The Nor-Cal native moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where she majored in communications and participated in an a cappella group. After graduation, she took her show to the local bar scene and developed a loyal following. Bareilles cut a few demos which finally led to her indie label debut album Careful Confessions in 2004. While the album made minimal chart impact, it led to an eventual deal with Epic Records. Sara Bareilles tour dates were scheduled alongside Marc Broussard and his Carencro tour in 2006. The Sara Bareilles concert schedule also included opening stints for James Blunt and Maroon 5 who were on the rise in 2006.
Bareilles would get her chance to shine with her hit single "Love Song", which was inspired by the pressure to write a commercially viable single. Ironically, the song written in protest of manufacturing a commercial song about love reached #1 on the US Pop charts and propelled Little Voice to platinum status in 2007. Sara Bareilles tour dates were scheduled alongside Counting Crows and again with Maroon 5 during Summer, 2008 to promote the album. Additionally, she scheduled her first headlining tour in 2009. The Gravity Tour culminated in the summer and she headed back to the studio to record her follow-up album.
The pressure to record another hit album mounted after the huge success that her major label debut had garnered. The rising star found herself with a #1 single, a platinum record, and two Grammy nominations. Other singer songwriters such as Colbie Callait and Ingrid Michaelson, who came on the scene at the same time, had already released their follow-up albums by the time Bareilles had finished Kaleidoscope Heart. Bareilles stated that she "fell victim to what a lot of artists go through with a second record: the expectations, the pressure, the anxiety of what's to come." With the jitters aside, Bareilles hit the studio with Questlove (of the Roots), Pharrel, and some members of Weezer and created an eclectic pop-rock album. The lead-off single "King of Anything" hit the radio in 2010 and was an instant hit. The album was released in September and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. With her nerves calmed, the singer-songwriter can concentrate on what she does best - Touring. Sara Bareilles concert dates were scheduled nationally throughout the US in support of her sophomore set. Bareilles also teamed up with Ingrid Michaelson for a performance for President Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in December, 2010.
Sara Bareilles has fought label wishes and her own personal insecurities to become one of the brightest singer-songwriters in the industry. Along the way, she has garnered Grammy nods, collected #1 singles and albums, and has generated a loyal fan base which includes the U.S. President! Sara Bareilles tour dates are scheduled nationally throughout 2011. Don't miss out! Use Eventful as your source for the Sara Bareilles concert schedule and tour date information.