KIDinaKORNER/Interscope rock band X Ambassadors’ latest single “BOOM” was co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges).Visceral and instinctive, “BOOM” is a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. As its beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision. “BOOM” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, the follow up to their debut platinum selling album VHS, later this year.
British singer/songwriter Jamie N Commons releases the video for his latest single “Won’t Let Go” today. “Won’t Let Go” was written by Commons and produced by Sam De Jong and is available now at all digital retailers. Commons is currently in the midst of a tour opening for Jacob Banks (see remaining tour dates below).
Born in Bristol in the late 80s and following that with a stint in Chicago, Commons returned to England set on a music career studying at Goldsmiths in London, notorious for its host of luminary alumni. Commons released The Baron EP in 2011 followed by his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Rumble And Sway EP in 2013 showcasing his whiskey-laced growl. Commons’ workmanlike approach has been fed further by the work he’s doing for others. Among his successes, he co-wrote the hit “Jungle” for X Ambassadors with Alex Da Kid and Sam Harris, and toured with the band. He also had a Beats by Dre ad, and was featured on Eminem‘s ‘MMLP2’ album. Commons won Music Week’s Sync Artist Of The Year in 2016. This past year Commons composed the music for the summer blockbuster “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These experiences opened his ears to a spectrum of genres, making him more interested in the path pop music is taking.
Below is a list of remaining tour dates for Jamie N. Commons supporting Jacob Banks:
Feb 13 Orlando, FL The Social
Feb 14 Atlanta, GA Variety PlayhouseFeb 15 Nashville, TN Exit/In
The song heralds the arrival of the band’s anxiously awaited second full-length album, MDRN LV, releasing in stores and at all digital retailers on February 15, 2019. Produced by Jayson Dezuzio [Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors], the record represents a creative high watermark for the quartet as they expand their signature style and venture into uncharted sonic territory.
The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 300K tickets, concluding 2017 with a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and a two-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin. This summer marked their first stadium tour in Ireland, which capped off with a 35,000-person stadium show selling out over 3 months prior. During late 2018, they teamed up with super producer Jayson Dezuzio to record the 2019 follow-up, MDRN LV.
LA-based artist morgxn and Alt-Pop four-piece WALK THE MOON have come together to reveal their take on morgxn’s standout single “home.” With dynamic visuals on the way, “home” seamlessly blends morgxn’s vocals with WALK THE MOON frontman Nicholas Petricca. The pair sang “home” for the first time live at morgxn’s Lollapalooza debut performance earlier this summer and decided to go into the studio to turn it into an official collaboration.
Morgxn about the single:
“When Nicholas from WALK THE MOON joined me at Lollapalooza on this song I felt something cosmic in that moment and the idea was born to make a new version. How often do you get to step back on the mic and sing with the feeling of singing in Paris, London, Berlin, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Chicago, New York, Nashville… How often do you get to sing a song already knowing it has changed your life? That’s this version. That’s this HOME.”
Morgxn who recently released his debut album vital sat down with Rolling Stone GRAMMYs at Lollapalooza to shed light on his standout song “home” (over 10m streams) and a Robert Smith-approved cover of The Cure’s “boys don’t cry.” Additionally, his song “carry the weight” was the soundtrack to HBO’s chill-inducing “Share The Love” PRIDE campaign HERE and added to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. Morgxn recently revealed a live, stripped down version of his single “carry the weight”, shot at Clubhouse Austin here and an intimate Baeble Music NEXT session and “Armed with just a piano, he let his voice shine, switching between powerhouse vocals and delicate vibrato” here.
Morgxn is currently on tour with Dreamers and Weathers, stopping in cities across the country from Atlanta to Columbus (see all dates below.) Previously, morgxn has toured with Phoebe Ryan, Skylar Grey, Miike Snow and X Ambassadors.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Larkin Poe | 1:00-1:40pm
Wes Period | 2:10-2:50pm
FLETCHER | 3:20-4:00pm
Gashi | 4:30-5:10pm
Supa Bwe | 5:40-6:20pm
Madison Beer | 6:50-7:30pm
Mainland | 1:00-1:40pm
nothing,nowhere. | 2:10-2:50pm
CKY | 3:20-4:00pm
Chase Atlantic | 4:30-5:10pm
Buddy | 5:40-6:20pm
R.LUM.R | 6:50-7:30pm
Grace Weber | 1:00-1:40pm
DAVIE | 2:10-2:50pm
BONES (UK) | 3:20-4:00pm
Melvv | 4:30pm-5:10pm
Morgxn | 5:40-6:20pm
Vera Blue| 6:50-7:30pm
Morgan Saint | 1:00-1:40pm
Van William | 2:10-2:50pm
Mikky Ekko | 3:20-4:00pm
The Aces | 4:30-5:10pm
The Wrecks | 5:40-6:20pm
John Splithoff | 6:50-7:30pm
Platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) is thrilled to announce a massive JOYFUL spring headline tour today on the heels of Friday’s “Joyful” single and video release. Ticket pre-sale begin tomorrow, January 30th, with general on sale set for Friday, February 2nd. For more information on ticket pre-sales visit www.xambassadors.com.
