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Shelby Lynne announces solo gigs

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 – Shelby Lynne will launch an acoustic tour in support of her upcoming album, "Tears, Lies, And Alibis," in late April in California and end two months later back in California.

Lynne starts her tour at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, Cal. on April 22nd. U.K. artist Findlay Brown will open on all dates. Tickets for the U.S. tour will go on sale this weekend.

"Tears, Lies, And Alibis," due out April 20th, marks the first release on Lynne's own newly founded label, Everso, which will be distributed through Fontana. She'll be performing at the Fontana party at SXSW on March 18th. Coming on the heels of "Just a Little Lovin'," Lynne's 2008 tribute to Dusty Springfield, the new CD weaves country, soul, rock, blues, pop and folk influences into the mix. Like "Identity Crisis" (2003) and "Suit Yourself" (2005), this sparse sounding CD was produced by Lynne.

Tour dates are:

April 22 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre

April 23 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

April 26 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

April 27 Seattle, WA The Triple Door

May 1 Minneapolis, MN Dakota

May 2 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall

May 3 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark

May 4 Chicago, IL Martyrs'

May 5 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern

May 7 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall

May 8 Somerville, MA Johnny D's

May 9 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live

May 10 New York, NY The Concert Hall

May 11 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere

May 13 Nashville, TN The Belcourt Theater

May 15 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

May 17 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

May 18 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

May 19 Austin, TX St. David's Episcopal Church

May 25 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

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