Michael McDermott will release his next album, Hit Me Back, on September 25, 2012 via his new label home of Rock Ridge and will be playing some special album preview shows.
It was produced by CJ Eiriksson (who engineered albums for U2 and Matchbox 20, as well as McDermott's 2007 album Noise From Words).
Says McDermott of the signing: "Working with this team of folks at Rock Ridge has me feeling like a new day has dawned. There's such a great energy and enthusiasm from the folks who have heard Hit Me Back that has me feeling empowered with a wonderous anticipation for the year to come."
Says Rock Ridge Music President Jason Spiewak of the new roster addition: "Michael McDermott has made a brilliant new record, one we're very proud to be releasing. Michael has been a friend of the RRM family for a long time." Rock Ridge Music CEO Tom Derr is equally excited about working with McDermott: "Michael's work ethic should inspire all artists, and has inspired us."
McDermott has planned new album preview shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Freehold (NJ), plus Chicago fans will get a "full album preview" show planned for June 30, 2012, at Lincoln Hall (see below for all confirmed tour dates). A more extensive tour schedule will be announced soon.
Michael Mcdermott Tour Schedule:
6/7/12 – New York, NY / The Living Room (new record preview show)
6/8/12 – Philadelphia, PA / Tin Angel (new record preview show)
6/9/12 – Freehold, NJ / Concerts In The Studio (new record preview show)
6/15/12 – Chicago, IL / Wrigley Field (national anthem for Cubs/Red Sox game)
6/30/12 – Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall (Hit Me Back full album preview show)
7/2/12 – Highland, IN / Highland Fest, Main Square Park
7/13/12 – Three Oaks, MI / The Acorn Theater
7/21/12 – Marshfield, WI / Columbia Park
7/22/12 – Chicago, IL / Sheffield Garden Walk
… with many more dates to come!