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Go Van Hunting


03/24/06
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(Capitol) With On The Jungle Floor, the follow-up to Van Hunt's Grammy-nominated debut album, scheduled for release on April 4th, the acclaimed singer-songwriter is taking to the airwaves and the road. He'll perform his new single, "Character," on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and guest on "The Tavis Smiley Show", and KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic." He will then join up with Anthony Hamilton, who's asked him to open on his U.S. tour. Hunt will headline a special show at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre on April 4th.

VH1.com will host an exclusive "Hear Music First on VH1.com" album listening party the week prior to the release of On The Jungle Floor, and AOL, MSN and MP3.com will host album listening parties the week of release. In addition, Hunt will enter AT&T's Blue Room on Tuesday, April 4th, and MSN.com has selected him as one of the artists for its "Ones To Watch" series (the feature will run from April 15 - May 15).

The New York Times Magazine called his 2004 Grammy-nominated debut ""the perfect soundtrack for any seduction." With On The Jungle Floor, Hunt seals the deal. Produced by renowned producer Bill Bottrell and co-produced by Hunt, Hunt once again wrote, arranged and performed most of the 14 songs himself. They're raw and direct, funkier and freakier this time around, reflecting such eclectic influences as the Smiths, Rick James, Sly and The Family Stone, the Stooges and the Isley Brothers. In fact, Hunt selected the Stooges' "No Sense of Crime" as the album's lone cover song - and on his blistering, blues-drenched rendition, the sexy, jagged grooves heard throughout On The Jungle Floor reach a peak. Rolling Stone Magazine says "On The Jungle Floor shows an impressive range."

Van Hunt has earned a reputation as a riveting performer and has opened for such artists as Kanye West, Coldplay and Seal. He recently performed at Vanity Fair's Academy Awards "Amped for Africa" party, which was hosted by Charlize Theron, and in the much-talked-about Sly And The Family Stone tribute at the 48th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

VAN HUNT - TOUR DATES

4/4 Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre (headlining)

(Opening for Anthony Hamilton)
4/8 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium
4/9 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
4/12 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
4/13 N. Charleston, SC Performing Arts Center
4/14 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
4/15 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
4/16 Dallas, TX Nokia Live
4/19 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
4/21 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
4/22 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Theatre
4/28 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
4/29 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
4/30 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
5/3 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
5/4 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
5/5, 6 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
5/10 Baltimore, MD Lyric Theatre
5/11 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
5/12 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
5/13 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

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