Sara Bareilles' Kaleidoscope Heart Captures #1 Album Spot On Billboard's Top 200


Kaleidoscope Heart, the new release from Grammy-nominated Epic recording artist Sara Bareilles rocketed onto Billboard's Top 200 this week at No .1, making it the highest-charting album debut of the singer-songwriter's career.

The album's arrival at the top of the charts is amplified by the fact that since its release on September 7th, the album has held the #1 album spot on iTunes Top 100 album chart with explosive sales, while the video for the first single, "King Of Anything" soared to #1 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown.

About the album's chart debut, Sara says, "Two amazing things have happened today: First, I have the number one record. Second, my long standing rivalry with Eminem is finally put to rest. I don't know what to say... I'm over the moon about this. I had no idea that this was even possible and so here I am once again inspired and amazed by the impact of the most generous fans in the world. All I can say is thank you. Thank You."

Critics have praised Sara's sophomore efforts on Kaleidoscope Heart across the board. The Wall Street Journal raved, "Kaleidoscope Heart plants Sara in Billy Joel territory." The New York Daily News wrote, "Bareilles holds the keys to a pop world gone gaga." The New York Times praised Sara quoting, "Deliberately or not, Ms. Bareilles has figured out a singer-songwriter's response to the ascendance of "Glee." Now she's her own glee club," while People Magazine applauds the album, saying, "In 2007 the singer-songwriter rocketed from obscurity with her album Little Voice and the Grammy-nominated pop-rock gem "Love Song". How does she follow up on that? Impeccably."

Kaleidoscope Heart- which Sara wrote and the renowned Neal Avron produced - is the follow up to her massive Grammy nominated debut, Little Voice which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and garnered the singer/songwriter two Grammy nominations for the triple platinum hit single, "Love Song." The immensely addictive and charismatic pop driven first single, "King Of Anything" is currently at three radio formats; Top 5 at Hot AC Radio, Top 10 at Triple A Radio and launching at pop. National television appearances have already included performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show (twice), Live! With Regis and Kelly, with upcoming appearances scheduled for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Rachael Ray Show.

Sara is currently gearing up to head back out on the road as she kicks off her Fall Headlining Tour on September 23rd in Pocatello, ID at Idaho State University. The tour will cover 30 major cities across America and conclude at the Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State in Eureka, CA on December 17th. Supporting acts on the bill are Greg Laswell, Javier Dunn, Cary Brothers, & Holly Conlan. Dates announced are listed below.

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  Fall Headlining Tour  Dates:

  --  Greg Laswell support 9/25 - 10/18
  --  Javier Dunn support 9/25 - 10/4
  --  Cary Brothers support 11/2 - 11/24
  --  Holly Conlan support 10/7 - 11/24

  September 23     Pocatello, ID                  Idaho State  University

  September 25     Portland,  OR                 Roseland Ballroom

  September 26     San Francisco, CA         Sharon Meadow Golden  Gate

  September 28     Los Angeles, CA            Orpheum Theatre

  September 29     San Diego, CA               House Of  Blues

  September 30     Tempe, AZ                     Marquee Theatre

  October  2           Dallas, TX                      Palladium Ballroom

  October  3           Austin, TX                      La Zona Rosa

  October  4           Houston, TX                  House Of Blues

  October  7           Atlanta, GA                    Variety Playhouse

  October  8           Nashville, TN                 Ryman Auditorium

  October  10         Wilkesboro, NC              Wilkes Community

  October  11         Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Revolution

  October  12        Orlando, FL                     House Of Blues

  October  14        Charlotte, NC                  Neighborhood Theatre

  October  15        Carrboro, NC                  Cat's Cradle

  October  16        Philadelphia, PA             Trocadero Theatre

  October  18        Washington, D.C.            9:30 Club

  November 2       Minneapolis, MN             Pantages Theatre

  November 3       Chicago, Il                       House Of Blues

  November 5       Milwaukee, WI                 Pabst Theater

  November 6       Louisville, KY                   The Bomhard Theater

  November 8       Toronto,  ON                    Phoenix Concert

  November 9       Boston, MA                      House Of Blues

  November 10     New York, NY                  Webster Hall

  November 14     Lawrence, KS                   Liberty Hall

  November 15     Denver,  CO                     Ogden Theatre

  November 17     Salt Lake City, UT             Avalon  Theater

  November 19     Boise, ID                            Knitting Factory
   Concert House

  November 20     Spokane, WA                     Knitting Factory
   Concert House

  November 22     Vancouver, BC                  Commodore Ballroom

  November 24     Reno, NV                           Knitting Factory
   Concert House

  December 17     Eureka,  CA                       Van Duzer Theatre at
   Humboldt State  *

  * on sale September 20th

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