Fueled by lead single "Tiny Light," their incendiary live shows and rave reviews from critics nationwide, the self-titled album from GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS (Hollywood Records/Ragged Company) enter Billboard's Top 200 at # 20, Billboard's Rock Album Chart at #3 and Billboard's Digital Album Chart at #9.
The group, praised by Rolling Stone as one of the "Best New Bands of 2010," delivered an electrifying performance of "Tiny Light" on yesterday's Good Morning America and return to television July 15th for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The Boston Herald compared the group to the "Rolling Stones (circa Exile On Main Street), fronted by a young Etta James/Tina Turner/Bonnie Raitt-type singer while "The New York Post lauded the album with a 4-star review, declairing the "Vermont group hits peak... Potter and company deserve the hype." Oprah's O Magazine compared Potter to the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams, Rolling Stone said that the record "bursts with promise," and the Dallas Morning News gave the disc an A calling it "an auspicious effort that definitely needs to be heard."
The band is currently on a headlining tour, including several dates on the Lilith Fair (see below).
Tour Dates for GPN are as follows:
June 19 Cleveland, O2H Beachland Ballroom (headlining)
June 22 Spanish Fort, AL Blue Gill Amphitheatre (headlining)
June 23 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre (headlining)
June 24 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall (headlining)
June 25 Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival
**June 27 Calgary, AB McMahon Stadium Lilith Fair
**June 28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Lilith Fair
**July 1 Vancouver, BC Ambleside Park Lilith Fair
**July 2 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater Lilith Fair
**July 3 Seattle, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre Lilith Fair
July 5 Aspen, CO Belly Up
July 6 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 8 Kansas City, KS Crossroads (headlining)
July 9 Minneapolis, MN Basilica Block Party + GPN on prior to Spoon
July 10 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
July 11 Masontown, WV All Good Festival
July 13 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork (headlining)
July 16 Camden, NJ XPoNential Music Festival
July 17 Alta, WY Targhee Festival
July 23 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (headlining)
July 24 Asheville, NC Bele Chere Festival
July 25 Floyd, VA Floydfest
Aug. 14 Burlington, VT Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
Aug. 21 Davenport, IA River Roots Live Festival
Aug. 28 Paola, KS Paola Roots Festival
Sept. 11 Boston, MA Life is Good Festival
More dates to be announced.