Most people have no idea who Van Hunt is, but there’s a high probability that you’ve heard his music and even sang his songs. The Grammy winner has performed with many major acts including Joss Stone, John Legend, Nikka Costa, and many more including writing hit songs for Dionne Ferris (Hopeless), Rahsaan Patterson, and others. He is also managed by American Idol’s Randy Jackson since 2002. Van Hunt has toured with many acts including Brand New Heavies, The Roots, Boney James, Dave Matthews Band, Seal, Kanye West and tons more. But now it’s all about Van.
After receiving Grammy nods for his self titled debut album that showcased songs like Dust and Down Here In Hell (With You) and a tepid response for his sophmore album On the Jungle Floor even though it was critically acclaimed, having an album of amazing songs shelved by Blue Note, releasing a rarities and lost cuts collection (Use In Case Of Emergency), he’s now ready to support a brand new album called what were you hoping for?. A downloadable sneak peek of what you can expect can be heard in the form of the album’s first 2 singles entitled The Savage, Sincere L Of P (previously on the shelved Blue Note album Popular Machine, but remixed here) and also June at his website at http://www.vanhunt.com.
His tour will hit places far and wide and dates as of today are shown below. Don’t miss any opportunity to see Van perform because this will be one of those, “I wish I had seen him” moments. Trust us. Funkatopia will be there to cover the Atlanta show and bring you an enviable review of what will undoubtedly be an incredible show. Those in New York area have two chances to check him out and you should go to every one of them.
Monday, Sep 19, New York NY, Webster Hall (The Studio) Tuesday, Sep 20, Alexandria VA, Birchmere Wednesday, Sep 21, Brooklyn NY, Southpaw Thursday, Sep 22, Philadelphia PA, World Cafe Live-Downstairs Friday, Sep 23, Richmond VA, The Camel Saturday, Sep 24, Charlotte NC, Double Door Inn Sunday, Sep 25, Nashville TN, 3rd & Lindsley Wednesday, Sep 28, Atlanta GA, The Earl Thursday, Sep 29, New Orleans LA, Tipitina’s Uptown Friday, Sep 30, Houston TX, Underground Live Saturday, Oct 1, Austin TX, Cactus Cafe Monday, Oct 3, Dallas TX, House of Blues Cambridge Room Tuesday, Oct 4, Little Rock, AR, Stickyz Rock ‘N Roll Chicken Shack Thursday, Oct 6, St. Louis MO, Lola Friday, Oct 7, Chicago IL, Schubas Tavern Saturday, Oct 8, Minneapolis, MN, Bunker’s Tuesday, Oct 11, Seattle WA Nectar Lounge Wednesday, Oct 12, Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge Thursday, Oct 13, San Francisco CA Yoshi’s