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ARTIST TO WATCH: Emily Kinney To Embark On Eleven City Spring Tour


Fresh from ‘The Walking Dead,’ Emily Kinney is bringing her “killer vocals”on a 12 stopeast coast and midwest tour with her four piece band – visiting new cities, as well as some of her regular stomping grounds like Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA. The multi-state tour supports her upcoming full length release ’This is War,’ and recent single “Rockstar.”

Fans of Kinney’s 2014 ‘Expired Love’ EP know her for her “heartfelt, emotional indie rock” (Rolling Stone) and songs that accurately depict the roller coaster experience of falling in – or out – of love with an immersive level of relatability. With highly personal songwriting and an “honest style of singing” (Newark Star-Ledger), Kinney doesn’t shy away from naming real names and details about the people involved in her songs, making her lyrics feel like they’ve leapt from the pages of her diary. Visit her official website at

Emily Kinney On Tour:
May 1st – Bay Shore, NY – YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
May 2nd – Monticello, NY – ThunderBash 10 at Monticello Casino/Raceway
May 3rd – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 4th – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
May 8th – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy Philly
May 9th – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
May 12th – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
May 14th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
May 17th – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 19th – Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox
May 20th – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
May 21st – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic

Watch Emily perform her song “Julie” live here: 

All About Emily Kinney…
Emily Kinney is an actor and songwriter best known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead. Kinney’s musical talents have been featured on TV, in musical theater, and in her own releases. A Nebraska native, she studied theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan University and New York University, staying in NYC to pursue her acting and music career. Kinney worked in theatre off-broadway and regionally before landing a role on Broadway in the musical adaptation of Spring Awakening. In 2011 she released her debut EP, Blue Toothbrush, and started working on The Walking Dead where she would later become a series regular. Her singing has been prominently featured on the show, notably a moving cover of Tom Waits’s “Hold On”, and a haunting rendition of the traditional Scottish song “The Parting Glass” with cast-mate Lauren Cohan, the latter of which appears on The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1. Kinney has also been seen in reoccurring roles and guest appearances on television series such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, and The Big C.

In 2013, Kinney released her second EP Expired Love, which features seven original songs written by Kinney, with production by Caleb Shreve and Conrad Korsch (bassist, Rod Stewart), and mixes by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic, Toad the Wet Sprocket). This past December, Kinney released her single “Rockstar,” and is currently working on music to be released Spring 2015. She maintains regular performances on both the east and west coast, and has recently been featured in Rolling Stone, Refinery29, People, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Relix Magazine, American Songwriter, Fuse, and more.