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Lee DeWyze News in the Daily Herald (Interview)

DeWyze sees silver lining: ‘Idol’ winner’s new album more folk-rock

Lee DeWyze knows the rather infamous numbers he’s known for.

Lowest-selling debut for an “American Idol” winner. A single that failed to chart. Worst first week sales of any “Idol” winner.

Despite that and despite the fact he was dropped by RCA last September, the Mount Prospect native and Season 9 “Idol” winner refuses to dwell on the negative.

“I think when people hear dropped from the label, they think dropped from the music industry,” DeWyze said, “when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

“I look at it as a step in my career, and if it hadn’t been for that, I probably wouldn’t have made the album I made now.”

DeWyze said that forthcoming album, his fourth, is much closer to his folk-rock roots than his post-”Idol” release, Live It Up.

“I’ll always be proud of Live It Up,” DeWyze said. ”But if I’d had more control over the album, things would have been a lot different. But that’s the game you play when you go on ‘American Idol.’”

Live It Up was recorded during the frantic period during of endless touring and promotion after DeWyze won “Idol” in 2009. In contrast, the new album took more than a year to make.

DeWyze said what came out of those recording sessions is a more organic, rawer, folk sound — especially on vocals.

“This whole new world of Autotune was not something that came up,” he said. 

Continue reading the Daily Herald article HERE»>

Lee DeWyze Tour News: Married life, musical independence has DeWyze feeling good (Luis Gomez, Chicago Tribune)

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Lee DeWyze announced on ArtsQuest fall lineup (Bethlehem,Pa)

From the Express Times (Click to link to article)

Tour News: Lee DeWyze announces West Coast tour date at The Hotel Cafe in LA (Tickets on Sale Now)

NEWS!! Lee DeWyze will be headlining in Los Angeles on Novemeber 17,2012 at The Hotel Cafe.

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It’s a NEW Month and June & July have been busy months for Lee DeWyze! Did you miss any of the great Tour News?? Check out the archives!

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Be sure and check out the “Archive Page” for lots of Lee DeWyze tour news, pictures and videos from June and July!

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There bare over 1600 post so scroll down and you can go back to the past months or use the tab in the right corner to link to any particular month. ENJOY! =)

Lee DeWyze puts down his guitar to sing about a bridge in Brooklyn in New York (Brooklyn Bridge at Gramercy Theater)

Take a look at this memorable and awesome performance of Lee DeWyze singing “Brooklyn Bridge” in the city in which he wrote the song and the city in which the song is about….it’s wonderful!

Video by mezjovi HERE

Lee DeWyze Tour News from covered a near complete set list of Lee DeWyze in video at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.

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Lee DeWyze to play Six Flags Fiesta (San Antonio Express News)

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“I’m very committed to what I do and I invested a lot of me.”~ Lee DeWyze

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Stamford Connecticut does a “bang up” job on promoting the Alive @ Five concert series!

Lee DeWyze will be playing the Alive @ Five concert series in Stamford,Ct with two opening acts of Corey Crowder and the “Battle of the Bands” local winner, Stalking Sally! The Lee DeWyze concert will be on June 30th at 5 pm.

Stamford Downtown has done a wonderful job promoting this event for months with flyers and press everywhere online so I can only imagine that no one in Stamford doesn’t know about this event. It is sure to draw a big crowd so get there early!

Take a look at the Stamford Downtown Events page HERE or click below:

Hey New York, Show Lee DeWyze why NYC is the greatest city in the world and get down to the Gramercy Theater tonight!

Lee DeWyze is in the BIG APPLE to perform at the Gramercy Theater and this is a show NYC won’t want to miss. I excpect this venue will be a full house and a great time because everything is just BIGGER in New York!

Go to the Gramercy Theater HERE or click below for all the details!

Lee DeWyze Tour News from the CtPost

'Idol' champ Lee DeWyze headlines Alive@Five

Season nine “American Idol” champ Lee DeWyze will take the stage at Stamford’s Alive @ Five concert series Thursday, June 30.

A former paint salesman from Illinois, DeWyze impressed judges and fans of “American Idol” with his renditions of U2’s “Beautiful Day” and Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.” His gravelly baritone and rootsy guitar playing made him a favorite on the show.

In the final round of “American Idol,” DeWyze beat Crystal Bowersox to earn a recording contract with RCA and a headlining spot on the 2010 American Idols Live tour. His major label debut, “Live It Up,” was released in November.

Corey Crowder and Stalking Sally also will perform Thursday in Stamford.

DeWyze’s Alive @ Five stop is part of a cross-country tour that kicked off April 30 in Elkins, W.Va., and includes a performance at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston on Friday, July 1.

Columbus Park is at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Main Street, Stamford. Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m. $10.

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Lee DeWyze plays his beautiful new single “Beautiful Like You” on the AM Show at FOX 8 NEWS (Cleveland)

Lee DeWyze is in Ohio today and will play tonight at Musica in Akron (Doors open at 7:30) but earlier today he stopped by the FOX 8 NEWS studio’s and played this EXCLUSIVE live performance of his new single “Beautiful Like You”:

Video from FOX 8 News HERE

Please let FOX 8 News know how much you appreciate their support by leaving a comment HERE or send a tweet to @desweeny on Twitter HERE


Lee DeWyze Summer feat Corey Crowder-Review by Digital Tour Bus

Joshua Weidling reviews the Lee DeWyze/Corey Crowder Concert at Davis Park (Rockford,Illinois)

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Stamford’s Downtown Bandapalooza Battle of the Band’s has concluded and “Stalking Sally” will open for Lee DeWyze on June 30th!

Stamford Connecticut has just concluded their Downtown Bandapalooza’s Battle of the Bands where six local talents competed for the opening Alive@Five spots for the headlining groups.

"Stalking Sally" has won the opening act for Lee DeWyze.

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