(New York / Milan December 3, 2009) Italy's number one recording artist Jovanotti announces Oyeah, the debut US album release by the chart topping Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper for the legendary Verve Forecast label.
Oyeah was recorded in New York City during the Summer of 2009 during Jovanotti's series of residencies at leading Manhattan and Brooklyn clubs with the Soleluna NY LAB, a New York-based collective of musicians from Italy, the United States and Brazil.
A double album collection, Oyeah's 20 tracks feature all new live versions of original repertoire drawn from Jovanotti's generation-long career plus 3 unreleased studio takes on classic Italian songs re-interpreted for today's international music market.
The national media attention generated by Jovanotti's string of 16 sell out concerts in New York City during 2009 spurred the demand for a wider North American tour, the first leg of which is announced for April and May 2010. An adept stadium and arena headliner in Europe, Jovanotti's trans-Atlantic fans will get to experience a string of debut club dates in some of the most credible venues for rock and world music on the North American continent. Kicking off at Washington DC's storied 9:30 Club on April 22, Jovanotti and the Soleluna NY LAB band wind their way up the East Coast to Philadelphia, New York and Boston before heading into Montreal and Toronto where Jovanotti will make his Canadian debuts. The tour wraps in the Mid West at Chicago's hottest new locale, Lincoln Hall on May 6. Summer 2010 festival dates on the West Coast will be announced shortly.
Jovanotti & Soleluna NY LAB North American Tour 2010 (East Coast/Mid West leg):
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Saturday, April 24, 2010 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sunday April 25, 2010 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Wednesday April 28, 2010 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Saturday May 1, 2010 Montreal, QC L'Astral
Tuesday May 4, 2010 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace