Hugh Laurie maps tour behind second album

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Hugh Laurie will return to North America this fall for a tour in support of his sophomore release Didn’t It Rain. The English actor best remembered as the star of FOX’s “House” turned blues musician will stop in Boston for a performance at the Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday, October 29. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $45 to $79, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Didn’t It Rain, Laurie’s second studio album and follow-up to 2011’s Let Them Talk, was released in the United States earlier this month after a May release for Europe. Like its predecessor, the album contains several blues songs but unlike the previous album, branches into the genres of Jazz and R&B, among others. Laurie once again plays piano and guitar and provides vocals, with the Copper Bottom Band playing additional instruments. Didn’t It Rain was recorded in Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi). It also features several special guests including Tah Mahal, Gaby Moreno and Jean McClain.

“I have resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a small boy,” said Laurie of his inspiration for the new album in a press release. “And the further I go, the more bewitched I become – both by the songs and by the people I have been lucky enough to play them with.”

Fans in Western Massachusetts can see Laurie perform at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on October 27.

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