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Leon Russell's new tour includes Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman Music Festival

by: JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11/10/2009 9:39:36 PM

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Tulsa Sound icon Leon Russell's tour will roll through Osage Million Dollar Elm on April 24, 2010, tour industry tracker Pollstar Pro reports.

The longtime Tulsa musician recently added 29 tour dates, including a Dec. 19 show at the Wormy Dog Saloon in Oklahoma City's Bricktown district. He will also perform at the Norman Music Festival on April 25, 2010 on Norman's Main Street, the site shows.

He will also perform in New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Hawaii, Texas and more, the site shows.

The keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter was a pivotal figure in the blues-rock movement known as the Tulsa Sound, and has performed, recorded and toured with artists including J.J. Cale, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, B.B. King, Freddie King, The Byrds and many more.

He was also part of the studio band for legendary music producer Phil Spector and owned Tulsa's Church Studio for many years before selling it to fellow musician and Tractors bandmember Steve Ripley.

Earlier this year, Elton John let slip on Elvis Costello's talk show that he had tentative plans to record with Russell on a new album, to be produced by T-Bone Burnett. No firm recording or release date has been announced.

For more information on the Osage Million Dollar Elm show, visit the venue's official Web site at

For more information on the Oklahoma City show, visit the official Wormy Dog Saloon site at The Norman Music Festival site will be updated soon. For more information, visit

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Leon Russell will perform at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino on April 24, 2010. An earlier tour stop is planned Dec. 12 at the Wormy Dog Saloon in Oklahoma City. Courtesy

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