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    Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:52:27

    The Belle Brigade to Tour with k.d. lang This Summer - The tour begins June 17th

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    • k.d. lang - NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Brian Stokes Mitchell introduces k.d. lang as she performs a special rare 'After Midnight' encore performance of her legendary rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic, 'Hallelujah' to raise money for the Actor's Fund at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 7, 2014 in New York City.
    • k.d. lang - NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Brian Stokes Mitchell introduces k.d. lang as she performs a special rare 'After Midnight' encore performance of her legendary rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic, 'Hallelujah' to raise money for the Actor's Fund at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 7, 2014 in New York City.
    • k.d. lang - NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Brian Stokes Mitchell introduces k.d. lang as she performs a special rare 'After Midnight' encore performance of her legendary rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic, 'Hallelujah' to raise money for the Actor's Fund at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 7, 2014 in New York City.

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    Ah, summer is on its way. The Belle Brigade have announced that they will hit the road this summer as special guests of Canadian songstress k.d. lang. The tour, which visits several music festivals across the U.S. and Canada, begins June 17th in Toronto and winds up July 15th in North Carolina. The band will also play a special show with Lang at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in April 11th. All upcoming tour dates are below.

    Fronted by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade are touring in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released by Reprise Records on April 19th, 2011. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, where two tracks, "Losers" and "Where Not to Look For Freedom," are available for purchase now.

    Inspired by Barbara and Ethan's love for Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, The Belle Brigade's debut album is chock-full of artfully arranged, freewheeling songs that brim with breezy, California melodies and bracing pop harmonies, fueled by the driving rhythms Barbara plays on drums. A longtime fixture on the Los Angeles music scene, Barbara is a sought-after live drummer who toured with Inara George and Jenny Lewis before she picked up a guitar and formed the band with her singer-songwriter younger brother Ethan two years ago. Raised in a musical family (their father is songwriter/composer Jay Gruska and their maternal grandfather is renowned film composer John Williams), Barbara and Ethan have a strong familial chemistry, which, along with their obvious songwriting gifts, has resulted in one of the most thrilling debut albums of the year.

    The Belle Brigade's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

    04/07 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater*
    04/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues*
    04/09 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues*
    04/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*
    04/11 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour**
    04/13 Sacramento, CA Harlow's*
    04/14 San Louis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Company*
    04/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst*
    04/16 Stateline, NV Harrah's Tahoe-South Shore Rm*
    04/21 Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom*
    04/22 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory*
    04/23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory*
    04/26 Fargo, ND Fargo Theatre*
    04/27 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works*
    04/28 Madison, WI The Majestic*
    04/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
    04/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
    06/17 Toronto, ON Luminato Festival**
    06/18 London, ON The Grand Theatre**
    06/20 New York, NY Beacon Theatre**
    06/22 Carmel, IN Carmel Performing Arts Center**
    06/23 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival**
    06/25 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Int'l Jazz Festival**
    06/30 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre**
    07/03 Highmount, NY Belleayre Music Festival**
    07/06 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Filene Center**
    07/09 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus**
    07/10 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent**
    07/15 Boone, NC Appalachian Summer Festival**
    *denotes show with G. Love and Special Sauce
    **denotes show with k.d. lang

    Will you join the Belle Brigade with k.d. lang?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.01.11



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