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Anderson East performed “Girlfriend” on last night’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch HERE.

The performance celebrates East’s highly anticipated new album, Encore, which is now streaming in full as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Listen HERE. Of East and producer Dave Cobb, NPR Music declares, “they’ve bested themselves with Encore, drawing inspiration from the sophistication of Donny Hathaway’s compositions and arrangements, the grandness of Van Morrison’s Caledonia Soul Orchestra and the dashing song interpretation of Joe Cocker.” Out this Friday, January 12 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records, Encore is now available for pre-order, which includes an immediate download of three album tracks: “All On My Mind,” “King For A Day” and “Girlfriend.”

Already receiving widespread acclaim, the album’s first single, “All On My Mind,” recently reached #1 at Triple A radio (both BDS and mediabase). Written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Anderson East and Aaron Raitiere, “All On My Mind” is East’s first single to reach #1. Watch East perform the song on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!

East will embark on his largest headline tour to date in support of the album, “Encore World Tour 2018.” The extensive run will span throughout next year including two sold-out shows at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley as well as stops at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom (sold-out) and Music Hall of Williamsburg, Atlanta’s Terminal West, L.A.’s El Rey Theatre, San Francisco’s The Fillmore and D.C.’s 9:30 Club. Newly added dates include stops at Charlotte’s The Underground, Knoxville’s Bijou Theater, Louisville’s Headliner’s Music Hall and Chicago’s Thalia Hall among many others. All tickets are on sale now. See below for complete details.  


Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including “All On My Mind,” “King For A Day” and “Girlfriend” as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson. 

The release of Encore culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, Delilah, which NPR Music called “an eclectic, fully formed debut…” Additional critical praise included The Wall Street Journal who described, “…highlighted by Mr. East’s raw and raspy vocals and a backing band that channels the urgent rhythms and gospel-flavored sounds of ‘60s R&B and Southern soul music,” while American Songwriter asserted, “New artist debuts don’t come with much more industry buzz than the first release from singer/songwriter Anderson East…For better or worse, that sets expectations higher than those of most new artists. Thankfully, East meets them in 10 tracks and 33 minutes.”

In addition to “Ellen” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” East has previously performed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “CBS This Morning Saturday” and Daryl Hall’s “Live from Daryl’s House” and has lent his talents to several notable projects. He’s been featured on Dave Cobb’s Southern Family compilation, contributed a song to Brandi Carlile’s Cover Stories LP and crafted the original song “What Would It Take” for the Fifty Shades Darkersoundtrack.


1. King For A Day (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton)

2. This Too Shall Last (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere) 

3. House Is A Building (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere) 

4. Sorry You’re Sick (Ted Hawkins) 

5. If You Keep Leaving Me (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Aaron Raitiere) 

6. Girlfriend (Anderson East, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere, Tim Bergling) 

7. Surrender (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere, Adam Hood) 

8. All On My Mind (Anderson East, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Aaron Raitiere)

9. Without You (Anderson East, Steve McEwan) 

10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson) 

11. Cabinet Door (Anderson East, Jillia Jackson) 



January 11—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

January 12—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg

January 19—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 20—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 24—London, U.K.—Omera

January 26—Berlin, Germany—Musik & Frieden (Schwarzes Zimmer)

January 27—Hamburg, Germany—Nochtspeicher

January 28—Worpswede, Germany—Music Hall

January 30—Stockholm, Sweden—Kägelbanan Södra Teatern

February 8—Dallas, TX—Trees

February 9—Austin, TX—The Parish (SOLD OUT)

February 10—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse Live

February 13—Jackson, MS—Duling Hall

February 15—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

February 16—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

February 17—Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham

March 1—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre

March 2—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore

March 2-4—Phoenix, AZ—M3F Fest 2018

March 3—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up

March 6—Crystal Bay, NV—Crystal Bay Club Casino

March 7—Sacramento, CA—Harlow’s

March 9—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

March 10—Seattle, WA—Neumos

March 11—Vancouver, BC—Imperial

March 13—Boise, ID—The Olympic

March 14—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room

March 16—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre 

March 17—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s 

March 18—Mountain Village, CO—Club Red, Telluride Conference Center 

March 20—Kansas City, MO—The Madrid Theatre

March 21—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note 

April 3—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground

April 5—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

April 6—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

April 7—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts

April 10—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern

April 11—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater

April 13—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar

April 14—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom

April 15—Cincinnati, OH—20th Century Theater

April 17—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall

April 18—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall

April 20—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall  

April 21—Charlotte, NC—The Underground 

April 22—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre

April 24—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater 

April 26—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre 

April 27—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theater 

April 28—Chattanooga, TN—Revelry Room 

May 11—Louisville, KY—Headliner’s Music Hall 

May 12—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue 

May 13—Detroit, MI—The Shelter  

May 15—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre 

May 17—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Café  

May 18—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall 

May 20—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival 2018

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