- September 29, 2012 - September 29, 2012
- Venue Details: Jefferson Theater
- Address: 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Times: Doors 7pm; Showtime 8pm
- Admission: $15 Advance; $17 Day of Show
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Allen Stone will launch an extensive North American tour on September 24 at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live. The 25-year-old soul singer from Chewelah, WA recently signed to ATO Records, which will give his self-titled album its wide release on July 31.Stone will perform on “Late Show with David Letterman” on August 14. The fall outing will feature special guestsTingsek, Sister Sparrow, Yuna, and Selah Sue on select dates. For the first time,Stone’s fans will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets. A limited number of tickets, which will include early entry plus a limited edition download,will be available to fan club members beginning tomorrow, June 19, onAllen’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/allenstone) and website (www.allenstone.com). Stone, whose mother, Sandy Stone, is a breast cancer survivor, has forged a partnership withThe Keep A Breast Foundation™ (http://keep-a-breast.org), wherein fifty cents from every ticket sold on the tour (including pre-sales and ticket bundles) will go directly to the organization.The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization. "Ever since my mom went through her battle with breast cancer a few years ago, I've always wanted to find a way to help raise awareness and education through my career,” saidAllenStone. “Teaming up with the Keep A Breast Foundation - whose mission is focused on education and prevention ofbreast cancer - is such a natural partnership and something that is very dear to my heart. It's exciting and humbling to know that I can, in my own way, help an organization like this to push towards the eradication of breast cancer. And now, my incredible fans can get involved simply by buying a ticket to one of my shows this fall. This is the start of what will surely be a long relationship with the Keep A Breast Foundation." “Keep A Breast is so thankful to be working with Allen Stone on his upcoming FallTour. His passion to educate his fans on the importance of breast health isinspiring. Allen's fundraising efforts will help raise needed funds for Keep A Breast's prevention, support, and education programs," commentedErica Leite, Director of Youth Outreach Programs for The Keep A Breast Foundation™" Stone has been on tour ever since he released his album digitally via his own stickystones label last fall. It quickly entered the Top 10 ofBillboard’s Heatseekers chart and the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts. Performances on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House” followed andEsquire, CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch – all before he had signed with a label. “With his tangle of blond locks and lumberjack sweater, he looks less like a soulsinger and more like someone you’d find selling hemp necklaces in Big Sur,” said Forbes.com in a feature exploring his success as an independent artist. “But soon hundreds of slack-jawed hipsters have sheathed their smartphones to listen as he belts out the words to his song ‘Unaware,’ sounding something like the love child of Stevie Wonder and a resurrected Amy Winehouse, if not better.” The New York Times’Jon Pareles noted: “his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early ’70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music” andUSA Today called him “a pitch-perfect powerhouse. Stone’s new single, “Sleep.” was recently tapped by KCRW as “Today’s Top Tune.” You can stream it – and the rest of the album – atwww.allenstone.com.