Phil Vassar tours across the pond
Monday, January 11, 2010
– Phil Vassar will launch his first European tour later this month in London and ending with a Munich gig in February.
Vassar's currently touring the states in support of his December release "Traveling Circus," featuring the single and video Everywhere I Go.
Vassar will embark on a full media schedule visiting various TV shows in London and Ireland, as well as the BBC while on the tour.
"I am thrilled to finally be on my way to share my music and show with some of the world's most passionate music lovers," said Vassar. "To be able to perform in four countries in one week is quite a feat, but I am ready for it. I am extremely proud of the record I have recorded with my touring band, they are my brothers, and to be able to have this experience is something we have been waiting to do for quite some time."
Tour dates are:
Jan. 26 London, England The Garage
Jan. 28 Dublin, Ireland The Whelan
Jan. 29 Belfast, Ireland The Avenue
Jan. 30 Glasgow, Scotland King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Feb. 1 Untermeitingen, Germany Four Corners
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