Joan Armatrading North American Tour Dates Set

1st SINGLE 'THIS CHARMING LIFE' #1 MOST-ADDED @ AC RADIO!

Album Available Now in U.S. and in Canada on June 29 on 429/Fontana North

Jun 10, 2010, 06:00 ET from 429 Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated songstress Joan Armatrading is returning to North America this summer by kicking off her visit with an appearance at the Montreal Jazz Festival (July 5).  She'll perform songs from her new recording "THIS CHARMING LIFE" on a nationwide tour beginning July 7th.  Described by the Boston Phoenix as "possibly her most electric album in her nearly 40-year career...Armatrading at her most enthusiastic and self-assured"—the new recording is the follow up to her much lauded foray into blues rock traditions, the Grammy-nominated 2007 "Into The Blues."   A return to her unique style—a blend of rock, pop, R&B, blues and jazz, "THIS CHARMING LIFE" is bursting with a joyous energy.  The title track achieved #1 Most-Added status at AC Radio this week according to FMQB.  All eleven of the new tracks were written, arranged, produced and performed by Armatrading.  "THIS CHARMING LIFE" is available now on 429 Records which is distributed by Universal/Fontana in the U.S. and Universal Music in Australia and will be available June 29 in Canada on 429/Fontana North.

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Long recognized as a pioneering force with a career spanning three decades, the Saint Kitts born Joan Armatrading has maintained an acclaimed and storied career.  The three times Grammy nominated British artist has garnered countless accolades which include Top 10 albums and singles ("Love and Affection," "Willow," "Drop The Pilot,"  are but a few), not to mention a #1 debut atop the Billboard Blues chart in 2007 (a first for a female artist from the UK).  She has made VH1's list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Rock, has been nominated for a Brit Award, gave a command performance for Nelson Mandela on his 70th birthday at Wembley Stadium, received an Honorary Degree from Birmingham University and the list goes on—truly a charmed life and career!

Confirmed U.S. Tour dates:

July 5

Place des Arts Theatre

Montreal, QC, Canada

July 7

Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, PA

July 8, 9

The Birchmere Music Hall

Alexandria, VA

July 10

Westhampton Performing Arts Center

Westhampton Beach, NY

July 11

The Music Hall

Portsmouth, NH

July 13

Stone Mountain Arts Center

Brownfield, ME

July 14

Hart Theater

Albany, NY

July 15

Nokia Theatre

New York, NY

July 16

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, CT

July 17

Boarding House Park

Lowell, MA

July 18

New Hazlett Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA

July 19

Sellersville Theater

Sellersville, PA

July 20

The National

Richmond, VA

July 22

Variety Playhouse

Atlanta, GA

July 24

House of Blues

Cleveland, OH

July 25

House of Blues

Chicago, IL

July 28

Barrymore Theatre

Madison, WI

July 30

The Cotillion

Wichita, KS

Aug 1

Center for the Arts

Jackson, WY

Aug 3

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver, CO

Aug 4

Chautauqua Auditorium

Boulder, CO

Aug 7

Long Beach Terrace Theater

Long Beach, CA

Aug 9

Lobero Theatre

Santa Barbara, CA

Aug 10

Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco, CA

Aug 11

Rio Theatre

Santa Cruz, CA

Aug 13

Moore Theater

Seattle, WA



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