Monday, October 24, 2011

Sights and Sounds: Dengue Fever, Vince Gill, David Nail

If it's Monday morning, then it must be time to kick off the week with news about upcoming tours and related updates. Have a great week everybody!


LOS ANGELES, CA & PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2011) - Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER ( announced today that its previously announced South East Asian “Electric Mekong” tour, has confirmed dates, cities, and venues for this November. This is the band’s third tour of the region in its career. Additional tour dates are still to be confirmed.

Dengue Fever is touring the region with the cooperation and support of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and local promoter in Cambodia, Dickon Verey, after receiving the prestigious Arts Envoy grant, designed to share American Culture around the world. Previously, the band performed in Cambodia and Vietnam, but this trip marks its debut in Laos. Tour dates are as follows:

11/12 @ FCC, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
11/13 @ Epic Arts Center, Kampot, CAMBODIA
11/15 @ Hotel De La Paix, Siem Reap, CAMBODIA
11/16 @ Venue tbd, Battambang, CAMBODIA
11/18 @ Diamond Island Building, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
11/23 @ Venue tbd, Vientiane, LAOS
11/26 @ American Club, Hanoi, VIETNAM

In April of this year, Dengue Fever released its fourth full-length album, Cannibal Courtship for Concord Music Group/Fantasy Records. The band has toured the United States, France, and England in support of the record. In fact, the band was invited by The KinksRay Davies to perform at his 2011 Meltdown Festival, which he curated, as well as making their sold-out Paris debut and second Glastonbury performance. The band is currently confirming tour dates in the U.S. and Europe for 2012.

Later this year, Dengue Fever will launch their own record label and online store, for the purpose of releasing their long out-of-print back catalog with additional bonus tracks and new merchandise for fans. Currently, the band is sifting through outtakes, live tracks, radio shows, alternative tracks and more to expand their back catalog for digital and physical release.

Additional details on tour dates, events, band news and more will be announced shortly.

DENGUE FEVER is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (horns). They have released three albums: Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House, Venus On Earth and the DVD/CD soundtrack to the band’s documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, in addition to a collection of lost Cambodian classics, Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia. Cannibal Courtship, their debut release on Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group is out now. They are based in Los Angeles.

Vince Gill hits the trail this week with 'Guitar Slinger'

Will Showcase First New Album In Five Years on National TV

A guitar slinger’s gotta’ ramble.

Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill will make a series of national television and high-profile concert appearances over the next few weeks to perform selections from Guitar Slinger, his first new studio album in five years. The album—in both its standard and deluxe editions—will be released today (Monday, Oct. 24, 2011).

In conjunction with the Guitar Slinger rollout, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean declared it to be “Vince Gill Week” on October 13 and celebrated the occasion with a party at the city’s Bridgestone Arena.

Gill’s last album, the 4-CD These Days set, debuted in 2005 and went on to win a best country album Grammy.

Here is the immediate Guitar Slinger itinerary:

Oct. 26 (Wednesday)—NBC's The Today Show

Oct. 27 (Thursday)—Fox Business channel’s Imus In The Morning

Oct. 27 (Thursday evening)—Show at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City (Details at All ticket sales benefit the Housing Works' mission of fighting to end AIDS and homelessness.

Oct. 29 (Saturday)—CBS-TV’s The Early Show

Nov. 9 (Wednesday) —45th Annual Country Music Association Awards on ABC

Nov. 10 (Thursday) – Taping the CMA Country Christmas on ABC (airdate TBA)

Nov. 16 (Wednesday) – NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Nov. 16 (Wednesday evening)—Show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. This marks Gill’s return to the venue where he first gained prominence as an artist. (Details at:

Nov. 17 (Thursday) – ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Nov. 25 (Friday)—CMT’s Crossroads featuring Vince Gill and Sting (See local listings for times).

Nov. (airdate TBA) – GAC will premier Backstory: Vince Gill

Dec. 3 (Saturday)—Gill rides as Grand Marshall in Nashville’s 59th annual Christmas parade.

“Threaten Me With Heaven,” the first single from Guitar Slinger, is currently climbing the charts.



Nashville, TN – MCA Nashville Recording and Grammy-nominated artist David Nail is slated to release The Sound Of A Million Dreams, his highly anticipated sophomore album, on November 15. The Sound Of A Million Dreams is the follow-up to Nail’s acclaimed first outing, I’m About To Come Alive, which garnered Nail a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocal Country Performance for his hit “Turning Home” and an Academy of Country Music Award nomination for Single of the Year for his “Red Light.”

The Sound Of A Million Dreams was produced by famed producers Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell and Glenn Worf and includes Nail’s current Top 20 hit “Let It Rain”. Along with the current single, The Sound Of A Million Dreams is comprised of eleven songs, including “I Thought You Knew”, which Nail co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum and Monty Powell; “Desiree”, written by Keith Urban and Vernon Rust; and the loving track “Catherine” which Nail wrote for his wife. In Nail’s words, “This record reflects my personality along with my musical influences! There's a little bit of everything and everyone!”

Fans can see David perform “Let It Rain” in an intimate performance for Yahoo Music's "Ram Country" here On October 30 (8:00 p.m./Eastern) Nail will appear on an episode of the new GAC series Day Jobs where he puts in a full day of work at a Dairy Queen in his home state of Missouri.

Also in October Nail will be touring extensively to give his fans a preview of a The Sound Of A Million Dreams. On October 14 Nail will open for Taylor Swift on her Speak Now Tour in Lubbock, TX and will continue on her tour throughout October with stops in San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, Houston and San Antonio to name a few.

For a complete list of David Nail tour dates go to

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