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Hugh Laurie (AKA: “House”) Comes to PGH in Support of “Didn’t it Rain”

Globally acclaimed recording artist, actor, and performer Hugh Laurie, has announced that he will hit the road for a U.S. tour in October performing in theaters across the country in support of his new album, DIDN’T IT RAIN, which was released in the U.S. on Aug 6th.

 

Laurie will be joined by The Copper Bottom Band, which is David Piltch (bass), Vincent Henry (horns), Elizabeth Lea (trombone), Jean McClain (vocals), and Gaby Moreno (vocals) – and is completed by Herman Matthews (drums) and Mark Goldenberg (guitars).

 

DIDN’T IT RAIN is Laurie’s second album and the follow-up to his celebrated 2011 debut album LET THEM TALK. The album was a New Orleans blues driven celebration that included guest vocals from Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint and Tom Jones. For DIDN’T IT RAIN, Laurie follows the trajectory of the blues upstream and into the American heartland. It includes songs dating back to early pioneers W.C. Handy (“St Louis Blues”) and Jelly Roll Morton (“I Hate A Man Like You”) to more recent artists such as Dr. John (“Wild Honey”) and Alan Price of The Animals (“Changes”).

 

Laurie has just wrapped up a sold out rout of the U.K. and Europe which has garnered triumphant headlines: The Times (London) mused “Close your eyes, and you could be in a club in New Orleans” The Upcoming (London): added, “Hugh Laurie is charming, charismatic and wildly entertaining at the Hammersmith Apollo.”

 

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

 

Oct 13                   Nashville, TN                      Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Oct 15                   Minneapolis, MN             Pantages Theatre

Oct 16                   Chicago, IL                           The Vic Theatre

Oct 17                   Munhall, PA (Pittsburgh) Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Oct 19                   Kent, OH                              The Kent Stage

Oct 20                   Toronto, ON. CAN           Danforth Music Hall

Oct 21                   Montreal, QC. CAN         Maison Symphonique

Oct 23                   Alexandria, VA                  The Birchmere – Music Hall

Oct 25                   New York, NY                    Town Hall Theatre

Oct 26                   North Tonawanda, NY   Riviera Theater

Oct 27                   Northampton, MA          Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Oct 29                   Boston, MA                        Wilbur Theatre

Oct 30                   Glenside, PA                      Keswick Theatre

Nov 1                    Durham, NC                       Carolina Theatre

Nov 2                    Jacksonville, FL                  Florida Theatre

Nov 3                    Atlanta, GA                         Buckhead Theatre

 

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