The next incarnation of the annual Hotel Cafe Tour is ready to begin its fall circuit across the U.S. The tour kicks off with...

The next incarnation of the annual Hotel Cafe Tour is ready to begin its fall circuit across the U.S. The tour kicks off with an October 9 performance at the Soho Restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA, and ends November 18 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Folk rocker Meiko will appear on all dates of the tour, as more than one dozen additional performers fill out the remainder of the tour’s line-up. Featured artists and billing will rotate from city to city, with a total of five musicians billed for each night of the trek. The appearance of an unnamed “very special guest” is listed on the tour’s official Web site for seven major markets along the way.

In addition to Meiko, the line-up includes solo performances by Rachael Yamagata, Ingrid Michaelson, Priscilla Ahn, Lenka, Brooke Frasier and Thao Nguyen (from Thao with the Get Down Stay Down).

It is the fourth year for the Hotel Cafe Tour, which originated at the Hotel Cafe, located in Los Angeles, CA. The venue, known for booking major artists alongside up-and-comers, took its show on the road at the suggestion of musician Cary Brothers. The fall leg of the tour includes a stop at the Hotel Cafe on October 10.

Earlier in 2008, participating musicians hit all the major markets across the U.S. before trekking overseas for 20 gigs across the UK and continental Europe. Brothers performed on all dates of the 2008 tour’s first leg, which included performances by Joshua Radin and Sara Bareilles.

Hotel Cafe Tour itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 9Santa Barbara, CASoho Restaurant
October 10Los Angeles, CAHotel Cafe
October 11Anaheim, CAHouse of Blues
October 13Solana Beach, CABelly Up Tavern
October 14Scottsdale, AZMartini Ranch
October 16Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
October 17Austin, TXParish
October 18Houston, TXMeridian Red Room
October 20Birmingham, ALWorkplay Theater
October 21Nashville, TNExit / In
October 22Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
October 23Gainesville, FLCommon Grounds
October 25Orlando, FLThe Social
October 27Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
October 28Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 29Philadelphia, PAWorld Cafe Live
October 30New York, NYBowery Ballroom
October 31Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
November 1Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of Williamsburg
November 3Cincinnati, OHBogarts Front Room
November 5Chicago, ILPark West
November 6Minneapolis, MNVarsity Theater
November 7Madison, WIHigh Noon Saloon
November 8Saint Louis, MOBlueberry Hill
November 9Lawrence, KSLiberty Hall
November 11Denver, COBluebird Theater
November 12Salt Lake City, UTAvalon Theater
November 13Boise, IDBig Easy Concert House
November 14Portland, ORDoug Fir Lounge
November 15Seattle, WAChop Suey
November 17San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
November 18Los Angeles, CAFonda Theater

Last Updated on August 27, 2008 by By Allison Reitz