Despite having just returned home from nearly four months on the road (including tours with Incubus, Bloc Party, and sold out headline dates at LA’s El Rey Theatre and NYC’s Bowery Ballroom among others), Albert Hammond, Jr. will venture out again this summer in support of his debut solo album Yours To Keep (released 3/6/07 by Scratchie/New Line). The upcoming tour will also feature Albert’s debut appearance on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, airing May 23.
Yours To Keep has already earned Albert Esquire’s 2007 Esky award for ‘Best Solo Debut’ amidst other glowing reviews. Spin called the album “top shelf indie pop (4 stars)” and The New Yorker called Albert “a songwriter in his own right…[Yours To Keep] is a light, sunny affair.” Even Ric Ocasek gushed about the album in his New York Times guest playlist, saying “[Albert] writes phenomenal songs.”

In addition to Albert on vocals and guitar, the band features:

Matt Romano – drums
Steve Schiltz – guitar
Marc Eskenazi – guitar/keyboard
Josh Lattanzi – bass

See confirmed dates below, and check for further show confirmations. Albert is pleased to have The Dead Trees, an exciting young band from Boston, as support for the entire tour.

May 20 – San Francisco CA – The Independent
May 21 – Los Angeles CA – House Of Blues
May 22 – San Diego CA – House Of Blues
May 23 – The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
May 24 – Scottsdale AZ – Martini Ranch
May 26 – Denver CO – Marquis Theatre
May 27 – Albuquerque NM – Launch Pad
May 31 – Houston TX – Warehouse Live
June 3 – Austin TX – The Parish
June 4 – Dallas TX – House Of Blues, Cambridge Room
June 5 – Kansas City MO – The Record Bar
June 7 – St. Paul MN – Station 4
June 8 – Chicago IL – The Metro
June 9 – Detroit MI – St. Andrews Hall
June 13 – Northampton MA – Pearl Street
June 15 – Asbury Park NJ – Stone Pony
June 18 – New York NY – Webster Hall

For more information contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man. Press materials for Albert including photos and album art are available at