Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Abby Hamilton is set to embark on a series of headline shows this summer. The tour includes newly confirmed stops in several cities across the United States. Fans can look forward to performances at notable venues such as Flat Iron in Greensboro, Barley’s Tap Room in Knoxville, Cherry Street Tavern in Chattanooga, The Spot on Kirk in Roanoke, and Golden Pony in Harrisonburg.

Tickets for these newly announced shows will be available for purchase this Friday, April 19, at 10:00am ET. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit (http://www.abbyhamiltonmusic.com/tour).

This tour announcement comes on the heels of a successful year for Hamilton, marked by the release of her debut album, #1 Zookeeper (of the San Diego Zoo). The album was released in the fall of 2023 via Blue Gown Records, a new imprint run by WhizzBangBAM’s Ian Thornton in partnership with Virgin Music. Fans can stream or purchase the album here.

Produced by Justin Craig and Duane Lundy, #1 Zookeeper (of the San Diego Zoo) showcases Hamilton’s unique perspective and captivating vocals across ten tracks. The album combines folk and indie rock elements, creating a captivating listening experience.

“This is an album about the worlds we create to cope with the world we are in. The places we go to for comfort within ourselves when we are grieving, strategizing, fantasizing, creating, and so on. These songs are fake worlds rooted in my own experiences processed through my own lens of anxiety and hope. I hope this brings comfort to those who are in the process (whatever that may be). You are not alone. I was not alone in creating it either. With the help of Duane Lundy, Justin Craig, Zac Hamilton, Zach Martin, Carson Childers, and many more, I was aided in creating a sonic landscape that supported the fantasy vision. The goal was to integrate the sounds of country, rock, and anthemic choruses to create my own footprint. Tucked away in the studio for 5 months in Kentucky, we found a sound I am so proud of. #1 Zookeeper will always be the perfect timestamp to me of the process it takes to truly know and love yourself.” – Abby Hamilton

In addition to her musical achievements, Hamilton has also signed a publishing deal with Limited Edition Music in partnership with Warner Chappell Music. Limited Edition Music Co-Presidents, Greg Sowders and Marc Wilson, expressed their excitement about the partnership, stating, “Limited Edition Music Publishing proudly welcomes Abby Hamilton to our family of extraordinary artists. With her unique sound and unparalleled artistry, Abby’s music transcends boundaries and resonates with the deepest corners of the soul.”

Born and raised in Nicholasville, KY, Hamilton has built a reputation as an engaging live performer and musician. She has previously opened for notable artists such as Tyler Childers, Shakey Graves, Wynonna Judd, Blackberry Smoke, Kelsey Waldon, and The Mountain Goats. Hamilton has also performed at major festivals including Bonnaroo, AmericanaFest, Railbird, Luck Reunion, and more. Before releasing her full-length debut, she released her EP, Afraid of the Dark (Live Sessions), in 2022.

As Abby Hamilton continues to make her mark on the music scene, fans can look forward to an exciting summer of live performances. Don’t miss your chance to see her perform at a city near you.