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Brandi Carlile Announces New Album Which Includes Elton John Duet


08/19/2009
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(Columbia Records) Brandi Carlile will release her third album, Give Up The Ghost, on October 6th on Columbia Records. After two albums and non-stop touring, she has let her guard down and offers her most candid recording to date. The album features her longtime band including twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth and cellist Josh Neumann, and was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, CA.

The recording of Give Up The Ghost presented the realization of a dream for Carlile – the opportunity to work with her idol, Elton John.

"Brandi has an amazing voice," he says. "She's a great songwriter and has a tremendous career ahead of her." Proudly, Carlile says that John—who duets with her on the song "Caroline"—played a key a role in her evolution as an artist: "I've been listening to country and western music my whole life and I was totally immersed in Grand Ole Opry culture, wherein the entertainers are usually not the ones who wrote the music. But when I was 11 and discovered Elton John, I realized that performers do write and perform their own songs, and I immediately went out and got a keyboard and started writing." When they recorded together, "I was just overwhelmed by the years, and by the influence that somebody can have on another person's life without even knowing it."

Give Up The Ghost also features Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers multi-instrumentalist Benmont Tench, drummer Chad Smith and Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls, all of whom contribute to the album.

Carlile has also announced the dates for her "Give Up The Ghost Traveling Show" beginning September 10th at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT. The tour will make stops at legendary venues across the country including Chicago's House of Blues, New York's Beacon Theatre and The Wiltern in Los Angeles.


GIVE UP THE GHOST TRAVELING SHOW:

Sep 10 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Sep 11 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
Sept 12 Ft. Collins, CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Sep 14 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
Sep 15 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Sep 16 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at the Murat Centre
Sep 17 Cincinnati, OH Madison Theater
Sep 21 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
Sep 23 Minneapolis, MN The O'Shaughnessy (SOLD OUT)
Sep 24 Minneapolis, MN The O'Shaughnessy
Sep 25 Chicago, IL House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
Sep 26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Sep 28 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
Sep 29 Toronto, Canada The Mod Club
Oct 1 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
Oct 2 Boston, MA House of Blues
Oct 3 New York, NY Beacon Theater
Oct 6 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
Oct 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Oct 8 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Oct 10 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Oct 11 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage
Oct 12 Fayetteville, AR Town Center
Oct 14 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Oct 15 Santa Fe, NM The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Oct 16 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Oct 20 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Oct 22 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Oct 24 Seattle, WA The Paramount



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