Eisley tours, pines for Harry Potter

July 13, 2007  |  12:00am

“What's the good of it all if i can't even see the new H.P. flick when it hits theaters!?” Eisley vocalist Sherri DuPree writes in her blog. “tour has made it impossible so far, and i'll be darned if i'm not plumb hackled all over about it!!!”

Hackled! Oh, that Texas vernacular. Eisley has a good reason to miss out on the Potter franchise's latest spectacle of light and sound. The five-piece, family band has been traveling with The Fray since July 9, playing stripped-down acoustic sets to promote its upcoming album, Combinations, out in September on Reprise. The sophomore effort was produced by former Oingo Boingo keyboardist Richard Gibbs, a man who previously collaborated with KoRn’s Jonathan Davis. Sounds like a versatile dude.

Back to the plight of the terribly attractive DuPree family -

“i'm behind on my RE-reading, as i have just finished ‘the order of the phoenix’ book (in time for the movie) but have only JUST started on ‘the half blood prince,’” Sherri continues, exasperated. “i've got to really get my read on, and finish it this week or else i'll have to hold off reading the new book as well...but then....wouldn't that just be FITTING!!?”

Don’t spoil the ending for her when you see Eisley in one of the following cities:

July:
9 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Gaylord Entertainment Center*
10 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre*
11 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Mud Island Amphitheatre*
12 - Dallas, Texas @ Smirnoff Music Centre*
13 - Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
15 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Journal Pavilion*
16 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Dodge Theatre*
17 - Chula Vista, Calif. @ Coors Amphitheatre*
18 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre*
19 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre*
21 - Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
23 - Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile**
24 - Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom**
25 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Empire**
26 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American**
27 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Silent Movie Theatre**
28 - San Diego, Calif. @ HOB Sidestage**
30 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Promo**
31 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Promo**

August:
1 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee**
3 - Salt Lake City, Utah 2 In The Venue**
4 - Denver, Col. @ Marquee Theatre**
6 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity**
7 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas**
8 - Detroit, Mich. @ City Theatre**
10 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Belcourt Theatre**
11 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Loft**
13 - Austin, Texas @ The Parish**
14 - Dallas, Texas @ HOB**
16 - Houston, Texas @ Meridian**
18 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Social**
20 - New York, N.Y. @ Joe's Pub**
**with The Fray

Related links:
Eisley.com
Paste: Live Review - Eisley @ Smiths Old Bar
Video: "Memories"

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