Tour Lessons and Hello 2014
The MB20 tour was such a gift. Such an incredible time of learning from seasoned performance artists. MB20 and Goo showed me the art of making a stadium an intimate experience. I got to know them all! So many stories I could tell. But here are some of my favorite moments with each member of these bands.
Matchbox Twenty… Rob Thomas took me in as a sister, the very first night of tour, he sat next to me at my table and gave me a pep talk. Later, he showed up at my dressing room with a copy of Ishmael for tour reading. Paul Doucette gave me the challenge of releasing my alter-ego and stood with various members of the bands to see my set side stage the entire tour, giving me feedback, and helping me develop my show. Kyle Cook and I sang old country tunes together backstage and he gave me valuable tips for potty training! Pookie gave me the wisdom of endurance and shared stories of the power of the fans. Matt Beck was kind enough to accompany me through the extended dates and his son and Hank were little buddies. Stacy Jones had me in stitches with his stories, antics and mind reading.
Goo Goo Dolls… John Rzeznik and I talked about how to write love songs. Robby Takak eased my mind about the unfamiliar strain that I discovered can come through touring. I was further schooled when sweet Mike Malinin ran an ultra-marathon (triple length) and got on stage immediately after, for an hour and a half show, never missing beat.
So many folks from this tour helped me at a crossroads. They didn’t allow me to fail in my journey of becoming a true performance artist on a bigger scale than I’ve ever known before. They went out of their way to turn their fans onto the opener. And they challenged me to find a new part of myself that could reach the back row with my songs. It was so expanding to learn what it means to be confident in what one has to offer, and there are people out there just waiting to discover you and let your music touch them.
In 2014, I will be making a new record. At long last I am the captain of my ship. I choose to be independent so that I am free to continue with my evolution as an artist. To create music that is my heart’s desire. There is so much to be grateful for. You are going to see new sides of me. I am so happy to be here now.
Much love to all those who are behind me at every step of the way,
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On Tour This Summer with
Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls
Kate Earl is pleased to announce a run of support dates with co-headliners Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls. The North American summer tour will kick off on June 25th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH and run throughout August (please see full routing below). Public on-sale for select dates begins March 23rd. These dates will follow on the heels of a national tour that finds Kate sharing the stage with Andrew McMahon, from Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, this April.
Kate emerged with a flourish late last year on Stronger, her debut for Downtown Records. Written and recorded with an expansive crew of well-respected Californians—including Brett Dennen and Blake Mills—Stronger shows off the careful development of a singular voice and introduces a deeply thoughtful songwriter coming into her own. The album's sound—a rootsy brand of all-American pop-rock led by the emerging single “One Woman Army”—recalls classic works by legendary women like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell.
Kate Earl 'Stronger' Out Now
Dear Friends, Fans and Loved ones,
This is a proud moment for me. Just about a year ago I was selling my guitar to make ends meet for my baby and I. Today my album "Stronger" has debuted. It's been a humbling and empowering journey. Thank you for everything you do and give that has kept me inspired, kept me singing... Special thanks to those who reminded me to never surrender, never give up. This album is for you.