MUSIC NEWS - Brandi Carlile has revealed she'll give her new single, "Keep Your Heart Young," its television debut on "Conan" on Thursday, November 8th. "Keep Your Heart Young" is the second single from her Top 10 album, Bear Creek (out iva Columbia Records), and follows the Top 5 Triple A radio hit "That Wasn't Me."
"Hard Way Home," another track from Bear Creek was selected for a recent episode of The CW's "Hart of Dixie" and "Raise Hell" was featured in the Travel Channel's "No Reservations" with host Anthony Bourdain.
Ms Carlile kicks off the fall leg of her 2012 tour this Thursday, October 11, at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA with Blitzen Trapper opening from October 14 through November 2.
She will play two shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City (10/28 & 29). She will
also play three special hometown shows with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, where she recorded her first live album. The November 23rd and 24th concerts will include her band, while the November 25th show will be an acoustic performance.
On November 30th, Carlile will appear at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul along with top-touring comedian Maria Bamford in an episode of "Wits," a live public radio show from American Public Media that combines music, comedy and conversation. For details and tickets, go to www.mpr.org/wits. She'll return to the Twin Cities for two year-end shows at the Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis on December 30th (sold out) and 31st. See below for her full concert itinerary.
The first-ever "GRAMMY U Songwriting Master Classses with Brandi Carlile" will be offered in five cities along the tour route; Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Oakland and Los Angeles. Carlile is joining forces with GRAMMY U to initiate this brand new program, which gives up-and-coming songwriters a chacnce to develope their skills in a small group setting. After observing Carlile's soundcheck, students will participate in a session with Brandi and her bandmates/writing partners Tim and Phil Hanseroth, who will discuss how they approach the songwriting process. Then, the songwriters will be broken into even smaller groups to work on their own material with Brandi, Tim or Phil. Further details are available at http://www.grammy365.com/grammy-u.
Brandi Carlile - Fall 2012 Tour Itinerary-
11 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
12 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
14 - Fort Collins, CO @ Lincoln Center - SOLD OUT
16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
19 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
20 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
21 - Morgantown, WV @ WVU Creative Arts Center
23 - Burlington, VT @ Flynn Theatre
24 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
25 - Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre
28 & 29 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
1 - Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
2 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
7 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theater
10 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
23 & 24 - Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall w/the Seattle Symphony
25 - Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall - acoustic show w/ the Seattle Symphony
30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre - SOLD OUT
31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre