Eric Hutchinson Falls for Kelly Clarkson on the Road
"Ok, It's Alright With Me," the second single from Hutchinson's full-length debut, Sounds Like This, is currently charting at Hot AC radio and was a Top 5 hit at the Triple A Radio format. In October, Screen Vision will include a two-minute segment of the video for "Ok, It's Alright With Me" in its content packages, which run before the movie previews in Screen Vision's 6,660 U.S. theaters. Meanwhile, his latest single, "Oh!," had an explosive first week at Triple A radio, where it was Most Added.
Hutchinson was the only new artist to score a No. 1 single at the Triple A format in 2008. "Rock & Roll," his first single, topped the Triple A radio chart last December and subsequently hit No. 1 at Pop Radio in Australia, New Zealand and Norway, too. Sounds Like This bowed at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in September 2007 and re-entered the same chart's Top 10 earlier this month. Originally self-released, Sounds Like This is the highest-charting album ever by an unsigned act on iTunes.
Eric has toured non-stop for the past two years, mixing supporting stints for artists such as Jason Mraz, One Republic, O.A.R., Jack's Mannequin and Clarkson with headlining shows. Over the summer, Hutchinson played to sold-out crowds in Denver, Des Moines, Louisville, Nashville and numerous other markets and performed on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
9/23 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club Perez Hilton Presents
9/24 Columbia, MO University of Missouri headlining
9/25 St. Louis, MO St. Louis University "
9/26 Valparaiso, IN Valparaiso University "
9/28 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live "
10/2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena opening for Kelly Clarkson
10/4 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center "
10/6 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom "
10/9 Des Moines, IA Drake University headlining
10/10 St. Paul, MN University of St. Thomas "
10/11 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre "
10/13 Boston, MA Agganis Arena opening for Kelly Clarkson
10/14 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre headlining
10/19 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center opening for Kelly Clarkson
10/20 Spartanburg, SC University of South Carolina headlining
10/21 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum opening for Kelly Clarkson
10/23 Denver, CO The Ridgeline at Pepsi Center headlining
10/25 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre opening for Kelly Clarkson
10/27 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre "
10/29 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center "
10/31 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena "
11/2 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center "
11/4 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena "
11/6 Vincennes, IN Vincennes University headlining
11/14 Scottsdale, AZ Upper Deck Sports Grill "
11/18 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre opening for Kelly Clarkson
11/20 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome "
11/24 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre "
11/29 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose University "
12/1 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center "
12/3 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State University "
12/5 Beaumont, TX Ford Park "
12/7 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center "
12/10 Columbus, GA Columbus Civic Center "
12/11 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center "
12/13 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena "
12/15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center "
12/17 Minneapolis, MN Bank Theater "
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