April 18, 2011
DARIUS RUCKER SCORES FIFTH #1
“This” Tops Country Singles ChartsRucker to Perform on NBC’s TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and The Wendy Williams Show“Live From Home with Darius Rucker” New York City Benefit Performance Nearing Sold-Out
Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, April 18, 2011) – Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker is no stranger to success, but this week he has reached a milestone that he never dreamt would be possible: his fifth chart-topping single. “This,” the second single from his 2010 release Charleston, SC 1966, is currently #1 on both Billboard and MediaBase charts. “When we set out to record this album, we tried to choose songs that would mean something to the fans,” says Rucker. “The single, “This,” was a song I never thought would be a single, but that just shows you the power of the fans because they were the ones requesting it, downloading it, and playing it for their friends. It’s their support that has made my career in country music possible.” Rucker will celebrate his latest hit with a series of performances next week in New York City including TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Wendy Williams Show, and a benefit concert “Live From Home with Darius Rucker” at Housing Works’ Bookstore Café located at 126 Crosby Street. A few tickets still remain available for purchase for “Live From Home” with every dollar supporting Housing Works’ mission to end homelessness and AIDS. For more information and ticketing information, please visit DariusRucker.com.
“TODAY SHOW”Monday, April 25 (NBC, 7:00 AM/ET) “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”Monday, April 25 (NBC, 12:35 AM/ET, 11:35 PM/CT) “THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW”Tuesday, April 26 (Syndicated, check local listings: http://www.wendyshow.com/tv-listings/)
Charleston, SC 1966, the chart-topping follow-up release to Rucker’s platinum-selling debut country album Learn To Live, is home to the single, “Come Back Song,” which spent two weeks at #1 and has been featured on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “This” is the second single from the album and was co-written by Rucker, his producer Frank Rogers, and Kara DioGuardi. Rucker will be touring throughout the summer in support of Charleston, SC 1966. See below for a full list of tour dates. Darius Rucker Tour Dates: 04/26/11 New York, NY Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 04/28/11 Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Fox Theater04/29/11 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel Casino 04/30/11 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field 05/05/11 Newark, OH Midland Theatre 05/06/11 Windsor, CA Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino 05/07/11 South Bend, IN Morris 05/11/11 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Tournament Players Club Sawgrass 05/12/11 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheater 05/14/11 St. Petersburg, FL Tropicana Field 05/15/11 Fort Myers, FL Lakes Park 05/28/11 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field 06/04/11 Comstock, NE Comstock Country Music Festival 06/05/11 Hampton Roads, VA Patriotic Festival at Virginia Beach 06/06/11 Nashville, TN The Wildhorse Saloon (Darius & Friends Benefit Concert for St. Jude) 06/10/11 Winsted, MN Winstock Country Music Festival 06/16/11 Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center 06/17/11 Roanoke Rapids, NC Rapids Jam Music Festival 06/18/11 Rome, GA Ridge Ferry Park 06/23/11 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent 06/24/11 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent 06/25/11 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus 06/26/11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods 07/09/11 Fort Loramie, OH Hickory Hill Lakes 07/14/11 Columbia, MO The Blue Note 07/15/11 Atchison, KS Warnock Lake Park 07/17/11 Craven, CA Craven Country Jamboree 07/20/11 Red Deer, AB, CA Enmax Centrium 07/23/11 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder 07/24/11 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center 07/31/11 Sweet Home, OR Oregon Jamboree 08/04/11 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds 08/05/11 Prairie Du Chien, WI St. Feriole Island 08/06/11 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest 08/25/11 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre 08/27/11 Danville, VA Carrington Pavilion 08/28/11 Easton, PA State Theatre Center For the Arts 09/01/11 New York, NY Best Buy Theater 09/02/11 Lancaster, PA American Music Theater 09/03/11 Westbury, NY NYCB THEATREFor more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.