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...

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 21Ft. Myers, FLFt. Myers High School Stadium
March 27Portland, ORAladdin Theater
March 28Seattle, WATractor Tavern
March 31San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
April 1 Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre
April 2San Diego, CASoma
April 5Scottsdale, AZMartini Ranch
April 6Albuquerque, NMLaunchpad
April 8Austin, TXThe Parish Room
April 9Dallas, TXThe Loft
April 10Houston, TXHouse Of Blues
April 11Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
April 13Columbia, MOThe Blue Note
April 15Chicago, ILPark West
April 16Decatur, ILKirkland Fine Arts Center
April 17Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
April 19Manchester, NHSouthern New Hampshire University
April 20New York, NYHighline Ballroom
April 21Harrisburg, PASunoco Performance Theater
April 22Philadelphia, PATheatre Of The Living Arts
April 24Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
April 25Reading, PAAlvernia College
April 26Alexandria, VABirchmere
April 28Richmond, VAThe National
April 29Knoxville, TNSquare Room
May 1Louisville, KYKentucky Derby Festival
May 3Charlotte, NCNeighborhood Theatre
May 4Nashville, TNExit / In
May 5Atlanta, GAThe Loft At Center Stage
May 7Jacksonville, FLJack Rabbits
May 8St. Petersburg, FLThe State Theatre
May 14New York, NYCipriani – Wall Street
July 3Milwaukee, WISummerfest
July 4O’Fallon, MOHeritage & Freedom Festival

Last Updated on February 17, 2009 by By Allison Reitz