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Allen Stone

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All Music Guide:

Singer and songwriter Allen Stone describes himself as "a hippie with soul," and his music reflects both sides of this formula; his vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and '70s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer/songwriters of the same era.

Allen Stone was born in 1987 in Chewelah, Washington, a small town not far from Spokane. Stone's mother was an obstetrician while his father was the pastor of a local church; Stone grew up on gospel and Christian music, and began leading youth worship groups when he was only 14. He had little exposure to secular music as a child, but in his teens, he developed a taste for classic soul music, and started collecting vintage R&B sides, as well as golden age singer/songwriters. After graduating from high school, 18-year-old Stone left Chewelah to attend junior college in Spokane; a year later, he transferred to Bible college, but after a single semester he dropped out and relocated to Seattle. He began writing songs, and soon put together a band with a handful of local musicians; Stone and his group became a regular presence on the West Coast club scene, and developed a reputation for powerful live shows as they played up to 200 dates a year.

In 2010, Stone recorded an album called Last to Speak that he released digitally through his own Stickystones label. A second album, simply titled Allen Stone, followed in the fall of 2011, and quickly became an independent success story; online sales took the album to the of the online charts, and it placed on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, all without a formal distribution deal. As Stone and his band played more and bigger shows, they were invited to appear on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Last Call with Carson Daly, and features on Stone were published in Esquire and Billboard. The artist-friendly ATO Records label signed Stone in 2012, and reissued his eponymous album in the summer of that year. A follow-up album for the Capitol label was planned for 2014.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
08.07.15 The Lawn at White River Indianapolis, IN US
08.09.15 Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza Bethlehem, PA US
08.11.15 The Dome at Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT US
08.13.15 F Shed At The Market Syracuse, NY US
08.14.15 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ US
08.15.15 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA US
08.19.15 nTelos Wireless Pavilion Portsmouth, VA US
08.20.15 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA US
08.21.15 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD US
08.22.15 Family Circle Magazine Stadium Charleston, SC US

Activity

  • 08.04.15 Sun's out, Bun's out. http://t.co/nsBVJtnxjo
  • 08.04.15 RT @Bernhoft: Doing 2 dates with the fab @allen_stone in Dec! Eugene OR 12/1 and Spokane WA 12/2. There might be more, I might not be at li…
  • 08.03.15 Whos comin out to the #RadiusTour to get free?! Head to http://t.co/OqrEuc4Qvg for tickets! http://t.co/JpuVB1TTML
  • 08.03.15 RT @WMGmusicteam: New verified: @Allen_Stone on consumerism, religion, Kendrick and more in his soulful tunes: http://t.co/vLjtIDadFN http:…
  • 08.03.15 RT @FMMFestival: Time for another #MusicMonday! Today we're singing along to @allen_stone's "Freedom" http://t.co/5raX2TA2ts Catch him at #…
  • 08.03.15 RT @ShowboxPresents: ON SALE NOW: @allen_stone brings his Radius Tour to Eugene's McDonald Theatre on Dec. 1. Tickets, more info: http://t.…
  • 08.01.15 RT @John_Gaudio: Time to groooooove @allen_stone #Radius http://t.co/ayaofYh2kS
  • 08.01.15 RT @kcreighton_: finally get to spin this💛 thanks @allen_stone http://t.co/x0qCLLLUcN
  • 08.01.15 Steve? http://t.co/9zEdtXSgn1
  • 07.31.15 Shoutout to @RapGenius // @Genius for the Verified Artist feature! Check it out for some "behind the lyrics" tidbits: http://t.co/FOzeuupI13
  • 07.31.15 RT @RapGenius: New verified: @Allen_Stone on consumerism, religion, Kendrick and more in his soulful tunes: http://t.co/8PphEiHMkD http://t…
  • 07.31.15 Today is the day! Tix for the #RadiusTour go on sale at 10am local time!! Cant wait to see u all this fall. SMOOCHES http://t.co/F87wGjsHsZ