2009 saw Nashville / Chicago resident Andrew Belle invited out on the second generation Ten out of Tenn Tour and after an overwhelming response on the road, invited out for the Ten out of Tenn Holiday Tour. 2010 sees Andrew Belle heading out on his own for an ambitious series of tour dates that will see him play at Clubs, Colleges and Universities across the country in support of his first LP, The Ladder, out officially on February 23, 2010.
Andrew Belle 2010 Club Tour Dates After The Jump!
Jan 20 – 12th and Porter – Nashville, TN
Jan 23 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Feb 9 – The Brink Lounge – Madison, WI
Feb 12 – The Living Room – NY, NY
Feb 20 – Q Cafe – Seattle – WA
Feb 24 – the Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA
Mar 3 – Hotel Cafe – LA, CA
Mar 17 – 20 – SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar 28 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Andrew Belle 2010 College + University Tour Dates
Jan 21 – Lake Superior State University – Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Jan 25 – Indiana University – Kokomo, IN
Jan 27 – Wittenberg University – Springfield, OH
Jan 28 – Youngstown State – Youngstown, OH
Jan 29 – University of Dayton – Dayton, OH
Jan 30 – Muskingum University – New Concord, OH
Feb 2 – University of Akron – Akron, OH
Feb 4 – Xavier University – Cincinnati, OH
Feb 5 – Ashland University – Ashland, OH
Feb 8 – Rockford College – Rockford, IL
Feb 10 – Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, MI
Feb 11 – Central Michigan University – Mt. Pleasant, MI
Feb 16 – Spokane Falls College – Spokane, WA
Feb 17 – Eastern Washington University – Cheney, WA
Feb 17 – Gonzaga Univeristy – Spokane, WA
Feb 18 – Green River College – Auburn, WA
Feb 22 – Tacoma College – Tacoma, WA
Mar 23 – Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, KY
Mar 24 – University of Evansville – Evansville, IN
Mar 25 – Missouri Univeristy S&T – Rolla, MO
Mar 30 – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, IL
Mar 31 – Bradley University – Peoria, IL
Apr 1 – Eureka College – Eureka, IL
Apr 7 – University of St. Francis – Joliet, IL
Apr 7 – Hope College – Holland, MI
Apr 22 – College of Idaho – Caldwell, IL
Apr 23 – Westminster College – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 30 – Indiana University – South Bend, IN
Aug 27 – Davenport University – Grand Rapids, MI
Ten Out of Tenn is a diverse and unique community of artists making organic pop music in the shadows of Nashville’s slick commercial country music industry on the road supporting each other every night! The original Ten out of Tenn debuted in 05 with ten musicians who were at the forefront of the vibrant Nashville pop music scene with over thirty albums released between them. Nine of these successful artists re-united in the winter of 09 and invited Andrew Belle to join them to complete the Ten at dates across the nation!
Andrew’s debut LP, The Ladder, with Grammy award winning mixing engineer Vance Powell (The Raconteurs), will be self-released on February 23, 2010.
You may recognize Andrew’s voice from songs off his debut EP All Those Pretty Lights which were featured on TV and received nationwide airplay, including love from KCRW or from his recent opening slot for Ben Folds.
What the press had to say about All Those Pretty Lights:
Saving the Set List
The first time I listened to singer/songwriter Andrew Belle I knew immediately that this guy was something special. His lyrics, his voice, and his hooks all work together to form something truly enjoyable and noticeably unique.
The Soundtrack to Life
When I bounce around an artist gets 45 seconds, maybe a minute and half, and “Static Waves” made the most of its chance… congratulations Mr. Belle, you’re going to the lightning round.
Carry You Away
It feels light and free, unconstrained by any need to be overly hip or trendy… this is a very promising start for Andrew Belle.
Only 24, Belle has a long, bright future ahead of him.
Andrew Belle: In His Own Words
Since I was a child, I’ve always been around music; taught to appreciate the art form but only at a reasonable distance. My parents never let me listen to the radio or any kind of secular music until I was well into High-school. Before that, in Junior high, I recall making mix tapes from local radio stations during the day, and then lying in bed at night listening to all the pop hits of that time through a small, plastic walkman that I had received a few Christmases earlier. Third Eye Blind, the Counting Crows, the Verve Pipe…these were the artists that first welcomed me into the world of meaningful pop-music. The first album that I ever bought for myself was the Counting Crow’s ‘August and Everything After’ when I was a sophomore in High-school. It had already been out for several years at that point, but I can still remember sneaking it up to my room and listening to it very softly out of the dusty Sony boom-box in my bedroom; pouring over every melody and marveling over the lyrical genious in Adam Duritz; thinking, ‘maybe I can do this someday?’ Not that I think of myself now as important to music as Adam Duritz or the Counting Crows have been, nor do I even dare to compare myself to such talent, but thinking back on my earliest experiences with music, there is no doubt that those quiet moments spent alone in my bedroom shaped my desires and passions and gave me the hope to make my small mark on this world, one song at a time.