Violinist Damien Escobar returns to Raleigh on spring tour May 21
Two-time Emmy Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar has announced a spring tour that includes a stop at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh on May 21. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. at bnpresents.com or ticketmaster.com. Ticket options include pre-show soundcheck and meet & greet experiences.
The "Heart & Soul" tour Escobar last performed in Raleigh in September with headliner Boney James at Red Hat Amphitheatre.
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Escobar and his brother rose to stardom in their teens as Nuttin' but Stringz on "America's Got Talent," and the pair found success with their blend of hip hop and classical melodies on violin.
Now, after the fall, Damien is reveling in the climb as a solo artist.. Since re-launching his career, Escobar boasts of more than 200,000 downloads from his first R&B mixtape, “Sensual Melodies”; and has more than a few notable solo headliner performances under his belt including. Escobar, once a self-proclaimed retired violinist, is now on everyone’s radar; and has even obtained online success with viral videos picked up by media giants such as WorldStarHipHop.com, Huffington post, and Allhiphop.com. A recent feature in PEOPLE Magazine elevated Escobar to new heights in his solo career; highlighting his movement of giving back to others by doing random acts of kindness. The star even found his way back on national television, accepting an invitation to appear as a performer in WEtv’s “David Tutera’s: Unveiled”. And since then invitations to appear on television haven’t ceased; landing Escobar in the interviewee chair at FoxNews and NBC, the Katie Couric Show and several slots performing the National Anthem for NFL and NBA teams.
As a veteran, knowing the ups and downs of the industry, Escobar has committed to centering his career around the loyal fans he refers to as “good people,” who constantly remind him of why he got back into music. His appreciation for the support system he feels sustains him, spawned his Pop-Up Performance campaign. Armed with a giant speaker, a mic, and his violin, Escobar set out to surprise unsuspecting New Yorkers with a pop-up concert experience. The response to his documented journey was overwhelmingly positive, and resulted in Damien announcing a five city pop-up performance tour.
Currently, Escobar is appreciating his journey as a fresh new artist, with the release of his high-energy, inspirational single “Freedom” which debuted on CNN.com. Damien makes it no secret that he’s determined to gain recognition for being the “dopest” violinist to crossover into mainstream music. In an industry not overpopulated by instrumentalist, the urban-rock violinist is looking to change the game. He’s a pioneer with a plan, and the future of music rest in his hands.