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Gavin DeGraw Tours To Support FREE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 23, 2009) — On March 31, platinum recording Yamaha artist Gavin DeGraw will release a new collection of songs titled FREE — a raw, organic-sounding recording that showcases DeGraw's earthy charm and ever-evolving songwriting talent.

In keeping with the stripped-down feel of FREE, Gavin will hit the road on March 27 for an extensive spring tour he has dubbed his "Where It Began" tour, in which audiences will be taken on a musical journey back to DeGraw's roots for a series of intimate full band and solo performances.

"We'll take a similar approach to the live shows as we did on the album," he says. "This tour is all about creating that very close connection with the audience."

Gavin will be touring with a Yamaha CLP175. "Where it began" tour dates are listed below.

March
27 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
28 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
31 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

April
1 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
2 San Diego, CA SOMA San Diego
5 San Diego, CA Martini Ranch
6 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
8 Austin, TX The Parish Room
9 Dallas, TX The Loft
10 Houston, TX House of Blues
11 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
15 Chicago, IL Park West
16 Decatur, IL Kirkland Fine Arts Center
17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
19 Manchester, NH Southern New Hampshire University
20 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
21 Harrisburg, PA Sunoco Performance Theater
22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
24 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
25 Reading, PA Alvernia College
26 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
28 Richmond, VA The National
29 Knoxville, TN Square Room

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Gavin DeGraw Tours To Support FREE
— Yamaha artist hits the road with a Clavinova CLP175 —