An East Coast Tour is Announced for October-November
Recording-artist, Dean Friedman, embarks on a 14 city east-coast tour of the US, kicking off Sat. Oct. 5th at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, Long Island, NY (co-bill w/John Batdorf), as well as providing support for the Steven Page Trio (founding member of Barenaked Ladies) as “special guest’ on a dozen dates of the east-coast leg of Steven Pages’ US tour.
American recording artist, Dean Friedman, best known to US audiences for his chart hit, “Ariel” and the Barenaked Ladies’ cover of “McDonald’s Girl”; and to UK & Ireland audiences for those songs and other classic hits, “Lucky Stars,””Lydia.” “Woman of Mine,”will be playing 14 dates in October/November. The tour includes a headline concert at Randy’s ManCave in Bordentown, NJ, Oct. 25th, a co-bill with John Batdorf at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY, Oct 5th, and a dozen dates as “special guest” on the east-coast leg of Barenaked Ladies’ co-founder, Steven Page’s, US tour.
Friedman’s connection to Steven Page and Barenaked Ladies dates back to the early 1990’s when Barenaked Ladies recorded a cover of Friedman’s song, “McDonald’s Girl” which garnered significant radio airplay on CFNY in Toronto, becoming one of Barenaked Ladies’ first radio hits. Later in the 1990’s Steven Page sang background vocals on Friedman’s critically acclaimed album, “Songs for Grownups.”
Dean Friedman will be performing the following dates solo (*), as a co-bill w/ John Batdorf (+) and as ‘special guest’ opener (#) with the Steven Page Trio on the following dates:
Oct 05 Roslyn, NY My Father’s Place +
Oct 07 Atlanta, GA City Winery #
Oct 09 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall #
Oct 10 Fort Lauderdale, FL Amaturo Theatre @ Broward Center #
Oct 11 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall #
Oct 12 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center #
Oct 14 Annapolis, MD Ramshead On Stage #
Oct 15 Kent, OH The Kent Stage #
Oct 25 Bordentown, NJ Randy’s ManCave *
Nov 01 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre #
Nov 02 Tabor, NJ At The Tabernacle #
Nov 03 Washington, DC City Winery #
Nov 05 Philadelphia, PA City Winery #
Nov 06 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café #
ABOUT DEAN FRIEDMAN
Friedman’s US tour dates follows on the heels of another of his sold-out annual UK tours and the release of his latest studio album, “12 Songs.” The critically acclaimed, fan-funded recording further confirms Friedman’s status as one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation.
Friedman’s recent tours and recordings continue to garner rave reviews: “Every song in this show is a classic.” (London Theatre Guide), “Songsmith Extraordinaire” – (Music Week), “Stunning Musicianship” (HotPress), “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!” – (ThreeWeeks), “One of the true greats of American music!” (Liverpoool Sound & Vision)… are just a few of the superlatives used to describe his unique and original talent.
In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to NBC’s Eerie Indiana, Nickelodeon’s ‘Nick Arcade’ and the hit Central TV series BOON. He’s also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’ (The Artists League), based on the ‘Songwriting Workshops’ and ‘Songwriting Masterclasses’ he’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).
Friedman has faced his share of controversy in recent years: The Merseyside band, Half Man Half Biscuit released a best-selling EP containing a track entitled, “The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman,” which went to #1 on the UK Indie chart; a claim which Friedman vehemently denies, ‘I’ve never even met Nigel Blackwell’s mum!’. Friedman extracts his revenge on his recent CD, “Submarine Races,” in the song, “A Baker’s Tale,” the hitherto untold story of Nigel Blackwell’s dubious origins.
Recently, Friedman’s song, “A Million Matzoh Balls” was featured in an award winning indie film by acclaimed new director, Janizca Bravo, titled, ‘Lemon’. One of Friedman’s recent tours was almost cancelled when it was announced that his UK tour sponsor Golden Seeds would distribute packets of cannabis seeds to the first ten people that purchased CD’s at each of Friedman’s gigs. The controversy was only resolved after Friedman promised not to distribute the seeds within 50 yards of the venue premises.
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