Legendary Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel Kicks Off Summer Tour in the U.S.

Emmanuel Will Tour the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia through January 2011

Jun 02, 2010, 10:00 ET from Favored Nations

LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Grammy® nominated Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will be touring throughout the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia this summer and into 2011. The tour begins with an initial North American leg starting on the East Coast and running through late July. Emmanuel will be joined on the road by special guest Chase Foster for the first dates and later by Australia's biggest country star, Troy Cassar-Daley. Select tour dates will also feature guitar workshops. Following the East Coast shows, the tour will travel to the South, parts of the West Coast and then back to the East Coast before heading to the U.K., Europe and Russia. Emmanuel then heads back to the U.S. for the second North American leg with the Frank Vignola Trio, continues on to a 10-day tour of China, then to Singapore and Bangkok, and finally returns to the U.K., Ireland and Europe in November. Emmanuel concludes 2010 with the Penang Jazz Festival, and his 50th anniversary tour of Australia with his brother, Phil, and a full band. Dates run through December into January 2011.

Recognized as the elite of the elite and arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player, Emmanuel has mesmerized both fellow musicians and audiences alike with a professional career that spans nearly five decades. Emmanuel's dazzling performance, flawless guitar skills and voluminous repertoire never fail to amaze and engage his legions. From the wilds of Australia's outback to bustling major cities throughout the world, Emmanuel's flair, unforgettable showmanship and exhaustive world wide touring schedule have created an enviable fan base that continues to grow even larger every year.

This month, Emmanuel was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. He was honored with the same award in 2008. Most recently capturing Emmanuel's immense talent is the 2008 Favored Nations Acoustic release Center Stage, a two CD set and separate 5.1 Dolby Digital DVD release originally recorded live over three nights in October of 2007 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, California.

For more information, full tour schedule and tickets, please visit: www.tommyemmanuel.com and www.favorednations.com.

U.S. TOUR DATES:

6/10/2010

New Orleans, LA

House of Blues, with Chase Foster

6/11/2010

Baton Rouge, LA

Istrouma Baptist Church Auditorium with Chase Foster

6/12/2010

Norman, OK

Sharp Concert Hall, with Chase Foster

6/13-14

Phoenix, AZ

MIM Music Theater, with Chase Foster

6/15/2010

Phoenix, AZ

MIM Music Theater GUITAR MASTER CLASS

6/16/2010

San Diego, CA

Anthology Lounge, with Chase Foster  

6/17/2010

San Diego, CA

KPBS San Diego Studio * SPECIAL NOTE – TICKETS only available as part of KPBS Pledge Drive on



Sunday, March 14 at 4:30 PM



Tuesday, March 16 at 10:00 PM



Friday, March 19 at 10:30 PM

6/24/2010

Glenside, PA

Keswick Theatre, with Chase Foster

6/25/2010

Richmond, VA

Carpenter Theatre At Richmond CenterStage with Chase Foster

6/26/2010

Charleston, SC

Charleston Music Hall with Chase Foster

6/27/2010

St. Petersburg, FL

Palladium Theatre at St. Petersburg College, with Chase Foster

6/30/2010

Boulder, CO

Boulder High Auditorium with Chase Foster

7/6/2010

Franklin, TN

Artisan Guitars, one of several performers

7/7/2010  

Nashville, TN

Music City Sheraton - Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention

7/8-7/9

Nashville, TN

Music City Sheraton - CAAS

7/11 – 16

Oliverea, NY

Fur Peace Ranch North Guitar Camp

7/17-18

New York, NY

B.B. Kings, with Troy Cassar-Daley

7/21/2010

New Milford, CT

The National Guitar Summer Workshop Inc.

7/21/2010

Norfolk, CT

Infinity Hall, with Troy Cassar-Daley

7/22/2010

New Milford, CT

The National Guitar Summer Workshop Inc.

7/23/2010

Foxborough, MA

Showcase Live! with Troy Cassar-Daley

7/24/2010

Washington, DC

Lisner Auditorium, with Troy Cassar-Daley

7/25/2010

Harrisburg, PA

Whitaker Center, with Troy Cassar-Daley

7/27/2010

Charlotte, NC

The Neighborhood Theatre, with Troy Cassar-Daley

9/3/2010

Jacksonville, OR

The Britt Festival

9/4/2010

Visalia, CA

Visalia Fox Theatre

9/5/2010

Groveland, CA

Strawberry Music Festival

9/12-14

Beach Haven, NJ

Surflight Theater, with Frank Vignola

9/16-17

Austin, TX

One World Theatre

9/18-19

Chicago, IL

Park West Theatre, with Frank Vignola

9/21/2010

Kalamazoo, MI

The State Theatre, with Frank Vignola

9/22/2010

Milwaukee, WI

S. Milwaukee PAC, with Frank Vignola

9/23/2010

Madison, WI

The Majestic Theatre, with Frank Vignola

9/25/2010

Burnsville, MN

Burnsville PAC, with Frank Vignola

9/26/2010

Des Moines, IA

Hoyt Sherman Place, with Frank Vignola

10/1/2010

Kansas City, MO

AMC Midland Theatre, with Frank Vignola  

10/2/2010

Mountain View, AR

Ozark Folk Center. On sale 6/1  

10/5-6

Cincinnati, OH

McAuley Performing Arts Center, with Frank Vignola

10/8/2010

Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theatre, with Frank Vignola

10/9-10

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse, with Frank Vignola



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