Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has announced a fall headline tour. The dates – his first in the US since last year’s “fire and the flood Tour 2016” sold out venues across the country – get underway September 30th at The Showbox Market in Seattle, WA and extend through late October (see attached itinerary). Fan pre-sales begin Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM (all times local); Spotify pre-sales begin Wednesday, August 23rd. Local pre-sales will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th. All pre-sales run through Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM. Remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, August 25th at 10 AM (local). For complete details, please visit www.vancejoy.com.
These upcoming dates will mark the final additions to Vance Joy’s world tour which has already instantly sold out in Australia, England, and Canada. The tour will celebrate his newest single, “Lay It On Me,” available now for streaming and download here. The track, which was the most added song at Alternative and Triple A radio for the first two weeks after its release, is currently climbing the top 15 on the Alternative charts (#12 and rising) and has reached #6 on Triple A. The video for the song – directed by Mimi Cave (Sylvan Esso, tune-yArDs) and co-starring Westworld’s Angela Sarafyan – is streaming now at Vance Joy’s official YouTube channel.
Last week, Vance Joy filmed a special episode of PBS’ Emmy-nominated “Live From The Artists Den” in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, slated to debut in 2018. A sneak peek of the episode will be available online to fans via live photos captured during the taping.
“Lay It On Me” marks Vance Joy’s first release since the hugely successful RIAA certified platinum album dream your life away, which recently surpassed one million in consumption in the US, and featured “fire and the flood,” the platinum song “Mess Is Mine,” and the 4x platinum “Riptide.” Based on the success of those songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played Artist at Alternative radio in 2015, the same year he served as direct support on Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour.” The following year, his headline tour, the “fire and the flood tour” sold more than 170,000 tickets combined. As an artist, Vance Joy has surpassed one billion cumulative streams across platforms. In addition to being nominated for an MTV VMA for “Artist to Watch,” Vance Joy was the recipient of International Songwriting Competition’s Grand Prize with a perfect score as well as ASCAP’s “Pop Work of the Year” for “Riptide.”
Support for the fall tour comes from fellow vocalists Amy Shark and Chappell Roan. Shark, a Gold Coast, Australia-based musician has hit the ground running with the enormous success of her brooding, coming-of-age single “Adore.” That track, which is Top 20 at AAA radio in the US, surpassed 22 million streams on Spotify, was #1 on the Australian iTunes and Shazam charts, came in at #2 on triple j’s Hottest 100, reached Top 5 at Spotify Australia and is certified double Platinum in Australia.