URGE NIGHTS PRESENTS…
A SPECIAL EVENING WITH VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
AT JOE’S PUB ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
Mali Bluesman Prepares for the Release of his Self-Titled Debut on February 13th
URGE Will Offer Fans Exclusive Digital Pre-Release For One Week Beginning February 6th
Vieux Farka Touré takes the desert blues torch from his world renowned, Grammy-winning father, Ali Farka Touré with his self-titled debut album, available exclusively for one week in URGE beginning February 6th before its general release on February 13th. The album features the final studio recordings of the elder Touré before his death in March 2006 and is a tribute to the legendary Malian guitarist. While drawing heavily on the same blues-inflected North African style that made his father famous, Vieux Farka Touré also incorporates new musical influences, such as reggae and rock, creating an album that strikes a gentle balance between tradition and innovation.
The special appearance is presented by MTV Networks’ URGE digital music service as part of its ongoing “URGE Nights” series. URGE Nights is a new concert series connecting music lovers with both emerging and acclaimed artists in a variety of musical styles and settings. URGE is available for free download at http://www.urge.com.
Featuring original and exclusive music programming, first-rate editorial and innovative music-discovery features, URGE is an immersive entertainment experience for music fans to connect with their favorite artists and discover new ones. Leveraging the music programming expertise of MTV, VH1 and CMT, URGE celebrates all music, from alt-country to zydeco. URGE offers subscription and a la carte access to more than 2.4 million songs across all music genres.
Thursday, February 8th
7:30PM & 9:30 PM
425 Lafayette Street
Tickets are $15
For more information fans can visit www.urge.com.
Media Contact & RSVP’s:
212-246-2640 / [email protected]
Official Website: http://www.urge.com
Added by simonroy on February 5, 2007