DONNA MISSAL PERFORMED ‘KEEP LYING’ ON NBC’S LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
PROM-THEMED ‘THIS TIME’ TOUR STARTS FEBRUARY 14 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
DEBUT ALBUM ‘THIS TIME’ OUT NOW
LONDON LIVE DEBUT
01/23 – The Moth Club – London, UK
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
02/14 – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
02/15 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
02/17 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
02/20 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
02/21 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
02/22 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
02/24 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
02/26 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
02/27 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
02/28 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
03/16 – House Of Blues, Peacock Room – Houston, TX
03/17 – 89thStreet OKC – Oklahoma City, OK
03/18 – Dada Dallas – Dallas, TX
03/20 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
03/21 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
03/23 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
03/26 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
03/29 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
03/30 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Following a whirlwind 2018, rising American singer-songwriter and musician Donna Missal dives head first into 2019, making her late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers with what’s certain to be a riveting performance of her breakthrough single, “Keep Lying.” Tune in to NBC tonight at 12:35/11:35 central.
The performance comes a little over a month before her announced 2019 headline tour, which kicks off Valentine’s Day (February 14) in Chicago. The 20 date ‘This Time’ Tour, is prom-themed and takes Donna across North America, making stops in St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more before concluding in San Diego on March 30.
Donna recently explained the concept of the tour in an Instagram post: “I was homeschooled. I never had a school dance or a picture day or a graduation. THIS TIME TOUR is your invitation to the winter and spring formal I never had. If you had a shitty time in school and want a re-do, or maybe you loved it and want to go back to that feeling, THIS TIME is your time. VIP packages will be available so you can take your very own NEW yearbook photo by Muriel Knudson and be a part of our CLASS OF ‘THIS TIME’ yearbook.”
In addition to her North American headline tour, Donna will bring her live show to the UK for the first time, making her London debut January 23 at The Moth Club. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.donnamissal.com.
Having spent much of 2018 on the road, including two special album release shows in LA and New York, an appearance on MTV’s TRL, her debut festival appearance at Austin City Limits and prominent supporting slots opening for King Princess, Bishop Briggs and Sir Sly and Joywave, earning legions of new fans along the way—now Donna Missal is taking the reins, bringing her energetic and fiercely passionate live set to a city near you, in support of her debut album (and tour namesake), This Time.
The tour will see Donna Missal playing songs from her debut album, This Time, out now on Harvest Records. The eleven-track album infuses Missal’s timeless, fiery vocals with scorching production by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), harkening back to the heyday of classic soul music, all the while creating something fresh and contemporary. Including standout cuts like “Driving,” “Transformer,” “Girl,” “Thrills” and current focus track, “Jupiter,” an impassioned anthem with a driving bassline and massive chorus. Watch Donna deliver the goods in this live version of “Jupiter” HERE, filmed exclusively as part of Vevo’s DSCVR series
The album also includes her latest single “Keep Lying,” which has been steadily climbing the charts at Alternative radio. Following Zane Lowe’s premiere of Missal’s original demo version of “Keep Lying” on Beats 1, the song shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts.
Blending elements of soul, hip-hop and rock & roll, Missal shaped This Time’s sonic landscape partly by laying live recordings down on tape, then sampling those recordings to imbue her songs with a fresh yet timeless energy. Much of that live recording took place at the iconic Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, where she was joined in the studio by Nate Mercereau (Leon Bridges). “I really wanted this album to reference my history of playing in bands,” she explains. “It’s all these very pure, talented musicians playing together in a room, but then we took that and sampled it and altered in a way that creates something totally new.”
With its title taken from a track Missal co-wrote with her frequent collaborator Sharon Van Etten, ‘This Time’ is an uncompromisingly honest look at living entirely on your own terms. “I’ve spent most of my life being hyper-focused on time, which I think is something that a lot of women obsess over,”says Missal. “We’re in such a rush to make things happen, when really we should take the time to figure out what we actually want out of life. And even though it’s so fucking hard to have that kind of patience, I think it’s so important to believe in yourself enough to let things develop in a way that feels right to you.”
Throughout the album, Missal crafts her lyrics with the kind of idiosyncratic detail that instantly etches each line onto your heart, exploring self-empowerment on tracks like “Transformer”—a fiercely charged anthem about “having the courage to take what you want from life, without apology,”and on “Thrills,” which sees Missal musing on self-love and sexual confidence, her voice soaring over a gently swaying groove and dreamy guitar tones. “‘Thrills’ is about owning what makes you real,” says Missal. “There is a shift happening in our societal standards of beauty and sexuality, and the more we embrace our flaws the closer we become to effecting real change. I’d love for people to hear the song — and not just women, but anyone who feels disenfranchised— and remember that being sexy and confident comes from self-acceptance.”
