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Brittany Howard’s Debut Solo

Brittany Howard ߝ lead vocalist/guitarist for the chart-topping, GRAMMY winning bandAlabama Shakes will release her debut solo album, Jaime, on September 20 via ATO Records. Today, she shared the lead off track, History Repeats. Download History Repeats HERE and listen HERE. Pre-order Jaime HERE.

History Repeats is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species. Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony,Éd; says Brittany Howard, who posted her mission statement for the album earlier today. See below for links to her social media.

Howard will support the album with a North American tour, which includes two-night stands at intimate venues in Asheville, NC, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. The headline run will also include shows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (August 19) and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (September 24). See below for full itinerary. Howard and her band made their live debut last week at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The fan ticket pre-sale begins today at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 28, at 10:00 AM local time unless otherwise noted below. Every online ticket purchased for U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album, Jaime.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Brittany Howard 2019 North American tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning today at 10:00 AM through Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Howard recorded Jaime after a cross country drive that took her from Nashville to a small house in Topanga, CA a rustic Los Angeles county town wedged between the mountains and the beach. She titled the album after her sister, who taught her to play the piano and write poetry, and who died of cancer when they were still teenagers.

The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being, saysBrittany Howard. But, the record is not about her. It’s about me. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is why I needed to do it on my own.

While Howard admits it was daunting, stepping out alone from her work with Alabama Shakes and revealing so much of herself, it was a necessary step. I turned 30 and I was like, What do I want the rest of my life to look like? she recalls. Do I want to play the same songs until I’m 50 and then retire, or do I do something that’s scarier for me? Do I want people to understand me and know me, do I want to tell them my story? I’m very private, but my favorite work is when people are being honest and really doing themselves.

She brought a handful of finished songs into engineer Shawn Everett’s L.A. studio. Once she started working with the band she had assembled a core group of Alabama Shake’s bassist Zac Cockrell, innovative jazz-based keyboard player Robert Glasper and drummer Nate Smith the music started to take shape. Different sounds and approaches began to emerge. Howard examines spiritual ritual on He Loves Me and celebrates love with Georgia. Goat Head is informed by the experience of growing up as a mixed-race child in the South while 13th Century Metal grew out of Glasper and Smith jamming in the studio. See below for track listing.

As the front woman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures. The band has won four GRAMMY Awards and topped the Billboard 200 with the Gold-certified Sound & Color, the follow-up to its Platinum debut album, Boys & Girls. Howard has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney at his invitation. In between albums and tours with Alabama Shakes, Howard grows restless. To me, there is no time off  I’m a creative person and I need to create, or I just feel weird, not fully human, she says. She’s channeled that relentless creativity into Jaime, her most revelatory work yet.

Jaime Track Listing

  1. History Repeats
  2. He Loves Me
  3. Georgia
  4. Stay High
  5. Tomorrow
  6. Short and Sweet
  7. 13th Century Metal
  8. Baby
  9. Goat Head
  10. Presence
  11. Run To Me
Brittany Howard  North American Tour
Tickets go on sale to public Friday, June 28, at 10:00 AM local time, unless otherwise noted.
* Tickets on sale Friday, June 28, at 12:00 PM
** Tickets on sale Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 AM
8/17 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel *
8/18 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel *
8/19 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
8/23 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club **
8/24 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club **
9/18 | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside Theater
9/19 | St. Paul, MN | Palace Theatre
9/20 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre
9/22 | Toronto, ON | Rebel
9/24 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
9/25 | Boston, MA | House of Blues
9/27 | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore
10/5 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival  tickets on sale now
10/8 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/9 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/12| Austin, TX | ACL Festival tickets on sale now
10/13| Atlanta, GA | AfroPunk Festival  tickets on sale now
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Vérité Unveils New Single “Gone”

Singer, songwriter Vérité unveils Gone today, her first single in two years, NYLON. Co-written and produced by singer-songwriter Madi Diaz and Konrad Snyder, the song reintroduces the musician, capturing the devastating effects of something ending. Carried by haunting crescendos and is powerhouse vocals, the track sees the singer pleading for time to stand still for a little while longer before her world turns upside down.

