Producer, singer, songwriter Greg Laswell announces his 2012 Spring tour. Laswell's dates begin on May 15 on the East Coast before heading out across North America to the West Coast and circling back around to the East Coast, ending with three shows in New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Along the way he will play shows in Los Angeles and Chicago, and many more. For a full list of complete dates, please see below.
Laswell will be touring in support of his newest album, Landline, to be released April 24th on Vanguard Records. Landline is his first album since 2010's Take A Bow, and his fourth full-length. Laswell, a talented producer and musician in his own right, self-produced the record.
Landline's 11 new tracks were recorded by Laswell in a church-turned-house in a small lobstering town in down-east Maine. Laswell's nomadic tendencies caused him to relocate from Los Angeles to New York City, eventually ending up at the church-turned-house that is owned by his wife's parents. The album's title was inspired by the fact that the home-recording-studio had no cell-phone reception, forcing Laswell to use landlines for all of his calls.
The album features collaborations with a number of well-known female singers, including Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth and the Catapult) and Sara Bareilles (on the album's lead single 'Come Back Down.') Inspired by hip-hop records that he was listening to while writing and recording the album, Laswell decided he wanted to work with and feature female vocals alongside his own. Each singer brings a new element and personality to the songs, whether it's Bareilles' energy that caused Laswell to re-record his vocals, or the fact that he co-wrote the album's title track with Ingrid Michaelson when the power went out one night.
Laswell's songs have won over several of film and television's top music supervisors, who have featured his songs in films such as Friends With Benefits and My Sister's Keeper, and television placements in the season premieres of CBS' NCIS and NBC's Parenthood, as well as ten individual placements on ABC's hit drama Grey's Anatomy.
Greg Laswell Tour Dates
May 15 - Charlotte, NC @ Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
May 16 - Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
May 19 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
May 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Work Play Theatre
May 24 - Houston, TX @ Dosey Doe
May 25 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet bar
May 26 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
May 28 - Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress
May 29 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
May 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
June 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
June 02 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 03 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
June 05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
June 06 - Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
June 08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
June 09 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 11 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
June 14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
June 15 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
June 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
June 19 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
June 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 21 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live