Just Announced: Allen Stone @ Fox on Halloween!
Allen Stone has added nine dates to his North American headline tour. The fall outing, which will feature special guests Tingsek, Sister Sparrow, Yuna, and Selah Sue on select dates, kicks off on September 24 at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live. The newly added shows begin with an evening at the Alabama Music Box in Mobile, AL on October 10 and include the run’s closing night – November 16 at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME.
A limited number of tickets for the additional North American dates will be available to fan club members beginning tomorrow, June 26, on Stone’s Facebook page and website. The pre-sale tickets will include early entry plus a limited edition download. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 29.
Allen, whose mother, Sandy Stone, is a breast cancer survivor, has forged a partnership with The Keep A Breast Foundation, wherein fifty cents from every ticket sold on the tour (including pre-sales and ticket bundles) will go directly to the organization. The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization.
Stone will perform on “The 2012 ESPYs Countdown Show,” which will be broadcast live on ESPN from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Plaza on July 11 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm PT. He will appear on “Late Show with David Letterman” on August 14.
The 25-year-old soul singer from Chewelah, WA recently signed to ATO Records, which will give his self-titled album its wide release on July 31. Stone released his album digitally via his own stickystones label last fall. It quickly entered the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts. Performances on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House” followed and Esquire, CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch – all before he had signed with a label.
“With his tangle of blond locks and lumberjack sweater, he looks less like a soul singer and more like someone you’d find selling hemp necklaces in Big Sur,” said Forbes.com in a feature exploring his success as an independent artist. “But soon hundreds of slack-jawed hipsters have sheathed their smartphones to listen as he belts out the words to his song ‘Unaware,’ sounding something like the love child of Stevie Wonder and a resurrected Amy Winehouse, if not better.”
The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted: “his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early ’70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music.” “Stone's beautiful music has universal appeal,” said the Chicago Tribune while the LA Weekly declared: “he's the real deal.”
Stone’s new single, “Sleep.” was recently tapped by KCRW as “Today’s Top Tune.” You can stream it – and the rest of the album – at www.allenstone.com.