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    Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:06:08

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    Tom Hanks' missus, Rita Wilson, is hitting the road. No, she is not splitting from her hubby. Instead, she is embarking on a short and sweet tour in support of AM/FM, her debut solo platter.

    Wilson will perform her songs live for the first time. She will hit famed music venues from California to New York such as Geffen Playhouse, Joe's Pub and Troubadour. Wilson, who is best known as a multi-talented actress, producer and writer, will release AM/FM on Decca Records May 8, 2012.

    AM/FM is an intimate, elegant and beautifully sung collection of classics from the '60s and '70s that together, make up the soundtrack to her life. The album is essentially divided into two sections. The first half, "AM," features songs from the '60s that Wilson remembers singing along to on AM radio while riding in the back seat of her parents' car and that recall the "lovely innocence and hopefulness of the time": "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Never My Love" and "Cherish," "Come See About Me," "Angel of the Morning," "Walking in the Rain," "Wichita Lineman" (written by Jimmy Webb who also plays piano on Wilson's version) and "You Were On My Mind." And the second, "FM," showcases her favorite songs from the early '70s: "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues," "Love Has No Pride," "Please Come to Boston," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Faithless Love" and "River."

    AM/FM, was recorded last spring at the legendary Capitol Records Studio A in Hollywood. Augmenting Wilson's exquisite vocal performances are appearances by special guests Chris Cornell, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Webb, Jackson Browne, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, and Patti Scialfa (who also produced "Come See About Me"). The album contains 14 tracks, carefully curated by Wilson along with her executive producer Jay Landers and producer Fred Mollin.

    Tour Dates:

    April 29 Rock House Hermosa Beach, CA
    May 1 Anthology San Diego, CA
    May 2 Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
    May 4 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
    May 10 Joe's Pub NYC
    June 9 Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles, CA

    Will you check out AM/FM or Rita Wilson live?

    —Carly Costello
    03.27.12



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