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Music Legend Van Morrison Returns to California for  U.C. Berkeley and Los Angeles  Orpheum Performances of “Astral Weeks Live”  Following SRO Shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall

“Tonight Show” Appearance Set for May 6

Hollywood, CA. 4/24/09- By popular demand, multi-award winning musical legend Van Morrison returns to California for “Astral Weeks Live” at the Berkeley’s University of California, Greek Theatre on May 2nd and 3rd and at the intimate Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on May 7, 8 & 9 following a May 6th “Tonight Show” appearance.

Morrison recently released Astral Weeks Live At the Hollywood Bowl on Listen to the Lion/EMI, a historic CD and double vinyl recording, performed almost 40 years to the date of the original studio masterpiece. The DVD release of Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl: The Concert Film (Amazon.com Exclusive) is slated for May 19th release, exclusively through  Amazon.com.

Mr. Morrison will perform the “Astral Weeks” material “from cover to cover” as well as a number of his classic hits from his extensive repertoire.  Joining him on stage will be an orchestral string section and a band composed of world-class musicians, including renowned guitarist Jay Berliner who played with Van on the original “Astral Weeks” sessions 40 years ago. Tracks will include: “Astral Weeks/I Believe I’ve Transcended,” “Beside You,” “Slim Slow Slider/ I Start Breaking Down,” “Sweet Thing,” “The Way Young Lovers Do,” “Cyprus Avenue/You Came Walking Down,” “Ballerina,” “Madame George.”

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Live At The Hollywood BowlDecember 18, 2008, New York – Multi-award-winning legendary soul singer and songwriter Van Morrison has returned to EMI Music, with a live recording slated for release in early 2009. The album marks the first record to be issued on Morrison’s own label, Listen To The Lion Records, which will be distributed worldwide by EMI. The album captures the widely-acclaimed live performance Morrison gave at the venerable Hollywood Bowl in November, which featured a breathtaking recreation of the “Astral Weeks” album.

“I brought these records to EMI because they seem to have people with vision, who have ‘ears’ and who understand the significance of the complex arrangements and the classic essence of recordings like ‘Astral Weeks,’“ said Van Morrison. “They’re committed to maintaining the integrity of the records I make. That is what it’s all about to me.”

“Van Morrison is a true living legend, and he continues to inspire artists and fans that span generations and genres,” said Nick Gatfield. “We are delighted he is bringing his label to EMI and are very excited to bring his first release to the world.”

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