Features NEEDTOBREATHE and Burlap To Cashmere
After wrapping up a successful, acclaim-filled 2006, which featured the release of the much-heralded album Good Monsters, multi-Platinum selling, multi-GRAMMY Award winning band Jars of Clay prepares to launch an ambitious spring schedule of
shows throughout the United States and Canada, featuring special guests NEEDTOBREATHE and Burlap to Cashmere.
Reflecting on the bandâ€™s time on the road in the fall of â€™06, Jars of Clayâ€™s Dan Haseltine said, â€œIt was great getting to play our new songs on the road, but I think my favorite part about touring is being able to reconnect with and make new fans.â€
Few bands in America could challenge NEEDTOBREATHEâ€™s sheer number of miles logged and shows played in 2006, with their own year-long club tour interlaced with shows opening for artists such as Train, Collective Soul, Cowboy Mouth and Edwin McCain. The South Carolina-based quartet’s debut record Daylight has garnered fans from all corners of the country, and the band will spend their spring bringing their high-energy rock to Jars of Clay’s fans before hitting the studio hard for a late â€˜07 release.
Steven Delopoulus and John Philippides comprise the core of Burlap to Cashmere, the Brooklyn-based folk-rock outfit that arrived with a splash with their major label debut Anybody Out There? Now performing as an acoustic duo, Delopoulus and Philippides, cousins offstage as well as musical partners on, bring BtCâ€™s dynamic sound to Jars of Clayâ€™s spring tour.
Good Monsters, completely self-produced by the band, offers eleven original songs, and a remake of the Julie Miller-penned anthem, â€œAll My Tears.â€ Good Monsters even boasts a couple of stirring guest appearances: Nashville-based, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Kate York guests on â€œEven Angels Cry,â€ and formerly of Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash, sings on â€œMirrors and Smoke.â€ Additionally, the African Childrenâ€™s Choir is featured on the moving, â€œLight Gives Heat,â€ a song inspired by its work in Africa through its non-profit, organization, the Blood:Water Mission.
Long considered a critical success, Jars of Clay has also enjoyed major commercial success over its decade-long career, including a double-platinum selling debut project, and more than 5 million records sold in total. With Good Monsters, the band set out to capture its communal experiences and have a bit of fun with the process. The result is an outstanding collection of tunes that are engaging upon first listen, and increasingly captivating with each additional spin: rock hits, without sacrificing the intelligence and depth of Dan Haseltineâ€™s poetic lyrical genius. Source: (Nashville, Tenn.) January 11, 2007 â€“
Jars of Clay Spring 2007 Good Monsters Tour
Fri., Feb. 9 Memphis, TN/Fedex Forum
Fri., Feb. 16 Gatlinburg, TN/Gatlinburg Conv. Ctr.
Mon., Feb. 19 Winnipeg, MB/Burton Cummings Theater
Wed., Feb. 21 Calgary, AB/MacEwan Hall
Thurs., Feb. 22 Edmonton, AB/W. Edmonton Christ Assembly
Fri., Feb. 23 Kelowna, BC/Grand Hotel
Sat., Feb. 24 Surry, BC/Chandos-Pattison Aud.
Thurs., Mar. 1 Vancouver, WA/Skyview Concert Hall
Fri., Mar. 2 College Place, WA/Walla Walla Comm. College
Sat., Mar. 3 Missoula, MT/SHEC Community Center
Sun., Mar. 4 Great Falls, MT/Mansfield Theatre
Tue., Mar. 6 Salt Lake City, UT/Kingsbury Hall
Wed., Mar. 7 Greeley, CO/Union Colony Civic Ctr.
Sat., Mar. 10 Fargo, ND/Playmakers
Sun., Mar. 11 Sioux Falls, SD/Washington Pavilion
Thurs., Mar. 22 Duluth, MN
Fri., Mar. 23 Des Moines, IA/Val Air Ballroom
Sat., Mar. 24 Peoria, IL/Peoria Civic Ctr.-hockey game
Fri., Mar. 30 St. Catherine’s, ON/Central Gospel Temple
Sat., Mar. 31 Toronto, ON/Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship
Mon., Apr. 2 Ottawa ON/Dominion-Chalmers Church
Tue., Apr. 3 Hamilton, ON/Reedemer Univ.
Wed., Apr. 4 Cambridge, ON/Forward Bapt. Church
Thurs., Apr. 5 Washington DC/Lisner Auditorium
Sat., Apr. 7 Austell, GA/Six Flags Over Georgia
Thurs., Apr. 12 Cleveland, OH/House of Blues
Fri., Apr. 13 Philadelphia, PA/Electric Factory
Sat., Apr. 14 Boston, MA/Avalon Ballroom
Sun., Apr. 15 NYC, NY/Irving Plaza
Sat., Apr. 28 Irvine, CA
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