Radio 104.5 Presents
Vance Joy 'Lay It On Me Tour'
with Amy Shark & Chappell Roan at Union Transfer
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Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has announced a fall headline tour. The dates – his first in the US since last year’s “fire and the flood Tour 2016” sold out venues across the country – get underway September 30th at The Showbox Market in Seattle, WA and extend through late October (see attached itinerary). Fan pre-sales begin Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM (all times local); Spotify pre-sales begin Wednesday, August 23rd. Local pre-sales will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th. All pre-sales run through Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM. Remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, August 25th at 10 AM (local). For complete details, please visit vancejoy.com.
These upcoming dates will mark the final additions to Vance Joy’s world tour which has already instantly sold out in Australia, England, and Canada. The tour will celebrate his newest single, “Lay It On Me,” available now for streaming and download here. The track, which was the most added song at Alternative and Triple A radio for the first two weeks after its release, is currently climbing the top 15 on the Alternative charts (#12 and rising) and has reached #6 on Triple A. The video for the song – directed by Mimi Cave (Sylvan Esso, tune-yArDs) and co-starring Westworld’s Angela Sarafyan – is streaming now at Vance Joy’s official YouTube channel.
“Lay It On Me” has also earned praise from music critics, with Nylon raving: “Vance Joy continues to explore the depths of his soul in this new acoustic earworm,” while TIME declared it “a folksy, acoustic tune…that builds irresistibly to a chorus replete with joyous horns” in their weekly “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week,” adding, “‘Lay It On Me’ finds a happy medium of easy melody and emotional depth.”
Vance Joy spent much of this summer on the road, introducing fans to new songs with festival performances at New York City’s Panorama, Toronto’s Wayhome Music & Arts 2017, Detroit’s Mo Pop, Quebec City’s Festivent, Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Montreal’s Osheaga, and San Francisco’s Outside Lands. “When Vance Joy steps on stage at Panorama Festival in New York City, he’s beaming from one ear to the other,” wrote DuJour. “He starts in on his catchy love song ‘Mess Is Mine’ and the entire audience coos. Needless to say, the Australian charmer had captivated the crowd for his entire set.” The upcoming tour will see the singer-songwriter perform at this year’s ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX, set for October 8th and 15th.
Last week, Vance Joy filmed a special episode of PBS’ Emmy-nominated “Live From The Artists Den” in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, slated to debut in 2018. A sneak peek of the episode will be available online to fans via live photos captured during the taping.
“Lay It On Me” marks Vance Joy’s first release since the hugely successful RIAA certified platinum album dream your life away, which recently surpassed one million in consumption in the US, and featured “fire and the flood,” the platinum song “Mess Is Mine,” and the 4x platinum “Riptide.” Based on the success of those songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played Artist at Alternative radio in 2015, the same year he served as direct support on Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour.” The following year, his headline tour, the “fire and the flood tour” sold more than 170,000 tickets combined. As an artist, Vance Joy has surpassed one billion cumulative streams across platforms. In addition to being nominated for an MTV VMA for “Artist to Watch,” Vance Joy was the recipient of International Songwriting Competition’s Grand Prize with a perfect score as well as ASCAP’s “Pop Work of the Year” for “Riptide.”
Amy Shark is an Australian indie pop singer-songwriter and producer from the Gold Coast, Queensland. She is best known for her 2016 single «Adore», which was voted in at number 2 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016.
During early 2015, 16-year-old Chappell Roan found herself in New York City a thousand miles away from her hometown of Willard, MO. She traveled to the Big Apple in order to showcase for multiple major labels. Hailing from a city of just 5,000, she stood at a crossroads.
“It was a crazy moment,” she admits. “I couldn’t believe where I was, but I knew I wanted this. When I sing, I want people to feel every emotion. I hope they get a better understanding of me as a human being and not just as a singer. I want them to know who I am.”
This kind of honesty defines conversations with the songstress as well as her music, eschewing any and all pretense. Playing the piano with passion and penning lyrics about loss, love, and heartbreak, Chappell sings with a world-weary wisdom that belies her 19 years. Think of her as a teenage girl with the mystique and vision of Sia and powerful pipes a la Lana Del Rey, and you’re on the right track…
It’s no surprise that she unassumingly took the first step on this journey while still in grade school. At 12-years-old, the singer and songwriter began taking piano lessons. Devouring records from Fleetwood Mac and Bob Dylan, she taught herself to play by ear. She went from performing in the school choir to winning an eighth grade talent show. Recognizing her ability, mom encouraged her to play around her hometown area. Growing a buzz, her confessional and captivating style began to resonate with listeners everywhere as she posted music online. As that sound caught on, she signed to Atlantic Records even before finishing her junior year of high school.
Her first single “Good Hurt” immediately intoxicates with its darkly blissful pop fused melodies, illuminating her dynamic voice and vivid lyricism.
“It’s hard for me to explain what ‘Good Hurt’ is about. The best way for me to describe it is an addiction to pain. The meaning lies in the song and the video. Watch and listen and they will tell you everything.”
Now, her upcoming major label debut walks a fine line, and that’s why her music instantly resonates. She’s not afraid to tackle taboo subjects head-on.
Ultimately, Chappell’s music stays close to her heart, and it resonates for that very reason. “I’m not trying to be anything I’m not,” she leaves off. “I just want to be seen as a real person.”
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