New York City guitarist Joseph Arthur and San Fernando Valley newcomers Five For Fighting have been tapped to open up for Welsh singer-songwriter David Gray on his upcoming tour, scheduled to launch on August 29 in Washington, D.C.
For Gray, whose "Babylon" single is currently sitting atop the "R&R" Adult Alternative radio charts, the tour will be his first high-profile opportunity to wow American live audiences since backing out of some planned shows with the Dave Matthews Band earlier this month (see "Indigenous Tapped For Dates With Dave Matthews Band").
Arthur will be out touting his own record, "Come To Where I'm From" (see "Joseph Arthur Talks Mean 'Chemical,' Difficult Art"), while Five For Fighting will be previewing material from its new album, "America Town," due out on September 26 via Columbia Records.
Dates and confirmed openers for David Gray's
- 8/29 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/1 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/3 - Sun Valley, ID @ Freedom Fest
- 9/4 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
- 9/5 - Portland, OR @ Berbatis Pan (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Palace (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/9 - San Diego, CA @ Street Scene
- 9/12 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/13 - Dallas, TX @ Trees (w/ Joseph Arthur)
- 9/15 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/16 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/18 - Detroit, MI @ 7th House (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/19 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rosebud (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (w/ Five For Fighting)
- New York, NY @ Roseland (w/ Five For Fighting)
- 9/24 - Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom (w/ Five For Fighting)