Teddy Geiger Set to Headline the 'TG33 4U Tour' of North America Beginning June 11
Groundbreaking TG33 Fan Experience Online Now
Teddy Geiger will hit the road in June to headline the "TG33 4U Tour," a 33 date summer-long North American concert tour beginning June 11 at the Glass House in Pomona, California and running through July 24 at the Handlebar in Greenville, South Carolina (see full itinerary following). Rising young artist Hilary McRae will support on the tour.
Teddy's 33 venue concert tour presented by CoverGirl follows the launch of his unprecedented TG33 online initiative. The TG33 Fan Experience will give Geiger's fans their first taste of 33 newly recorded original Teddy Geiger songs with the opportunity to A&R, listen, rate and vote on which of the new songs they'd most like to appear on Teddy's forthcoming album, his first since his critically-acclaimed "Underage Thinking" entered the Billboard Top 200 at #8 in March 2006 and yielded a million selling Hot AC Top 10 single -- "For You I Will" -- when Geiger was just 16.
The Ted-Heads Fan Community, launching in tandem with TG33, will offer fans the chance to purchase single tracks, select bundles, or all 33 songs at a variety of price points: $0.99 a la carte songs; $9.99 for 11 tracks; $19.99 for 11 tracks + Fan Club membership/benefits; $29.99 for all 33 tracks + Fan Club membership/benefits.
Teddy's made more than 210,000 friend on his MySpace page (MySpace.com/TeddyGeiger), which has logged more than 11 million total song plays.
In addition to his new recordings, Hollywood is already buzzing over Teddy's upcoming feature film debut starring as "Curtis" in "The Rocker," the new comedy from director Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty") with Rainn Wilson ("The Office"), Christina Applegate ("Samantha Who?," "Married With Children"), Emma Stone ("Superbad"), Josh Gadd ("Back To You"). "The Rocker" opens nationwide August 1, 2008.
* * * * * Teddy Geiger - TG33 4U Tour - 2008 Jun 11 Glass House Pomona, California Jun 12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California Jun 13 Empire Events Center Sacramento, California Jun 14 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, California Jun 16 Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon Jun 17 El Corazon Seattle, Washington Jun 19 Velour Live Music Gallery Provo, Utah Jun 20 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado Jun 21 Knickerbockers Lincoln, Nebraska Jun 23 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, Minnesota Jun 24 Westport Beach Club Kansas City, Missouri Jun 25 Bricktown Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jun 26 House Of Blues Dallas, Texas Jun 28 The Meridian Houston, Texas Jun 29 House Of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana Jun 30 Workplay Theater Birmingham, Alabama Jul 2 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Jul 3 BackBooth Orlando, Florida Jul 5 Rocketown Nashville, Tennessee Jul 7 House Of Blues Chicago, Illinois Jul 8 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan Jul 9 Music Mill Indianapolis, Indiana Jul 11 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio Jul 12 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York Jul 14 Club Infinity Buffalo, New York Jul 15 Street Nightclub Northampton, Massachusetts Jul 16 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts Jul 17 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York Jul 19 Trackside Teen Center Wilton, Connecticut Jul 20 Recher Theatre Towson, Maryland Jul 21 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jul 23 Norva Norfolk, Virginia Jul 24 The Handlebar Greenville, South Carolina * * * * *
Released on March 21, 2006, Teddy's debut, "Underage Thinking," entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #8 and quickly became one of the year's most well-received albums.
"Teddy Geiger projects an easy charm along with his real pop chops," raved The New York Times while People magazine, in a three-and-a-half star "Critic's Choice" review, praised "... a talent far beyond his years on a first-rate pop CD ... an assured knack for big, sweeping melodies ... just the right heartthrob combination of sexy and sweet.... Teddy Geiger should have a long career ahead of him."
"His songs are catchy," observed the New York Post, "and he has a gritty, sensitive voice that suits his romantic lyrics. The honesty in the music makes you believe the kid isn't a fabrication...."
Guitar World Acoustic called Teddy "...a polished stylist whose music recalls the works of such tunesmiths as John Mayer and the young Dave Matthews ..." while heralding "lyrics that are sometimes powerfully intimate, while at other times raucously joyous."
"Teddy is not simply a guy with a guitar," wrote the Associated Press. "He also plays the piano, writes all his own songs and at just 17 is a seasoned musician ... he successfully hops from rock to pop to swooping ballads while mixing keys and styles like an old hand.... Teddy has an unforced maturity in his songwriting and a mastery of his instruments.... Teddy's greatest gift may be his ability to write beautiful melodies full of subtle nuances that show off his prowess as composer.
"In its review of "Underage Thinking," the All Music Guide noted that, "... like the best adult pop, which this certainly is, the songs show their individual strengths upon repeated plays..." before calling Teddy's voice "sincerely soulful" and his music "warm, comfortable and, above all, memorable."
During 2006, Teddy's dynamic new school pop, informed by the spirit of rock's glory days, earned him spots on shows featuring Gavin DeGraw, Kelly Clarkson, and Hilary Duff's #1 pop tour. Teddy has shared bills with Brandi Carlile, Pete Yorn, Simple Plan, Fall Out Boy, Frankie J, Jesse McCartney, The Click 5, among others.
Beginning with his first performances at all-ages high school gigs around his native Rochester, New York little more than a year ago, Geiger been earning the loyalty of a loyal, ever-growing fan base of "Ted-Heads." With an internet fan buzz fueling his burgeoning popularity, Teddy's first independent release, the regional EP "Stepladder" (on Cred Records), peaked at #1 in his native Rochester and made the Top 10 in Billboard's mid-Atlantic regional "Heatseekers" chart.
Teddy had a dramatic role as an emerging young singer-songwriter in the CBS television series (later picked up by VH1), "Love Monkey," and became, in November 2006, the first male to grace the cover of Seventeen magazine in five years.
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