U.K. Pop Music Phenomenon Aqualung to Play Select Dates on Upcoming Pete Yorn Tour

New Aqualung Album, 'Memory Man,' Available Tuesday, March 6


Aqualung, the ongoing musical project of British prodigy Matt Hales, will perform as the opening act on select dates, from February 6 through March 9, on labelmate Pete Yorn's upcoming "The Morning, Day, and Night Tour" (see Aqualung/Pete Yorn tour dates following).

The eagerly awaited new Aqualung album, Memory Man, will be available in stores and online, on Tuesday, March 6.

Memory Man is the eagerly-awaited successor to Aqualung's critically-acclaimed U.S. debut, 2005's Strange and Beautiful collection, a #1 Billboard Heatseekers album which introduced American audiences to the music of Matt Hales with hits like the Triple A chart-topper "Brighter Than Sunshine" and "Strange & Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You)." Strange and Beautiful has gone on to sell more than 250,000 copies in the U.S.

Memory Man is the artist's first new set of songs since being named a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist in late 2005. Aqualung headlined a VH1-presented North American concert tour that year, returning to the states in early 2006 for a series of concerts with David Gray. In addition to performing at Austin City Limits 2005 and Lollapalooza 2006, Aqualung has toured with Jason Mraz, Cary Brothers, Dido, and The Fray.

  Aqualung/Pete Yorn Tour Dates

  02/06/07   Boise, ID                Big Easy
  02/09/07   Portland, OR             Roseland Theatre
  02/10/07   Seattle, WA              Showbox
  02/12/07   Sacramento-Stockton, CA  Empire
  02/13/07   San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore
  02/15/07   Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues
  02/16/07   Los Angeles, CA          The Wiltern Theatre
  02/17/07   Anaheim, CA              House Of Blues
  02/19/07   San Diego, CA            House Of Blues
  02/20/07   Tempe, AZ                Marquee Theater
  02/22/07   Park City, UT            Suede
  02/23/07   Denver, CO               Ogden Theatre
  02/24/07   Lincoln, NE              Rococo Theater
  02/26/07   Lawrence, KS             Granada Theater
  02/27/07   St. Louis, MO            The Pageant
  02/28/07   Indianapolis, IN         Music Mill
  03/02/07   Minneapolis, MN          First Avenue
  03/03/07   Chicago, IL              Riviera Theater
  03/04/07   Madison, WI              The Palace
  03/06/07   Covington, KY            The Madison Theater
  03/07/07   Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall
  03/09/07   Cleveland, OH            House Of Blues


SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Tour press: Sandee Gardner, Santa Monica, +1-310-449-2902,
Sandee.Gardner@sonybmg.com, or Benny Tarantini, New York, +1-212-833-5858,
Benny.Tarantini@sonybmg.com, both of Columbia Records

Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/