December 9, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Rachael Yamagata has sold-out 10 of the dates on her current U.S. tour in support of her third release Chesapeake, which was released on October 11th through her own Frankenfish Records. Sold out markets on the tour (so far) include: Northampton (10/28), Boston (10/30), Washington, DC (11/1), Baltimore (11/2), Brooklyn (11/4), Pittsburgh (11/5), Los Angeles (11/29), Hoboken (12/20), and New York (12/21-22).
Yamagata recently stopped by NPR’s Tell Me More while on tour in Washington , DC. Listen to the interview and live performance HERE.
Chesapeake was produced by John Alagia, producer of Yamagata’s Happenstance album as well as albums from Liz Phair, Dave Matthews Band, and Jason Mraz. For the album, Yamagata recruited her “dream team” consisting of Victor Indrizzo (Sheryl Crow) on drums, guitarists Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), Michael Chaves (John Mayer), and Kevin Salem, (Dump Truck, Yo La Tengo), cellist Oli Kraus (Sia, Duffy) and Tom Freund on the upright bass. The result is an eclectic collection of songs projecting Yamagata’s newfound optimism and hopefulness, showcasing her sultry and smoky voice, rich, layered harmonies, striking ballads and soulful grooves.
Chesapeake has been receiving notable airplay at WFUV (NY), KCSN (Los Angeles), KCMP (Minneapolis), WXPN (Philadelphia), WFPK (Louisville), and Sirius XM The Loft. On October 12th, the track “Even If I Don’t” was featured as NPR Music’s “Song Of The Day”
Yamagata also teamed up with PledgeMusic (http://www.pledgemusic.com/), the leading international direct-to-fan platform for musicians raising funds to record and tour. On July 7th, Yamagata launched her PledgeMusic Campaign (www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rachaelyamagata), and thanks to a devoted global fan-base she quickly exceeded her goal.
9th – Birmingham, AL – Work Play
10th – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
12th – Charleston, SC – New Brookland Tavern
13th – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
15th – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
16th – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
17th – Louisville, KY – Headliners
18th – Columbus, OH – The Basement
20th – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s (Sold Out)*
21st – New York, NY – City Winery (Sold Out)*
22nd – New York, NY – City Winery (Sold Out)*