Tunstall, Wainwright for August U.S. Tour

 

Also headed to the Conan O’Brien show in July.

By Blurt Staff

 

KT Tunstall’s just announced
dates for an August tour of America,
featuring opening act Martha Wainwright. Said Tunstall in a press release, “I’m
very excited to be bringing my vintage electric guitars over to the U.S.
for this month, and mixing the acoustic roots of Eye to the Telescope with the more complex driving sounds of Drastic Fantastic.”

 

 

 

Tunstall’s European and
North American acoustic spring 2008 tour, dubbed “The Campfire Tour,” “was a
huge success,” Tunstall added. “It taught me to enjoy the subtleties of the set
as much as the pedal-to-the-metal foot-stompers… My bar has been raised – I’ve
realized what’s possible…touring (a first album) with a band, seeing how that
album can turn into something else on stage, and how we can actually make it better…
It’s always been about getting onstage and trying to do a mind-blowing show.
And if you’re playing the same set night after night, that means playing around
with it, and experimenting with what you’ve got. It’s not a CD, it’s a gig.”

 

 

 

Tunstall will perform on
NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien on July 15th, with
American pop-soul icon Daryl Hall.

 

 

 

Of additional note: Tunstall
is a founding figure in the launch of Global Cool, an environmental issues
action group. Tunstall is also affiliated with The CarbonNeutral Company,
partnering with CarbonNeutral in a dedicate-a-tree plan in her native Scotland to
offset the carbon footprint of her own career.

 

 

 

KT Tunstall Tour Dates:

 

August
1        Atlanta, GA
@ Atlanta Botanical Gardens

August 2        New Brunswick, Canada @ Moncton Magnetic Hill
Festival

(w/ The Eagles, John Fogerty, Sam Roberts)

August 3        West Hampton Beach, NY
@ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts

August
4        Northampton,
MA @ Calvin Theatre
(w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
6        Albany, NY @
Empire State Plaza (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
7        Fairfield, CT
@ Fairfield Theatre (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
8        Atlantic City, NJ
@ Borgata Music Box (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
9        Baltimore, MD
@ Virgin Festival (w/ Foo Fighters, Bloc Party, etc)

August
11      Grand Rapids, MI
@ Meijer Gardens (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
12      Cleveland,
OH @ House of Blues Cleveland (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
13      Columbus, OH
@ The LC Pavilion (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
14      Interlochen, MI
@ Kresge Auditorium (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
15      Milwaukee, WI
@ The Pabst Theatre (w/ Martha Wainwright)

August
17      Lyons, CO @ Folks Festival (w/
Jakob Dylan, Missy Higgins, etc)

August
18      Denver, CO @ Denver Botanical (w/ Martha
Wainwright)

August
20      Salt Lake City,
UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (w/ Martha
Wainwright)

August
22      Reno, NV @
Silver Legacy Resort Casino

August
23      Cle Elum, WA
@ Suncadia Resort

August
24      Denver, CO @ Mile High Station

August 25      Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen(w/ Martha
Wainwright)

 

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