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Imelda May announces FIRST ever US tour

Irish rockabilly-jazz-boogie-woogie blues belter IMELDA MAY
announces her first ever US tour in September Verve Forecast debut “Love Tattoo ” out on August 11th
Handpicked as a virtual unknown by British TV icon Jools Holland to perform on his program, Imelda May quickly landed a label deal with UK’s Universal Records.

The resulting “Love Tattoo” spent two weeks this summer at the  #1 spot on the Irish charts just ahead of Springsteen, Paolo Nutini and Eminem.

Tour dates:
Sept 9 – Chicago / Martyr’s
Sept 11 – LA / The Mint
Sept 12 – NYC / BB Kings w/Chuck Berry
Sept 13 – NYC / Nokia Theater w/Rusted Root
Sept 15 – NYC / Piano’s

The UK has fallen in love with Imelda May, heaping her with tons of awards so far including ”Rising Star of 2009” by Hello Mag, “Jazz Artist of 2009” by The Times, 2008 “Irish World Newspaper Award- Best Female Newcomer”, “Best Irish Female” at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards (the equivalent of the Brits) and “The Next Big Thing” by The Daily Mail.

As Imelda gets ready to head to the US, she’ll play some of the summer’s biggest European festivals including Glastonbury, Lovebox, Cheltenjam Jazz and Camp Bestival. She just booked dates with guitar legend Jeff Beck. 
Did we mention that Beck is a huge fan? 
Beck made a point of telling Jools Holland that he was only on the program to see Imelda.

She’s also shared stages with the varied likes of Van Morrison, Scissor Sisters, Kirsty MacColl, Alison Moyet, Eartha Kitt, Dionne Warwick and Lionel Richie.


August 3, 2009 - Posted by | Music, Videos | , , , ,

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