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Published: 2012/11/02

Aaron Neville to Appear on Treme, Tour This Holiday Season

Aaron Neville’s new collection of doo-wop era covers, My True Story, is slated for release on January 22 via EMI’s Blue Note Records. In advance of the album, Neville will make a few high-profile appearances. On November 4, the New Orleans legend will appear on the November 4 episode of HBO series Treme, which is set in Neville’s hometown. The episode, directed by Tim Robbins, takes place as preparations are being made for Mardi Gras in 2008 with The Neville Brothers performing at the Washington DC Mardi Gras Ball. Aaron has a cameo in addition to singing the lead on “Louisana 1927.”

Last week, Neville performed at the annual Gala for The Doe Fund, a New York nonprofit organization that helps formerly homeless men and women achieve independence and self-sufficiency. The Gala was dedicated to the formal expansion of Operation Opportunity, a social services and transitional employment program catering to the needs of returning veterans. Neville, who performed in support of the cause, reflected about his own connection to The Doe Fund and the “men in blue.” “In my life, I have faced starting over many times,” he said in a statement. “As a youth, I wrestled with drug addiction and was incarcerated, and I know how tough it can be to get a second chance and make it work out. I support The Doe Fund because of their tremendous work in breaking the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal patterns and helping individuals become self-sufficient and productive.”

Neville will also kick off his yearly Christmas Celebration tour on December 1, during which he will perform holiday songs, original material and the covers included on My True Story.

Here’s a look at Aaron Neville’s upcoming dates

December 1 Robinsonville, MS—Fitzgerald’s
December 3 Baton Rouge, LA—Manship Theatre
December 4 Baton Rouge, LA—Manship Theatre
December 6 San Antonio, TX—Carver Comm. Cultural Center
December 7 Corsicana, TX—Palace Theatre
December 8 Salina, KS—Stiefel Theatre
December 10 Sante Fe, NM—Lensic Performing Arts Center
December 11 Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre
December 12 San Diego, CA—Anthology
December 14 Turlock, CA—Community Theatre
December 15 Stateline, CA—Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
December 16 San Francisco, CA—Palace of Fine Arts
December 18 Los Angeles, CA—Disney Hall

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DANKERATOR November 2, 2012, 16:19:56

Sounds like the “doe fund” could use a hundred more benefit concerts etc. after the week NYC just had!!!

urbantornado November 3, 2012, 00:53:58

Hercules was played in the background at one point last episode. Foreshadow much?

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