances. As if that weren't enough, the "Some Kind of Trouble Tour" is also slated for summer stops in Lebanon and South Africa.

"SOME KIND OF TROUBLE" finds Blunt in a delightfully upbeat frame of mind, capturing the talented tunesmith's newfound sense of spontaneity and excitement. Produced by Robson (with additional production from The Bird & the Bee's Greg Kurstin, and Eg White), the album -- which follows 2007's acclaimed "ALL THE LOST SOULS" -- marks Blunt's most positive work to date, with songs alive with energy and optimism.

With global album sales now at a staggering 19 million, James Blunt is without question among the most gifted and successful singer/songwriters of his generation. He first captured the world's attention in 2005 with his 2x RIAA platinum-certified debut, "BACK TO BEDLAM," which featured the history-making #1 classic, "You're Beautiful." "ALL THE LOST SOULS" followed two years later, debuting atop the album charts in 10 countries and earning unanimous critical acclaim for such hits as "1973" and "Same Mistake."

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All Dates Featuring Special Guest Christina Perri
20Boston, MAHouse of Blues
21New York, NYBeacon Theatre
23Philadelphia, PATower Theatre
24Montreal, QUEPlace Des Artes
26Toronto, ONTMassey Hall
27Ann Arbor, MIMichigan Theatre
28Chicago, ILVic Theatre
30Denver, COThe Fillmore
3San Diego, CAHumphrey's
4Los Angeles, CAWiltern Theatre
5San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
6Reno, NVSilver Legacy
8Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
9Victoria, BCRoyal Theatre
10Vancouver, BCCenter for the Performing Arts

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