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Vérité said about the song, Gone is about the moment before an inevitable shift. It’s the feeling of sitting still, taking in your surroundings, and burying yourself in a final scene. It’s about accepting an action as simple as getting dressed can delineate an end. It’s about leaving something/someone you’ve known behind and how the massive swell of frenetic potential energy that is all encompassing in that moment becomes a tiny blip in retrospect. It’s about being done and moving on. The sentiment is simple, the reality—overwhelming.

Gone speaks to a larger theme Vérité will be focusing on with her sophomore album: capturing the nuance of being in a relationship that isn’t romanticized or idealized. The single is the first taste of a forthcoming album Vérité has coming down the pipeline.

Following the release of her 2017 LP Somewhere In Between, Vérité has become the definition of thriving in the new music industry as an independent artist. Since her project began, Vérité has garnered a 250M+ streams across all platforms with a 1.4+ monthly listeners. Her debut album has over 50M streams, while her cover of The 1975’s Somebody Else has been streamed 111M times.

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Madison Beer releases “Dear Society”

Today, rising independent pop singer-songwriter Madison Beer released Dear Society’, the first single off her debut album, due out this summer.  The catchy single, co-written by Madison, is accompanied by a vintage, yet futuristic video, co-directed by The Young Astronauts and Madison. ‘Dear Society’ explores the constant pressure to be perfect in today’s society.  

“’ Dear Society’ is my letter to our culture expressing the pressure I feel from everyday life in today’s world.” Says Madison. “I know this is such a common struggle for so many people in my generation and I want this song to be an anthem for my fans so they know they are not alone; we are all in this struggle together.” Shot with a grainy, vintage aesthetic, the video mix’s elements of cult thrillers and psychological horror as it subtly shares the songs deeper message about the harmful effects of societal pressure. 

Recorded in LA, Madison wrote ‘Dear Society’ with Elizabeth Lowell Boland, Leroy Clampitt, Timothy Sommers, and Jeremy Dussoliet. It is produced by Big Taste and One Love. Recognized by Billboard on their 2018 “21 Under 21” roster of the most promising young talents in music, Madison proves that she is in control and has never been more confident as an artist. ‘Dear Society’ follows Madison’s ‘Hurts Like Hell’ ft. Offset, (which has amassed 115 million+ streams), and debut EP ‘As She Pleases’, (which has amassed 500 million+ streams), released in 2018. After selling out her first ever European and US headline tour last spring, Madison will hit the road again, both in the US and Europe, this fall. 

About Madison Beer

Madison Beer is an independent artist breaking in a major way. Her debut EP, ‘As She Pleases’ (which spawned ‘Home With You’, ‘Say It To My Face’ and ‘Dead’), has notched up over 500 million combined streams and accumulated Gold certifications in 3 countries after debuting in the Top 5 on iTunes in 18 countries and in the Top 10 in 42 countries worldwide.  Recognized by Billboard on their 2018 “21 Under 21” roster of the most promising young talents in music, Madison proves that she is in control and has never been more confident as an artist. Following the success of ‘Home With You’, Madison released ‘Hurts Like Hell’ ft. Offset, which has been described by Complex Magazine as her “biggest track to date.” The song is just a glimpse of what’s to come from her highly-anticipated upcoming debut studio album.

 Outside of her own music, Madison appeared on David Guetta’s album 7 and was featured on K/DA’s debut track “POP/STARS.” The latter track made its live performance debut in Seoul, Korea in front of an audience of 80 million viewers and went on to top Billboard’s world digital song sales charts and the iTunes charts in over 16 territories worldwide, demonstrating that Madison an international sensation.  This spring she released “All Day And Night” with Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, which has reached the top 10 in the UK iTunes chart. 

Madison Beer – who has partnered with First Access Entertainment and is distributed through AWAL – is consistently praised for her trailblazing efforts and her passion for creating music that empowers listeners. Her huge, engaged and ever-growing fanbase, (evident from her 2.6 million+ followers on Twitter, eye-popping 12+ million on Instagram, and 10+ million monthly listeners on Spotify), regard her as a pioneer of the ‘Girl Boss’ generation.

 

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Olivia O’Brien “Just a Boy”

 

OLIVIA O’BRIEN surpasses 1.5 billion global streams & releases new track “Just a Boy” from highly anticipated debut album out next Friday, April 26

 

“JUST A BOY” FEATURED ON COSMOPOLITAN’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HERE

“deep, soulful vocals” – Billboard

“her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself.” – V Magazine

“she’s proving to be a name on the rise” – Complex

Olivia O’Brien could go on and on rattling off “lame excuses from guys” that you screenshot and forward to your friends for commiseration, sympathy, a laugh, or often response advice…

You don’t need to ask what to say anymore though because the 19-year-old critically acclaimed Los Angeles based singer and songwriter presents the answers on her 2019 full-length debut due this spring via Island Records.  “I wrote this in a really dark place” she says, “and I hope I can help other people who may be in that same spot. My idea was for you to listen to the album when you’re feeling sad and by the end, you’ll feel better without even realizing it.

Their actions also had her asking if any of those relationships were even real.  On the flip side, you can believe her words, and that’s why she made a major dent in pop music. The purple-haired songstress put up legit numbers, racking up more than a billion streams by 2019.  She arrived as the rare talent who can share a song with everyone from G-Eazy and Drew Love of THEY. to gnash and received early support from the likes of Paper, The Coveteur, NYLON, V Magazine, and Idolator.

Now, Olivia takes everything back by way of her first record. “Obsessed with guitar,” she nodded to influences as diverse as Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Amy Winehouse, and Fleetwood Mac.  The introductory single “Love Myself” serves as the album’s finale, but it also earmarks the beginning. Hinging on dreamy clean guitar, she turns her voice inward as she confesses in a booming chorus, “I don’t need to know who I am yet. I don’t need to have a solid plan yet. I don’t need to be the same as everyone else. I just need to motherfucking love myself.”

“I should love myself, but I don’t,” she goes on. “I should treat myself better, but I don’t. It doesn’t have the same unattainable note that a lot of happier, confident songs have. So much other shit is like, ‘I already love myself. I’m confident. I’m great’. This is more attainable. It starts with being easier on yourself. So many kids are depressed. I wanted to end on a high note.

 

WAS IT EVEN REAL? Tracklisting:
1.  purpleworld
2.  I Don’t Exist
3.  Inhibition (omw)
4.  Just Friends
5.  We Lied To Each Other
6.  UDK
7.  Care Less More
8.  Just A Boy
9.  Call Me!!!
10. Love Myself
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CURRENTLY ON THE WAS IT EVEN REAL HEADLINING TOUR WRAPPING UP ON APRIL 26 IN SAN FRANCISCO! 

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April 19 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues/ Bronze Peacock
April 20  – Dallas , Texas – Club Dada 
April 23  – Phoenix, Arizona- Crescent Ballroom
April 24 – Los Angeles, California – El Rey Theatre
April 25 – Oakland, California – The New Parish
April 26 – San Francisco, California –  The Great American Music Hall

Noah Kahan to Debut Busyhead

NOAH KAHAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM BUSYHEAD OUT JUNE 14TH

TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR THIS FALL

NEW SINGLE “MESS” OUT NOW

Today, Noah Kahan announces his highly anticipated debut album, Busyhead, will be released this summer on June 14th. In celebration of the release, Noah will be heading out on The Busyhead Tour across North America this fall, returning to headline larger venues coming off of a 2018 sold out tour. The tour kicks off at Granada Theater in Dallas on September 19th and includes dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco and more. See the full list of dates below. Album pre-order and ticket on-sale will be available this Friday, April 12th at 10AM local time here.

Noah recently released the video for “Mess,” the lead single off Busyhead. Watch it HERE! The song already has over 2 million Spotify streams to date, received critical praise from Billboard, NYLON, Idolator, Popdust, EARMILK, Baeble, Ones To Watch and more, and continues to climb the Triple A Radio Chart. Fresh off the road with James Bay on his North American tour and Leon Bridges on his Australian tour, Noah is currently touring with Dean Lewis in Europe and the U.K. See the list of upcoming dates below.

In two shorty years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world —a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of Hurt Somebody,” which racked up over 200 million global streams to date and went triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. The song also peaked at #1 on the Top 40 radio charts in Australia for three weeks, making it the third most played song on the Australian airwaves in all of 2018 where Noah has become one of the most buzzworthy new acts. Meanwhile, his singles “Young Blood” and “False Confidence” also racked up millions of streams, as he sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the U.K. and hit the road with artists like George Ezra and Leon Bridges. Not to mention, he has garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, Stereogum, NYLON, Clash, Idolator, and more. In the midst of this whirlwind, Noah assembled his upcoming full-length debut album, Busyhead. The first single “Mess” illuminates his marked growth as a songwriter and storyteller by way of its biting lyrics and undeniable sing-a-long, underscoring a heartwarming and often hilarious portrait of hometown longing. Busyhead is set for release on June 14th.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 8                       Munich, Germany                Backstage Werk*

April 10                     Hamburg, Germany             Docks*

April 11                     Berlin, Germany                  Astra Kulturhaus*

April 13                     Amsterdam, Netherlands     Paradiso*

April 14                     Brussels, Belgium                Ancienne Belgique*

April 15                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 16                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 18                     Glasgow, UK                        SWG3*

April 19                     Manchester, UK                   O2 Ritz*

April 21                     Dublin, Ireland                      Vicar Street*

September 19          Dallas, TX                            The Granada Theater

September 20          Houston, TX                         White Oak Music Hall

September 21          Austin, TX                            Emo’s

September 24          Indianapolis, IN                    Deluxe at Old National Centre

September 25          Nashville, TN                       Cannery Ballroom

September 27          Atlanta, GA                          Variety Playhouse

September 28          Asheville, NC                       The Grey Eagle

September 29          Raleigh, NC                         Lincoln Theatre

October 3                 New York, NY                      Webster Hall

October 4                 Boston, MA                          Paradise Rock Club

October 7                 Washington, DC                  9:30 Club

October 8                 Philadelphia, PA                  Union Transfer

October 10               South Burlington, VT           Higher Ground

October 12               Montreal, QC                       Corona Theatre

October 13               Toronto, ON                         The Danforth Music Hall

October 15               Detroit, MI                            Majestic Theatre

October 17               Madison, WI                         Majestic Theatre

October 18               Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue

October 19               Chicago, IL                           House of Blues

October 22               Englewood, CO                   The Gothic Theatre

October 25               Portland, OR                        Wonder Ballroom

October 26               Vancouver, BC                    The Commodore Ballroom

October 27               Seattle, WA                          Neumos

October 30               San Francisco, CA              August Hall

November 1             Los Angeles, CA                  The Fonda Theatre

November 2             San Diego, CA                     House of Blues

* Supporting Dean Lewis

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Lewis Capaldi’s Debut Album

Lewis Capaldi will release his debut album — Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent – on May 17th via Capitol Records.  The 22-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter also announced plans for a U.S. June tour and recently shared the official video for his new single, “Someone You Loved,” which stars Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, who portrayed the Twelfth Doctor in the iconic British television show “Dr. Who” and is a distant cousin of Lewis. 

The video, which can be viewed HERE, amassed over one million views in four days and trended on YouTube, hitting #2. “Someone You Loved” and Peter Capaldi also trended on Twitter on the day of release.

In an open, heartfelt letter, Lewis Capaldi explains: 

I’m absolutely buzzing to finally be able to announce my debut album. I never thought I’d get to the point where I’d be able to release a proper album and I ABSOLUTELY never thought that when I did, I would give it a name as stupid I have, but here we are.

Everyone always tells you about how amazing recording their first album was and how they’ll always look back on the ‘process’ with fond memories. I will look back on it as an extremely stressful time that somehow also managed to be extremely boring. The actual process of building the songs up I loved, but recording the same guitar parts over and over again to get them right and going back on mixes for weeks, I did not.

I hope people don’t think it’s shit. I mean don’t get me wrong there will be one or two stinkers on there, but I’m only human and we all make mistakes, but as a whole I think it’s pretty fucking good.

I’m excited for it to be released and have people finally be able to hear a full body of work from me for the first time. Should it bomb completely or receive an absolute critical lambasting, don’t worry, it’s just my life’s work up until this point….

His U.S. tour, which kicks off on June 1st at The Sinclair in Boston, will include a June 4th show at New York City’s Irving Plaza. It will wrap up at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on June 12th. Fans who make a purchase at Capaldi’s online store  http://shop.lewiscapaldi.com before 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 21st, will receive a code for an exclusive ticket pre-sale, which begins at 10:00 AM local time on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 22nd, at 10:00 AM local time at http://www.lewiscapaldi.com. See below for itinerary. Capaldi, who is currently opening for Bastille on the band’s European tour, will kick off his biggest U.K. headline tour to date on November 22nd.

Fans who pre-order Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, available at all digital partners, will instantly receive “Someone You Loved” plus the previously released “Grace,”  Bruises,” “Lost on You” and “Fade.” A CD box set featuring colored vinyl with metallic cover, sunglasses and Lewis calendar is now available exclusively at http://shop.lewiscapaldi.com

Worldwide streams of “Someone You Loved” have topped 60 million while cumulative global streams of all Capaldi’s songs now exceed 400 million. Idolator predicted, “Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’ Is Going To Be Big…It goes without saying that he’s One To Watch.”  Directed by Phil Beastall – known for the short viral film Love is a Gift – the “Someone You Loved” video heightens awareness of the need for organ donors. For more information about organ donation, visit https://livelifegivelife.org.uk.

Recorded over an 18-month period in London, New York and Los Angeles, Capaldi co-wrote each of the 12 songs, working with Malay who also produced, (Frank Ocean, Lorde) Jamie Hartman (Calvin Harris, Rag N Bone Man) and TMS. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is an ironically titled, but charismatically defining album that’s lyrically candid and a realistic snapshot of the ups and downs of growing up. Lewis’ stunningly identifiable voice, coupled with its turbulent themes of love, loss and heartache, make it a debut album that is both poignant and unequivocally relatable.

Capaldi was hailed as a 2018 Vevo DSCVR Artist To Watch, longlisted for the BBC Sound Of 2018 Poll, and won Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at the Scottish Music Awards. He is among the Top 350 most listened to artists on Spotify. Capaldi has toured with Rag’n’Bone ManNiall Horan, and Sam Smith, and performed at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Splendour in the Grass, Fuji, and Osheaga. He was recently nominated for the BRIT Awards 2019 Critics’ Choice award and named an MTV UK PUSH Ones To Watch artist.  TIME said, “Lewis Capaldi has the kind of deep, textured voice that you could listen to for hours. He finds expressive rough edges, then smooths them out into the sweetest of notes.” 

Lewis Capaldi – U.S. Tour Dates

6/1 Boston, MA The Sinclair

6/2 Camden, NJ WRFF Birthday Celebration @ BB&T Pavilion

6/3 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall

6/4 New York, NY Irving Plaza

6/8 Seattle, WA Chop Suey

6/9 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

6/11 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

6/12 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre

U.K./IRELAND TOUR DATES

3/27 – 31 – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (supporting Picture This)

Headline dates:

11/22 – Belfast, Ulster Hall

11/23 – Manchester, Academy

11/25 – Birmingham, O2 Academy

11/26 – Bristol, O2 Academy

11/28 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall

11/29 – London, O2 Academy Brixton

11/30 – Norwich, UEA

12/2 – Nottingham, Rock City

12/3 – Sheffield, O2 Academy

12/5 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall

12/7 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

12/8 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

UK FESTIVALS

5/9 – Brighton Dome @ The Great Escape – SOLD OUT

7/21 – Tramlines Festival, Hillsborough Park

7/26 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire

7/27 – Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle

7/28 – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

8/2 – Indiependence, Cork

8/3 – Belladrum, Inverness

8/11 – Boardmasters, Newquay

8/24 – Victorious, Portsmouth

Riles’s New Single ‘Marijuana’

After skyrocketing to popularity in France where he composed mixed and mastered 1 song per week for a year with his concept Rilèsundayz (+250m views /+220M streams), Rilès is back with a new single “Marijuana”, first track from his debut album and a stunning video featuring Snoop Dogg!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

With “Marijuana”, Rilès is showing us a new side of himself, more soulful and organic. It’s the first joint venture between 3 of the biggest international labels (Republic/Polydor UK/Capitol FR) in many years. Rilès is the artist to follow in 2019. Debut album to be out before the summer.

‘MARIJUANA’ talks about my relationship with cannabis and its counter-productive effects that goes against my habits/mentality. The chorus “Baby, you’ve been on my mind” introduces marijuana in an attractive way, which aims to trick the listener who might think I’m talking about a woman at the very beginning of the song. However, the further you go through the song, the more you’ll notice that I’m talking about the drug and its similarities with woman/sex/lust which are also a drug in a certain way. The video starts with a random work night at my desk when suddenly I’m struck by the need of marijuana. The video depicts the tribulations I go through to try to resist the drug before succumbing to it and ending up laying down in my bed. ‘ –  Rilès

MAKE SURE TO CATCH RILES DURING HIS WARM UP TOUR!

March 19 – Koln – CBE (DE)

March 21 – Berlin – Lido (DE)

March 23 – Budapest – A38 ship (HUN)

March 25 – London – Electric Brixton (UK)

March 30 – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (NL)

April 1 – NYC, Rough Trade (USA)

April 2 – LA, Echo (USA)

April 3 – San Francisco, Independent (USA)

April 7 – Montreal, Corona (CA)

Sheppard’s ‘On My Way’

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Sheppard is back with a brand-new single “On My Way” – available now via your preferred music platform! Cowritten by John Hume (co-writes with Dean Lewis, Sofi Tukker), the anthemic, uplifting song, which was originally penned as a stand-alone single, earned the band a nod to participate in the show which will select Australia’s next representative at Eurovision 2019! “On My Way” is the ultimate love song as singer George Sheppard explains:

“This song is about someone craving the uncontrollable heat and passion they feel when they are with the one they love. It’s about excitedly making their way to reunite with their lover, wherever that may be in the world.”

“On My Way” is the first new music since last summer’s sophomore effort Watching the Sky (June 8, 2018 via Empire of Song/Decca Records/Republic Records) which rocketed to the top of the charts globally, earning them their first #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in their home country of Australia and hitting Top 10 on the US iTunes Pop Charts. Watching the Sky spawned global smash “Coming Home,” which climbed to #1 on the AIRcharts and went double platinum in Australia while taking over radio charts across Europe and Mexico. The song debuted on US television on the TODAY Show and was featured in American Ninja WarriorAmerican Idol, Champions, and Lionsgate’s hit feature length animated film Early Man.

The band exploded onto the global stage with the massive success of 2015’s “Geronimo” – the RIAA Certified Double Platinum lead single from the band’s debut album Bombs Away. The song rose all the way to #53 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Top 5 at AAA and landed them on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Today Show, and The Talk. Sheppard have also become mainstays on the festival circuit across the globe, performing at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Summer Sonic, Rock in Rio, Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival, and many more to date.

Sheppard will perform “On My Way” at Eurovision – Australia Decides alongside Australia’s top talents to battle it out to become Australia’s 2019 Eurovision entry on February 9th as they continue their run as Australia’s royal family of pop.

Check out “On My Way” now and be sure to keep your eyes on www.wearesheppard.com for the most up to date information!

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Jack & Jack’s Debut Album

Los Angeles based pop duo Jack & Jack release debut album A Good Friend Is Nice today! The collection of songs were created by Jack & Jack, with Ed Drewett (One Direction, Little Mix), Asia Whitacre (5 Seconds Of Summer, Hailee Steinfeld/Zedd/Grey), JHart (Justin Bieber, Why Don’t We), Jussi (Bebe Rexha, Kelly Clarkson) and Michael Matosic (LAUV). The duo also made their US late night television debut last week performing the lead single off of the LP “No One Compares To You.” Click HERE to view! 

BUY/STREAM A GOOD FRIEND IS NICE

The album features “No One Compares To You,” which has over 37 million audio streams and 5 million views on YouTube. The music video was directed by James Larese (Fifth Harmony, Bishop Briggs, Eminem), click HERE to view! “No One Compares To You” followed on the heels of the duo’s hit collaboration “Rise” with multi-platinum artist and producer Jonas Blue. The track, which is also on the album, peaked at #1 on the UK airplay charts as well as on the Billboard Dance charts, went platinum in the UK and Gold in the US, and has surpassed over half a billion streams and over 284 million YouTube views. The video was also nominated for “Video of the Year” for the upcoming 2019 Brit Awards. Click HERE to view the video!  

To round off 2018, Jack and Jack performed at the MTV EMAs alongside artists such as Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Marshmello, Bastille, David Guetta, and more. The duo also performed at the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  

In conjunction with the album, Jack & Jack are set to head out on their “Good Friends Are Nice” European and North American tour, set to kick off on February 21st in Amsterdam at Melkweg and wrapping on Sunday May 5th in Omaha, NE at Sokol Auditorium. VIP upgrades including meet & greets for both the European and North American tour are available HERE. Fans can also purchase merch bundles and more on Jack & Jack’s newly launched web-store HERE. 

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