Eric Hutchinson EP Coming
"I wanted to continue the approach I had on the first EP, getting the songs back to their purest form – the way they were when I wrote them," he explains. "We had a day off in Minneapolis so I went into a studio and played through the songs in one take."
"OK, It's Alright With Me," a Top 5 hit at Triple A radio earlier this year, is now climbing the charts at the Hot AC format, where it's already #31* after only a month. Hutchinson joins Gavin Rossdale, David Cook and Lady GaGa in the short list of new artists to have a second single chart at Hot AC in 2009.
Hutchinson has played over 400 shows since the release of Sounds Like This. In December, he'll wrap up a three-month North American tour with Kelly Clarkson. While spending the holidays in his hometown of Takoma Park, MD, he'll play a special acoustic show at an intimate venue he's played numerous times before – Jammin' Java in nearby Vienna, VA.
In 2010, Hutchinson will open for Clarkson in Australia and New Zealand, where his first single, "Rock & Roll," went platinum and hit No. 1 at Pop radio earlier this year. "Rock & Roll" topped the Triple A radio chart in the U.S. last December, where Hutchinson was the only new artist to score a No. 1 hit at the format in 2008. "Oh!," his latest single, is now climbing the charts at Triple A radio.
The track listing for Sounds Like This Live 2 is as follows:
1. Ok, It's Alright With Me
2. Outside Villanova
3. Food Chain
4. You Don't Have to Believe Me
5. It Hasn't Been Long Enough
Eric Hutchinson – Tour Dates
2009 – North America
11/20 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome opening for Kelly Clarkson
11/22 Boise, ID Knitting Factory headlining
11/23 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory "
11/24 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre opening for Kelly Clarkson
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 "
12/6 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Cambridge Room headlining
12/7 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center opening for Kelly Clarkson
12/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre headlining
12/10 Columbus, GA Columbus Civic Center opening for Kelly Clarkson
12/11 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center "
12/13 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena "
12/20 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java headlining – special acoustic
evening with proceeds going to S.O.M.E. Soup Kitchen
2010 – New Zealand/Australia
4/11 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena opening for Kelly Clarkson
4/13 Brisbane, QLD Brisbane Entertainment Centre "
4/15 Newcastle, NSW Newcastle Entertainment Centre "
4/17 Sydney, NSW Sydney Entertainment Centre "
4/19 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena "
4/22 Perth, WA Challenge Stadium "
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