Jamie Cullum Takes ‘Interlude’ On The Road

Jamie Cullum has planned a U.S. headline excursion in early 2015 to go along with a handful of previously announced dates with Billy Joel. The English singer/songwriter/musician will be introducing fans to his upcoming album, described as “a shift to straight-ahead jazz.”

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Schlosspark, Schwetzingen, Germany

Interlude is due out in the U.S. Jan. 27. The LP is made up of tunes from the American songbook, such as the title track, which was written by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli. Plus, he’s thrown in a couple of “modern surprises.”

Fans who pre-order Interlude via iTunes will instantly receive the track “My One and Only Love” along with the first single, “Good Morning Heartache” (feat. Laura Mvula), and Cullum’s take on “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (feat. Gregory Porter).

“I just thought Interlude was a perfect title for the album ‘cause this is genuinely my first proper jazz record,” Cullum said.“I can pretend that I’ve made albums like this before, but I haven’t … Names like Alice and John Coltrane, Nina and Billie and Sarah – they’re all touchstones for Interlude.”

After supporting Joel at a few shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Cullum returns to MSG to do another show with the Piano Man Dec. 18. Cullum will help out with another MSG franchise show in January, in addition to gigs in Dallas and Miami.

Here’s Cullum’s 2015 U.S. schedule:

Jan. 9 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena (with Billy Joel)
Jan. 22 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center (with Billy Joel)             
Jan. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., Largo
Jan. 31 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena (with Billy Joel)      
Feb. 3 – Boston, Mass., Berklee Performance Center           
Feb. 4 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre       
Feb. 5 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre   
Feb. 6 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Feb. 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall – Woodruff Arts Ctr.            
Feb. 9 – San Francisco, Calif., Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre
Feb. 10 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre

Festival appearances lined up in 2015 include City Of Derry Jazz And Big Band Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland; Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in Quebec; and Jazzopen Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany.

Presale tickets are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 19.

Visit JamieCullum.com for more information.