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Dan Hicks tour supports new CD

Monday, January 26, 2009 – Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks announced the first leg of a U.S. tour to support the new studio album with the tour starting in late March. "Tangled Tales" is out March 24 on Surfdog Records. The CD, with eight originals, includes Hick's trademark swing music. David Grisman, Charlie Musselwhite, and slide-guitarist Roy Rogers, play on the CD produced by Grammy-winning roots music producer Chris Goldsmith.

Tour dates are:
March 25 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
March 26 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA
March 28 Yoshi's San Francisco CA Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with Special Guest David Grisman
April 3 One Longfellow Square Portland ME
April 4 Bull Run Shirley MA
April 5 Iron Horse Northampton MA
April 6 BB King's Blues Club New York NY
April 7 Turning Point Piermont NY
April 10 Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
April 11 The State Theater Falls Church VA

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