SOURCE: Atlantic Records

May 02, 2006 20:26 ET

Jewel Unveils Eagerly Awaited New Album Today; "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND" Album Arrives Amidst Flurry of Major TV and Online Performances; Tour With Rob Thomas Begins May 23rd

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Atlantic Records has announced the release of "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND," the new album from Jewel. The multi-platinum artist's first collection in three years, the eagerly awaited album arrived in stores across North America today.

Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls) and Jewel, "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND," is the three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter's sixth album since making her recording debut in 1995. Its first single, "Again and Again," is already another major hit in Jewel's extraordinary career. The track is currently a bulleted top 20 smash at Hot AC radio, while also climbing the airplay chart at Triple A outlets nationwide. In addition, the song's companion video is in "Gung Ho" rotation at VH1, where it is one of the top ten most-played clips.

Jewel has slated a wide array of promotional appearances to celebrate her new album's release. Today, she visits NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where she is performing two songs live on the Toyota Concert Series outdoor stage. She will then make a surprise guest appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" tomorrow, May 3rd, followed on May 4th with an interview and acoustic performance on PBS' "Tavis Smiley." Jewel's busy release week will wrap up on May 6th, with a performance on DirecTV's "CD USA" series.

Further high-profile TV appearances kick off on May 15th when Jewel stops by ABC's "The View," followed the next evening with a live performance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Then, on June 2nd, Jewel will join her summer tour partner (and Atlantic labelmate) Rob Thomas for a live appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" as part of their popular Summer Concert Series.

Jewel's much anticipated concert tour with Thomas is sure to be the hottest ticket of the spring/summer season. The major North American trek will see the two multi-platinum superstars sharing concert stages from coast-to-coast. The seven-week itinerary is slated to kick off on May 23rd at Clearwater, Florida's Ruth Eckerd Hall.

A variety of exciting online appearances are also slated to herald the release of "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND." Among them are an exclusive live performance and interview at Yahoo! Live @ Launch, currently available at www.music.yahoo.com. Meanwhile, four newly recorded live tracks -- including three from the new album -- are on offer as part of www.walmart.com's exclusive "Soundcheck" series (found at downloads.walmart.com). Also, AOL is hosting Jewel's recent AIM conversation with fans worldwide at music.aol.com/artists/aim-celebrity-interview/jewel-page-1.

Jewel is the featured artist this week on "Stripped: Raw and Real," with over 180 radio stations from coast to coast showcasing an intimate Jewel in-studio performance on their homepages. In addition, a special Jewel live performance is slated to hit VH1.com's "Live @ VH1.com" in the coming weeks.

In other news, Jewel is offering her songs on mobile phones for the first time ever. Exclusively until May 15th, Sprint customers can download Music Tones, Call Tones, and Video Ringers from "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND," as well as classics from past albums such as "Foolish Games," "Hands," "You Were Meant For Me," and "Who Will Save Your Soul?"

An accomplished and world-renowned singer, songwriter, poet, and painter, Jewel has continued to explore fresh musical avenues, branching out from her folk roots to incorporate rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, and classical influences into her work.

Jewel's personal odyssey, partly chronicled on her landmark 12-times platinum debut, "PIECES OF YOU," comes to full flower on "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND." Marking her first album in three years -- and sixth all told -- the collection is her most autobiographical work in more than a decade, tracing her path from the extreme solitude of Alaska to the extreme joys and pitfalls of fame.

"GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND" follows 2003's "0304," which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, simultaneously becoming both the highest-debuting and highest-charting album of her career to date, while also marking her fourth album to hit the top ten on the national charts.

To date, Jewel has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, enjoying career longevity rare among her generation of artists.

                          JEWEL

         ON TOUR W/ROB THOMAS -- SPRING-SUMMER 2006

MAY
23   Clearwater, FL        Ruth Eckerd Hall
24   Boca Raton, FL        Mizner Park Amphitheatre
25   Orlando, FL           TD Waterhouse Centre @ Orlando Centroplex
27   Anderson, SC          Freedom Weekend (Jewel only)
28   Atlanta, GA           Chastain Park (Jewel only)
30   Myrtle Beach, SC      House of Blues (Jewel only)
31   Portsmouth, VA        Harbor Center

JUNE
2, 3 Atlantic City, NJ     The Borgata Hotel Casino
4    Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun
7    Scranton, PA          Toyota Pavilion
8    Vienna, VA            Wolf Trap (Jewel only)
9    Boston, MA            Bank of America Pavilion
10   Wantagh, NY           Jones Beach Amphitheatre
11   Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center
12   Columbus, OH          Promowest Pavilion
14   Cuyahoga Falls, OH    Blossom Music Center
15   Detroit, MI           DTE Energy Music Theatre
17   Chicago, IL           Charter One Pavilion
18   Minneapolis, MN       Northrop Auditorium
20   Nashville, TN         Gaylord Entertainment Center
21   Birmingham, AL        Verizon Wireless Music Center
23   Austin, TX            The Backyard
24   Spring, TX            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25   Hidalgo, TX           Dodge Arena
28   Morrison, CO          Red Rocks Amphitheatre

JULY
1    Anaheim, CA           Theatre at Arrowhead Pond
2    Santa Barbara, CA     Santa Barbara Bowl
5    San Diego, CA         Bayside Concerts

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