Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Anthony Hamilton Prepares to Headline National 'Playin' It Cool' Tour
Jive Records - 04/21/2009
So So Def/Jive Records platinum recording artist Anthony Hamilton is confirmed to headline the extended "Playin' It Cool" tour which kicks off in Houston, Texas on May 28th. The line-up includes Musiq Soulchild and special guest Chrisette Michele. The tour is a continuation of last year's successful "Playin' It Cool" dates which showcased the artist in intimate venues.
The tour comes as Hamilton promotes his newest single, the title track, "The Point Of It All" and his previous hit, "Cool" featuring David Banner which remains a Top 10 staple on Urban Adult Contemporary radio airplay charts. Both songs are from his current album, The Point Of It All, which was released in December, 2008 and met with critical acclaim. The New Yorker declared, "Hamilton makes like a modern-day Curtis Mayfield...;" The Boston Globe described the album as "flawless and expressive" and went on to proclaim, "Hamilton has proven himself to be one of the logical heirs to Marvin Gaye;" USA Today proclaimed him as "one of the genre's rare singers."
Widely known for his electric, soul-inspiring live performances Hamilton has gained a steady and loyal fan base throughout his career beginning with his 2003 platinum-certified debut album Comin' From Where I'm From, which spawned the chart-topping song, "Charlene." In 2005, the Charlotte, North Carolina native followed up with his gold-certified sophomore album Ain't Nobody Worryin' which featured the #1 hit, "Can't Let Go."
In addition to the accolades the seven-time Grammy nominee has earned for his albums and live shows, Hamilton won his first Grammy Award this year for his collaboration on Al Green's, "You Got The Love I Need".
On-sale dates will be announced locally in each market and show dates are as follows:
Date City Venue May 28 Houston, TX Reliant Arena May 29 Dallas, TX Nokia Live Grand Prairie May 30 Southaven, MS DeSoto Center May 31 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre June 4 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Live Theatre June 6 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre June 11 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre June 12 Detroit, MI Opera House June 13 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theatre June 16 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts June 18 New York, NY WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden June 19 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall June 21 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion June 25 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre June 26 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium June 27 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall June 28 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium *All dates are subject to change. For more information: playinitcooltour.blogspot.com
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SOURCE: JIVE Label Group
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