Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Andrew McMahon set to release 'The Pop Underground' on April 30


First Single “Synesthesia” Set To Impact Radio on April 9th

Los Angeles, CA (April 2nd, 2013) – Andrew McMahon, former frontman and creator of both Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate, has announced plans to release his new solo EP, THE POP UNDERGROUND, the first project under his own name due out April 30th on his own Left Here Records.  The EP’s first single, “Synesthesia” is now available to fans on AndrewMcMahon.com and will impact radio on April 9, 2013.  Fans can preorder the EP at AndrewMcMahon.com beginning today. While the EP continues to display Andrew’s distinct sound, it also helps define a new chapter for the independent artist.   

“It's an exciting moment to release these songs into the world,” said McMahon.  “The Pop Underground was about taking chances and experimenting with new sounds and approaches in the studio. I hope that energy is audible when these tracks find their way to people's headphones. “

McMahon is currently touring with his new band comprised of 6 musicians in total, including former band-mates Jay McMillan and Mike Wagner.  The tour will continue through April and close on May 15th at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA (remaining dates below).  Andrew will also embark on a summer trek with O.A.R. for the Summer of Sounds tour beginning June 20th at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO (full routing below).  Fans can purchase tickets for all of Andrew’s remaining solo tour dates now.  Tickets for The Summer of Sounds tour with O.A.R. are currently on sale at Ticketmaster.com. For further purchase information, please visit AndrewMcmahon.com.

Long-time resident of southern California, Andrew McMahon is best known as lead vocalist, pianist and primary songwriter for bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin.  Andrew’s blend of vocal and songwriting skills combined with the incorporation of his piano playing, led punk-pop quintet Something Corporate to their first major record label signing under MCA Records, who released the band’s critically acclaimed album Leaving Through the Window in 2002.  Shortly thereafter, the band found success on the road with main stage gigs on the Warped Tour and tours overseas.  In the summer of 2004, Something Corporate decided to take a break, at which point McMahon found himself writing a batch of confessional piano-driven songs that explored his return home to Orange County and the dissolution of a long term relationship. With the help of several musician friends (which included producer Jim Wirt and Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee), McMahon began recording Everything in Transit under the moniker Jack’s Mannequin which released in August of 2005 under Warner Brothers’ Maverick Records.  McMahon went on to release another studio album with Jack's Mannequin titled The Glass Passenger, under which he toured with the likes of The Fray and Weezer.  People and Things was the final release from Jack’s Mannequin which was released in the fall of 2011 and charted at number 9 on the Billboard album charts.  The band played their two final sold out shows on November 11th and 12th 2012 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.  In July 2006, McMahon founded a non-profit charity, entitled “The Dear Jack Foundation” to raise funds for cancer research. The organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness to aid in fighting young adult cancer.  McMahon released a documentary titled "Dear Jack" in November of 2009 which chronicled his own battle with leukemia, his treatment and recovery.  For more on Andrew McMahon please visit: AndrewMcmahon.com

Solo Tour Dates:

DATE                           CITY                             VENUE                       
4/2/13                         Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall
4/4/13                         Chicago, IL                  Lincoln Hall
4/5/13                         Detroit, MI                  St Andrew’s Hall
4/6/13                         Cleveland Heights       Grog Shop
4/8/13                         Boston, MA                 Paradise Rock Club
4/9/13                         New York, NY              Highline Ballroom
4/10/13                       Philadelphia, PA          Theater of Living Arts
4/12/13                       Brooklyn, NY               Warsaw
4/13/13                       Huntington, NY            The Paramount Theater
4/15/13                       Washington, DC          9:30 Club
4/16/13                       Charlotte, NC              Visulite Theater
4/17/13                       Nashville, TN               3rd & Lindsley
4/19/13                       Fort Lauderdale, FL     Culture Room
4/20/13                       Orlando, FL                 Beacham Theater
4/21/13                       Atlanta, GA                  The Loft
5/15/13                       Hollywood, CA             Troubadour

O.A.R. Tour Dates:

DATE                           CITY                             VENUE           
6/20/13                       St. Louis, MO               The Pageant
6/21/13                       Kansas City, MO          The Crossroads
6/22/13                       Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/25/13                       St. Paul, MN                The Myth
6/28/13                       Chicago, IL                  Charter One Pavilion
6/29/13                       Indianapolis, IN           White River State Park
6/30/13                       Rochester Hills, MI     Meadow Brook Music Festival
7/1/13                         Muskegon, MI             Coast West Music Festival
7/6/13                         Columbus, OH             LC Pavilion
7/7/13                         Cleveland, OH             Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/11/13                       Pittsburgh, PA             Stage AE
7/13/13                       Charlotte, NC              Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
7/16/13                       Myrtle Beach, SC        House of Blues
7/17/13                       Charleston, SC             Family Circle Magazine Stadium
7/21/13                       Raleigh, NC                 The Red Hat Amphitheater
7/25/13                       Philadelphia, PA          Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
7/26/13                       Wallingford, CT           Toyota Oakdale Theatre
7/27/13                       Boston, MA                 Bank of America Pavilion
7/28/13                       Saratoga Springs, NY  Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/31/13                       Chesterfield, VA          Pocahontas Live
8/1/13                         Columbia, MD             Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/3/13                         Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center

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