Following the phenomenal response to the release of the clasically trained harp duo's album, "Harptallica - A Tribute", Harptallica is taking it on the road with tour dates across the Midwest and East Coast in September and October. Plans to heed the requests from Western states and overseas for further appearances are also underway.
Ashley Toman and Patricia Kline, both recipients of Master of Music Degrees from Rochester, NY's Eastman School of Music, formed Harptallica originally to perform a series of arrangements based on the music of Metallica.
The duo's arrangements bring the famed metal band's songs into a new light, illuminating the comfortable transition metal makes into classical music theory and opening those songs to a wider array of listeners.
In bringing their harps on the road, Harptallica hopes both to introduce audiences to new and original combinations of musical styles and to of course give tribute to a band they were both introduced to as a 'musical giant': Metallica.
SEPT-OCT '07 TOUR DATES:
9/3 SHREVEPORT, LA @ JACKRABBIT LOUNGE
9/4 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK @ THE CONSERVATORY
9/5 LINCOLN, NE @ KNICKERBOCKERS
9/6 OMAHA, NE @ SADDLE CREEK BAR
9/8 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ HEXAGON BAR
9/9 ST. LOUIS, MO @ LEMP ARTS CENTER
[9/10 ST. LOUIS, MO - FOX 2 MORNING NEWS - LIVE]
9/10 ST. LOUIS, MO @ THE UNDERGROUND
9/12 MEMPHIS, TN @ THE RALLY POINT
9/13 NASHVILLE, TN @ THE SPRINGWATER
9/15 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA @ VERIZON AMPHITHEATER
9/17 ALLEGAN, MI @ GROUND SPHERE
9/18 YPSILANTI, MI @ EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIV.
[9/19 CHICAGO, IL - WGN MORNING NEWS - LIVE]
9/19 CLEVELAND, OH @ THE SPOT [CASE WESTERN UNIV.]
9/20 NEW YORK, NY @ THE KNITTING FACTORY [TAP BAR]
9/23 TRENTON, NJ @ 449 ROOM
9/24 ARLINGTON, VA @ IOTA CLUB AND CAFE
9/26 CHARLOTTE, NC @ THE MILESTONE
9/27 CHAPEL HILL, NC @ THE BLEND
9/28 CHARLESTON, SC @ CUMBERLAND'S
9/29 COLUMBIA, SC @ THE HUNTER GATHERER
9/30 ATLANTA, GA @ TEN HIGH
10/1 ATLANTA, GA @ TEN HIGH
10/2 ATLANTA, GA @ TEN HIGH
10/3 AUBURN, AL @ ROOSTERS RHYTHM & BREWS
10/5 AUSTIN, TX @ ELYSIUM
10/7 HOUSTON, TX @ SUPER HAPPY FUN LAND
Information on HARPTALLICA's music and projects can be found at: http://harptallica.com or http://myspace.com/harptallica