Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw is going back to his roots this spring to promote his latest studio effort. The next performance of the Where It Began tour is set for February 21 at the Ft. Myers High School Stadium in Ft. Myers, FL, with the main body of dates picking up March 27 at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.
More than 30 concerts are on the books through May 14 at Cipriani in New York, NY. Highlights include an April 1 concert at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, an Aril 15 show at Park West in Chicago, IL, an April 20 gig at Highline Ballroom in New York, NY, and a May 4 session at Exit/In in Nashville, TN.
DeGraw will hit the stage again over the summer for a few festival performances in the U.S. He’ll appear first at Summerfest on July 3 in Milwaukee, WI, followed by a July 4 set at the Heritage & Freedom Festival in O’Fallon, MO.
The tour will be a sort of career retrospective for the musician, whose third studio album “Free” will be release March 31. The outing will feature DeGraw in intimate settings as he performs solo and full-band sets that chart the progress and essence of his career.
“I got a break, like a lot of people get a break, but it wasn’t an ‘overnight’ thing. I think that keeps everything in check for me,” DeGraw is quoted on his Web site. “Success is such a relative thing, too, because, for me, t was a success to play in a restaurant as opposed to playing in the street. It was a success to play in a bar instead of a restaurant. It was a success to play in a club instead of a bar, you know?”
DeGraw is best known for his ubiquitous single “I Don’t Want to Be,” off his 2003 debut “Chariot.” He issued a “stripped” acoustic version of the album the next year, before releasing an eponymous album in 2008.
The singer-songwriter toured throughout 2008 in support of his second studio effort, which hit No. 7 on the Billboard 200. The last leg of the 2008 tour took DeGraw across the U.S. and Europe through December.
Gavin DeGraw itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 21||Ft. Myers, FL||Ft. Myers High School Stadium|
|March 27||Portland, OR||Aladdin Theater|
|March 28||Seattle, WA||Tractor Tavern|
|March 31||San Francisco, CA||Great American Music Hall|
|April 1||Los Angeles, CA||El Rey Theatre|
|April 2||San Diego, CA||Soma|
|April 5||Scottsdale, AZ||Martini Ranch|
|April 6||Albuquerque, NM||Launchpad|
|April 8||Austin, TX||The Parish Room|
|April 9||Dallas, TX||The Loft|
|April 10||Houston, TX||House Of Blues|
|April 11||Oklahoma City, OK||Diamond Ballroom|
|April 13||Columbia, MO||The Blue Note|
|April 15||Chicago, IL||Park West|
|April 16||Decatur, IL||Kirkland Fine Arts Center|
|April 17||Columbus, OH||Newport Music Hall|
|April 19||Manchester, NH||Southern New Hampshire University|
|April 20||New York, NY||Highline Ballroom|
|April 21||Harrisburg, PA||Sunoco Performance Theater|
|April 22||Philadelphia, PA||Theatre Of The Living Arts|
|April 24||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club|
|April 25||Reading, PA||Alvernia College|
|April 26||Alexandria, VA||Birchmere|
|April 28||Richmond, VA||The National|
|April 29||Knoxville, TN||Square Room|
|May 1||Louisville, KY||Kentucky Derby Festival|
|May 3||Charlotte, NC||Neighborhood Theatre|
|May 4||Nashville, TN||Exit / In|
|May 5||Atlanta, GA||The Loft At Center Stage|
|May 7||Jacksonville, FL||Jack Rabbits|
|May 8||St. Petersburg, FL||The State Theatre|
|May 14||New York, NY||Cipriani – Wall Street|
|July 3||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|July 4||O’Fallon, MO||Heritage & Freedom Festival|
Last Updated on February 17, 2009 by By Allison Reitz