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The Civil Wars open Adele dates

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – The Civil Wars will open dates for British singer Adele in mid-May for one week of her tour of the U.S.

The duo - John Paul White and Joy Williams - are slated to begin their run of 6 dates on May 12 in Washington and end 1 week later in New York. The Adele gigs are part of an overall touring schedule, which begins May 23 in Asheville, N.C. and ends July 21 in Newport, R.I.

The duo released their second disc (their first album "Live at Eddie's Attic" was available as a free download), "Barton Hollow," which debuted at 12 on the Billboard 200. The duo will return for a second performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 6.

"Barton Hollow" was recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy-award winning producer Charlie Peacock. The disc has a country/rootsy vibe.

Tour dates are:
May 3 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
May 4 Nashville, TN Music City Roots at The Loveless Barn
May 12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club*
May 13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory*
May 15 Boston, MA House of Blues*
May 16 Montreal, QC Olympia Theatre*
May 18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*
May 19 New York, NY Beacon Theatre*
May 31 London, UK Queen Elizabeth Hall #
June 2 London, UK The Slaughtered Lamb
June 12 San Diego, CA Anthology
June 13 & 14 Los Angeles, CA Largo at The Coronet
June 17 Santa Cruz, CA The Rio
June 18 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
June 21 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
June 22-23 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
June 24 Vancouver, BC The Rio Theatre
June 25 Spokane, WA The A Club
June 27 Boise, ID The Egyptian Theatre
June 28 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
June 29 Boulder, CO The Fox Theater
June 30 Kansas City, KS Crosstown Station
July 1 Indianapolis, IN Earth House
July 25 Florence, AL Shoals Theatre
July 31 Newport, RI 2011 Newport Folk Festival
*supporting Adele
# supporting James Vincent McMorrow

More tour dates will be announced.

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