John Hiatt - The 2014 Tour
The biggest rocker to ever hit the heartland is back, bringing his exclusive and decade
spanning discography onto the road and straight to a venue near you. Don't miss John Hiatt as he brings his exclusive sound
to dozens of concert halls across the country, including: Hartford, CT; Tarrytown, Bethel, and Niagara Falls, NY; Annapolis,
MD; Northampton, MA; Atlanta, GA; Alexandria, VA; and Houston and Dallas, TX. If John Hiatt isn't coming to a location near
you, keep calm and carry on. John is always adding new and exciting tour destinations all across the country. Keep up to date
on all of his latest tour engagements right here at StubHub, the internet's number one resource for all its music needs.
the biggest music halls to the smallest lounges, John Hiatt consistently rocks the house in what has become one of the most
famous Americana rock performances the nation over. Whether he's playing Alexandria's iconic Birchmere Music Hall or selling
out Annapolis' Rams Head Tavern for two consecutive nights, the John Hiatt 2014 tour is the folk rock event of the year that
everyone will be talking about.
About John Hiatt
Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, John Hiatt picked
up the guitar from a young age and was a full fledged musician before his twentieth birthday. His early years were influenced
primarily by Elvis Presley and the blues rock movement, which gave him an early foundation in music that was a fundamentally
American innovation. He would soon find himself part of a variety of local Indiana performing bands, including John Lynch
& the Hangmen and The Four-Fifths, performing at small clubs across the region.
John would become a true professional
musician at the tender age of eighteen, when he moved to the musical mecca of Nashville, Tennessee and secured a job as a
songwriter. He would soak in the local Nashville music scene, working for the Tree-Music Publishing Company and also enjoying
a variety of side projects all around the city. His first big break in the mainstream recording industry came with his work
with the group White Duck, where he wrote his first hit single that took off on the local airwaves.
By 1973, John had
become a well known act around Nashville and received a recording deal on Epic Records, where he released his debut album
as well as his first followup. Though he had written the mega hit "Sure As I'm Sitting Here", which would be recorded by Three
Dog Night, John still had trouble gaining traction and soon left Epic Records. During his years without a recording contract,
John grew musically as he moved from an old school blues rocker to a new wave musician, in the vein of well known rockers
Elvis Costello and Graham Parker.
John truly began to pick up steam in the early 80s, after signing onto the label MCA
and releasing a series of albums that performed well domestically and internationally. He would soon be touring around North
America regularly, and found a special niche within the Netherlands for his unique and innovative music style. By the mid
80s his momentum would be unstoppable, as he was constantly being talked about by critics and collaborating with some of the
biggest names in the music industry, including Rosanne Cash and Bob Dylan.
1987 would be the year of John Hiatt, as
he released his biggest commercial success to date and would chart all over Billboard with every new release. His work would
dominate the airwaves nationwide, be featured across various mediums including Ridley Scott's award winning Thelma and Louise,
and be covered consistently by the biggest artists in the folk rock music scene. Decades later John is still releasing a constant
stream of hit albums and singles, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Good Guitar captured the quintessential John Hiatt sound and has become the definitive piece of his discography. Coming six
years after his big break into the mainstream, Perfectly Good Guitar blew up the charts and peaked in the top twenty of various
music charts, making it one of his most commercially successful albums to date. The album spawned six hit singles, including
"Perfectly Good Guitar", "Something Wild", "I'll Never Get Over You" and "Angel". Over the years John has delivered some of
the most beloved singles in the folk rock genre, including 1988's "Slow Turning", 1990's "Child of the Wild Blue Yonder",
and 1995's "Cry Love".
Hiatt has become one of the most frequently parroted musicians of a generation,
with him having written dozens of hit albums for other artists or have had his songs covered by various other musicians. Amongst
the many artists that have paid homage to John include Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, and the Jeff Healey Band.
The John Hiatt Concert Experience
The John Hiatt concert experience never fails to deliver, with a standing ovation
performance that will constantly keep you on the edge of your seat. With over forty years of songwriting and performing experience
distilled into one night of fun, laughs, and great music, a night with John Hiatt is a night that everyone will be talking
about for months to come and a night that you will not soon forget. Don't miss your opportunity to see a living legend in
the flesh - get your tickets today!