Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Enter Billboard's Top 200 at #20, Billboard's Rock Album Chart at #3 and Billboard's Digital Album Chart at #9


Jun 16, 2010, 15:29 ET from Hollywood Records

BURBANK, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fueled by lead single "Tiny Light," their incendiary live shows and rave reviews from critics nationwide, the self-titled album from GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS (Hollywood Records/Ragged Company) enter Billboard's Top 200 at #20, Billboard's Rock Album Chart at #3 and Billboard's Digital Album Chart at #9.

The group, praised by Rolling Stone as one of the "Best New Bands of 2010," delivered an electrifying performance of "Tiny Light" on yesterday's Good Morning America and return to television July 15th for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. This Thursday, June 17th, fans can also catch an encore performance of the band's appearance on ELLEN.

The Boston Herald compared the group to the "Rolling Stones (circa Exile On Main Street), fronted by a young Etta James/Tina Turner/Bonnie Raitt-type singer" while The New York Post lauded the album with a 4-star review, declaring the "Vermont group hits peak... Potter and company deserve the hype." Oprah's O Magazine compared Potter to the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams, Rolling Stone said that the record "bursts with promise," and the Dallas Morning News gave the disc an A calling it "an auspicious effort that definitely needs to be heard." 

The band is currently on a headlining tour, including several dates on the Lilith Fair (see below).

Tour Dates for GPN are as follows:

June 17

Cincinnati, OH

20th Century Theatre


June 18

Chicago, IL



June 19

Cleveland, OH

Beachland Ballroom


June 22

Spanish Fort, AL

Blue Gill Amphitheatre


June 23

Birmingham, AL

WorkPlay Theatre


June 24

Memphis, TN

Minglewood Hall


June 25

Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival

**June 27

Calgary, AB

McMahon Stadium

Lilith Fair

**June 28

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place

Lilith Fair

**July 1

Vancouver, BC

Ambleside Park

Lilith Fair

**July 2

Portland, OR

Sleep Country Amphitheater

Lilith Fair

**July 3

Seattle, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

Lilith Fair

July 5

Aspen, CO

Belly Up

July 6

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

July 8

Kansas City, KS



July 9

Minneapolis, MN

Basilica Block Party

GPN on prior to Spoon

July 10

Louisville, KY

Forecastle Festival

July 11

Masontown, WV

All Good Festival

July 13

Dewey Beach, DE

Bottle & Cork


July 16

Camden, NJ

XPoNential Music Festival

July 17

Alta, WY

Targhee Festival

July 23

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse


July 24

Asheville, NC

Bele Chere Festival

July 25

Floyd, VA


Aug. 14

Burlington, VT

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

Aug. 21

Davenport, IA

River Roots Live Festival

Aug. 28

Paola, KS

Paola Roots Festival

Sept. 11

Boston, MA

Life is Good Festival

More dates to be announced.

For more information about GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS, please contact Sharrin Summers in the Hollywood Records publicity department

Ph. 818-560-5787


SOURCE Hollywood Records