Grammy Award-winning artist DWIGHT YOAKAM will headline the historic Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA Friday, September 6, marking the iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor's first proper Los Angeles performance in over five years. Look for YOAKAM's performance to encompass his full body of work, from his 1986 debut EP Guitars, Cadillacs , Etc., Etc. through his 2012 critically acclaimed album 3 Pears. The Lone Bellow are set to open.
"I'm very much looking forward to playing the 3 Pears tour in my adopted hometown at such a great and historic venue, Hollywood Palladium, whose storied reputation--from the Academy Awards to legendary musical performances--was kept intact and paid tribute to by its complete restoration and reopening for live shows," said YOAKAM, who is currently touring in support of country's most critically acclaimed album of 2012, 3 Pears. "On September 6th, we are going to turn it into the rockin'est honky tonk on Sunset Blvd."
DWIGHT has been touring heavily since the 2012 release of 3 PEARS (Warner Bros.), including headlining dates and return engagements at both Bonnaroo and Stagecoach. He's currently touring the U.S. and Canada, with dates booked well into December.
In a live review of his April '13 two-night sold-out engagement at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Rolling Stone said; “It was a fitting presentation for a singer whose ironclad alloy of rockabilly, Bakersfield worship and British Invasion pop has long made him both a postmodern preservationist and a progressive misfit in country music…The continuing vitality of that singular country-rock conflation was in full effect on the 3 Pears selections, which fit seamlessly within the shows' Yoakam catalog overview. Although the singer took the rare banter break to thank the crowd for their patience enduring new songs, he really didn't have to, as audience members hung on every note of Pears standouts, such as the dreamy, country-psych lullaby ‘Waterfall' and the title track, a shimmering Brill Building-gone-Bakersfield piece of pop perfection punctuated by glockenspiel, panoramic guitar jangle, plucking mandolins and a timeless groove borrowed from ‘Be My Baby.” (4/15/13)
With 3 Pears, Dwight dominated best-of-2012 lists including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Village Voice, NPR, American Songwriter, Rhapsody and AOL's The Boot. Meanwhile, the album was named the #2 album of the year in Nashville Scene's 13th Annual Country Music Critics' Poll, as well being named the third best male vocalist, #5 songwriter and #8 artist of the year. See the full poll results here: http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/the-results/Content?oid=3230419