On the heels of the release of her acclaimed debut full-length album HIGH HOPES & HEARTBREAK, singer/songwriter/musician BROOKE WHITE has announced her first-ever nationwide tour. She will team-up with fellow “American Idol” alum Michael Johns for a co-headlining run beginning September 17 in Pomona, CA.
HIGH HOPES & HEARTBREAK--released July 21 via June Baby Records, a new indie label formed by BROOKE, Randy Jackson and Carl Stubner (head of Sanctuary Artist Management)—debuted as an iTunes pre-release at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, #7 on the Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Digital albums chart. The disc has initially sold over 20,000 copies and spawned 130,000 in single sales.
“I don’t have any barriers,” explains BROOKE of the songwriting process on her first full-length since she was a Top 5 finalist on “American Idol” in 2008. “It’s important I remain unguarded, open and vulnerable as an artist; it’s the only way I know how to be.”
BROOKE’s diversity as an artist was cited in a Houston Chronicle album review which noted: “Shades of Carly Simon, the Carpenters and Carole King… She's consistently lovely--the alt-country vibe of ‘Little Bird,’ the heartbreaking ‘Smile,’ and the surprising disco-swirl of the title track” (Joey Guerra, 7/24/09).
BROOKE teamed with Randy Jackson who executive-produced HIGH HOPES & HEARTBREAK, marking the first time he has produced an “Idol” contestant’s music in the eight years of the popular TV show. BROOKE co-wrote half of the disc with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Cornell, Shooter Jennings), which the Miami Herald praised for its “…infectious melody and reliance on timeless instrumentation--as opposed to trendy hardware…” (Howard Cohen, 6/18/09). Elsewhere, the Boston Herald hailed the album as “...a delightful throwback to ‘70s singer/songwriter fare” (7/17/09).
Other disc highlights include the luminous first single “Radio Radio” which “embodies the tingly emotion that makes you feel like a 12-year old kid again” (New York Post, 7/14/09), the countrified “When We Were Young” and “Little Bird,” plus “California Song,” a joyous acoustic explosion of summertime pop.
Catch BROOKE WHITE on the road in the following cities (more to be announced):
DATE CITY VENUE
U.S. Promo Tour
Fri 8/14 New York, NY Barnes & Noble In-store (1972 Broadway, NYC)
WWFS Radio show with Michael Johns
Sat 8/15 Long Island, NY Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater (WWFS Radio Show, free)
U.S. Promo Tour
Mon 8/17 Salt Lake City, UT Barnes & Noble In-store (7157 Plaza Center, Jordan Landing)
Wed 8/19 Minneapolis, MN Best Buy In-store (340 West Market St., Bloomington)
Fri 8/21 St. Louis, MO Barnes & Noble In-store (1600 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield)
Brooke White co-headlining U.S. tour with Michael Johns
Thu 9/17 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Fri 9/18 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk
Sat 9/19 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
Mon 9/21 Portland, OR Roseland Grill
Wed 9/23 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Thu 9/24 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Fri 9/25 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sat 9/26 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon
Sun 9/27 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Tue 9/29 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
Wed 9/30 Des Monies, IA People’s Court