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Kaki King Announces Headlining Tour To Support Upcoming Release, “Dreaming Of Revenge”

United States
JANUARY 28, 2008 — Velour Music Group is pleased to announce a headlining tour in support of guitarist/songwriter Kaki King’s anticipated fourth album, “Dreaming Of Revenge.” Following several appearances at the SXSW Festival, the 12-day tour will kick off March 21st at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, and will wrap up April 12th at Washington, D.C.’s Nightclub 9:30.

Due out March 11th and produced by Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Malcom Burn (Emmylou Harris, Peter Gabriel), “Dreaming Of Revenge” follows 2006’s critically-acclaimed “...Until We Felt Red.” “Red” found King branching out with songs that featured electric and pedal-steel guitar, horns, and, for the first time, vocals. The New York Times said the record sounded like “the abstract, dreamy, and hypnotic end of alternative rock.” “Revenge” picks up that thread, continuing her evolution from acoustic instrumentalist to full-fledged, multi-faceted songwriter. Previously, her whispery, ethereal voice was used as mainly another element in her sonic arsenal. This time around, King put more effort into both her vocals and the lyrics, and, as a result, “Dreaming Of Revenge” is King’s most accessible record to date.

Aside from work on “Revenge,” King has had a busy and exciting few months. King recorded two tracks for last year’s Warner Bros. film “August Rush”, in which she appeared as a guitar-playing hand double. Then, King was drafted by Sean Penn to compose original music for several scenes in Penn’s acclaimed film “Into the Wild,” which also features two of King’s previously released songs. The score went on to receive a coveted Golden Globe Nomination. Aside from Sean Penn, King also has a fan in Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who asked her to duet with him on “Ballad of The Beaconsfield Miners” from the Foos’ current album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.”

Kaki King’s tour dates are as follows:

  • March 21: Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
  • March 22: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
  • March 25: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
  • March 26: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
  • April 2: Newmarket, NH @ The Stone Church
  • April 3: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • April 5: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • April 6: Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
  • April 9: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • April 10: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
  • April 11: Baltimore, MD @ 8 x 10
  • April 12: Washington, D.C @ Nightclub 9:30

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