Lissie

"Lissie Maurus was raised in the riverside town of Rock Island, IL, and she drew upon those blue-collar Midwestern origins to create her own form of indie folk music. The granddaughter of an international barbershop quarter champion, she grew up singing in theater productions, eventually picking up the guitar and playing her own songs at local coffeeshops as a teenager. Lissie was also something of a rebel; she got thrown out of high school during her senior year, spent a brief period at Colorado State University, relocated to Paris for a semester, and eventually ditched college altogether to pursue her music career. Returning to the U.S., Lissie headed west and settled in Los Angeles, where she became a fixture on the local venue circuit and landed a national tour opening for Lenny Kravitz.

Lissie's music had already appeared on shows like The O.C., Veronica Mars, and House by the time she moved to California, and she widened her fan base by launching a weekly songwriter's circle at her local bar, Crane's Hollywood Tavern, and releasing a self-titled EP. Things truly began picking up speed in 2009, though, when Lissie released the dusky Why You Runnin' and toured the country alongside Ray LaMontagne. Part of the Why You Runnin' EP had been recorded in the U.K., and she returned there in early 2010 to promote the release of her first full-length album, Catching a Tiger. Although she also made several appearances in America -- including a standout performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and a single date with the rebooted Lilith Fair -- Lissie spent most of her time touring Europe, where her debut record was released in June. An American release followed in August, courtesy of Fat Possum Records." -

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 www.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.”

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