Atlantic recording artist Rumer has announced plans for a North American tour.  The acclaimed British singer/songwriter will kick off the headline trek with a very special record release celebration at Los Angelesâ?? Hotel Café on January 24th, marking the day her award-winning debut album, â??SEASONS OF MY SOUL,â? sees its US release.

The tour will then travel North America through early February, with further stops slated for San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia (see attached itinerary).  For complete information, please visit Rumerâ??s official website,

Fueled by the much-admired hit singles â??Slowâ? and â??Aretha,â? â??SEASONS OF MY SOULâ? was a platinum certified popular success upon its release in the UK.  Whatâ??s more, the album proved an international sensation, reaching the top 10 in Belgium, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

â??SEASONS OF MY SOULâ? was also a critical sensation, earning extraordinary acclaim for a debut album.  Mojo hailed the collection as a five-star â??Instant Classic,â? praising Rumer for â??(achieving) perfect balance between effusion and restraintâ?¦Itâ??s as if Rumer is laying bare humanityâ??s soul, such is her ability to create intimacy and emotional depth within a song.â?Â  â??A mellifluous aural balm of jazz and soul, these are songs of yearning and loss,â? declared Q in a four-starred rave, while Uncut applauded the album for its â??dream-like melancholy, thanks to the tension between Rumerâ??s sweet voice and her troubled lyrics.â?Â  â??Sensationally good,â? affirmed The Sunday Times, â??Rumer has one of those voices â?? a sort of confiding, conversational sigh, equal parts Laura Nyro, Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, and Joni Mitchell â?? you would be happy to listen to for days and days.â?

Furthermore, Rumer received rapturous praise for her live performances, with Q extolling  â??a voice pure as a primary colour, dappling occasional light towards Carole King, more seldom Alison Goldfrapp, but for the most part a fiery phoenix rising from the unmistakable ashes of Karen Carpenter.â?Â  â??Her vocals are a deft blend of bright, shining delicacy and the darkness of genuine heartache,â? declared The Independent of a headline appearance at Londonâ??s famed Bloomsbury Theatre, with The Times proclaiming the show as â??a classic pop moment.â?Â  In addition, a performance at New Yorkâ??s Joeâ??s Pub earned the admiration of the Daily News, who noted, â??Itâ??s particularly gratifying in these melisma-mad days to hear a singer who doesnâ??t throw her voice around athletically.  Instead (Rumer) trusts the essential quality of her instrument to tell the tale.â?




Rumer/North American Tour 2012


24        Los Angeles, CA                     Hotel Café

25        San Francisco, CA                  Bimbos

27        Salt Lake City, UT                  State Room

29        Denver, CO                            Bluebird Theatre

31        Minneapolis, MN                   Varsity



1           Milwaukee , WI                        Shank Hall

2          Chicago, IL                             Lincoln Hall

6          Toronto, ON                           Mod Club

7          Philadelphia, PA                    World Café Live

9          New York, NY                                    Le Poisson Rouge

10        Boston, MA                            Brighton Music Hall


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