Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Joshua Radin to release album and tour

Songwriter/performer Joshua Radin, who has sold more than 1.5 million singles, half a million albums and has over 50 songs placements in film and TV, will release his fourth album UNDERWATER, tomorrow on Mom + Pop Music. On the Today Show last week, Joshua performed "Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Better" from the new album, which co-host Hoda Kotb predicted would be a song "people are going to fall in love with." Tickets go on sale this week for Joshua’s fall tour with A Fine Frenzy. The tour kicks off October 11 in Santa Rosa, and plays in over 26 major markets including October 29 at Best Buy in NYC and November 16 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. (See dates below.)


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Radin wrote or co-wrote all 12 tracks on the album, which was produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, The Vandals, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros) and features guest performances from legendary players such as Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Jim Keltner (George Harrison, John Lennon, Herbie Hancock), Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Fiona Apple, Beck), string arranger Jimmy Haskell and more. The album was recorded at the storied Studio City studios, the once-ramshackle space that hosted Nirvana’s Nevermind sessions. They captured single takes on analog tape, to give the work a more organic feel.

Radin’s childhood history of ear problems prevented him from ever swimming underwater. He was penning Underwater at his home in Los Angeles in near seclusion when one day, he awoke to the realization that there was inspiration in the Pacific. So he bought state-of-the-art earplugs and took the plunge. "I never realized the silence that could occur when you go underwater," he says. "That was pretty amazing."

He essentially wrote the title track while submerged, capturing the sensation of freedom. That hope continues to trickle through the album in tracks such as the loving "Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Better," the sweeping "Anywhere Your Love Goes" and the gently ambling "Let It Go" (about that time he jumped in his friend’s convertible and high-tailed it up the Coast).

7/31 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center

8/2 Alexandria, VA Birchmere

Tour with A Fine Frenzy

10/11 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

10/12 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

10/13 Newport Beach, CA Balboa Beach Fest

10/16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

10/17 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

10/18 Seattle, WA City Arts Festival

10/20 Edmonton, AB McDougall Church

10/21 Calgary, AB Knox United Church

10/23 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center

10/25 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights

10/26 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

10/27 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre

10/29 New York, NY Best Buy Theater

10/30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

11/1 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

11/2 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

11/3 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

11/5 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theatre

11/7 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre

11/8 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

11/9 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

11/10 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage

11/12 Houston, TX House of Blues

11/13 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre

11/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues

11/16 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern

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