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Philadelphia-Native Amos Lee Returns Home To Perform Songs from New Album "Spirit," September 11, 2016

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Philadelphia-born @AmosLee brings his ‘Spirit’ to the #KimmelCenter Sunday, September 11 during his National Tour!

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Amanda Conte


SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 4, 2016) ––Former Philadelphia school teacher and bartender turned singer-songwriter Amos Lee returns to his hometown on September 11 at 8:00 p.m. to perform at the Academy of Music, in celebration of his forthcoming sixth full-length album and debut for John Varvatos Records/Republic RecordsSpirit (due out August 19, 2016). Amos Lee rose to stardom following the release of his self-titled debut album in 2005, immediately garnering the attention of press, music fans, and fellow artists. Spirit is the first album in which Lee acted as his own producer. The performance is presented in association with Live Nation Entertainment.

“In the studio, Amos Lee has an unparalleled ability to flawlessly blend together country to blues, folk to gospel, soul to rock,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “His live performance provides the audience with an unforgettable experience, and we are thrilled to welcome a beloved Philadelphia native to our Kimmel Center Campus.”

Quickly earning the respect of legendary artists, Philadelphia-born Lee has toured with Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Calexico, and Zac Brown Band, and has been touted as a favorite songwriter and performer by the likes of The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum.

His self-titled debut album was followed with the critically-acclaimed Supply and Demand (2006) and Lady Days at the Lodge (2008). 2011’s Mission Bell entered the Billboard 200, Amazon, and iTunes charts at No. 1 and contained the No. 1Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down.” His forthcoming sixth full-length album Spirit will be available August 19.

Academy of Music

September 11, 2016, 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are available now and start at $39.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music.  TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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