Matt Hires has announced the release of his creatively titled new EP, "THE EP." The four-track collection will go on sale at all digital retailers on August 17th.
Produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles), "THE EP" is highlighted by a newly recorded version of "Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song." In addition, the EP includes the song's original album version – first found on the Tampa-based tunesmith's acclaimed 2009 debut, "TAKE US TO THE START" – as well as two brand new tracks. "Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song" will hit Hot AC radio outlets nationwide later this year.
Hires is currently on tour with the Benjy Davis Project and will soon join up with Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers for a pair of two-night-stands at Hoboken's legendary Maxwell's and Vienna, Virginia's famed Jammin' Java (see attached itinerary).
Hires will then get his live band back together for the "State Lines Tour – Part 2," slated to hit the road on September 3rd at Orlando, Florida's The Social and then continue through a hometown return at The Orpheum in Tampa on October 22nd.
To celebrate the release of "THE EP," Hires is launching his official website, located at www.matthiresmusic.com. On July 28th, Matt will host a very special live webcast that will see him taking questions from fans and performing tracks from both his album and "THE EP."
* 7/13-17 w/The Benjy Davis Project
** 7/27-30 w/Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers
13 Evanston, IL SPACE *
14 Columbus, OH Rumba Café *
17 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café *
27 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's **
28 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's **
29 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java **
30 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java **
3 Orlando, FL The Social
4 Savannah, GA Live Wire
5 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
6 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
8 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic
9 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle Tavern
10 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
11 Charlotte, NC Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
12 Richmond, VA Canal Club
13 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
14 Baltimore, MD 8 x 10
16 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
17 Cambridge, MA Middle East
18 New York, NY TBD
19 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
20 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
21 Columbus, OH The Basement
22 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
24 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
25 Chicago, IL Schubas
26 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr.
28 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
29 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
1 Denver, CO Soiled Dove Underground
3 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court Gallery
5 Seattle, WA Vera Project
6 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
8 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
9 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café
10 San Diego, CA Anthology
11 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
12 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co.
14 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room
15 Austin, TX Stubb's
16 Houston, TX House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues - Parish Room
19 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
21 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder @ FSU
22 Tampa, FL The Orpheum