Curtis Peoples, one of Los Angeles' most popular indie singer-songwriters, puts on an energetic live show that has audiences cheering and singing along. He's already done one national tour to packed houses since the release of his self-titled debut album.
At the end of October, the deep-voiced Curtis will be on the road again with Tony Lucca and Ernie Halter, going across the country from LA's Roxy to New York's Canal Room. Then, he opens for Tyler Hilton for five December dates on the East Coast.
Curtis loves touring because, he says, "It's just so free - you never know exactly what's going to happen!" And he's particularly looking forward to playing some new venues and some new cities, including Minneapolis, Annapolis and Virginia Tech.
Touring with Tyler Hilton, a longtime friend and collaborator who may be as well-known for his acting roles in 'One Tree Hill' and the recent film 'Charlie Bartlett' as he is for his strong songwriting and stirring vocals (his sophomore album is due from Warner Bros. in 2009), is sure to bring back memories for Curtis, who vividly recalls his first national tour opening for Tyler in 2004.
"It was such an amazing experience," he enthuses, "that I never wanted it to end. I really appreciated Tyler's support then, and I still do." To commemorate that tour, Curtis and Tyler visited a New York tattoo parlor after their show there, along with friend Michelle Branch, and Curtis got his only tattoo, a prominent Beatles logo on his right biceps muscle.
"I don't think I'll ever get another one," he says. "This one's my good-luck charm, because that tour is what made me know that I want to be out there playing for the rest of my life."
Oct 21 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 23 - LeStats - San Diego, CA**
Oct 25 - Venue TBA - Phoenix, AZ**
Oct 26 - Why? Sound - Logan, UT**
Oct 27 - Walnut Room - Denver, CO**
Oct 30 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN**
Nov 1 - Martyr's - Chicago, IL**
Nov 3 - Venue TBA - Madison, WI**
Nov 4 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI**
Nov 5 - Venue TBA - Indianapolis, IN**
Nov 6 - The Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI*
Nov 7 - Venue TBA - Cincinnati, OH*
Nov 8 - Venue TBA - Columbus, OH*
Nov 10 - 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville, TN*
Nov 11 - Venue TBA - Orlando, FL*
Nov 12 - The Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC*
Nov 14 - Canal Room - NYC*
Nov 15 - Ram's Head Tavern - Annapolis, MD*
Nov 17 - Venue TBA - Fairfield, CT*
Dec 3 - Tin Angel - Philadelphia, PA^
Dec 6 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA^
Dec 8 - Virginia Tech University - Blackburg, VA^
Dec 9 - Visulite Theater - Charlotte, NC^
Dec 10 - Eddie's Attic - Atlanta, GA^
*with Ernie Halter & Tony Lucca
**with Ernie Halter
^opening for Tyler Hilton
Album Release Party--w/ Tony Lucca & Tyler Hilton
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