Atlanta singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins has firmed up tour plans that will see him open a string of dates for guitar-toting crooner Chris Isaak.
Mullins and Isaak will hit the road early next month, and will play together for the bulk of November.
For Mullins, the gig marks what is so far the peak of a long eight-year climb through indie-land that saw the performer release eight albums on his own. The bridge from the world of the independents to a major label came courtesy of "Lullaby," Mullins gruff-yet-serene tale of city life. The video for that track is currently a Buzz Clip, but before that it was getting heavy radio play in Atlanta, where it first caught the ear of major labels.
Mullins hardly sees the success of the song as a surprise, however, as he apparently knew he had stumbled across something big when he first penned the song.
"When I wrote it, I kind of felt a little gooseflesh because that tends to happen for me when I write a song," Mullins recently explained to MTV News. "It just happens that way. When I write a song that's gonna move me, it typically moves my audience, the people who like my music. So I hoped, I hoped that it would get some attention because I sure liked the song when I wrote it." [28.8 RealVideo]
Mullins will get the chance to drum up even more attention when he hits the road with Isaak starting November 3 in Minneapolis. Here's where to catch them:
- 11/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
- 11/5 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
- 11/6 - Milwaukee, IL @ Riverside Theatre
- 11/8 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit State Theatre
- 11/10 - Columbus, OH @ Ohio Theatre
- 11/12 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
- 11/20 - New York, NY @ Roseland