Ben Lee Celebrates New Album With Release Shows, Tour

Though still in his 20s, veteran singer/songwriter Ben Lee will release his sixth studio album today through his new label New West. Titled Awake Is The New Sleep, the 14-track album has been getting support on commercial specialty shows since January. To celebrate the release, Ben will play a pair of CD Release shows on both coasts beginning tonight with a gig at LA's Viper Room. The NYC release party will go down on Thursday (02.24.05) at Tonic.

Ben Lee will then kick it into high gear with a pair of shows in Austin for SXSW, followed by a full-fledged spring tour with Har Mar Superstar. Only a handful of dates have been confirmed thus far, but you can check them out below. We'll let you know when more dates are announced.

CD Release Shows:
02.22.05 - Los Angeles, CA (Viper Room)
02.24.05 - New York, NY (Tonic)

With Har Mar Superstar:
03.17.05 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
03.18.05 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
03.21.05 - Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)
03.22.05 - Salt Lake City, UT (Lo Fi Café)
03.24.05 - San Francisco, CA (The Independent
03.25.05 - Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)
03.26.05 - Eugene, OR (John Henry's)
03.28.05 - Vancouver, BC (Richard's on Richard's)
03.29.05 - Portland, OR (Dante's)
03.30.05 - Seattle, WA (Crocodile Café)
04.03.05 - Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)

Ben Lee Celebrates New Album With Release Shows, Tour