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Vanessa Carlton to perform at URI April 25

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KINGSTON, R.I -- April 20, 2005 -- Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton will perform at the University of Rhode Island’s Edwards Auditorium on the Kingston campus on April 25 at 8 p.m. The concert is sponsored by URI’s Student Entertainment Committee. Tickets are $5 for URI students, $10 for the general public and are available at the Memorial Union Box Office, Ticketmaster and at the door the night of the show.

Carlton is touring to support her second album, Harmonium. The album takes its name from a vintage instrument, which combines piano and flute. Carlton has said that it means bringing difficult, chaotic things--things that have trouble fitting in one’s life--together to achieve harmony. This disc is the follow-up to her multi-platinum debut, Be Not Nobody, which featured the number one single “A Thousand Miles” and the top 10 single “Ordinary Day.”

“So many second albums are made in fear,” Carlton is quoted as saying. “I couldn’t make a new album based on remaking the last one, and I was not afraid to make an album based on what feels fresh and reflective to me. I think I realize only now that I really did take a risk.”

The first single from her new album is “White Houses.” A music video features Carlton showcasing her other talent - dancing. She used to feel rooted to the piano, but now she’s going to dance on top of it, she said.

The opening artist for the concert is Bleu. For more information, contact URI’s Student Entertainment Committee at 401-874-5298.