SOURCE: Rykodisc

September 17, 2007 11:02 ET

Will Hoge Makes His Rykodisc Debut October 9 With "Draw The Curtains"

Hoge Joins Bob Dylan, Wilco, Bjork, and Many Others at the 2007 Austin City Limits Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Will Hoge's newest album and Rykodisc debut, "Draw The Curtains," is set for release on October 9. Known for his relentless touring and DIY ethic, Hoge has already confirmed a 40-city national tour in support of the new album (please see below for details).

"Draw The Curtains" is Hoge's first studio album since last year's acclaimed LP, "The Man Who Killed Love." Recorded in Nashville and produced by former Wilco/Uncle Tupelo drummer Ken Coomer and Charlie Brocco (Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison), initial tracking for the album was wrapped up in just 10 days. For this album, Hoge maintained a simple approach, stating "If it moves you, then it's done. If it's perfect -- but you're still not moved -- then you've still got work to do."

Will Hoge is offering fans an early taste of "Draw The Curtains" with a free download of the track "Dirty Little War," available at www.willhoge.com. Other stand-outs include the first single, "These Were the Days," "Silver or Gold," the title track, "Draw The Curtains" and "Washed by the Water."

Over the course of his career Hoge has released three previous studio albums and four live albums, all of which have earned him critical acclaim and a solid fanbase. The Tennessean states Hoge "... arcs with grace, explodes with urgency and swerves with a sexy confidence... ," while The Patriot Ledger praised his third release, "The Man Who Killed Love" as "... some of the most compelling heartland rock of anyone... "

Headlining nearly 200 nights a year, Hoge has played supporting slots for The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket and The Drive-By Truckers as well as dates at Bonnaroo. "I'm embarrassingly in love with rock and roll," he admits, "It's disgusting. We ride around and play rock and roll. On the bus after shows we listen to records and turn each other on to new music. When we get home we spend a little time with loved ones, but within 72 hours of being home we're back together listening to records again, or looking for guitars, or something. I can't lie about it, it's all-consuming." In September he will join Bob Dylan, Wilco and Bjork, among many others, at the 2007 Austin City Limits Festival.

              WILL HOGE TOUR DATES

September 12    Starkville, MS          Rick's Café
September 13    Baton Rouge, LA         Chelsea's Café
September 14    Austin, TX              Austin City Limits Festival
September 19    Hoboken, NJ             Maxwell's
September 20    Milford, CT             Daniel Street
September 21    Richmond, VA            Alley Katz
September 22    Wilmington, NC          The Soapbox
September 27    Columbus, OH            The Basement
September 28    Louisville, KY          Headliners Music Hall
September 29    Pinewood, TN            Mucklewain Festival
October 4       Greenville, SC          The Handlebar
October 5       Greenville, SC          The Handlebar
October 6       Asheville, NC           The Grey Eagle
October 7       Nashville, TN           3rd& Lindsley
October 11      Knoxville, TN           Blue Cats
October 14      Anderson, SC            Anderson County Fair
October 17      Harrisonburg, VA        The Pub
October 18      Annapolis, MD           Ram's Head Tavern
October 19      Charlotte, NC           Visulite Theatre
October 20      Durham, NC              Duke University
October 24      Ann Arbor, MI           Blind Pig
October 25      Morgantown, WV          123 Pleasant Street
October 26      Lexington, KY           The Dame
October 27      Nashville, TN           Exit/In
November 1      Fayetteville, AR        George's Majestic Lounge
November 2      Dallas, TX              Granada Theatre
November 3      Houston, TX             Meridian
November 4      Austin, TX              La Zona Rosa
November 6      Boulder, CO             Fox Theatre
November 7      Omaha, NE               Slowdown Jr
November 8      Kansas City, MO         Grand Emporium
November 9      St. Louis, MO           Blueberry Hill
November 15     Philadelphia, PA        World Café Live
November 16     Boston, MA              Paradise Rock Club
November 17     New York, NY            Webster Hall
November 18     Ithaca, NY              State Theatre
November 23     Birmingham, AL          WorkPlay Theatre
November 24     Atlanta, GA             Roxy Theatre
November 29     Carrboro, NC            Cat's Cradle
November 30     Baltimore, MD           8 X 10

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