Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes announced several upcoming U.S. tour dates today in support of her latest album, "The Hollow of Morning," which will be released on September 30 on Second Motion Records. Hayes will perform with Joe Jackson on select tour dates, accompanying the veteran performer at venues including the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and The Grove of Anaheim.  Gemma will also open two sold-out shows for My Bloody Valentine at the Santa Monica Civic Center on October 1 and 2.
Gemma will perform songs off her latest album, which has already generated great buzz including Chromewaves hailing Hayes' song, "Out of Our Hands," as a "moment of glorious sonic oblivion." My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields contributes guitar on two tracks, including the current single, "Out of Our Hands," and the hauntingly melodic, "In over My Head."  Wired echoed similar sentiments on their "Listening Post" blog by adding that, "the legendary guitarist's jagged chops on "Out of Our Hands" counter pose nicely with Gemma Hayes."' The album was co-produced by long-time collaborator David Odlum, who worked on Hayes' Mercury nominated debut, Night on My Side.
Gemma will kick off the tour performing with My Bloody Valentine on their curated stage at this year's All Tomorrow's Parties first east coast festival on September 21 at Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, NY. Hayes will join Dinosaur Jr., Mogwai, Mercury Rev and the Lily's at this year's ATP Festival. Additionally, Hayes is headed to the Virgin Union Square store for an in-store performance and signing in New York City on September 23 at 7 PM. Check out Gemma on RCRD LBL at http://gemmahayes.rcrdlbl.com/ <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0015ReaNGPHEqvPrnkrPbxW7PUKJ7ztUIkDngdoapYEmJakIw1x6oEt_I5SkvuQaTzYGCcmOnjyO3EHzA581APwktoXomk3WtCoDbJaue6_dly1AXXQnTt3xjbnPAT0i5aB>  and at www.secondmotionrecords.com <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0015ReaNGPHEqsKF3pC-qPs2qq0a2cBcRSZh1AgrycK_uNB2ZKpeD1O9DcVL6WRocpzelbMMZFdpJ6xnW-LO3U4aBJzHOJuENVEMbdkSFjETLGF3fR3LzhGFRpe_BLlOc3F> .
09/21/2008                              All Tomorrows Parties New York              Monticello, NY
09/22/2008                              Mercury Lounge                                     New York, NY
09/24/2008                              Great Scott                                            Boston, MA
09/26/2008                              Supermarket                                         Toronto, ON