“There’s a fresh new face on the Brazilian music scene,” proclaimed National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in April of this year. With a chorus of press plaudits and two sold-out US tours behind her, Brazilian singer-songwriter CéU (pronounced “Cell” with a light “L”) returns to the US with a highly anticipated sixteen-date fall tour that will kick off in East Lansing, MI on October 16.
CéU’s April 2007 self-titled release on Six Degrees Records has sold over 75,000 copies and scored unprecedented chart numbers for a Brazilian female artist - #1 on Billboard’s World Music charts (cracking the nearly two-year domination of Celtic Women), #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers (New Artist) Chart, and #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. CéU’s momentum continues to build with her beautiful album cover gracing the high-profile Apple iPhone commercials (http://www.apple.com/iphone/ads/ad4/ ), and her stunning 2007 Pan American Games opening ceremony performance becoming recognized worldwide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHtzfP7O1To).
Accompanied by her São Paulo-based band, CéU brings her “…indefinable, seductive and compellingly original set of songs that incorporate jazz, reggae, R&B, Brazilian and much more…(Miami Herald)” to the following cities and venues:
October 16 Wharton Center for Perf. Arts/MSU East Lansing
October 17 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago
October 18 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis
October 20 Music Stage Monterey
October 22 The Paradise Boston
October 24 Hiro Ballroom New York
October 25 9:30 Club Washington D.C.
October 27 National Hispanic Center Albuquerque
October 30 Belly Up Tavern San Diego
October 31 El Rey Theater Los Angeles
November 2 Napa Valley Opera House Napa
November 3 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco
November 6 Wow Hall Eugene
November 7 Aladdin Theatre Portland
November 9/10 The Triple Door Seattle