Amos Lee On A Mission To Tour

Amos Lee plans to start 2011 off right with a brand new album and a round of winter tour dates to go along with it.

Mission Bell is set for release Jan. 25 on Blue Note Records. The album was produced by Calexico’s Joey Burns and features guest appearances by Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown and James Gadson.

The tour kicks off Jan. 20 at Moore Theatre in Seattle. Dates are currently on the books through a Feb. 12 show at House Of Blues in Houston.

Additional dates include The Fillmore in San Francisco (Jan. 25), The Music Box in Los Angeles (Jan. 27), The Depot in Salt Lake City (Feb. 1), Boulder Theater in Colorado (Feb. 5) and House Of Blues in Dallas (Feb. 10).

Photo: Jason Moore
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, N.C.

South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela will get the crowd warmed up as Lee’s opening act.

More shows will be added soon.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available to fans today through Lee’s website. Tickets go on sale to the general public Nov. 5.

Tomorrow Lee opens for Dave Matthews Band at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., followed by Wednesday’s opening show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

The singer-songwriter has lined up a few more headlining gigs on the East Coast to close out the year, including The Egg in Albany, N.Y. (Nov. 4), Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Del. (Nov. 6) and Calvin Theater in Northampton, Mass. (Dec. 31).

Tune in to NPR on Dec. 3 to listen to Lee’s WXPN “Free At Noon” performance at World Café in Philadelphia.

Click here for Amos Lee’s website.