Holly Williams backs new CD
Monday, June 15, 2009
– Holly Williams is slated to perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson this week in support of Tuesday's release of her second album, Here With Me. She will also guest on Chelsea Lately and be featured on NPR's Weekend Edition.
People.com will premiere the video for the track Alone on Tuesday. Filmed by director Philip Andelman (Beyonce, Lenny Kravitz) in Paris, the video tries capturing the vulnerability of the solo-penned tune and features some of the city's most famous landmarks.
Williams will play the Fillmore in San Francisco June 17, L.A.'s The Mint July 28 and is playing various other tour stops on her own, as well as opening some dates for Sugarland.
Williams will be E!'s Daily 10 - June 15, Chelsea Lately - June 18, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" - June 19. Exact dates and times for CNN, NPR's Weekend Edition and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson are to be announced.
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