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Knowles enlists big name help, prepares for summer tour of N. America.

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam To Release Coming Up For Air CD June 16, Plot Summer Tour

British blues sensation Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam are gearing up for a U.S. tour in advance of the physical release of their second album Coming Up For Air.  The album has already been released digitally, with the CD due in stores June 16.

Coming Up For Air is the second Back Door Slam, but is the first since Knowles parted company with bassist Adam Jones and drummer Ross Doyle.  Joining Knowles in the studio for this sophomore effort, of sorts, are Peter Frampton and Benmont Tench.  Frampton serves as producer for the majority of the album.  He also co-wrote two songs with Knowles and lends some guitar and bass work to a couple tracks.  Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) plays Hammond organ on several of the album's 11 tracks.

Knowles has already lined up 29 dates throughout the summer, taking him throughout North America.  He'll be headlinging gigs as well as making appearances at festivals, including Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Speaking of festivals, Back Door Slam's critically acclaimed set at last summer's Bonnaroo has been released as a digital live album (iTunes, Amazon).  Knowles has already been out on the road in advance of the new record playing shows opening for Jeff Beck and Chickenfoot.

Coming Up For Air Track Listing
   1 – Coming Up For Air
   2 – Riverbed
   3 – Mistakes
   4 – Hear Me Lord
   5 – Amber's Song
   6 – Tear Down The Walls
   7 – You Can't Take This Back
   8 – Country Girl
   9 – Keep On Searching
  10 – Saving Myself
*11 – Taste of Danger
*bonus track w/Jonatha Brooke

Summer Tour Dates

6/6       Atlanta, GA                   Virginia Highlands (Dave FM radio show)
6/7       Chattanooga, TN           Riverbend Festival – Under the Bridge
6/8       Chattanooga, TN           Riverbend Festival – Bessie Smith Hall
6/9       Nashville, TN                 3rd & Lindsley
6/11     Nashville, TN                 Exit Inn
6/13     Wilmington, NC             The Soapbox
6/15     Philadelphia, PA World Café (Record Release Show)
6/19     Aurora, IL                     Blues on the Fox Festival
6/20     Fort Wayne, IN              BBQ Ribfest – Headwaters Park
6/21     Columbus, OH               Basement
6/23     Indianapolis, IN             Birdy’s
6/24     Cincinnati, OH               Southgate House
6/26     Madison, WI                  Majestic Theatre
6/28     Des Moines, IA              House of Bricks
6/30     Milwaukee, WI               Summerfest w/ Buddy Guy
7/2       Rothbury, MI                 Rothbury Festival
7/4       Thunder Bay, ONT          Thunder Bay Bluesfest
7/10     Burlington, VT               Higher Ground
7/11     White Plains, NY            WXPK radio show
7/17     Steamboat, CO              Old Town Pub
7/18     Denver, CO                   Mile High Music Festival
8/1       Prairie du Chien, WI      Prairie Dog Blues Festival
8/6       Bethlehem, PA               Musikfest
8/9       Chicago, IL                    Lollapalooza
8/14     Alexandria, VA               Birchmere
8/15     Cockeysville, MD            Hot August Blues Festival
8/29     Paola, KS                       Paola Roots Festival
9/12     Springfield, MO             Greater Ozarks Blues Festival
9/18     Fredericton, New Brunswick        Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

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