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NEWS 16 Mar 2010

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THERE’S NO STOPPING JONNY LANG: ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN’ LIVE ALBUM OUT APRIL 20 - “EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR” UNDERWAY “LIVE BY REQUEST” TOUR STARTS MAY 21

THERE'S NO STOPPING JONNY LANG

‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN' LIVE ALBUM OUT APRIL 20 - "EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR" UNDERWAY

"LIVE BY REQUEST" TOUR STARTS MAY 21

March 16, 2010 -- JONNY LANG is a touring maniac and he's not slowing down anytime soon.

As he gears up for the April 20 release of his first-ever live album, LIVE AT THE RYMAN (Concord Records), he's criss-crossing the U.S. as part of the "Experience Hendrix Tour," which features an all-star line up of music greats paying homage to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix including: Joe Satriani, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, among many others. The trek concludes March 28 in Durham, NC.

From there, he won't have much time to rest. After spending a week off, he'll head back on the road for a brief run in Canada, followed by a number of festivals and headlining shows. Then starting May 21, he'll kick it up a notch as his "Live By Request" tour launches in Clearwater, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall. For that round of dates, lasting through the Fall, Lang's fans will be able to log on to his website (www.jonnylang.com) starting on May 1 and submit a song request for the show they are attending. Lang will then build a set list every night from the requests for those specific shows.

LIVE AT THE RYMAN captures that passion and energy with the release of Lang's first record since 2006's TURN AROUND, which earned him a Grammy® Award for Best Gospel Album. Recorded at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, in the summer of 2008, Live at the Ryman, Lang's first ever live recording, offers a compelling glimpse of a young guitarist at the height of his creative powers, yet still open to exploring the depth and range of the blues and its relationship to R&B, soul, rock, gospel, funk and so may other emotionally riveting forms of music.

LIVE AT THE RYMAN is the record that Lang has wanted to make because it paints a vivid picture of how his blues-launched career led him to successful soul, rock, R&B, and gospel recordings. His inability to be complacent or safe in his musical journey is amplified in his powerful and electrifying live performance of these genre-crossing songs.

"I've wanted to do a live record for a long time, because I feel like our band is strongest in the live setting," says Lang. "I think this record is a good representation of our live show, and an accurate reference for people who haven't seen us yet. Hopefully it will be an inspiration for them to come out and see us."

Backed by the five-man crew of guitarist/vocalist Sonny Thompson, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, bassist Jim Anton, drummer Barry Alexander and percussionist/vocalist Jason Eskridge, Lang burns through a dozen songs first heard on studio albums dating back to 1997. This time, though, the songs heat up in the kind of pressure-cooker setting that can only take shape in the vibrant Nashville club scene.

Here's the complete list of tour dates:

DATE - CITY - VENUE

"Experience Hendrix Tour":

Thu 3/18 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater

Sat 3/20 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre

Sun 3/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

Tue 3/23 - Akron, OH - Civic Theatre

Wed 3/24 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre

Thu 3/25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater

Sat 3/27 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre

Sun 3/28 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Headlining and Festival Shows:

Fri 4/9 - Fort Worth, TX - Main Street Ft. Worth Arts Festival

Sun 4/11 - Thunder Bay, ONT. - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Mon 4/12 - Winnipeg, MB. - Burton Cummings Theatre

Tue 4/13 - Saskatoon, SK. - TCU Place

Thu 4/15 - Calgary, AB. - Jack Singer Concert Hall (ECPA)

Fri 4/16 - Edmonton, AB. - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Sun 4/18 - Vancouver, BC. - Centre In Vancouver for Perf Arts

Tue 4/20 - Spokane, WA - The Knitting Factory

Thu 4/22 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre

Fri 4/23 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen

Sun 4/25 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival

Sat 5/1 - Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe

"Live By Request" and Festival Shows:

Fri 5/21 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sat 5/22 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

Sun 5/23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse

Sun 5/30 - Avila Beach, CA - Avila Beach Blues Festival

Thu 6/3 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys By The Bay

Fri 6/4 - Las Vegas, NV - Silverton Casino

Sat 6/5 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues

Fri 6/11 - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Casino/Bluesville

Sat 6/12 - Tulsa, OK - Tougher Than Hell Car & Bike Show

Thu 6/17 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre

Fri 6/18 - Saratoga, CA - Montalvo Arts Center

Sat 6/19 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues

Thu 7/1 - Naperville, IL - Ribfest

Fri 7/2 - Rowlett, TX - QueFest

Sat 7/10 - Prior Lake, MN - Lakefront Jazz & Blues Festival

Thu 7/15 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

Fri 7/16 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

Sat 7/17 - Walker, MN - Moon Dance Jam Festival

Sat 7/24 - Park City, KS - Blues, Brews & BBQs Festival

Sat 8/7 - Kitchener, ONT. - Kitchener Blues Festival

Mon 8/9 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere

Thu 8/12 - Portsmouth, NH - Music Hall

Sat 8/14 - Truro, NS. - Dutch Mason Blues Festival

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