"Rosenberg’s wordplay, clever rhymes and deadpan humor distinguish him from fellow musicians lumped into the expansive ‘singer/songwriter’ category." - Paste Magazine
"This man is brilliant and humble. He’s troubling and hilarious. He’s lighthearted and full of heart. His performance mirrored these contrasts...Passenger’s live performance is an experience. " - The Owl (live review)
"[Passenger's] command of the venue was obvious, as he was the only performer that night able to completely silence the crowd." - ConcertBlogger (live review)
" All the Little Lights sees Rosenberg shine at his brightest as both a songwriter and performer." - ArtistDirect
UK-born troubadour Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, will return to North America for a two week solo tour starting Thursday, December 6 in Boston and wrapping Friday, December 14 in Los Angeles (all tour dates below). Rosenberg will perform songs from his latest album All The Little Lights, which features standout track “Let Her Go” and has been on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart for seven straight weeks, where it peaked at #17. The album has also spent five weeks on the Canadian Top 200 Albums Chart, with nearly 4,000 albums sold.
2012 has been a landmark year for Passenger. With his unique blend of the humorous and the heartbreaking, he has won the hearts and minds of audiences around the globe, performing live and selling-out venues across the UK, Europe, Australia and most recently North America with Ed Sheeran. The December solo tour mark Rosenberg’s largest North American tour to date. (Keep reading for more information and tour dates.)
In light of her tour dates selling out almost immedately after being announced, Chinese-born, Vancouver-based songstress Wanting has added second performances in Los Angeles and New York City. She's also been added to an offcial CMJ showcase at The Living Room on October 16th (full list of dates is below). In a recent live review of the Zebra Music Festival near Shanghai, Billboard.biz said, "This Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter put on an unparalleled set thick with emotion, energy and musical chops…with a soulful, expressive voice, vulnerable lyrics and striking looks.”
Wanting released her debut album, Everything In World, in North America in April, and left for China soon after, where Universal Music China released the album in July. Everything In The World went Platinum in its first week. Wanting has been touring across China all summer, playing various headline shows and festivals in front of audiences of nearly 40,000; the album is now Triple Platinum in China and Double Platinum in Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia. It also remains the#1 selling album in China.
Wanting upcoming tour dates:
Sun, Oct 7 Vancouver, CA @ The Rio (8:00pm)
Tues, Oct 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café (early show; 9:00pm)
Tues, Oct 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (late show; 11:00pm)
Sun, Oct 14 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (2:00pm)
Mon, Oct 15 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (7:00pm)
Tues, Oct 16 New York, NY @ The Living Room (CMJ; 10:45pm)
Thur, Oct 18 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (7:00pm)
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce that Scottish indie folk/rock quintet Admiral Fallow has been nominated for an award in the category of “Best 'Difficult' Second Album” in the UK’s AIM Independent Music Awards. The nominees are chosen by various movers and shakers in the music industry (see the list here). The awards will take place at London's The Brewery on October 29th and will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq. The eveningis set to be the most important event of the year for independent music in UK!
Admiral Fallow are continuing to tour in support of their sophmore effort, Tree Bursts In Snow. The band launches the North American leg of their tour this Saturday, September 29 in Chicago, IL as part of the Celtic Connections Festival (full list of tour dates are below).
AIM (Association of Independent Music) is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice the UK’s independent music industry. Essential and vital AIM represents over 800 member companies, from the largest and most respected labels in the World, to small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music for the first time. AIM promotes this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services to members, enabling member companies to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets. The AIM board is made up of a knowledgeable group of experienced industry professionals and includes Nettwerk’s very own Charlie Larby! Read more about the Awards and AIM here : http://www.musicindie.com/awards.
Peter Murphy has announced a special and intimate "Halloween Miracula" experience on Saturday, October 27th from 6:00pm -1:30am at a secret location in the Los Angeles area. The night begin with cocktails, followed by a moonlit 2-act concert with a special set list that has been specifically chosen for this event. After the show, the party continues with cocktails, a moveable feast, music and merriment. Peter will join in the festivities and spend the evening revelling with his guests. Smaller groups will be invited throughout the evening to join Peter in a private room at the location to have more intimate conversation, take photos and sign autographs. Tickets are $500 and will be limited to a total of 125.
