SOURCE: Keb' Mo'

June 12, 2006 10:00 ET

Keb' Mo' Kicks Off Coast-to-Coast North American Tour With Bonnie Raitt on June 20 -- Itinerary Spans Over 40 Dates and Runs Through Mid-October

Nov. 4 Disney Hall Show Added to Mo's Solo Concert Calendar

3X GRAMMY® Winner Keb' Mo's New Epic/Okeh Album "Suitcase" Out June 13

Radio Broadcast of Keb' Mo's Special etown Show With James Taylor Rescheduled for July 26 - August 1 on NPR & Other Stations Nationwide

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- 3X GRAMMY® winner and Epic/Okeh recording artist Keb' Mo' embarks on a major coast-to-coast North American tour with Bonnie Raitt on June 20. The almost three-month itinerary kicks off with a show at Atlanta, GA's Chastain Park Amphitheatre exactly one week after the June 13 release of Keb' Mo's eagerly anticipated new album "Suitcase," his eighth full-length release for Epic/Okeh.

The itinerary for Keb' Mo's tour with Raitt currently encompasses over 40 confirmed shows at major amphitheatres, sheds, stadiums and festivals nationwide as well as select dates in Canada. Highlights include a June 25 concert at NYC's Central Park Summerstage, Toronto's Hummingbird Centre on July 7, Morrison, CO's Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 29, Los Angeles, CA's Greek Theatre on September 9 and Nashville's historic Grand Ole Opry on October 1.

While out on the road, Keb' Mo' will also headline several select solo dates, including a just added performance at Los Angeles, CA's famed Disney Hall on November 4. Other solo concerts include Albany, NY's Hart Theatre on June 30, Northampton, MA's Calvin Theatre on July 1 and the Reno-Tahoe Blues Festival on August 13.

Another Keb' Mo' summer highlight is the July 26-August 1 etown broadcast of his performance with James Taylor, recorded this spring at Denver's Paramount Theater as a special 15th anniversary benefit event for the acclaimed weekly live music radio series. In addition to their individual sets, Taylor and Mo' collaborated on several numbers including "She Caught The Katy" and "Imagine." The concert will air nationwide on NPR stations and other etown affiliates; log on to www.etown.org for specific broadcast information in all markets. On-air dates mentioned above correct previously published dates that have since been changed.

Keb' Mo's forthcoming album "Suitcase" follows up his 2004 double play of "Peace: Back By Popular Demand," featuring Mo' covering classic peace and protest songs from the '60s and '70s, and the self-produced "Keep It Simple," the artist's third release to win the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues album. Handsomely spare and emotionally resonant, "Suitcase" was produced by Keb' Mo' and John Porter, and is a richly textured collection of songs that the artist feels are his most personal to date.

Keb' Mo' -- aka Kevin Moore -- was born in South Los Angeles and raised in Compton, CA, and his distinctive sound is rooted in Delta blues and other American roots idioms. At the same time, it owes as much to contemporary music's singer-songwriter tradition, encompassing his longtime friends and collaborators Jackson Browne and 2006 touring companion Bonnie Raitt, as to the spirit of blues icon Robert Johnson that informs his work.

Later this year, Mo' -- who has also pursued acting for over a decade -- will be featured both on-camera and on the soundtrack for the Sony Pictures feature film "All The King's Men," set for release September 22, the day in between the Albuquerque, NM and Grand Prairie, TX stops on his North American tour with Bonnie Raitt.

For more information, visit www.kebmo.com

TOUR DATES (Dates marked with * are not with Bonnie Raitt) :

JUNE 20       ATLANTA, GA         CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATRE
JUNE 21       LOUISVILLE, KY      LOUISVILLE PALACE THEATRE
JUNE 23 & 24  HIGHLAND PARK, IL   RAVINIA FESTIVAL PARK, PAVILION
JUNE 25       KETTERING, OH       FRAZE PAVILION FOR PERFORMING ARTS
JUNE 28       NEW YORK, NY        CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
*JUNE 30      ALBANY, NY          HART THEATER (EMPIRE STATE PLAZA)
*JULY 1       NORTHAMPTON, MA     CALVIN THEATRE
JULY 2        BOSTON, MA          BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION
JULY 3 & 5    VIENNA, VA          FILENE CENTER OUTDOOR THEATR
JULY 7        QUEBEC, MONTREAL    FESTIVAL INT'L DE JAZZ DE MO.
JULY 8        ONTARIO, CANADA     OTTAWA CISCO BLUES FEST
JULY 10       TORONTO, CANADA     HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE
JULY 11       LANSING, MI         COMMON GROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL
JULY 11       ROCHESTER, MI       MEADOW BROOK MUSIC THEAT
JULY 14       CANANDAIGUA, NY     FINGER LAKES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
JULY 15       PHILADELPHIA, PA    MANN MUSIC CENTER, STADIUM
JULY 16       WALLINGFORD, CT     THE CHEVROLET THEATER
*AUGUST 13    LAS VEGAS, NV       RENO-TAHOE BLUES FESTIVAL
AUGUST 24     MADISON, WI         OVERTURE CENTER
AUGUST 26     SAINT PAUL, MN      MINNESOTA STATE FAIR, COLISEUM
AUGUST 27     SIOUX CITY, IA      ORPHEUM THEATER
AUGUST 29     MORRISON, CO        RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, STADIUM
AUGUST 30     PARK CITY, UT       DEER VALLEY RESORT
AUGUST 31     KETCHUM, ID         RIVER RUN SKI LODGE
SEPTEMBER 2   SPOKANE, WA         SPOKANE CENTER, SPOKANE OPERA HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 3   WOODINVILLE, WA     CHATEAU ST. MICHELLE WINERY
SEPTEMBER 5   TROUTDALE, OR       EDGEFIELD WINERY
SEPTEMBER 6   EUGENE, OR          CUTHBERT AMPHITHEATRE
SEPTEMBER 7   BEND, OR            LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATER
SEPTEMBER 8   REDWOOD CITY, CA    FOX THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 9   LOS ANGELES, CA     GREEK THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 10  SANTA BARBARA CA    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BOWL
SEPTEMBER 13  SAN DIEGO, CA       EMBARCADERO MARINA PARK SOUTH
SEPTEMBER 15  MURPHYS, CA         KAUTZ IRONSTONE VINEYARDS
SEPTEMBER 16  MONTEREY, CA        MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 17  CONCORD, CA         CHRONICLE PAVILION
SEPTEMBER 20  PHOENIX, AZ         CRICKET PAVILLION
SEPTEMBER 21  ALBUQUERQUE, NM     JOURNAL PAVILION
SEPTEMBER 23  GRAND PRAIRIE, TX   NOKIA THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 24  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK   ZOO AMPHITHEATRE
SEPTEMBER 26  JACKSON, MS         THALIA MARA HALL
SEPTEMBER 27  MOBILE, AL          SAENGER THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 29  E. MEMPHIS, TN      BOTANIC GARDENS
SEPTEMBER 30  PELHAM, AL          VERIZON WIRELESS MUSIC CENTER
OCTOBER 1     NASHVILLE, TN       GRAND OLE OPRY
OCTOBER 3     LITTLE ROCK, AR     ROBINSON CENTER, MUSIC HALL
OCTOBER 5     AUSTIN, TX          THE BACKYARD
OCTOBER 6     SAN ANTONIO, TX     SAN ANTONIO MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM
OCTOBER 7     THE WOODLANDS, TX   CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILLION
*NOVEMBER 4   LOS ANGELES, CA     DISNEY CONCERT HALL

Contact Information