Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ben Sollee Offers "Inclusions" For Pre-Sale And Announces Tour

Ben Sollee will release his sophomore solo album entitled Inclusions on May 10th, 2011, but fans can pre-order the album now!   Mr. Sollee has also announced his tour plans to support Inclusions.

Inclusions contains 11 original songs from the classically trained pop cellist and explores contemporary folk music in an urbanized world. Fans who order the album now will also receive a previously unreleased version of Ben’s interpretation of Cat Steven’s “Wild World” as well as a limited edition 18" x 24" Landland screen print inspired by the cover image of Inclusions.

Inclusions features emblazoned instrumentation and a dynamic rhythmic intensity that may surprise fans new and old. “I love this record,” Ben admits. “I love it for all of its meanings, explicit and incidental. I love how challenging it was to excavate some of the musical ideas and how others washed up in conversation. I love the people I got to work with and the sound they helped create.”

Ben officially kicks off his summer tour on May 5th, but fans of My Morning Jacket will get a sneak peak of Ben’s new tunes when he opens for them in his hometown of Lexington, KY on April 17th. Joining Ben on this initial run that contains a stop at the Bonnaroo Music Festival are Jordan Ellis on drums and Phoebe Hunt on on fiddle, bass and vocals.

More dates will be announced soon including a portion of dates when Ben and his band “Ditch The Van”. For those select dates, Ben and company will abandon the comforts of driving or flying and instead pedal their way from show to show, hauling their gear and instruments with them on their bicycles (cello too!).

To order Inclusions during the pre-sale, or for more information Ben Sollee, please visit:

Ben Sollee Summer Tour Dates

4.17.11 - Lexington, KY - Memorial Coliseum %

5.5.11 - Lexington, KY - Kentucky Theater

5.6.11 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater #

5.11.11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall #

5.12.11 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 2 #

5.13.11 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 2 #

5.14.11 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground #

5.17.11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live #

5.18.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theater #

5.19.11 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag #

5.20.11 - Evanston, IL - SPACE

5.21.11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas #

6.3.11 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House

6.4.11 - Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Cabaret

6.5.11 - Cincinnati, OH 0 20th Century Theater

6.09.11- Whitesburg, KY - Seedtime On The Cumberland

6.10-12.11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

6.18.11 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater

6.22.11 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic

6.23.11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

6.24.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

6.25.11 - Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Cafe

6.26.11 - Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Cafe

6.29.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

6.30.11 - Easton, MD - NightCat

7.02.11 - Kayford Mountain, WV  - Mountain Keepers Music Festival

% - supporting My Morning Jacket

# - with Sean Rowe supporting

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