Here is a special media release I wanted to re-post celebrating Jack's Mannequin...I covered the band several times over the years (including in 2008) and they were always tremendous.
ANDREW MCMAHON ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “JACK’S MANNEQUIN LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE” DVD AND CD PACKAGE AVAILABLE IN STORES JUNE 25TH
Pre Order Available Via AndrewMcMahon.com Today
|Andrew McMahon performing at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA in July 2008. Photo: Kelly A. Swift|
Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2013) –Andrew McMahon has announced the release of Jack’s Mannequin’s highly anticipated CD and DVD package Jack’s Mannequin Live from the El Rey Theatre set to hit stores June 25 through Be Why and Alternative Distribution Alliance. Filmed over two nights on November 11th and 12th 2012 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles at last year’s 3rd annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert, the two shows mark the final performances from Jack’s Mannequin, wrapping their critically acclaimed 7-year run. All net profits from the CD and DVD sales will go to the Dear Jack Foundation. Fans can pre-order the CD and DVD package today starting at 9AM EST atAndrewMcMahon.com.
“With a strong desire to honor the live performances Jack's had become known for, we set out to capture the last two nights of a partnership that spanned seven years, four continents, three full length albums and hundreds of concerts,” said McMahon of the special two evening event. “The two November nights that add up to ‘Live from the El Rey Theatre’ are a celebration of the strange history and myriad threads woven together to create what I now carry in my heart as Jack's Mannequin.”
"The AYA cancer community has largely gone unrecognized over the last 20 years,” stated Dear Jack Foundation Executive Director Steve Smith. “Andrew's personal experience and passion drives us on a daily basis to directly impact the lives of young adults and change the statistics."
The Dear Jack Foundation is a non-profit charity that was founded by McMahon in July of 2006 after his own battle with leukemia. The organization is dedicated to serving the adolescent and young adult cancer community through collaboration, support, and focused initiatives.
McMahon will embark on a summer trek with O.A.R. for the Summer of Sounds tour in support of his new solo EP, THE POP UNDERGROUND beginning June 20th at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO (full routing below). McMahon’s new band is comprised of 6 musicians in total, including former band-mates Jay McMillan and Mike Wagner. Fans can purchase tickets for The Summer of Sounds tour with O.A.R. at Ticketmaster.com. For further purchase information, please visit AndrewMcmahon.com.
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
ABOUT ANDREW MCMAHON:
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 Theatre in Los Angeles. In July 2006, McMahon founded a non-profit charity, entitled “The Dear Jack Foundation” which advocates for and supports initiatives that directly benefit adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer. McMahon released a documentary titled "Dear Jack" in November of 2009 which chronicled his own battle with leukemia, his treatment and recovery. On April 30th, 2013, McMahon released his first solo EP, The Pop Underground, which marks the first project under his own name. For more on Andrew McMahon please visit: AndrewMcmahon.com