LOS ANGELES, CA—August 25, 2009—Rock n’ Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis’s first single, “Mean Old Man,” from his forthcoming new studio CD will be released by Shangri-La Music. This will be Jerry Lee’s first country release since the 1970s.
The track will be available digitally starting today on all digital service providers. Produced by Steve Bing and Jim Keltner, and Executive Produced by Phoebe Lewis, the full length album will be released in late 2009 or early 2010 and will include several tracks penned by Kris Kristofferson, who was instrumental in the recording process. “Mean Old Man” was written by Kristofferson for Jerry Lee and they recorded the track for the first time for Lewis’s forthcoming full-length release.
“Jerry Lee Lewis is the heart of rock n’ roll and an American original,” commented Jeff Ayeroff, Co-CEO of Shangri-La Music. “It is about time we had some new music from The Killer.”
Mean Old Man will mark the first new music from Lewis since the successful independent release Last Man Standing in 2006. Lewis continues to tour the world performing new songs and classic hits such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’” and “Great Balls of Fire.”
Jerry Lee Lewis 2009 Tour Dates
September 16 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
September 18 Sao Paulo, Brazil Creditcard Hall
September 20 Bello Horizante, Brazil BH Music Hall
October 2 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
November 5 Paris, France Grand Rex
November 7 Stavanger, Norway IMI Forum
November 9 Prague, Czech Republic Tesla Arena
November 12 Bocholt, Germany Kinodrom
November 14 Frankfurt, Germany Ballsporthalle
November 17 Linz, Austria Intersport Arena
November 20 Linkoping, Sweden Cloetta Center