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Hailed for his golden voice and knack for introspective and infectious tunecraft, Tampa-based Matt Hires is unquestionably among today's most compelling new singer/songwriters. "TAKE US TO THE START," the Tampa-based troubadour's F-Stop/Atlantic debut, hit the top 10 on iTunes' overall "Top Albums" chart and debuted in the upper half of the Billboard 200 upon its release in 2009. Among the album's highlights were a series of songs -- including "Out Of The Dark," "Turn The Page" and "Perfect Day" -- which have since been featured in episodes of ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
"TAKE US TO THE START" also received extensive critical praise. People hailed the collection, noting "on the opening cut of his debut, Hires requests, 'Honey, Let Me Sing You a Song.' With his folky pop and aching croon, how could you deny him?" Creative Loafing commended the album as "cleverly-crafted and interesting, full of sincerity and catchy melodies highlighted by (Hires') enveloping, gravelly tenor."
A charming and charismatic live performer, Hires has spent much of the past three years on the road, headlining countless shows as well as touring with like-minded artists such as Paolo Nutini, Marc Broussard, Eric Hutchinson, O.A.R., NeedtoBreathe, and most recently, multi-platinum selling band Matchbox Twenty.
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MATT HIRES TOUR DATES *All dates with PARACHUTEAUGUST13 New York, NY Irving Plaza14 Boston, MA The Sinclaire15 Philadelphia, PA TLA16 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony17 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club20 Washington, DC Sixth & I21 Wilmington, NC Ziggy's22 Orlando, FL Plaza Theatre23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade24 Nashville, TN Rocket Town25 Charlotte, NC Amos's28 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's29 Blacksburg, VA Virginia TechSEPTEMBER03 Columbus, OH Club A&R04 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge05 Milwaukee, WI The Rave06 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Music Hall07 St Louis, MO Old Rock House08 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre10 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall11 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue13 Portland, OR Backspace14 Seattle, WA El Corazon16 San Francisco, CA The Chapel18 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour19 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room20 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
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