Lee Fields & the Expressions Announce North American Tour Behind 'Emma Jean,' Share New Video
Published Apr 03, 2014Soul survivor Lee Fields and his backup band the Expressions have announced they'll be back out on the road later this year to support their upcoming Emma Jean album, hitting up a couple of Canadian tour stops along the way.
The tour schedule kicks off May 29 at New York's Bowery Ballroom, acting as the record release party ahead of the album's official June 3 street date via Truth & Soul Records. From there, the band head overseas for a handful of European shows, but they'll be back in North America by the end of June.
Following some U.S. appearances, the Expressions will perform in Victoria and Vancouver, and close out the trip back beneath the border. You'll find the details in the itinerary down below.
Emma Jean is Fields' third full-length for Truth & Soul, following 2009's My World and 2012's Faithful Man. The record was tracked with producer Leon Michels, with a press release noting the album has the Expressions "moving from being content as contemporary soul music royalty and instead delving into and exploring its next steps."
Down below, you'll also find the new music video for the record's soulful, pedal steel-spiked cover of JJ Cale's "Magnolia." The single is also being served up on a 7-inch, with "Talk to Somebody," a song focusing on "impossible relationships with negative people. The single drops May 8 and can be pre-ordered here.
05/29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06/04 London, UK - XOYO
06/05 Paris, France, La Maroquinerie
06/07 Erfurt, Germany - Franz Mehlhose
06/08 Gent, Belgium - Balzaal
06/09 Raalte, Netherlands - Ribs & Blues Festival
06/10 Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
06/12 Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen
06/14 Bergen, Norway - Bergenfest
06/27 San Francisco - The Fillmore
06/28 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
06/30 San Diego, CA - Casbah
07/02 Victoria, BC - TBA
07/03 Vancouver, BC - The Imperial
07/04 Seattle, WA - Neptune
07/05-06 Portland, OR - Waterfront Blues Festival