Elsewhere on This Time, Missal infuses social commentary into songs like “Girl”: a stripped-back yet intricately textured track that unfolds with both gentle playfulness and piercing vulnerability. “I wanted to address this idea that women need to be pinned against each other in order to succeed, or need to point out the flaws in other women just to feel good about themselves,”says Missal. “That kind of thinking has been around forever, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going away—but the more we talk about it, the better it’s going to get.”And on “Driving,” Missal delivers one of the album’s most mesmerizing moments, with her flowing melody, hypnotic rhythms, and ethereal vocals merging with a quiet grandeur that’s simultaneously escapist and inspiring. “‘Driving’ is about being on the precipice of taking control over your life—that feeling of seeing something you want in the distance and making the decision to go for it,”says Missal. “It’s about saying ‘Even if it takes a long time, or I hit some bumps along the way, it’s all okay because I’m the one behind the wheel.’”
To date, Donna Missal’s songs have racked up more than 23 MILLION COMBINED STREAMS globally, and now with the release of her debut album ‘This Time’, Missal is excited to provide her fans more of what they love so much about her music. “This isn’t a record about love and loss and relationships,” Missal explains. “It’s about taking chances for yourself, figuring out who you are and really standing behind that. I made a point of putting myself out there as a real person navigating this life at this moment in time, because I want to do whatever I can as an artist to help people feel more confident in navigating their own lives. I’d love for the listener to receive the message that you can take your time to learn and love yourself. That’s been the most important discovery that I want to share with this album.”
Donna Missal’s is a voice that comes around only once in a lifetime, a tour not to be missed
Rapper and producer Amir Obè builds on the momentum of CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2, and its 8-minute “Romeo and Juliet” short film, with today’s release of “Famous,” the first new track from CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 3, the third and final installment of his three-chapter project. Next Thursday, Nov. 15th, Amir makes his late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The ongoing saga of Detroit-raised, Brooklyn-reared Amir Obè shifted into high gear in August, with the release of CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 1. Listen here: https://AmirObe.lnk.to/
“Bloodshot” arrived in October, a graphic look into the depths of Amir Obè’s trials and tribulations, exposing the vices and demons that have plagued him throughout his life’s journey. Hear “Bloodshot” at: https://AmirObe.lnk.to/
October 12th marked the COMPLEX.COM premiere of the “Romeo & Juliet” short film (directed by Sebastian Sdaigui), and simultaneous release of CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2, which also included “Bloodshot.”
Check out his Instagram HERE
The Avett Brothers took the stage on Late Night with Seth Meyers to debut a new soon to be released song “Roses and Sacrifice.” Watch HERE.
The Grammy-nominated band is set to headline the Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC on Tuesday November 13th. The Avett Brothers recently released their Red Rocks dates (July 5-7) for 2019, see full tour dates HERE.
Today, Beth Ditto announces that she will be direct support for Sam Smith on the upcoming leg of The Thrill Of It All Tour. Ditto will join Smith starting August 14 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN through September 13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Following that run, Ditto will also join Florence + the Machine for two special shows at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 5 and 6. Full routing can be found below.
On July 17, Ditto will appear as a guest on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss her role in the new Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which will be released this Friday. After the film’s Sundance Film Festival premiere this year, Vulture wrote, A first-time actress, the 36-year-old musician Beth Ditto, all but takes over as the large and lovably extroverted member of the group.
Last year, Ditto released her debut solo album, Fake Sugar. The New York Times praised Ditto as a powerhouse singer and noted that the album’s songs have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger. The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of The Best Music of 2017 and observed, Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity Beth Ditto delivers. Paper christened Ditto rock’s homecoming queen while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its Picks, observing, Whether it’s a glittering stomper (Oo La La) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout.
Beth Ditto Tour Dates with Sam Smith
8/14 | St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
8/15 | Chicago, IL @ United Center
8/17 | St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
8/18 | Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
8/21 | Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8/22 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
8/24 | Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
8/25 | Anaheim, CA @Honda Center
8/29 | Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
8/31 | Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
9/1 | San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
9/4 | Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
9/5 | San Jose, CA @ SAP Center @ San Jose
9/7 | Portland, OR @ Moda Center
9/8 | Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
9/10 | Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena&#a0;
9/12 | Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
9/13 | Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Beth Ditto Tour Dates with Florence + The Machine
10/5 | Washington, D.C @ The Anthem
10/6 | Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
JAMES BAY PREMIERES “US” VERTICAL VIDEO ON SPOTIFY
PERFORMING ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS ON APRIL 11
NEW ALBUM ELECTRIC LIGHT OUT MAY 18th
SOLD OUT ELECTRIC LIGHT TOUR UNDERWAY
Check out “Us” Vertical Video Here!
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay releases a brand new vertical video for his latest single “Us” on Spotify April 6th. Watch the new vertical video HERE.