Visit Peter's Facebook page for more information and ticket links.
Victoria, B.C.'s Current Swell has announced that they'll join Dispatch on four special tour dates starting later this week in Vancouver (9/20), Seattle (9/21), Portland (9/22) and Los Angeles (9/26). The roots rock fivesome will release their Nettwerk debut, Long Time Ago, on October 16. Check out the video for single "Too Cold" above.
Current Swell on tour with Dispatch:
Thur, Sept 20: Vancouver BC, Commodore
Fri, Sept 21: Seattle WA, The Moore Theater
Sat, Sept 22: Portland OR, The Roseland Theater
Wed, Sept 26: Los Angeles CA, The Palladium
"This Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter put on an unparalleled set thick with emotion, energy and musical chops…with a soulful, expressive voice, vulnerable lyrics and striking looks.”
– Billboard.biz (live review of Zebra Music Festival near Shanghai)
Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter WANTING has announced four special live shows, starting Sunday, October 7 in Vancouver and continuing on to LosAngeles, New York City and Toronto. Wanting also premiered the colorful video for “Life Is Like A Song” with BaebleMusic.com, who said it’s “just the thing you need to put the poppy pep in your step today.” Check out the full feature on BaebleMusic.com here: http://bit.ly/O1HiWb.
The rising talent released her debut album, EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD, in North America in April, and left for China soon after, where Universal Music China released the album in July. Everything In The World went Platinum in its first week. Wanting has been touring across China all summer, playing various headline shows and festivals in front of audiences of nearly 40,000; the album is now Double Platinum in China and Hong Kong.
The Be Good Tanyas caught up with Daytrotter when they were in San Francisco last month for the Outside Lands Festival. The session is live today and available here: http://tinyurl.com/9ou2gkk.
The Vancouver trio continues to tour in support of their latest release, A Collection (2000 - 2012), a 16-track career retrosection that features stand-out tracks and fan favorites from the band’s three critically-acclaimed full-length albums: Blue Horse (2001), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006). The album also features four previous unreleased tracks. September tour dates start in Eugene, OR on September 13, followed by two nights headlining the Aladdin Theatre in Portland on September 14 and 15. Keep reading for the full list of dates.
Passenger's new album, All The Little Lights, made its North American debut last week to critical acclaim. This week, the album lands on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #95. Passenger will celebrate the release of All The Little Lights with a solo show tonight (September 6) in Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe before joining his pal Ed Sheeran on the VH1 You Oughta Know Tour With Ed Sheeran, launching Saturday, September 9 in Orlando, FL. He'll also make a solo stop in New York City at The Living Room on Thursday, September 13.
What the media is saying about All The Little Lights:
"Rosenberg’s wordplay, clever rhymes and deadpan humor distinguish him from fellow musicians lumped into the expansive “singer/songwriter” category." -- Paste Magazine
"His style of story-telling through songwriting shoots straight to the heart of what we love about music – the raw and the vulnerable and the breathtakingly beautiful." -- TheOwlMag.com
"One of the year's best albums...Rosenberg's star is on the rise." -- The Daily News (PA)
"Los Angeles' Family Of The Year completely embody the idea of a pseudo-familial relationship. Shoot, they even embody the concept of community." – Filter Magazine
“Loma Vista is a fine album of songs of love, longing and celebration.” – BBC UK
“Epic pop…a bright and startling debut...Fun- drenched” – NME
"bright, shiny power-pop" – Stereogum
"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly
2012 continues to be an exciting year for Los Angeles’ Family Of The Year, as they head out on the road with Walk The Moon, White Arrows and Hey Ocean!.
Next week, the band kicks things off with the 98.7FM stage at Sunset Strip Music Festival on Saturday, August 18 before heading to Europe to play the BBC Introducing Stage at The Reading & