Indie-pop songstress Kina Grannis is thrilled to announce a Spring headlining tour of the US. The incredibly talented 24-year-old from Mission Viejo, California of Japanese, English, Irish, French, Dutch, Welsh and Scottish descent is heading out in support of her debut full-length album Stairwells. Self-released in February, the album debuted on the Billboard 200, #5 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart and #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. The release was accompanied by an official music video for the first single “Valentine” – which has been viewed nearly 1.5 million times on YouTube!
Kina’s unique voice and sweet, melancholy, but always hopeful music has led to 3.5-million plays on MySpace and 39-million views on YouTube. Exposed to music at an early age, she taught herself the guitar at age 15, which has become her primary instrument. In 2005 she self-released her first EP – Sincerely, Me – and in 2006 followed up with two additional self-released EPs – One More in the Attic and In Memory of the Singing Bridge.
In 2007 Kina joined the rapidly growing YouTube community, made a music video for her song “Message From Your Heart,” and entered herself into the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl Contest. After winning the contest and having her video air during the Super Bowl and its 97-million viewers, she walked away with a record deal – which she eventually walked away from.
Since then, Kina has regularly posted both original and cover songs on YouTube, building her fan base by the millions, and toured throughout North America, including a sold out show at LA’s famous Troubadour in January. Her songs have been heard on television shows such as ABC’s General Hospital and MTV’s College Life and Kina has performed on behalf of the American Heart Association and the Sister-to-Sister Organization. Now Kina is heading out on a headlining tour of the US in support of her debut full-length Stairwells. Her Spring and Summer tour dates will also include a July 16th Lillith Fair date in St. Louis, MO where she’ll be joining Emmylou Harris, Metric and Ingrid Michaelson among others. Shows are selling out fast for this talented young artist, so get your tickets now while you still can and stay tuned for additional shows! Confirmed dates below:
May 24th Café Du Nord ***SOLD OUT*** San Francisco, CA
25th Hotel Café ***SOLD OUT*** Los Angeles, CA
June 3rd Eddie’s Attic Decatur, GA
4th 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN
5th Natasha’s Bistro Lexington, KY
9th Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
10th Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
12th Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA
15th Jammin Java Vienna, VA
16th Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
18th Highline Ballroom New York, NY
19th Café 939 Boston, MA
20th Narrow’s Center for the Arts (supporting Sara Watkins) Fall River, MA
July 16th Lillith Fair @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO
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