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Eli Paperboy Reed Sets Summer Release, Touring This Spring

04/14/2010
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Eli Paperboy Reed will make his major label debut with the August 10 release of Come And Get It on Capitol Records in the U.S.

The album, an irrepressible, largely self-penned, 12-song set produced by Mike Elizondo, will be released May 10 on EMI's Parlophone label in the U.K. where Reed is already generating enormous buzz.

"It's been a wild ride, that's for sure," says Reed, looking back at the incredible journey that took the soul belter from a Boston high school band room to a Mississippi Delta juke joint, from Sunday morning gigs behind the organ at a tiny South Side Chicago church to headlining the coolest clubs in Brooklyn with his red-hot band, and now, signed to Capitol Records, a historic label with a rich R&B legacy.

On Come and Get It, Reed proves to be the life of a soulful, sweaty party in which everyone eventually gets dragged onto the dance floor. As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than utter conviction. Admirers have likened him to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; the Boston Herald called him "Boston's answer to Sam Cooke." But he's not merely trying to recreate a sound; Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own.

April 26 – Maschinenhaus – Berlin, Germany
April 27 – Universum – Stuttgart, Germany
April 29 – Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
April 30 – L'Aιronef – Lille, France
May 1 – Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands
May 3 – Stage Club – Hamburg, Germany
May 4 – Werkstatt – Cologne, Germany
May 5 – 59 to 1 – Munich, Germany
May 7 – Moulin Blues Festival – Ospel, Netherlands
May 8 – Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
May 10 – Scala – London, England
May 12 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, England
May 13 – Great Escape Festival – Brighton, England
May 14 – Academy Birmingham – Birmingham, England
May 15 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, Scotland
May 17 – The Bongo Club – Edinburgh, Scotland
May 18 – Speakeasy – Belfast, Ireland
May 19 – Academy Dublin – Dublin, Ireland
May 21 – Territorios Festival – Seville, Spain
May 22 – Garaje – Murcia, Spain
May 23 - Mirror Club – Valencia, Spain
June 3 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
June 10 – Middle East – Boston, MA
June 11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
June 12 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
June 13 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
June 15 – Beale on Broadway – St. Louis, MO
June 16 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
June 17 – Sundown In The City – Knoxville, TN
June 18 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington DC
June 19 – The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY


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