SOURCE: Sire Records

August 20, 2007 07:00 ET

Regina Spektor Announces North American Tour

Confirmed "Austin City Limits" Taping; Sire Records Releases "Better" on Color 7" Vinyl

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Regina Spektor is proud to announce a North American tour beginning September 19th in Baltimore, MD. The 26-date tour will be in support of her critically acclaimed album, "Begin to Hope," which reached #20 on the Billboard Top 100. With the enormous success of the Russian-born, Bronx-bred musician's first single, "Fidelity," "Begin to Hope" is quickly approaching RIAA Gold status in the U.S and has been certified Gold in Australia and Silver in the UK. In addition to performing at this year's Austin City Limits Festival, PBS' music television program, "Austin City Limits," will film an intimate performance with the chanteuse, set to air in early 2008.

A VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist, Regina has spent the last 11 months selling out 3,000+ capacity venues around the world and has made recent noteworthy stops at Coachella, V Festival, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and Lollapalooza among others. The Chicago Sun-Times described her appearance at Lollapalooza as "an unexpected, impressive and inspiring performance." The Associated Press, who caught her at Bonnaroo, said of all the incredible artists at the festival, "the best showing by far came from Regina Spektor." The Associated Press continued to rave Regina is "smart, genuinely funny, and bound to sing a line that will cut your heart out."

Sire Records will release a "re-cut" version of Regina's second single, "Better," on 7" color vinyl August 21st. Showing a slightly rockier side to the classically-trained pianist, "Better" is a song in which Regina whispers, croons and woos with her inimitable voice and offers us her take on love, pain and everything between. In addition to being used for an XM radio television commercial, "Better" made several Top 10 Year End lists including Rolling Stone, Spin and Blender to name a few. The B-Side to the vinyl single will be a "piano and voice" version of "Better."

Tour Dates:

September 16th    Austin, TX           Austin City Limits Festival
September 19th    Baltimore, MD        Ram's Head Live
September 25th    Northampton, MA      Calvin Theater
September 26th    Storrs, CT           Jorgensen Center
September 27th    Upper Darby, PA      Tower Theater
October 1st       Cleveland, OH        Agora Theatre
October 2nd       Indianapolis, IN     Egyptian Room
October 3rd       Cincinnati, OH       Bogart's
October 5th       Omaha, NE            Sokol Auditorium
October 6th       St. Paul, MN         The Myth
October 8th       Milwaukee, WI        Eagles Club
October 10th      Detroit, MI          State Theatre
October 11th      Toronto, ON          Kool Haus
October 14th      Boston, MA           Orpheum Theatre
October 16th      New York, NY         Hammerstein Ballroom
October 30th      Los Angeles, CA      Wiltern Theatre
October 31st      Anaheim, CA          The Grove of Anaheim
November 2nd      Salt Lake City, UT   In the Venue
November 4th      Phoenix, AZ          Orpheum Theatre
November 6th      Austin, TX           Stubb's Bar-B-Q
November 7th      Houston, TX          Warehouse Live
November 8th      Dallas, TX           House of Blues
November 11th     Kansas City, MO      Uptown Theatre
November 12th     St. Louis, MO        The Pageant
November 14th     Nashville, TN        Ryman Auditorium
November 15th     Atlanta, GA          The Tabernacle
November 19th     Norfolk, VA          The NorVa
November 20th     Richmond, VA         Toad's Place

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