Breanne Düren's EP, Sparks Debuts At #5 On Billboard Heatseekers Chart

Breanne Düren's EP, Sparks Debuts At #5 On Billboard Heatseekers Chart

Breanne Düren's debut EP, Sparks, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Sparks also climbed to #3 on the iTunes Pop Chart the night it was released. Düren will perform her final EP release show this Friday, May 20th in Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry before she hits the road to sing back up and play keyboards with Owl City beginning June 13th in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium. She will also open for him in select cities on the world tour. (All Dates Below).

Produced by Mike Daly (a former member of Ryan Adam's band Whiskeytown who has worked with Rachael Yamagata, The Pernice Brothers, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals), Sparks is a five-song introduction to this charming young artist that showcases her sweet, soulful voice, unique lyrical point of view, and talent for writing lithe, playful melodies. "Gold Mine" boasts a modern take on the pop-soul vibe of classic '60s girl groups, while "No One Else" bounces along on a stripped-down synth-pop groove.

Critics and fans alike praised the first single, "Gold Mine." USA Today recently described it as "a girl group throwback with a modern streak of grrrl power," and Entertainment Weekly recently told its readers if you "love Adele's 'Rumor Has It', then try 'Gold Mine.'" Artist Direct said, "This is the perfect summer pop album, and an even more perfect introduction to Düren. Sparks may fly as soon as you hear it." My Old Kentucky Blog called it "a tune custom built for sunny days and convertibles, and almost sure to find favor with folks who can't get enough of the throwback pop-soul being dealt by artists like Adele and She & Him."

In celebration of her debut release, AOL Music hosted a Full CD Listening Party, Teen Vogue premiered the video for "Gold Mine," and Düren also performed live acoustic sessions for Livestream and Artist Direct. She also played EP Release shows in New York City at Soho House, The Living Room and the SOHO Apple Store and at Hotel Café in Los Angeles. Düren's song "Gold Mine" was also the iTunes Discovery Download the week of release.


20th Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry^

13th Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
14th Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
16th Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
17th Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
18th Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
20th Montreal, QUE Olympia de Montreal
21st Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
23rd New York, NY Roseland Ballroom*
25th Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Perf. Arts
26th Boston, MA House of Blues
28th Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
29th Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
30th Milwaukee, WI Henry Maier Festival Park

1st Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
2nd Shirleysburg, PA Agape Farm Campground
11th Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
12th Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
13th Orem, UT UCCU Center
15th Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
16th Vancouver, BC Centre In Vancouver for Perf. Arts
17th Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
19th San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
21st Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia*
23rd Pomona, CA Fox Theatre Pomona
25th Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
26th Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
27th Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theatre
29th Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
30th St. Paul, MN The Roy Wilkins Auditorium

12th Auckland, NZ Auckland Town Hall
15th Brisbane, AU The Tivoli
16th Sydney, AU Metro Theatre
17th Melbourne, AU Billboard The Venue
18th Melbourne, AU Billboard The Venue

5th Dublin, IE The Academy
7th Glasgow, UK ABC
8th Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
9th London, UK Shepherd's Bush Empire*
12th Leeds, UK Leeds Academy
13th Birmingham, UK HMV Institute
15th Tilburg, NL O13
16th Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
17th Paris, FR Bataclan*
19th Madrid, ES Ramdall
20th Lisbon, PT Campo Pequeño
22nd Barcelona, ES Apolo 2
24th Milan, IT Milano Magazzini Generali
26th Zurich, CH Abart
27th Munich, DE Theatrefabrik
28th Vienna, AT Arena Vienna
30th Berlin, DE Postbahnhof

1st Cologne, DE Gloria
2nd Hamburg, DE Gruenspan*
4th Copenhagen, DK Vega
5th Stockholm, SE Berns
21st Nagoya, JP Club Quattro
22nd Tokyo, JP Stellar Ball*
24th Seoul, KR AX Hall
26th Manila, Philippines Trinoma Hall
28th Jakarta, ID Tennis Indoor Senayan*

^ Breanne Duren solo
*Breanne will open these shows on the tour