August to October 2010 – West Coast Tour – Hitting Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and more. See homepage or Facebook.
November 7th, 2009 Saturday – New York City, NY USA – International Pop Overthrow Festival – 3:30 PM Sharp. Kenny’s Castaways 157 Bleecker St. New York 212 979-9762 $10 at door gets you in for all acts that day and night till midnight. FULL SIX-PIECE ACOUSTIC BAND CONCERT featuring acoustic guitar, piano, cello, bass, drums, mellotron, and vocals – performing songs from new album Ballad On Third Avenue.
October 2nd, 2009 Friday Night – New York City, NY USA – Fall Fest – Christ Church – 6:30 PM. Corner of 60th st. and Park Avenue. Tickets $10 at the door. Two hours of bands. Ed Hale is one of the featured artists. Band will consist of Hale on vocals and acoustic guitar, Peter Capelle on piano, and a cellist. Will perform 4 songs from new album Ballad On Third Avenue.
August 10 to August 18, 2009 – Lahore, Pakistan – Ed Hale travels to one of the most tumultuous and impoverished cities in the world with a CNBC film crew to create a multi-episode documentary about an amazingly generous and adventurous American couple who have started two schools for Pakistani girls – 60 girls in each school. As long as the girls stay in school they stay off the streets and out of human trafficing and prostitution and slavery. More information about this inspirational couple and thier admirable quest can be had at www.anew-beginning.org. As always the trip will be filmed and the episodes posted to the Transcendent Television channel on YouTube.
August 3rd to August 9th 2009 – Sao Paulo, Brazil South America – Ed Hale will appear on the Programa Amaury Jr. television show, the most popular and longest running late night talk show in the country. Ed and a few members of Transcendence will perform songs from his new album as well as songs from their Rise and Shine CD sung in portuguese like “So quero um xodo” and “Eu sei que vou t’amar.”
July 24 to August 2, 2009 – Cartagena, Colombia South America – Ed Hale travels to one of the poorest areas of this coastal town with 25 others and UMCOR in order to build a permanent multi-level, multi-function church and community center for the townspeople. As always the trip will be filmed and edited to create several episodes to be posted to the Transcendent Television channel on YouTube.
July TBA, 2009 – New York, NY USA – Abingdon Theatre – 312 W. 36th Street New York, NY 10018-7570 p: 212.868.2055 – Official Ballad On Third Avenue CD Release Party New York. Featuring Ed Hale with six piece band performing acoustic pop songs from new album plus a few hits and classics from past albums, Broadway black box theater seating, awesome sound and light system.
July 15th – July 20th, 2009 – New York, NY USA – Music video shoot for the song “Incompatible” with filmmaker Manolo Celi set in New York City. Celi is a visionary filmmaker with oodles of creativity and a reputation for extreme innovation. The collaboration between Hale and Celi, and the forthcoming video – they have not ruled out a short film, is being highly anticipated and looked forward to by the Dying Van Gogh Records staff.
July 4 – July 14, 2009 – Orlando, FL USA – International Avatar Course – Ed Hale will take some time off from the insanity of “new album promoting” to venture inward for some quiet contemplation and consciousness exploration; participating in the largest Avatar Course ever (over one-thousand people from all over the world are signed up and flying in) and encourages fans and friends to join him if they have a chance. “I took the Avatar Course for the first time in 1995 and still hop on courses whenever I can. What is it?” (laughs) “It’s actually easier to answer than most people think at first. It doesn’t have anything to do with religion, although it feels very spiritual when you’re on the course… just because things slow down so much… it really gives you a chance to feel that spark of divinity that is inside each of us. It also doesn’t have anything to do with meditation, though the courses are very, very meditative… I mean your whole life and the way you think about things slows way, way down, for the first time ever for many people; it is very pure and relaxing and beautiful in how meditative it is. But it’s also very upbeat and fun and exciting because you are working on becoming the best you that you can be… and there is really no limit to that, is there? Other than the limits we place on ourselves. So it’s like the course teaches you how to see those limits and let go of them if you want to. So you can create a more successful and exciting life. At its core you could say that Avatar is a series of self empowerment or self exploration courses that teach a body of knowledge – much like the movie The Secret, which came out decades later but really took the world by storm… that movie hints at what one learns on the Avatar Course, but it’s really limited in scope compared to what you learn on something like the Avatar Course… It’s really a bunch of courses where you learn a ton of really useful tools to better handle day to day life and create the life of your dreams. You shed lifetimes of collected crap in less than ten days. In a nutshell. So it’s very liberating in that sense. In a word, it’s awesome. I try to take at least one of their courses a year no matter how busy I am or where I am in the world. It’s one of the coolest games being played on the planet right now that I know of.”
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 – Miami, FL USA – Gibson Showroom – 9:00PM Sharp (time slots are tight) – Official Ballad On Third Avenue CD Release Concert Miami. Featuring Ed Hale with the five-piece all star line-up that played on the album performing a selection of the acoustic indie pop songs from the new album. The band includes Derek Cintron (DC3) on drums, Matthew Sabatella (Ballad of America) on bass and backing vocals, Fernando Perdomo (Transcendence, Dreaming In Stereo) on keyboards, and Greg Byers (Breakup Season) on cello! The concert also features other Dying Van Gogh Records artists Ex Norwegian, Dreaming In Stereo plus special guests Pretty Pink & Vic Kingsley. 180 NE 39th St Miami, FL, United States 33137
June 27 – June 30, 2009 – Miami, FL USA – Four days to shoot the first music video from the new Ballad On Third Avenuealbum. Hale and some of the Transcendence crew will appear in a video for the song “Beautiful Losers,” the fifth track on the album. The video is being directed by Flavia Molinari.
For Events Prior to Above Dates – Go to Transcendence.com – the official website for Ed Hale and the Transcendence the rock band.