Singer Darnell Levine Announces 12-City Tour Dates for 2010

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The SESAC sponsored tour will bring high energy and excitement
to packed out venues while etching another notch on Levine’s touring and
performing ‘belt’

Nashville, TN —Imagine a
unique hybrid of a young Al Jarreau, mixed with the swag of Ryan Leslie,
live shows packed with the intensity of Janelle Monae, and the engaging
body instrumentation similar to Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be
Happy”). The unapologetically talented Darnell Levine is a culmination
of quality music that makes one long for more; with a blend of R&B,
soul, and a hint of jazz. Along with his 6-piece band, Levine is hitting
the road to share his energy and musical genius with the world as he
announces The Tour. Sponsored by SESAC, the 12-city U.S. tour will begin
in Baltimore, MD on April 22 and end back in Nashville, TN on May 31.

As an emerging artist Levine delivers a musical
escape as listeners are engaged in his honest vocal delivery, strong
sense of melody, and lyrical balance. Levine’s music speaks for itself
and evokes a variety of emotions which are rarely all found in one
place. His live show is indeed ‘all the way live’ as he has fans on
their feet, rocking in their chair, and head bobbing. “I wanted to
create a show where people would be into the music like no one was

The Louisville, KY native and Music City
based singer, songwriter, and producer has been been absorbed in music
since a young age, later adding trained percussionist and self-taught
pianist to his repertoire. Like many soulful singers, Levine began in
church and school choirs but credits most of his musical “schooling”
from listening to the Bee Gees, Ray Charles, The Carpenters, Earth,
Wind, & Fire, Sam Cooke, and Luther Vandross during long family

During The Tour, Levine will feature
songs from his 2006 debut album We Gon’ Use What We Got along with his
2007 and 2008 EP releases, Press Record: Live EPone and Journal Entries.
Darnell will also gauge the audience on some of his newest tracks
including latest singles, “So Nice to Be Loved” and “Monique”. “It is
important to me that the fans love the music. Sometimes I work alone,
right now I want to work with my fans to create the magic. If they like
it live, they will probably like it in their stereos too

Darnell is also a forward thinking artist,
starting a simple hashtag trend on twitter, #IAMMUSIC, that has evolved
to much more. Called “A Lifetime Trend”, #IAMMUSIC is a platform for
artists and fans to support good music virally and inspire a lifestyle
that becomes the music, the inspiration, the art. Levine has also
created a new artist release system known as the Single Release Format.
Using this format, he will release a new single from his latest
unreleased album every several months throughout 2010 & 2011. “I
feel like each song needs it’s just due both virally and physically, and
fans don’t have to be so pressured to listen to me all at once. I’m a
slow burn.” He’ll be releasing premier free downloadable mixtapes and
tour consistently throughout the next two years to cultivate his strong
and steady following both nationally and internationally.

The Tour will add an additional stamp to Levine’s
extensive musical passport. With a new single, “So Nice To Be Loved”,
the #IAMMUSIC platform, and a U.S. Spring Tour, Darnell Levine is
positioning himself to be the ‘Artist to Watch’ in 2010.

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