Eliza Doolittle Announces U.S. Tour, Releases Debut Album on Tuesday
Hot off an appearance at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, UK singer/songwriter Eliza Doolittle is set to release her album stateside tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19th on Capitol Records. To help promote the album, Doolittle made her U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, performing her debut single "Skinny Genes." In addition, Doolittle has announced a short U.S. tour, supporting fellow UK act Plan B for several key dates, including shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle and will headline her own gig in New York City.
Doolittle's self-titled debut album features collaborations with big industry names including Greg Kurstin, Steve Chrisanthou, the late Jonny $ and Craigie Dodds. Over in the UK the album has already been certified platinum while her second UK single, "Pack Up" has been certified gold. Doolittle's sound infuses jazz, Motown and pop to create ear candy certain to put a smile on any one's face. Eliza Doolittle is the perfect Spring album and you can pick up your copy in stores starting on Tuesday (or pre-order it on iTunes HERE).
"Influenced by classic pop, old soul, and the appeal of simple, strong melodies built from clanking percussion and jazzy licks, the album is bursting at the seams with life and enthusiasm and vigor — just like its creator. She marries breezily beautiful melodies and witty, erudite lyrics with a delightfully off-kilter twist and a knack for a killer hook."Prior to the release of Doolittle's EP in November, iTunes spotlighted "Rollerblades" as the free 'Single of the Week.' NPR's World Cafe named even named her as an artist to watch in 2011. Shortly after, her EP appeared on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The EP features audio and video for "Skinny Genes," "Pack Up," "Rollerblades" and a video interview with the singer. Check out Doolittle on tour, dates are below. Also check out her latest video for "Mr. Medicine," the fourth UK single off her debut album.
04-19//Los Angeles, CA//El Rey Theater (supporting Plan B)
04-21//San Francisco, CA//Popscene @ Rickshaw (supporting Plan B)
04-23//Seattle, WA//Chopsuey (supporting Plan B)
04-25//New York, NY//Mercury Lounge//(headline)