SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

June 20, 2005 09:00 ET

The Ditty Bops on U.S. Tour With Tori Amos

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- The engaging and eclectic duo of Abby DeWald (guitar and vocals) and Amanda Barrett (vocals, mandolin and dulcimer), aka The Ditty Bops, will be the special musical guest of Tori Amos when the artist launches the North America leg of her current world tour this summer.

Opening for Amos, The Ditty Bops will perform material from their acclaimed debut album on Warner Bros. Records, including "Walk Or Ride," "Wishful Thinking," "Oh La La" and "Short Stacks." "The Ditty Bops" album was produced by Mitchell Froom (Suzanne Vega, Crowded House, Elvis Costello and others), and received accolades from national, regional and local periodicals all over the U.S.

A pair of Los Angeles-based artists who cite such diverse musical influences as western swing, ragtime, early jazz and musical theater, The Ditty Bops have been compared to everyone from Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks to Joni Mitchell, and have been dubbed "sly contemporary foxes" with "old-time essences and modern edges." "A veritable homage to the jazz, swing, and ragtime-era acts of yesteryear," raved Interview, "the girls harmonize on fragile odes to love, danger and the good old days with the thrown-together intimacy of a carnival sideshow."

Crisscrossing the country the past year performing live concerts everywhere and appearing on both "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and the "Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson," The Ditty Bops will again take their show on the road with Tori Amos' "Original Sinsuality Tour" for the following appearances. Additional dates will be announced as confirmed.

8/08    Chastain Park Amphitheater         Atlanta, GA
8/10    Sound Advice Amphitheater          W. Palm Beach, FL
8/13    The Amphitheater At Regency Park   Cary, NC
8/14    Harbor Center                      Portsmouth, VA
8/16    Oakdale Theatre                    Wallingford, CT
8/17    Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach      Wantagh, NY
8/19    PNC Bank Art Center                Homdel, NJ
8/21    Bank Of America Pavilion           Boston, MA
8/23    Saratoga Performing Arts Center    Saratoga, NY
8/24    Pier Six Concert Pavilion          Baltimore, MD
8/26    Bell Centre                        Montreal, QU
8/27    Molson Amphitheater                Toronto, ON
8/28    Meadowbrook Music Festival         Rochester Hills, MI
9/05    Red Rocks Amphitheater             Denver, CO
9/08    Chateau Ste. Michelle              Woodinville, WA
9/16    Dodge Theatre                      Phoenix, AZ
9/17    Greek Theater                      Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

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    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    Bill Bentley
    (818) 953 3671
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