Tift Merritt plays Letterman, tours in U.S., England
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
– Tift Merritt will appear tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman on CBS television. Merritt will sing "Morning Is My Destination" with her band from her latest album "Another Country."
Merritt and her band are in the midst of a heavy touring schedule in the U.S. and in England.
Tour dates are:
Thursday June 26 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
Sunday Jun 29 Glastonbury, England Glastonbury Festival
Tuesday July 1 London, England Bush Hall
Wednesday July 2 Sheffield, England Memorial Hall
Thursday July 3 Nottingham, England Rescue Rooms
Saturday July 5 Manchester, England Manchester Academy 3
Sunday July 6 Cornbury, England Cornbury Festival
Friday July 11 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
Saturday July 12 Berwyn, IL Fitzgerald's Night Club
Sunday July 13 Madison, WI Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Friday July 18 Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light
Saturday July 19 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry + free plaza show
Sunday July 20 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley, simulcast on WRLT
Thursday July 24 Burlington, VT City Artist Festival at Battery Park (free!)
Friday July 25 Portland, ME Big Easy
Saturday July 26 Cape Cod, MA Cape Cinema
Wednesday Aug. 6 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday Aug. 7 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Friday Aug. 8 Burke Mountain, Vermont The Tamarack
Saturday Aug. 9 Pawling, NY Towne Crier
Friday Aug. 22 Isle of Palms, SC Windjammer
Saturday Aug. 23 Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Art
Sunday Aug. 24 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Amphitheater, WUIN The Penguin 106.7fm 5th Anniversary celebration
Sunday Aug. 31 Aspen, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival (w/ Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Dwight Yoakam)
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