May 27, 2015, Nashville, TN…Lara Johnston, daughter of The Doobie Brothers co-founder, Tom Johnston, will open select dates for the iconic band this summer and fall. Lara Johnston’s powerful voice, dynamic stage presence, and soulful pop songs have captivated worldwide music audiences. During her set she will showcase new material from her upcoming debut album, “I’m planning a really high-energy, engaging show with new songs that I can’t wait to bring to the stage. My favorite part of being a musician is performing live, so to have a consistent run of tour dates is a dream come true.”
An award-winning singer-songwriter, Johnston is the first-ever Grand Prize winner of the Unsigned Only Competition with her song “K.I.S.S.” The song also went on to win first place in the International Songwriting Competition’s Adult Contemporary division. Johnston has opened for acts such as KISS, Heart, and Willie Nelson and has performed as a background vocalist for Don Henley and Belinda Carlisle. In the fall of 2014 she completed an 11-date Canadian tour with The Doobie Brothers that was extremely well received. Most recently she sat in as a guest artist with Gregg Allman during his shows at the Canyon Club and The Roxy in Los Angeles.
In addition to her extensive experience on the stage, she studied her craft at USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, where she graduated from the Popular Music Program. Currently writing for her debut album, Johnston frequently visits Nashville where she has become a part of the teeming music community, most recently performing at the legendary Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.
Fore more information visit www.LaraJohnston.com
Summer / Fall Tour Dates Supporting The Doobie Brothers
+ with Gregg Allman
June 30: Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, IL
July 1: Foellinger Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN
July 3: Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 5: Meijer Gardens Amphitheater – Grand Rapids, MI
July 31: Cape Cod Melody Tent – Hyannis, MA
August 29: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY +
September 1: Koka Booth Amphitheater – Cary, NC +
September 2: Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD +
September 4: Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY +
October 1: The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
October 4: Sonoma Music Festival – Sonoma, CA +
November 15: Pfeiffer Hall – Naperville, IL
Currently working on writing new material for her upcoming debut album.
Recently performed as a guest artist with Gregg Allman.
Stats: Over 30,000 likes on Facebook, YouTube channel has over 735,000 views.
October – November 2014 performed an 11-date Canadian Tour that was extremely well received.
Background vocalist for Don Henley, has also performed with Belinda Carlisle.
First-ever Grand Prize Winner of the Unsigned Only Competition in 2013 with her original song “K.I.S.S.”. The song also took first place in the International Songwriting Competition’s Adult Contemporary division.
Graduated from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Thorton School of Music in May 2014 with a degree in Popular Music.
Touring extensively as a solo artist opening up for acts such as KISS, Heart, Journey, Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, as well as her father, Tom Johnston’s band, The Doobie Brothers.
About Lara Johnston:
Lara Johnston is a singer-songwriter whose powerful voice, dynamic stage presence, and catchy, soulful pop songs have captivated worldwide music audiences. In 2013 she was the first-ever Grand Prize Winner of the Unsigned Only Competition with her song “K.I.S.S.”, selected from 7,500 other applicants. The song also took first place in the International Songwriting Competition in the Adult Contemporary division. Lara has released her self-titled EP in 2014 and is currently touring and writing music for her upcoming album to be released in 2015.