Sire Records’ recording artist Jack’s Mannequin, led by Andrew McMachon, will hit the road in December as very special guests of Weezer. They will also be part of an exclusive WRXP show along with Phoenix and Manchester Orchestra on December 2nd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. In addition, Jack’s Mannequin will launch their own headlining tour of the U.S. in February 2010.
A fan pre-sale for the February headline tour begins today through the band’s website, http://www.jacksmannequin.com/, and will continue through Thursday, November 5th. Tickets will go on-sale to the public beginning Friday, November 6th.
Confirmed dates are as follows -
* Indicates support from Fun & Vendera unless otherwise noted:
*Fri Feb 5 The Showbox SODO Seattle WA
*Sat Feb 6 Roseland Portland OR
*Sun Feb 7 Knitting Factory Spokane WA
*Tue Feb 9 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT
*Thu Feb 11 Sacramento State Univ Sacramento CA
*Fri Feb 12 House of Blues Las Vegas NV
Sat Feb 13 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
(Support acts on this date TBC)
*Tue Feb 16 The White Rabbit San Antonio TX
*Wed Feb 17 House of Blues Dallas TX
Fri Feb 19 The Beaumont Club Kansas City MO
(Fun supports on this date)
*Sat Feb 20 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
*Wed Feb 24 Egyptian Room Indianapolis IN
*Fri Mar 5 The Norva Norfolk VA
Additional dates to be announced soon.
The band is on the road supporting its second album, The Glass Passenger, which was co-produced by McMahon and Jim Wirt. The Glass Passenger is the follow-up to the band’s debut Everything in Transit. Both albums have been critically embraced and continue to garner endearing and enduring adoration from fans and musical peers around the globe due to McMahon’s gift of rare melodic sensibility and universal lyrical insights that have resonated so deeply and personally with his ever-expanding audience.
Jack’s Mannequin, which McMahon formed in 2004 with guitarist Bobby Anderson, bassist Jonathan Sullivan, and drummer Jay McMillan in Orange County, CA, has had a busy year. The Glass Passenger has spawned two singles, “The Resolution” (with an accompanying music video co-directed by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer) and “Swim,” which was heard in the promo spots for the new CBS drama Three Rivers.
This week, Sire Records releases Dear Jack — a DVD documentary shot by McMahon that chronicles his own personal fight against leukemia. The film will be available in-stores, on the Jack’s Mannequin website www.jacksmannequin.com and via digital download through iTunes beginning November 3rd. Also on the 3rd, the Dear Jack EP will be made available exclusively through iTunes. The EP features four previously unreleased tracks: “Dear Jack,” “Diane, the Skyscraper,” “There, There Katie,” and “Swim (Music Box).”
McMahon will join Stand Up To Cancer’s team of celebrity ambassadors which also include Mandy Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ethan Zohn, Marcia Cross and many more, beginning December 2009. The Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) initiative funds groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients faster, and aims to rally the public around the fight against the disease.
As always, keep an eye on www.jacksmannequin.com for news, information, tour dates, merch, and much more.