LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the hit American television series, One Tree Hill, comes to an end after nine captivating seasons, Tyler Hilton, who plays musician 'Chris Keller' on the show, is taking the summer to focus on his music career, including a new record and a tour throughout the United Kingdom with Boyce Avenue.
Hilton's new full-length album, FORGET THE STORM, was recorded in Los Angeles with producer David Hodges (Christina Perri, Kelly Clarkson), and is available on iTunes now. The album includes the hook driven ballad "Prince of Nothing Charming," and the blues-inspired "Loaded Gun" (as seen performed on the Series Finale of One Tree Hill). This marks Hilton's first independent release since cutting ties with his major label, and as a result, he says this album is his most authentic piece of work to date.
"The songs and sounds of FORGET THE STORM came together as a reaction to the major label system and the heartbreak it kept putting me through," said Hilton. "I left it all behind, started my own label. Without all of the rules and red tape, I found it easier to write honest rock 'n' roll that is closer to who I am, and based on the reaction from my fans, it's exactly what they've been waiting for."
In celebration of the recent Series Finale of "One Tree Hill" in the U.K., Hilton will release a new TV-version of his song, "Kicking My Heels," which was recorded live on the set. The bonus single is the acoustic piano rendition, as seen performed by his character on the show. The song is available to fans now through June 19th as a free download via Twitter in exchange for a "tweet" about Hilton's new album. Specific instructions can be found at: http://bit.ly/KickingMyHeelsLiveOTH. On June 19th, 2012, the track will be available for sale via iTunes.
Hilton – who has just wrapped up a 10-week North American tour – is excited to be kicking-off his first European Tour, which started in Glasgow on June 11th, and will include much of the UK and Ireland throughout June 28th, 2012 [see full tour routing information below].
For more information, visit www.TylerHilton.com. For any press-related inquiries or interview requests, please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or TylerHiltonContact@AMP3pr.com.
TYLER HILTON UK TOUR
June 11: Glasgow (O2 Academy)
June 12: Edinburgh (HMV Picture House)
June 14: Newcastle (O2 Academy)
June 15: Liverpool (O2 Academy)
June 16: Birmingham (O2 Academy)
June 18: Leeds (O2 Academy)
June 19: Bristol (O2 Academy)
June 20: Manchester (Manchester Academy)
June 21: London (HMV Hammersmith Apollo)
June 23: Belgium (Genk Festival)
June 26: Dublin (Olympia Theatre)
June 27: Dublin (Olympia Theatre)
June 28: Belfast (Waterfront Hall Auditorium)
ABOUT TYLER HILTON
A native of sunny Palm Springs, CA, Tyler Hilton is a musician, songwriter and actor. Hilton released THE TRACKS OF TYLER HILTON in 2004, the album included the top 40 singles "When It Comes" and "How Love Should Be." Since the release, Tyler has toured with artists such as Taylor Swift, Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Keith Urban and John Mayer. Hilton has also made a name for himself in the acting world, playing the role of a young Elvis in the Academy Award winning film, Walk The Line, where he also contributed two covers to the soundtrack. His other credits include the CW's "One Tree Hill," VH1 series "Single Ladies" and the 2008 feature Charlie Bartlett. In April 2012, Hilton released his follow-up album, FORGET THE STORM, independently through his own label, Hooptie Tune Records.
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SOURCE Hooptie Tune Records