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April Smith And The Great Picture Show Extend Tour

05/25/2010
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April Smith And The Great Picture Show are heading west. The group has extended their U.S. headlining tour, currently underway, with an new round of dates west of the Mississippi.

The Brooklyn quintet's previously announced East Coast leg of the tour, hitting Cleveland, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta and other markets, has been extended to a coast-to-coast run through the end of June.

Dates have been added in Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Milwaukee and more; see below for a full list of upcoming dates.

Momentum continues to build behind April Smith and the Great Picture Show's new album, SONGS FOR A SINKING SHIP. The self-released, fan-funded album has earned high praise, with Paste magazine saying, "April Smith is quite the burlesque bad girl.... packing a sound full of sassy hooks and swinging rhythms." Entertainment Weekly's "Music Mix" blog noted her "intriguingly skewed lyrical sensibility," and the New York Post's PopWrap blog declared, "Adorable, quirky and the owner of a voice that could cure depression, April makes the world a better place. Period." NPR Music chose first single "Colors" as their "Song of the Day" on February 26, proclaiming, "April Smith was born to be an entertainer... She radiates sunny energy and stage-ready sauciness." And weekly paper The Aquarian, in Smith's native New Jersey, called the album "vintage melodramatic pop.... a combination of a little jazz, a little ragtime and a whole lotta awesome."

Smith's song "Terrible Things," from "Songs For A Sinking Ship," is currently featured in promo spots for the sixth season of the Showtime TV series "Weeds."

April Smith and the Great Picture Show recently taped an episode of the NPR-syndicated "Mountain Stage" in Morgantown, West Virginia, alongside Jakob Dylan & Neko Case and The Watson Twins; that performance will air nationwide beginning June 11.

May 25 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom
May 26 -- Chicago, IL -- Schubas
May 27 -- St Louis, MO -- Off Broadway
May 28 -- Nashville, TN -- The Basement
May 30 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Earl
June 1 -- Arlington, VA -- IOTA Club & Cafe
June 2 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Club Cafe
June 3 -- Baltimore, MD -- West Mt. Vernon Park
June 7 -- Columbus, OH -- Rumba Cafe
June 9 -- Lawrence, KS -- Replay Lounge
June 10 -- Denver, CO -- Larimer Lounge
June 11 -- Santa Fe, NM -- Santa Fe Brewing Co
June 13 -- Santa Barbara, CA -- Muddy Waters
June 14 -- San Francisco, CA -- Bottom of the Hill
June 16 -- San Diego, CA -- Lestats
June 17 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Hotel Cafe
June 22 -- Portland, OR -- Mississippi Studios
June 23 -- Seattle, WA -- Sunset Tavern
June 27 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Summerfest


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