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 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