gb Leighton Announces National Tour with BoDeans Slated to Kick-Off March 21st in Dallas, TX

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Minnesota's "Best Kept Secret" will tour nationally with legendary BoDeans beginning March 21st. Tour is scheduled to kick-off in Dallas, Texas and hit markets such as New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, and more. Visit http://www.gbleighton.com for full tour information.

I have been a fan of the BoDeans since 'Love, Hope, Sex, and Dreams' came out

Averaging over 200 shows a year, it comes as no surprise that GB Leighton is taking their tour nationally with dates in Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC and New York, among others, in support of their new album, "Shake Them Ghosts." Known throughout their home state of Minnesota for outrageous shows and heartfelt lyrics, GB Leighton was approached to join legendary BoDeans on tour set to kick-off March 21st in Dallas, Texas.

"I have been a fan of the BoDeans since 'Love, Hope, Sex, and Dreams' came out," says frontman Brian Leighton. "We just did a few shows together at the end of 2007, and now, to be able to go out with them for a month, is a great opportunity. As a musician, it's great to be able to tour with a band that I am a fan of and can have fun performing with each night."

Brian Leighton and his six-piece band have been tearing up rock clubs all across the Midwest for nearly 10 years. Described as "Minnesota's best kept secret" by Rock Music Review and "Minnesota's top-drawing bar band" by Billboard, the band celebrated the opening of their first-class, high-tech nightclub named after a song on their first album, Pickle Park. Not since Prince opened Glam Slam in downtown Minneapolis has any Minnesota musician opened a club where fans can expect to see a hometown rocker and his band play live regularly.

"It's something I've wanted for a long time, and when club owners approached me about the idea, I was all over it. It's really going to be a way for people to see another side of me, just like 'Shake Them Ghosts.'"

With a national spotlight on GB Leighton and a new album produced by Don Dixon (R.E.M., The Smithereens), fans can rest assured that this tour is only the beginning of many great things to come. The band truly is 'shaking the ghosts' that have haunted them and spreading their music to new fans while maintaining their allegiance to the ones that have helped them get here!

For additional information, please visit GB Leighton MySpace and GB Leighton website.

GB Leighton and BoDeans Tour:
Fri, Mar 21, 2008 Dallas, TX at House of Blues
Sat, Mar 22, 2008 New Orleans, LA at House of Blues
Mon, Mar 24, 2008 Nashville, TN at Exit In
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 Atlanta, GA at Variety
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 Greenville, SC at The Handlebar
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 Charlotte, NC at Amos's Southend
Fri, Mar 28, 2008 Chicago, IL at House of Blues (not a BoDeans date)
Sat, Mar 29, 2008 Chicago, IL at House of Blues (not a BoDeans date)
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 Washington, DC at 9:30 Club
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 New York, NY at Fillmore
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 Philadelphia, PA at World Café Live
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 Pittsburgh, PA at Diesel
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 Cincinnati, OH at 20th Century Theater
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 Whitewater, WI at UW Whitewater
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 Indianapolis, IN at The Vogue
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 Detroit, MI at Royal Oak Theater
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 Des Moines, IA at People's
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 Sioux Falls, SD at Washington Pavilion

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Ebie McFarland
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ebie.mcfarland @ gmail.com

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