On the heels of its successful inaugural “You Oughta Know” tour, VH1 is hitting the road again with two different upcoming tours to bring the music and artists that VH1 viewers love directly to their hometowns.
Last spring, VH1 expanded its successful “You Oughta Know” new music promotion franchise to concert halls across the country with its first-ever “You Oughta Know” tour featuring Mat Kearney and special guests The Feeling and Rocco DeLuca & The Burden.
The tour was a hit and VH1 is proud to give the ladies a turn this time with the second YOK tour featuring Brandi Carlile with special guest A Fine Frenzy. VH1.com will offer an exclusive ticket pre-sale beginning Wednesday, July 11 for the 2 month-long tour which will cover 32 markets and kicks off September 6 in Eugene, Oregon.
VH1’s You Oughta Know franchise, launched originally on VH1.com in late 2004 introduces artists on the rise to the channel’s adult music lover base via VH1, VH1.com and off-air marketing campaigns. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break many artists such as Amy Winehouse, James Blunt, The Fray, KT Tunstall and Corinne Bailey Rae and has proven to have an impact on their record sales.
A Fine Frenzy is the music of 22 year-old Alison Sudol. Born in Seattle to dramatic-arts teacher parents, she developed a strong love for the fantastic literary worlds of CS Lewis, Charles Dickens and others, while becoming a passionate author in her own right. She immersed herself in classical music, Motown, Aretha Franklin, swing bands, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, Technicolor movies and classic 1950’s television.
After teaching herself to play piano, she found solace in the new global British bands Aqualung, Radiohead, Coldplay and Keane. She was also moved by the diatonic minimalism of Philip Glass and the transportive allure of Icelandic music (Bjork, Sigur Ros.) Inspired, Alison developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy – hypnotic piano arrangements under classic American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs with the power to reach around the world. A Fine Frenzy’s debut album ‘One Cell in the Sea’ is now on store shelves.
Tour dates include:
09/06 – Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Music Hall
09/08 – San Francisco, CA – Filmore
09/11 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
09/12 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
09/13 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09/14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
09/15 – Tucson, AZ – Riatto Theatre
09/19 – Austin, TX – Texas Union Ballroom
09/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09/21 – Houston, TX – Meridian
09/22 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09/24 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay SoundStage
09/25 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
09/26 – Nashville, TN – City Hall
09/28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/29 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
10/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/03 – New York, NY – Filmore (Irving Plaza)
10/04 – New York, NY – Filmore (Irving Plaza)
10/05 – Boston, MA – Orpheum
10/07 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10/10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre
10/14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
10/16 – St. Louis, MO – The pageant
10/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
10/18 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/20 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/23 – Boise, ID – Big Easy
10/24 – Spokane, WA – Big Easy
10/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/30 – Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theatre
11/02 – Seattle, WA – Paramount