Didn’t You Want A Hugh Laurie Tour?

Just what the doctor ordered – a fresh set of Hugh Laurie dates. The actor/musician and former (TV) M.D. has announced another outing in support of his second album, 2013’s “Didn’t It Rain.”

With Laurie on piano, guitar and vocals, his second blues LP includes his take on songs ranging from the classic 1914 tune “Saint Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy to tracks like “Wild Honey,” which Dr. John recorded for 1978’s City Lights.

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"Wetten Dass" broadcast, Offenburg, Germany

In addition to being backed by The Copper Bottom Band, Laurie enlisted the help of guest vocalists Gaby Moreno, Jean McClain and Taj Mahal. Didn’t It Rain was produced by Joe Henry Allen (Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg) who also worked on Laurie’s debut, 2011’s Let Them Talk.

“I have resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a small boy,” Laurie says. “And the further I go, the more bewitched I become – both by the songs and by the people I have been lucky enough to play them with.”

Laurie is bringing along The Copper Bottom Band on the road. Here’s the plan:

May 20 –Vancouver, British Columbia, Orpheum     
May 22 – Portland, Ore., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall     
May 23 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre     
May 24 – Medford, Ore., The Craterian Theater At The Collier Ctr. For The Perf. Arts     
May 27 – Saratoga, Calif., Montalvo Garden Theatre     
May 28 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore     
May 30 – Riverside, Calif., Fox Performing Arts Center     
May 31 – San Diego, Calif., Balboa Park     
June 2 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda     
June 3 – Mesa, Ariz., Ikeda Theatre     
June 4 – Santa Fe, N.M., Lensic Performing Arts Center     
June 6 – Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre     
June 7 – Houston, Texas, Lillie & Roy Cullen Theater     
June 10 – Mexico City, Mexico, Auditorio Nacional     
June 11 – Guadalajara, Mexico, Teatro Diana

You have several options when it comes to presales. An American Express card member presale for select dates begins Tuesday, March 25, followed by a Citi cardmember presale Wednesday, March 26. And then there’s a Facebook presale, a Montalvo member presale, an internet presale and an Live Nation Mobile app/Live Nation presale. General onsales begin March 28.

Visit HughLaurieBlues.com for more information.