ROCCO DELUCA ADDED TO SINEAD O’CONNOR SHOW AT EL REY THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ 8PM

DELUCA’S DATES WITH EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
START IN MARCH

DELUCA NEWLY SIGNED TO 429 RECORDS WHICH WILL RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM
“DRUGS ‘N’ HYMNS” ON MARCH 6TH

“…compelling, untamed vocal stylings, lyrical vulnerability and innate skill with melody.”
Billboard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 2011 Santa Monica, CA:  LA-based artist Rocco DeLuca has signed with 429 Records which will release his forthcoming project “DRUGS ‘N HYMNS.”  As part of a series of warm-up dates prior to the release of the album, Rocco will perform in support of Sinead O’Connor @ The El Rey Theatre on Tuesday.  Also, in tandem with the album’s March release date, he’ll embark on a special series of dates with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  The new album finds the blues-steeped musician forging a solo path armed with his National guitar, distinctively emotive voice and 10 reflective, vivid song-stories.  The hypnotically spare compositions conjure a world of characters seeking a certain solace and salvation while continually mired in the disturbed darkness.  .  The album was “anti-produced” by Rocco DeLuca and features guests such as the Echo Park Jubilee Tambo Flower Unsung Heroes Choir.  ”DRUGS ‘N HYMNS” is a fascinating recording in its quiet intensity, conveying a wide swathe of emotions from quietude mixed with underlying dread to hopeful exhilaration. DeLuca will hit the stage Tuesday at 8pm.

Rocco DeLuca was born in Southern California surrounded by a vibrant arts community that inspired him to follow his muses at an early age.  By seven he was learning to play listening to Billy Holiday, Nina Simone and the Delta Blues heroes of the 1920’s.  He soon crossed paths and performed with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Johnny Cash and June Carter and Daniel Lanois—an amazing musical association key in the evolution of DeLuca’s unique sound whether fronting a band or playing solo.

Says Daniel Lanois: “I fully believe in DeLuca. I think that he’s got the power to be a contemporary troubadour, as I see it, and I hope I can be his friend for a long time, whether I am operating in the same limelight, ahead of him, behind him, in his shadow, whatever it takes, I’ll be there. The one thing that I love about Rocco DeLuca is he is driven by his own heart."

Confirmed dates with Edward Sharpe (unless otherwise denoted):

2/21   Los Angeles, CA   El Rey Theatre (w/ Sinead O’Connor)
3/15   Tucson, AZ   Rialto Theatre
3/18   Tulsa, OK   Cain’s Ballroom
3/20   Boulder, CO   Boulder Theater
3/21   Denver, CO   Ogden Theatre
3/22   Aspen, Co   Belly Up Aspen
3/23   Salt Lake City   Kingsbury Hall

For more information, visit:
http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_roccodeluca.asp
www.roccodeluca.com

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG).  SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan.  The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

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