WORLD PARTY Announces U.S. Tour

WORLD PARTY Announces U.S. Tour

WORLD PARTY, the melodic, sharp-witted and sophisticated U.K. band led by Karl Wallinger, will be embarking on a nationwide 26-date U.S. tour beginning May 23rd.

The tour kicks off with two sold-out shows and includes stops in cities the band has never before played (Asheville, Indianapolis, and Salt Lake City), cities they haven't played in 8-9 years (St. Louis), as well as sold out, multi-night shows in Chicago and New York City.

Joining Wallinger on tour will be his long-time live band of David Duffy on mandolin and John Turnbull on guitar.

Fans attending these shows will be able to purchase a limited edition, exclusive World Party Hatch Show Print as well as an exclusive double live CD that is unavailable in stores or online. The 18-track double disc set was recorded (date?) at The Picturedrome in Holmfirth, U.K.

Formed in 1986, as Wallinger's solo project, (previously of cult heroes The Waterboys), World Party has amassed a collection of hit singles over its history, including "Ship of Fools", "Put the Message in the Box," "Is It Like Today?" and the chart-topping "Way Down Now," while contributing to movie soundtracks Reality Bites and Clueless.

In recent years, Wallinger has taken World Party to the stages of Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and Royal Albert Hall while releasing Arkeology to critical acclaim. Spanning the band's 25-year history, Arkeology is at once a new album-showcasing some of Wallinger's strongest work to date-and an unreleased, unheard history of rare studio gems, live sessions, concert recordings, radio interviews, covers, demos and B-sides, a massive, 5 CD collection of 70 never-before-heard tracks packaged in a unique Any Year Diary for fans' personal use.

In 2006, Wallinger regained control of all his master recordings and started his own record label, Seaview.

World Party U.S. dates:
05/23 - Freehold, NJ @ Concerts in the Studio (sold out)
05/24 - Somerville, MA @ Johnny D's (sold out)
05/25 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
05/26 - Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
05/28 - New York, NY @ City Winery (sold out)
05/29 - New York, NY @ City Winery (sold out)
05/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
05/31 - Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head On Stage
06/03 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
06/05 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
06/06 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
06/07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge
06/08 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
06/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club (2 shows)
06/12 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery (sold out)
06/13 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery (sold out)
06/14 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
06/16 - Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove Underground
06/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
06/20 - Napa, CA @ City Winery
06/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/23 - Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
06/24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
06/27 - West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
06/28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Music Club
06/29 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern