Anthony Hamilton Announces the 'Playin' It Cool' Tour

Hamilton Readies New Album Titled 'The Point Of It All' Set For December 2nd Release

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Oct 21, 2008

Six time Grammy-nominated recording artist Anthony Hamilton is gearing up for a national tour that kicks off in Chicago, IL on November 5th. The "Playin' It Cool" tour takes its name from the lead single "Cool" featuring David Banner, from Hamilton's forthcoming album, The Point Of It All, set for release on December 2nd.

The Southern-bred singer, who has been compared to Al Green and Donny Hathaway, is known to captivate his audiences with his phenomenal performances and soul-infused music. In 2006, Newsweek called him, "one of the music industry's best-kept secrets." People Magazine has named him "one of the most important R&B artists of his generation." The Point Of It All contains a wide range of raw soul-infused music with Hamilton at the helm co-writing the entire album and co-producing on the album as well with his longtime collaborators, producer/songwriter Mark Batson and Kelvin Wooten. Other producers on the album include The Avila Brothers and Jack Splash.

Most recently, Anthony Hamilton made his big-screen debut performing his poignant hit single "Do You Feel Me," in the Oscar-nominated American Gangster movie. He will also have a track in the upcoming film and soundtrack "Soul Men" starring Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mack. Over the past five years, Hamilton has established a loyal following from his 2003 platinum-certified debut album Comin' From Where I'm From, which spawned the hit "Charlene," which climbed to #3 on the R&B Albums chart and garnered him three Grammy nominations, to his last album, the gold-certified sophomore Ain't Nobody Worryin' released in 2005, which sparked the #1 hit "Can't Let Go." Hamilton is an "artist's artist" who has collaborated with a wide range of his peers including: Buddy Guy, Al Green, Dr. Dre, Santana, Angie Stone, Young Jeezy, Nappy Roots, Musiq Soulchild and more.

  "Playin' It Cool" Tour Dates:


  Date                City                           Venue

  Nov 5th             Chicago, IL                    House of Blues
  Nov 7th             Minneapolis, MN                Epic Event Center
  Nov 9th             St Louis, MO                   House of Blues
  Nov 11th            Cleveland, OH                  House of Blues
  Nov 13th            Washington, DC                 Lincoln Theater
  Nov 14th            Philadelphia, PA               Electric Factory
  Nov 15th            Baltimore, MD                  Rams Head Live
  Nov 16th            Buffalo, NY                    Tralf Music Hall
  Nov 18th            Foxboro, MA                    Showcase Live
  Nov 19th            New York, NY                   Blender Theater
  Nov 21st            Greensboro, NC                 Music City
  Nov 22nd            Raleigh, NC                    Lincoln Theater
  Nov 23rd            Charlotte, NC                  Amos Theater
  Nov 27th            Louisville, KY                 City Block
  Nov 28th            Atlanta,GA                     Centerstage
  Nov 29th            Memphis, TN                    Orpheum Theater
  Nov 30th            Nashville, TN                  Wild Horse Saloon
  Dec 3rd             Dallas, TX                     Majestic Theater
  Dec 4th             New Orleans, LA                House of Blues
  Dec 5th             Austin, TX                     Paramount Theater
  Dec 7th             Houston, TX                    Arena Theater
  Dec 10th            Las Vegas, NV                  House of Blues
  Dec 11th            Anaheim, CA                    House of Blues
  Dec 12th            San Deigo, CA                  House of Blues
  Dec 13th            Los Angeles, CA                The Wiltern

  *All dates are subject to change

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