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Joel Gottschalk Hits the Road With Rumer Willis For Fall U.S. Tour

Rumer Willis has announced her first ever U.S. concert tour, slated to kick off October 12 in Denver, CO.
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Rumer Willis has announced her first ever U.S. concert tour, slated to kick off October 12 in Denver, CO. With 23-dates now confirmed, the Over The Love tour run is Willis’ first extended musical outing with her band, performing a chanteuse-style variety show of timeless standards ranging from cabaret and jazz to classic R&B and contemporary pop. Showcased in an intimate setting, Willis will take the audience through a set list of personal handpicked songs, as well as a handful of original material recently written and recorded with writer and producer Linda Perry. All general tickets and VIP packages are on sale now. For more information visit please visit: www.overthelovetour.com.

Supporting Willis on this run is bassist Joel Gottschalk (Philip Sayce), who plays Moollon Basses, Ampeg Amps, and D'Addario Strings. 

"A lot of people may not know this, but I learned to sing way before I ever learned anything about acting or ballroom dancing,” Rumer explained. “When I was young, my dad introduced me to the iconic vocalists of the American songbook like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, and others. This craft of storytelling through song has always inspired me. It's such an intimate and honest way to connect with people. In my OVER THE LOVE tour, you'll get all of that throwback, speakeasy jazz vibe plus a few reimagined modern tunes mixed in as well. The concert musicalizes the many ups and downs that go hand in hand with falling in and falling out of love and I share a few of my own personal experiences as well. As many of us know there usually tends to be more downs than ups, hence the title...so having a cocktail or two is gently encouraged."

Willis began singing at the age of 3, performing for her family in their living room. She joined a music conservatory in Idaho at the age of 12 studying opera and then continued her classical training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Lending her talents to various musical theatre productions in high school as well as joining the Jazz Band, her love of music only continued to grow. In 2014 she started a weekly residency at the famed Sayers Club in Hollywood, where she honed her stage presence and sultry vocals. After releasing her cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic" on iTunes last year, she took the stage for her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago.” Most recently she starred in the film adaptation of the Musical "Hello Again" and made her solo cabaret debut and the famed Cafe Carlyle, receiving rave reviews from the New York Times and numerous other publications. She is currently working on her debut album with legendary writer and producer Linda Perry.

RUMER WILLIS OVER THE LOVE TOUR DATES:

DateVenueCity/State
October 12Ophelia’sDenver, CO
October 14Dakota Jazz ClubMinneapolis, MN
October 15Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts Fremont, MI
October 17The Kent StageKent, OH
October 19Scullers Jazz ClubBoston, MA
October 21Concert HallNew York, NY
October 22StageOneFairfield, CT
October 23Boulton Center for the Performing ArtsBay Shore, NY
October 25World Café LivePhiladelphia, PA
October 26AMP by StrathmoreNorth Bethesda, MD
October 28Franklin TheatreFranklin, TN
October 29McGlohon Theater at Spirit SquareCharlotte, NC
October 30City WineryAtlanta, GA
October 31Café IstanbulNew Orleans, LA
November 1Granada TheaterDallas, TX
November 2House of Blues – Bronze Peacock RoomHouston, TX
November 4The Smith CenterLas Vegas, NV
November 5The Smith CenterLas Vegas, NV
November 6MIM Music TheaterPhoenix, AZ
December 1Blue Note HawaiiHonolulu, HI
December 2Blue Note HawaiiHonolulu, HI
December 3Blue Note HawaiiHonolulu, HI
December 4Blue Note HawaiiHonolulu, HI 

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