MSO Press Release
August 3rd, 1999

Julian Lennon Continues to Tour the U.S. for the First Time in Eight Years Amidst Vast Critical Acclaim and Fan Appreciation; Appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" set for Wednesday, August 11 

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JULIAN LENNON is currently in the midst of his first headlining U.S. tour in eight years, selling out at every stop. The trek, which began July 15 in Chicago, is in support of his critically acclaimed "PHOTOGRAPH SMILE" (Fuel 2000) album.

While in Los Angeles, CA for his August 12 gig at the House of Blues, JULIAN is scheduled to perform the album's second single, "I Don't Wanna Know," on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday, August 11.

The tour will conclude September 1 in Charleston, WV, where JULIAN will be headlining the Charleston Stern Wheel Regatta in Charleston, WV for an expected crowd of over 30,000 people. After this show, JULIAN will head overseas for some European concert dates.

JULIAN has been garnering lots of praise from the media for his live performances. The set lists have been comprised of favorites from "PHOTOGRAPH SMILE" as well as his four previous albums, which over the course of 15 years have sold over six million copies.

As the Daily Southtown Chicago newspaper noted in a recent live review of the tour's opening night: "It was a carefree, uninhibited Julian Lennon who stepped onto the stage at the Park West to start his first concert tour in almost a decade. And judging by the cheers from the crowd, it's been much too long. The intimate atmosphere of the Park West and Lennon's relaxed, almost playful stage persona proved good partners."

JULIAN has always been thankful for his fans' support, but now more than ever he pays special attention to those who have stuck around during his eight year hiatus anxiously waiting for his return. In most cases, if time permits after each concert, JULIAN tries to mingle with as many fans as he can, signing autographs and posing for photos. (Some of these photos can now be seen on his official website found at www.julianlennon.com.) One stop in particular, at 7th House in Pontiac, MI, brought out hundreds of fans who were left stranded outside the venue because the show was sold-out. After the show was over, JULIAN stayed outside for hours signing autographs and shaking the hands of those who couldn't get into the concert.