May 26, 2009 - Recording artist, Dean Friedman, launches 40 city UK/Ireland tour, July thru October 2009.



American recording artist, Dean Friedman, embarks on a 40 city UK/Ireland tour featuring two week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Chart topping, recording artist, Dean Friedman, best known to UK/Ireland audiences for his classic hits, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, is embarking on a 40 city UK/Ireland concert tour running from  July 2nd through October 31st, 2009.   

            The tour will include a two week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Aug. 12 thru 23 (not 17, 18). This will be Friedman’s fifth year appearing at the Fringe, where his shows are consistent Fringe sell-outs.

            Friedman’s last tour garnered rave reviews: “Every song in this show is a classic.” – London Theatre Guide.  “With his mix of jaunty ditties, sentimental ballads and bashful charm, Friedman is the folk/pop troubador of choice.” The Scotsman.  Songsmith Extraordinaire – Music Week.

Though Friedman's single, ‘McDonald's Girl’, was officially banned by the BBC for mentioning the name of the well known fast food restaurant in its chorus, the irrepressible pop song has been covered by a number of contemporary bands including the ground breaking, Canadian group, Barenaked Ladies (WEA), and The Blenders (Universal), whose version soared to #1 on the national airplay charts in Norway.

Since then, Friedman has continued to release critically acclaimed albums, as an indie artist. The albums are financed through a unique, collaborative, online effort, by his dedicated fans, via his website, While the traditional music industry has taken a nose-dive, Friedman’s indie efforts, like those of many of his like-minded compatriots, have continued to grow and blossom. Says Friedman, ‘I make more money selling 1,000 CD’s, independently, than I did selling a million records, via the conventional mainstream music business.’

Friedman  also composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the Central TV series BOON and the soundtrack to the underground cult horror film classic ‘I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle’ (Hobo Films/U.K.) in which he performs the unforgettable track, ‘She Runs on Blood, Not Gasoline’. Friedman also serves as presenter/producer of the acclaimed radio series, ‘Real American Folk’, featured the past two summers on BBC Radio Scotland.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his 30 year recording career, including familiar radio hits, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his more recent CD’s, including the critically acclaimed, ‘Squirrels in the Attic’comedy songs for adults, plus new material from his upcoming CD, currently in production and scheduled for release in autumn, 2009.

Tickets to all Dean Friedman concert dates, plus Friedman’s CD’s, can be ordered via Friedman’s website at:


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For more info and to arrange interviews contact:    Steve Schwartz

Dean Friedman 2009 Tour