Never Shout Never, the brainchild of 18-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist Christofer Drew, will release a new physical EP exclusively through clothing retailer Hot Topic on December 8th. The EP features two songs from Never Shout Never’s upcoming eight-song mini-album for Loveway Records/Sire (“Jane Doe” and “What is Love?”), a live track (“Big City Dreams” from 2008’s The Yippee EP), and a b-side (“She’s Got Style”), plus two music videos (“On the Brightside” from 2009’s The Summer EP and a live video of “Trouble” — a song from 2009’s Me & My Uke EP — that was shot in Grand Rapids, MI, in July).
Physical copies of the new EP will be available for purchase exclusively at Hot Topic stores nationwide. The digital version will be available for purchase from all digital service providers on December 15th, as well as through www.shockhound.com and www.nevershoutnever.com.
Drew has recently put the finishing touches on his eight-song mini-album, entitled What Is Love? with noted producer Butch Walker (Weezer, Katy Perry, Pete Yorn). Recorded in both Los Angeles and London (at the world-famous Abbey Road Studio). It will be released by Loveway Records/Sire in 2010.
Drew is on the road, with Meg and Dia as main support, performing a series of headlining dates and culling tunes for his set from What Is Love?, as well as from the three EP’s he released on his own Loveway Records, including The Summer EP, which broke into the iTunes Top 10 Album chart in June. Carter Hulsey and Now Now Every Children are providing support on the bill. In November, Drew will hit the road with Dashboard Confessional for a nationwide support tour. Please see below for all dates.
Drew was born in San Diego but spent most of his life in Joplin, MO, where he resides when not touring. In 2008, he began writing and recording songs in his basement and self-released The Yippee EP, which has sold more than 30,000 copies and hundreds of thousands of individual tracks. As an unsigned artist, Never Shout Never quickly built a grassroots following via MySpace, where it has been one of the site’s top artists for more than a year, averaging more than 100,000 plays a day and racking up more than 77 million total plays.
In October and November 2008, Never Shout Never hit the road with Hellogoodbye, during which time he befriended lead singer Forrest Kline, who produced The Summer EP at his home studio in Long Beach, CA. Never Shout Never then released a second EP, Me & My Uke EP in January 2009 and embarked on a U.S. headlining tour with The Scene Aesthetic, The Honorary Title, and The Bigger Lights with bassist Taylor McFee and drummer Nathan Ellison, followed by the Bamboozle Road Show Tour with We The Kings and Forever The Sickest, among others. Never Shout Never has been on the road all summer including a week on the Vans Warped Tour and on tour with Boys Like Girls and The Ready Set.
Never Shout Never
HEADLINING TOUR DATES
10/29 Scranton, PA Eleanor Rigby’s
10/30 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/31 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/01 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
11/04 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/05 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/06 Madison, WI The New Loft
WITH DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
10/23 Syracuse, NY Le Moyne College
11/07 Poplar Grove, IL Chubby Rain – House of Tunes
11/08 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
11/09 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium
11/11 Orem, UT McKay Events Center
11/13 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
11/14 Irvine, CA Bren Events Center
11/15 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
11/17 San Diego, CA SOMA
11/18 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Ballroom
11/21 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
11/22 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
11/24 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
11/27 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
11/28 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
11/29 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
12/03 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
12/04 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
12/05 Rostraver, PA Ice Garden
12/07 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
12/08 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
12/09 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
12/11 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
12/12 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
12/13 Toronto, ONT Kool House
12/14 Toronto, ONT Kool House
12/16 Richmond, VA The National
12/17 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
12/18 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle