Grace Potter To Headline Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

Article Contributed by | Published on Friday, May 20, 2011

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have been chosen to headline the inaugural Bonnaroo Buzz Tour.  Support acts include fellow Bonnaroo acts Futurebirds and Gary Clark Jr.  The band, who proved their mettle as road warriors soon after forming at St Lawrence University, have kicked it up a notch following the release of their highly praised self-titled album last June.  Powering through a nonstop run of sold-out North American tour dates and TV appearances, their kinetic, captivating performances have brought the band increasing momentum and critical acclaim from around the country.

The latest single “Paris (Ooh La La)” is quickly rising on the Hot AC charts, while a performance on Conan two weeks ago generated sales jumps of 26% on the album and 36% on the single. That appearance followed Grace’s featured slot on Carson Daly's “Women Who Rock” week, along with Florence + the Machine and Lykke Li.

Coming up next will be an April concert as part of the Emmy-nominated music series Live From the Artists Den—filmed at sunset in Manhattan’s Bryant Park—which will air repeatedly throughout the summer (check local listings or A live performance of “Paris (Ooh La La)” is featured on the just-released digital album Live From the Artists Den: Season 3, also containing tracks from the likes of Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and Ray LaMontagne.

GPN are not about to slow down now, with a full touring schedule stretching deep into 2011. They’re headlining the first-ever Bonnaroo Buzz tour, presented by Stubhub! kicking off May 17 culminating on June 10 with the band’s return to the Bonnaroo Festival, where they’ll share the main stage with a stellar lineup that also includes The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket and Arcade Fire. Later this summer, Grace will perform solo with Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monáe at the Hollywood Bowl on July 24.

Upcoming GPN tour includes dates with the Avett Brothers and Ben Harper. More dates to be announced. (Festival performances are denoted with asterisks.)

*May 20      Gulf Shore, AL                The Hangout Festival

May 21       Oxford, MS                    Lyric Oxford                              Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 22       Little Rock, AR                Revolution Music Room             Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 24       Louisville, KY                  Headliners Music Hall                Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 27       Knoxville, TN                  Tennessee Theatre                     Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 28       Myrtle Beach, SC            House of Blues                         Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 29       Raleigh, NC                    Lincoln Theatre                          Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 30       Macon, GA                     Cox Capitol Theatre                   Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

**June 2      Ozark, AR                       Wakarusa Festival

June 3        Chicago, IL                     House of Blues                         SOLD OUT - Jim Beam Live Music Series

June 4        Cleveland, OH                 House of Blues                         Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

**June 5      Hunter, NY                      Mountain Jam Festival

June 8        Charlottesville, VA           Jefferson Theatre                      Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

June 9        Charleston, WV               Clay Center                               Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

**June 10    Manchester, TN               Bonnaroo Music Festival

**June 11    Santa Rosa, CA              Harmony Festival

June 23       Buffalo, NY                    Buffalo Place Thursday at the Square

June 24       Rochester, NY                Water Street Music Hall

June 25       Utica, NY                        Saranac Brewery

**June 26    Atlantic City, NJ              Dave Matthews Band Caravan – Bader Airfield

June 27       Danbury, CT                   Ives Concert Park                      co-headline w/ Michael Franti

July 1         Las Vegas, NV                The Sandbar at Red Rock Resort

**July 2       Sioux City, IA                  Saturday In The Park

**July 3       Des Moines, IA               80/35 Music Festival

*July 5        Toronto, ON                    The Sound Academy                 w/ Ben Harper

July 7         Indianapolis, IN               Egyptian Room

July 8         Morrison, CO                  Red Rocks Amphitheatre           w/ Kenny Chesney

*July 9        Morrison, CO                  Red Rocks Amphitheatre           w/ Avett Brothers

July 10        Denver, CO                     Ogden Theatre

July 14        Steamboat Springs, CO  Howelsen Hill

**July 15     Alta, WY                         Grand Targhee Festival

July 16        Salt Lake City, UT            Gallivan Center

July 23        Saratoga, CA                  Mountain Winery

*July 24      Los Angeles, CA             Hollywood Bow               (solo w/ Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monáe)

July 27        Apple Valley, MN            Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater

July 29        Cincinnati, OH                 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

**July 30     Floyd, VA                       FloydFest

**Aug. 5      Chicago, IL                     Lollapalooza

Aug. 7        Pittsburgh, PA                Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre

Aug. 11       Newport, RI                     Newport Sunset Music Series

**Aug. 12    Bangor, ME                    Kahbang Festival

**Aug. 13    Burlington, VT                 Grand Point North Festival

**Aug. 14    Burlington, VT                 Grand Point North Festival

Aug. 20       Boston, MA                    Bank of America Pavilion

Aug. 26       Charlotte, NC                  The Fillmore

Aug. 27       Atlanta, GA                     Chastain Park Amphitheater

Sept. 24      New York, NY                 Central Park Summerstage