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 9||Santa Barbara, CA||Soho Restaurant|
|October 10||Los Angeles, CA||Hotel Cafe|
|October 11||Anaheim, CA||House of Blues|
|October 13||Solana Beach, CA||Belly Up Tavern|
|October 14||Scottsdale, AZ||Martini Ranch|
|October 16||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|October 17||Austin, TX||Parish|
|October 18||Houston, TX||Meridian Red Room|
|October 20||Birmingham, AL||Workplay Theater|
|October 21||Nashville, TN||Exit / In|
|October 22||Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse|
|October 23||Gainesville, FL||Common Grounds|
|October 25||Orlando, FL||The Social|
|October 27||Carrboro, NC||Cat’s Cradle|
|October 28||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|October 29||Philadelphia, PA||World Cafe Live|
|October 30||New York, NY||Bowery Ballroom|
|October 31||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club|
|November 1||Brooklyn, NY||Music Hall of Williamsburg|
|November 3||Cincinnati, OH||Bogarts Front Room|
|November 5||Chicago, IL||Park West|
|November 6||Minneapolis, MN||Varsity Theater|
|November 7||Madison, WI||High Noon Saloon|
|November 8||Saint Louis, MO||Blueberry Hill|
|November 9||Lawrence, KS||Liberty Hall|
|November 11||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theater|
|November 12||Salt Lake City, UT||Avalon Theater|
|November 13||Boise, ID||Big Easy Concert House|
|November 14||Portland, OR||Doug Fir Lounge|
|November 15||Seattle, WA||Chop Suey|
|November 17||San Francisco, CA||Great American Music Hall|
|November 18||Los Angeles, CA||Fonda Theater|