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Watkins plans first full tour

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Sean Watkins, founder and guitarist for Nickel Creek, announced a 2015 tour in support of his fourth solo album, "All I Do Is Lie."

This will be the first time Watkins has promoted one of his solo albums with a full tour. "It's a culmination of the past 10 years," he said of the record. "It was borne out of a drive to step out of supportive roles in bands. I do like backing up other musicians, but in the last couple of years, I've started owning my own personality as a musician. I've had the urge to put my name on something and step out of the supporting role."

Watkins began recording "All I Do Is Lie" in the summer of 2012. Released in 2014 by Roaring Girl Records, it's a roots album that straddles the line between multiple genres.

Tour dates are:
Jan.8 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah*
Jan.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
Jan.14 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door*
Jan.18 - Santa Cruz, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall*
Jan.20 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo Restaurant & Music Club*
Jan.30 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe's Guitar Shop*
Feb.18 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic^
Feb.20 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall^
Feb.21 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Backroom)^
Feb.22 - Ashland, VA - Ashland Coffee & Tea^
Feb.24 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern^
Feb.25 - Washington, DC - Gypsy Sally's^
Feb.26 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Upstairs)^
Feb.27 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)^
Feb.28 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds^
March 1 Cambridge, MA - Club Passim^
April14 - Houston, TX - McGonigel's Mucky Duck #
April16 - Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe #
April17 - Dallas, TX - Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse #
April18 - Blue Door - Oklahoma City, OK - Blue Door #
April19 - Kansas City, MO - Knucklehead's #
April24 - Evanston, IL - SPACE #
April26 - Denver, CO - Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music #

* = with Laura Shera
^ = with Jill Andrews
# = with Joseph LeMay

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