Monday, March 9, 2009

Joe Cocker adds new dates to Florida spring outing

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Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker has expanded his upcoming spring tour into a two-month outing stretching well into June.

The trek gets underway April 17 in St. Augustine, FL, part of a Florida leg that includes shows in Orlando (4/19) and Pensacola (4/22) before the singer heads to Louisiana for an April 24 slot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.In May, the tour's focus switches to casino appearances, which dominate the remainder of the 29-city outing. The tour finishes up June 15 in Dallas; details are included below.

Cocker continues to tour behind his latest album, "Hymn For My Soul," which surfaced in the US in the spring of 2007 and reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Christian albums chart. The set features material by Stevie Wonder ("You Haven't Done Nothin'"), Bob Dylan ("Ring Them Bells"), George Harrison ("Beware of Darkness"), John Fogerty ("Long As I Can See The Light"), Percy Mayfield ("Rivers Invitation") and others, and also includes Cocker's version of The Beatles' "Come Together," which was featured in the Oscar-nominated film "Across The Universe."

Cocker was backed by an all-star roster of talent on the set, which was produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne), the son of Glyn Johns, who was the engineer on many of Cocker's early albums. Musical guests on the record include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, drummer Jim Keltner, guitarist Albert Lee, keyboardists Mike Finnigan and Dave Palmer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, among others.

"Hymn For My Soul" follows Cocker's 2007 best-of album, "Classic Cocker," which features 19 tracks from his Capitol and Epic/550 Records releases, as well as hits from major film soundtracks. A deluxe CD/DVD edition adds three filmed concert performances and five music videos.

[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
April 2009
17 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Theatre
18 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
19 - Orlando, FL - Venue to be announced
22 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
23 - Pensacola, FL - Saenger Theatre
24 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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