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Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Launch 2nd Leg of “Roar Tour”

November 13, 2012

“(Grace Potter) sings and bangs her six-string — a Flying V, no less – with the kind of raw power that brings grown men to abrupt gesticulation… It was all there, Potter’s influences writ large; and like Jack White, her music felt like it’s hellbent on bringing rock ‘n’ fuckin’ roll back to its rightful place at the top of the pop charts.” – SF Weekly

“If anyone should be a star, it’s Grace Potter. Commercial enough to sing duets with Kenny Chesney, she’s also freaky enough to trip out occasionally with folks likeFlaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who produced parts of her latest album, The Lion The Beast The Beat. Vermont native Potter plays a mean guitar and pumps out vibrant waves of gospel-style organ while wailing over it all with a passionately fiery and notoriously powerful set of pipes. On top of that, the long, tall, blondish brunette is drop-dead gorgeous — not that that should really matter.” – LA Weekly

Los Angeles (November 13, 2012) – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have announced the second leg of their “Roar Tour,” a U.S. headlining run that’s seen them tearing through packed houses across the country. (Full itinerary below.)

The “Roar Tour” follows a summer in which the Vermont-based GPN rocked stadiums nationwide as openers on the Brothers of The Sun Tour, which featured multiplatinum superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.

Grace and the group are taking the fan/band bond further by compiling each night’s set list based on song requests that are coming in via Twitter. Adds Grace, “It’s great because it’s never the same show twice and that’s exciting.” Fans can submit their suggestions via and use the tag #GPNsetlists.

The shows have been generating rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Following a recent sold-out gig at the Fox Theater in Oakland, SF Weeklywrote, “There may be no better front-man or woman in pop music today. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are badass defined.” The Deseret Newslauded the band for “firing on all cylinders” and Tulsa World marveled at the crowd’s reaction to Grace, writing, “the audience became unglued as it screamed, danced and pressed forward toward the stage. The five-piece band rocked everything from poppy blues ballads to balls-out blasts of guitar-driven revivalist rock.” Rolling Stone recently posted a photo essay capturing the band’s electrifying set at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, which can be seen at .

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are touring in support of their new single “Stars” and their fourth studio album, THE LION  THE BEAST  THE BEAT, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #17 and #10 on Billboard’s Digital Album chart.

GPN tour dates and venues:

**Nov. 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
**Nov. 16 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
**Nov. 17 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
**Nov. 30 Boston, MA House of Blues
**Dec. 1 Boston, MA House of Blues                             SOLD OUT
**Dec. 2 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
**Dec. 5 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
**Dec. 6 Washington, DC 9:30 Club –                                      SOLD OUT
**Dec. 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club –                                      SOLD OUT
**Dec. 8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club                                        SOLD OUT
**Dec. 9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club                                        SOLD OUT
**Jan. 10 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
**Jan. 11 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
**Jan. 12 Indianapolis, NI Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
**Jan. 13 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
**Jan. 16 Louisville, KY W.L. Lyones Brown Theatre
**Jan. 17 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
**Jan. 18 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
**Jan. 20 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
**Jan. 22 Green Bay, WI Meyer Theatre
**Jan 25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
**Feb. 8 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
**Feb. 10 Canton, NY St. Lawrence University – Leithead Fieldhouse
**Feb. 13 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
**Feb. 14 Charleston, SC Music Farm
**Feb. 15 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
**Feb. 16 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre
**Feb. 17 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
  *March 23 Fremantle, W.A., Australia West Coast Blues N’ Roots Festival
  *March 28 Tyagarah, Australia Byron Bay Bluesfest

More dates to be announced.  Check the GPN website and facebook for more show announcements in the coming days

*  Festival dates
**Headlining Dates

Press materials 

Album stream

“Stars” official video   or

Stars” live with intro from Grand Point North

“Never Go Back” official video 

SELF Magazine 

Rolling Stone – photo feature

Washington Post feature- Sunday cover story 

 Grand Point North /  

Official social sites    @gracepotter

Sharrin Summers
Hollywood Records publicity department
Ph. 818-560-5787  e-mail:

Featured photo by Bobby K Russell