The Knockout Tour Presents: The KnockOUT Tour- Featuring Eric Himan and Levi Kreis

(Official Press Release) – Tue Feb 28 13:34:43 CST 2006 and PlanetOut Presents: The KnockOUT Tour featuring Eric Himan and Levi Kreis

Eric Himan was named to the 2005 OUT 100 list. With five independent releases under his belt and topping 10K cd’s sold nationally, Eric has been making a name for himself in both the LGBT and music communities. Eric is known for his relentless touring schedule which keeps him on the road for approx. 200 shows a year. This young troubadour is following his musical dream as he spreads his unique brand of folk/pop to eager ears all over the country. His story has been covered by OUT, Instinct, Genre, The Advocate and even Curve Magazines. Eric has appeared on both LOGO and Q TV Networks. Sirius Out Q, This Way Out, and OutVoice have also done national radio features with Eric. In 2005, Eric was included in the 2005 HRC release “Love Rocks” with his song “No Urgency”. Eric has been featured at over 30 Pride celebrations nationally.

Levi Kreis was most recently seen on Donald Trump’s Apprentice, where he composed and performed the winning song for the XM Challenge “Nothing”. Levi’s song “I Should Go” has just been picked up and is running on Days of Our Lives and the Young and the Restless is now being featuring “Hardly a Hero” both from his debut disc “One of the Ones”. Levi’s captivating compositions and heartfelt delivery are winning folks over one performance at a time. Since the show, Levi has been THE top seller now at

Please see either artist site for full Tour Details: Below is an overview! We hope to see you on the road!

Wednesday, March 8th, The Blue Door, Oklahoma City, OK

Thursday, March 9th, Guava Lamp, Houston, TX

Friday, March 10th, Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, TX

Monday, March 13th, LGBT Center, El Paso, TX

Wednesday, March 15th, Mama Java’s Coffeehouse, Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, March 16th, Twiggs Coffeehouse, San Diego, CA

Friday, March 17th, Choices, Long Beach, CA

Sunday, March 19th, The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

Monday, Monday 20th, Moby Dicks, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, March 21st, Headhunters, Sacramento, CA

Wednesday, March 22nd, A Street Marketplace, Ashland, OR

Thursday, March 23rd, The Crescent, Seattle, WA

Friday, March 24th, Mississippi Pizza, Portland, OR

Sunday, March 26th, The Flying M, Boise, ID

Monday, March 27th, Mo Diggity’s, Salt Lake City, UT

Tuesday, March 28th, The Walnut Room, Denver, CO

Wednesday, March 29th, MCC Omaha, Omaha, NE

Thursday, March 30th, M- Shop, Ames, IA

Friday, March 31st, Wilde Roast Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, April 4th, The Bitter End, New York, NY

Wednesday, April 5th, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Thursday, April 6th, Felt Club, Boston, MA

Friday, April 7th, Adagio Piano and Jazz Cafe, New London, CT

Sunday, April 9th, World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, April 10th, Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, April 15th, Douglass Corner, Nashville, TN

Tuesday, April 18th, Southgate House, Newport, KY

Wednesday, April 26th, Q, Columbus, OH

– More dates to be added for April!!!!!!

Cassandra Buncie

Thumbcrown Records