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ALEXANDER JEAN, Featuring BC JEAN & MARK BALLAS, To Launch Highly Anticipated 2nd EP June 26

Responding to public demand for a follow up to their hit debut EP, “Head High,” the husband and wife team of Alexander Jean, featuring BC Jean and Mark Ballas, will initiate a national tour starting June 26 to coincide with the release of their much anticipated second EP, “High Enough.”  The tour, teams Alexander Jean with Los Angeles Pop Rock band R5.

Venue competition for the highly anticipated double-act tour stems from the unique success of the indie duo’s initial EP which shot to #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and then rose to the chart top a second time.  Their power-pop ballad and debut single “Roses and Violets,” also hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #6 on the iTunes overall chart, reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Bubbling Under” chart.  The song had over 3 million Spotify plays and reached Top 10 in 7 countries around the globe. Their single “Thief,” hit #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

Describing the nature of the chemistry which brought such immediate interest to their act, BC and Mark note, “We’re inspired daily by each other and what the universe is so gracious to give our minds and souls.  We want to capture something timeless while still keeping it raw.”

For “High Enough” the duo says, “We simplified our writing and production this time around, but it oddly enough has created a bigger sound. Sometimes less is more and every song on this EP is a major statement.  There are so many different emotions involved throughout the 5 song journey and everyone can relate to it their own way however it connects to them.”

BC and Mark, who wed in November 2016, started writing and forming melody ideas for “High Enough” while still on tour last summer for “Head High.”  “We do it in pieces rather than scheduled sessions for the writing part. It’s more about capturing the magical moments as they come,” the duo says.  “We then took our songs to the countryside of England to work with our producer, Will Hicks. It was the three of us, our dog Hendrix and large empty fields of grass and sheep. We wanted to escape so we could focus.”

“High Enough,” shines with the duo’s trademark style of a blend of acoustic, rhythmic, singer/songwriter, pop/rock with a timeless feel. “We are aware of what’s current right now and we always keep that in mind so every generation has the chance to connect to our musical stories but at the end of the day we write what we feel which is emotional, honest and liberating. We want to make people feel something whether it’s hope, strength, romance or empowerment.”

“High Enough,” will be available June 26 on iTunes, Spotify and all other major digitalmusic platforms.

R5 Tour featuring Alexander Jean, will kick off June 26 at Chicago S Bottom Lounge and continues on to Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Darien Lake NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Austin. (Full schedule listed below.)

R5 TOUR DATES FEATURING ALEXANDER JEAN:

Mon-June-26-2017

Chicago, IL

Bottom Lounge

Tue-June-27-2017

Detroit, MI

St. Andrew’s Hall

Wed-June-28-2017

Toronto, ON

Phoenix Concert Theatre

Thu-June-29-2017

OFF

Fri-June-30-2017

Boston, MA

Paradise

Sat-July-1-2017

Darien Lake, NY

Darien Lake PAC (No Support)

Sun-July-2-2017

Philadelphia, PA

Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)

Mon-July-3-2017

OFF

Tue-July-4-2017

Baltimore, MD

Sound Stage Baltimore

Wed-July-5-2017

Charlotte, NC

The Underground

Thur-July-6-2017

OFF

Fri-July-7-2017

Atlanta, GA

The Loft

Sat-July-8-2017

AJ OFF

Sun-July-9-2017

OFF

Mon-July-10-2017

Houston, TX

White Oak

Tue-July11-2017

Dallas, TX

Trees

Wed-July12-2017

Austin, TX

Parish

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