Natalie Merchant Tickets for Sale

Natalie Merchant tickets are going to be available for the 2010 promotional tour following the release of the former 10,000 Maniacs' lead singer fifth solo album Leave Your Step. The tour begins in July at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on the 13th. 30 concerts later, the Natalie Merchant tour schedule ends on September 1, 2010 at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville, South Carolina. The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200, which seems to indicate, despite a seven-year absence from the industry, she still has a loyal group of fans.

Natalie Merchant began her career in 1981 at the age of 18 (she was born on October 26, 1963) as the lead singer of the 10,000 Maniacs while she was attending Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. Actually, she began her career two years earlier as the lead singer of Still Life, but the band was nothing more than a juvenile escape that would eventually become 10,000 Maniacs.

For the next 12 years she sang with 10,000 Maniacs alongside a myriad of musicians. The early alternative rock group seemed to be constantly changing, and Natalie Merchant's name was added to the long list of former members in 1993, just when alternative rock was taking off and gaining acceptance in the mainstream.

She made foray three years later with the release of her solo debut Tigerlilly. The album followed sparse work, with a song featured on the Philadelphia movie soundtrack. That song led to a whole studio album. Five million albums later, Natalie Merchant established herself as a solo musician in the age of the female solo rock/folk singer.

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A sophomore album did not immediately follow. Ophelia came three years later and featured a much more complex sound, utilizing instrumentation composed by British composer Gavin Bryars. Despite the time between albums, her popularity did not wane and culminated in the headlining of the Lilith Fair. The popularity afforded to her in the 20th century began to wane in the 21st century as she embraced the mainstream folk movement.

Motherland (2001) and The House Carpenter's Daughter (2003) satisfied her fan's thirst, but hardly made her a rock star in the new century. Eventually, like all former stars, she attempted to return to the limelight. In 2009 she announced she would be working on a new studio album. In 2010 Leave Your Sleep was finally released on April 9 and reached number 17 on the Billboard 200.

OnlineSeats will have the Natalie Merchant tickets for her 2010 summer tour. Get great seats for terrific prices and enjoy this talented singer./songwriter as she goes solo once again.

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