The “Joyful” single is a powerful and redemptive track that sets the tone for the band’s new album by the same name. Joyful will be released this spring on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records and is available for pre-order now at https://shop.xambassadors.com/
Tour partner REVERB – a nonprofit that works with musicians and their fans to create measurable positive change for people and the planet – will be at every show running the XAmbassadors Action Zone. Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about the band’s cause efforts and take action to support them. Details about the activation will be announced soon at REVERB.org.
The spring tour – which includes the already announced May 3rd Red Rocks headline show – finds the band joined by a number of different and exciting artists along the way including Jacob Banks, Misterwives, Mondo Cozmo, Now Now, Son Little and The Aces among others. The massive three-month trek will come on the heels of a number of intimate club shows this February where X Ambassadors will be showcasing new material from Joyful along with fan favorites such as their double-platinum single “Unsteady” and platinum hit “Renegades” – which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative.
X Ambassadors have once again teamed up with CID Entertainment as the official VIP provider of The Joyful Tour. Fans can choose from two VIP Packages that include an X Ambassadors ticket with early venue entry and the opportunity to join the band before the show for a Q&A and album listening session. To view VIP Package details, visit: https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/x-ambassadors-joyful-tour-2018/
Click Photo above or HERE to watch Special Tour Message from Band!
Plus, Band to Perform on NCIS: New Orleans, Collaborate with MGK & Bebe Rexha on Single “Home” from new Will Smith film “BRIGHT” & Announce May 3rdRed Rocks Amphitheatre Headline Show
Santa Monica, CA – 13th November 2017 – Platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) announced today they will be playing a number of intimate club shows in February 2018 where they’ll be showcasing new material from their forthcoming sophomore album. Current single “Ahead of Myself” along with the powerful new song “Joyful” – that the band treated fans to this fall at their inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival in their hometown of Ithaca – will be among the setlist. Fans can submit a request to buy early reduced fee tickets now through Thursday evening at www.xambassadors.com. Random selection for these early reduced fee tickets will begin Thursday at 10pm. Additional full price tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10am. X Ambassadors will join fans for an intimate VIP Experience before the show including a photo opportunity and listening session featuring new songs. Additional VIP perks include a signed poster and early venue entry. Details are available at https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/x-ambassadors-tour-2018.
Earlier this month Entertainment Weekly revealed that X Ambassadors – Sam Harris, Casey Harris, Adam Levin – will be joining the cast of NCIS: New Orleans for an episode airing November 21st that features the band playing “Ahead of Myself” and another new song, “The Devil You Know.” The band also recently collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha on the single “Home” which is currently being featured in the trailer for the new Netflix film BRIGHT – featuring Will Smith.
In addition to releasing new single “Ahead of Myself,” “The Devil You Know” and “Torches” this year, in March X Ambassadors released the song “Hoping” directly following a benefit concert they played for Planned Parenthood in LA. The song was written shortly after the election of Donald Trump and proceeds of the single were donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. Just last Tuesday on election day the ACLU released an inspiring and beautiful video featuring “Hoping” – watch HERE. The band has been very vocal about their feelings and when this song came out, Sam Harris told Billboard, “We will continue to fight against sexism, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, and the pervasive intolerance being encouraged under our current administration. As long as there are those of us who suffer and experience injustice in this world, we will continue to use our music and our voices to speak up. Our resistance is one of love and hope.”
X Ambassadors is looking forward to bringing their new songs to life in February when they hit the road for a two-week run that has the band playing some incredible intimate venues including Brooklyn Steel and DC’s legendary 9:30 Club. They’ll also return to Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May for the biggest show of their career. Complete list of confirmed 2018 tour dates below:
Feb. 13, 2018 | Corona Theater | Montreal
Feb. 15, 2018 | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 16, 2018 | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY
Feb. 18, 2018 | House of Blues | Boston, MA
Feb. 19, 2018 | 9:30 Club | Washington, D.C.
Feb. 22, 2018 | The Belasco Theater | Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 23, 2018 | SOMA | San Diego, CA
Feb. 26 | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA
May 3 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
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“With the “Ahead Of Myself” video, we wanted to take something that everyone takes for granted in music videos and turn that on its head,” says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris. “Instead of lip-synching along to the words, the vocals would be recorded live, in the moment. We hoped to create something vulnerable and imperfect with this video, because that’s what the song is all about – embracing your fears and still diving in head-first.”
X Ambassadors’ latest single “Ahead Of Myself” is currently climbing up the Alternative Radio chart as the band gets ready for their inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival which will take place in their home town of Ithaca, NY on September 23rd. The festival will feature performances by X Ambassadors, The Roots, K.Flay, The Knocks, Margaret Glaspy, Jukebox the Ghost, Tei Shi and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits including Friends of Stewart Park, The Ithaca Youth Bureau, GIAC, Planned Parenthood Ithaca, Community School of Music & Arts and others. For more information on the festival, and a full list of local vendors and partners, visitwww.cayugasoundfestival.com
Watch the music video HERE .