LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2010 – Tropicalia-loving, genre-defying musician AM will continue his French connection as he’ll join Charlotte Gainsbourg for a two-week jaunt, immediately following his current stint opening for Air. In the midst of the tour, AM will jet home to Los Angeles where he will open for his musical idol, Brazilian icon and one of the originators of Tropicalismo, Caetano Veloso, who handpicked AM to help him kick off the award-winning Greek Theatre’s 2010 season on Thursday, April 15. "When I found out he was playing the Greek I knew I had to buy a ticket immediately, now that I’m opening for him, it’s a dream come true," reveals AM. "Caetano’s unique style and master songwriting skills has really inspired my songwriting and he is one of the most important songwriters of our time."
Since its release last month, AM’s loungey indie-pop album, Future Sons & Daughters (Filter US Recordings), has been striking a chord with critics while making a strong impact with audiences, radio and MTV. "Imagine a psychedelic daydream during the summer of ’67 infused with sweet nothings of tropicalia, British Invasion, Canterbury Sound, and sunshiny folk, and you’re halfway to grokking the little slice of heaven that is Tulsa-born New Orleans-raised troubadour AM," exclaimed Drum! Meanwhile, MTV2’s indie rock showcase "Subterranean" premiered the video for first single, "Self Preservation," last week and KCRW is included in the list of radio tastemakers continuing to champion AM’s soulful, laidback pop, propelling him into their "Top 50 Most Played."
AM’s latest LP pays homage to the musician’s diverse influences, which includes Jorge Ben, Brian Wilson, Sergio Mendes and Curtis Mayfield, while showcasing his own songwriting chops, intelligent lyrics and psychedelic grooves. American Songwriter declared: "Future Sons & Daughters is worth every bit of the attention you give it, and then some. Each time you give it a spin you’re bound to come across something new, and that, folks, is the mark of a great album."
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AM ON TOUR WITH AIR
March 26 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theatre
March 27 – San Diego, Calif. @ 4th & B
March 28 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
March 30 – Hermosa Beach, Calif. @ Saint Rocke *
* Without Air
AM WITH CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG
April 11 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre
April 12 – Victoria, B.C. @ Alix Goolden Hall
April 14 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile Café
April 15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre w/ Caetano Veloso **
April 17 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Palace of Fine Arts
April 21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Park West
April 23 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
April 24 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
April 25 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
** Without Charlotte Gainsbourg