Lissie has been named VH1's next "You Oughta Know" artist, joining the ranks of the highly acclaimed franchise that has helped break many artists such as Adele, Sara Bareilles, Feist, Mumford & Sons, and Regina Spektor, among others. Lissie's VH1 "You Oughta Know" support includes music videos on VH1 and streamed music videos, interview clips, tour updates, photos and more at YouOughtaKnow.VH1.com beginning on May 2nd. On-air support on VH1 begins May 9th. Launched in 2004, the "You Oughta Know" program introduces promising new artists on the rise to VH1's base of music lovers. Other current artists in the program include The Civil Wars, Fitz and The Tantrums, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Christina Perri, and Two Door Cinema Club.
On Saturday May 21st, following her current three-week Australian tour, Lissie will perform a benefit concert at the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter Walk in Wheaton, IL. Each year, the Walk to Defeat ALSTM brings communities together in the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease, to which Lissie lost her aunt this past fall. Registration begins in Cantigny Park at 9am; the Walk begins at 11am and Lissie will perform immediately following the Walk. To register online, donate, or for more information on the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter Walk, please visit http://web.alsa.org/goto/lissie.
Later this summer, Lissie will perform at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, IL, the weekend of August 5th-7th. She'll also perform at the Cities97 Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis, MN, on July 8th, as well as at multiple European festivals in June and July - including the Isle of Wight Festival and Rockness 2011 in the UK. Lissie's US headlining tour in January and February featured multiple sold-out shows and drew glowing live reviews: SPIN.com declared of her Los Angeles show at The Music Box, "The way the sandy blonde stunner would count her players off in a whisper, the way she'd quietly coax each song out of its corner then build to a roar...one couldn't help but be a little in love for an hour at least."
Lissie's debut full-length album Catching A Tiger, released in the US August 17th, 2010 via Fat Possum, was primarily recorded in Nashville, TN, with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Modest Mouse) and in Asheville, NC, with Bill Reynolds (of Band Of Horses, who also produced most of her 2009 EP, Why You Runnin'). The album - a captivating mix of classic '60s-flavored pop, spirited folk, and brilliant pop/rock anchored by Lissie's remarkably soulful, powerful voice - has garnered significant attention from the press, including The A.V. Club, Billboard, Blurt, The Boston Globe, Filter, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Paste ('Best New Solo Artist of 2010'), Relix, SPIN, and USA Today. Her cover of Kid Cudi's "Pursuit Of Happiness" is featured as one of '50 Songs Every Man Should Be Listening To' in the music issue of Esquire on stands now.
Lissie appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in early February, performing "When I'm Alone," iTunes UK's '2010 Song Of The Year.' Last Call With Carson Daly has aired live performances of "In Sleep" and "Little Lovin'," taped at her October sold-out show at Los Angeles' The Troubadour, in October 2010 and March 2011, respectively.
Lissie tour dates:
APRIL 27 HOBART, AU WREST POINT SHOWROOM*
APRIL 28 MELBOURNE, AU ORMOND HALL*
APRIL 29 MELBOURNE, AU THE FORUM*
MAY 3 BRISBANE, AU OLD MUSEUM*
MAY 4 BRISBANE, AU THE TIVOLI*
MAY 5 SYDNEY, AU THE METRO*
MAY 6 SYDNEY, AU THE METRO*
MAY 10 ADELAIDE, AU THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH*
MAY 11 ADELAIDE, AU THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH*
MAY 13 PERTH, AU THE ASTOR*
MAY 14 PERTH, AU FLY BY NIGHT
MAY 16 BRISBANE, AU THE ZOO
MAY 17 SYDNEY, AU OXFORD ART FACTORY
MAY 19 MELBOURNE, AU NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
MAY 21 WHEATON, IL LS Asso. Greater Chicago Chapter Walk
MAY 28 TORONTO, ON PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
MAY 31 MONTREAL, QC THEATRE CORONA
JUNE 3 NURBURGRING, DE ROCK AM RING (Nurburgring Race Track)
JUNE 5 NURENBERG, DE ROCK IM PARK (Frankenstadion)
JUNE 8 CRANS-PRES-CELIGNY, CH CARIBANA FESTIVAL
JUNE 10 ISLE OF WIGHT, UK ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL
JUNE 12 DORES, UK ROCKNESS 2011
JUNE 29 LANGESUND, NO WRIGHTSGARDEEN
JULY 1 WERCHTER, BE ROCK WERCHTER FESTIVAL
JULY 2 ST. GALLEN, CH OPENAIR ST. GALLEN
JULY 3 GUERNSEY, UK GUERNSEY FESTIVAL
JULY 8 MINNEAPOLIS, MN CITIES 7 BASILICA BLOCK PARTY
(Sun Country Stage)
AUG. 5-7 CHICAGO, IL LOLLAPALOOZA
* supporting Washington