The beautiful video brings to life a feeling of unity and on the song Bay says: “Touring my music means I’ve been lucky enough to meet people all over the world and witness the phenomenal strength of crowds. Gigs can be the greatest proof that positivity and strength comes from us all sticking together. I wrote this song to explore unity and inclusion. Looking through the lens of my own personal relationships, this song turned out to be a particularly important moment on the album for me.”
Increasing anticipation for the release, Bay returns to Late Night with Seth Meyers for a performance on Wednesday, April 11 at 12:35am ET/11:35pm CT.
The artist’s anticipated sophomore full-length, Electric Light [Republic Records], lands in stores and at all digital outlets Friday May 18, 2018. The pre-order is live now, granting instant grat downloads of “Us,” “Pink Lemonade,” and “Wild Love.” Full track list below as well as the album pre-order Here!
Captivating venues everywhere, he’s on the sold out“Electric Light” Tour with additional shows coming this summer/fall. See full dates below and at www.jamesbay.com.
Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. “Wild Love” has already reached 15 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. “Pink Lemonade” has also raised its hand as a standout with over 3 million streams and features an “almost” intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. See the official “Pink Lemonade” music video here! Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.
Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and pre-order Electric Light HERE via Republic Records.
Electric Light Tracklist
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
6. In My Head
8. Just For Tonight
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
JAMES BAY ELECTRIC LIGHT 2018 TOUR DATES:
April 6th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) SOLD OUT*
April 8th Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT*
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED NEW TOUR DATES:
May 27th SWANSEA Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+
May 29th London The Roundhouse+ SOLD OUT
May 30th Manchester Albert Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 1st Sheffield O2 Academy+ SOLD OUT
June 2nd Bristol Colston Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange+ SOLD OUT
June 5th Newcastle 02 Academy+
June 6th Leicester De Montfort Hall+
June 8th Paris Elysee Montmartre+
June 11th Amsterdam Melkweg+
June 12th Berlin Huxleys+
June 23rd Newcastle Isle of Wight Festival+
June 27th Corke The Marquee+
June 29th Glasgow TRNSMT Festival+
August 17th RIZE Festival Chelmsford- Hyland Park+
September 13th Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+
September 14th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater+
September 15th Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center +
September 18th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 19th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 20th Washington, DC The Anthem+
September 25th Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+
September 26th Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
September 28th Toronto, ON Woodbine Park+
September 29th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd Minneapolis, MN State Theatre+
October 5th Salt Lake City, UT Union event Center+
October 7th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 11th Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 13th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre+
October 15th Portland, OR Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds+
*Previously Announced Tour
+ New Tour Dates
For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com
James Bay Links:
James Bay is the definition of a modern day rock star. Following the release of his debut album Chaos And The Calm, featuring—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”— BAY was nominated for “Best Rock Album,” Best Rock Song,” and “Best New Artist” at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In the UK, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release” that year and has been certified Gold in the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the UK and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide. Receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award in 2015, BAY has gone on to receive a win for “Best Male Solo Artist” at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, “Best New Act” & “Best Solo Artist” at the Q Awards, “Most Performed Work” at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for “Best New” & “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA’s and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act.” On the other side of the globe, he has received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. In addition to selling out shows and performing at festivals across the globe, BAY lent a new version of his song “Running” for the 2016 Sports Relief charity, is an advocate for the international non-profit Wateraid, designed his own signature line for Topman, and Epiphone created the Limited Edition James Bay Signature “1966 Century” Guitar in his name.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
Tonight, Beth Ditto returns to her home state of Arkansas to kick off a North American tour in support of Fake Sugar (Virgin Records), her solo debut album. After this eveningߣs show at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, sheߣll head to Nashville, TN for a performance at the Mercy Lounge tomorrow, March 8. The run includes shows at New Yorkߣs Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27).
Ditto will perform on NBC Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, March 13. NPR has hailed her as the force-of-nature performer best known for fronting the pop-punk group Gossip. In a four-star live review, The Guardian said, Ditto alternates between infectiously warm, wisecracking comic and soul-baring torch singer.
The New York Times praised Ditto as a powerhouse singer and noted that the albums songs have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger. The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of The Best Music of 2017 and observed, Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity BethDittodelivers. Paperchristened Ditto rock’s homecoming queen while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its Picks, observing, Whether it’s a glittering stomper (Oo La La) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout
Her cover of I‘m Alive written by Tommy James and first recorded in 1968 by R&B legend Johnny Thunder has been licensed by Max Factor for an international advertising campaign. In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs. She appears in the new Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Beth Ditto ߝ 2018 North American Tour Dates
3/7 ߝ Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
3/8 ߝ Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
3/10 ߝ Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
3/11 ߝ Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/14 ߝ Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
3/15 ߝ Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
3/16 ߝ Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
3/17 ߝ Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
3/19 ߝ Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/23 ߝ Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
3/24 ߝ Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
3/25 ߝ San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/27 ߝ Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/28 ߝ Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
3/29 ߝ Seattle, WA @ Showbox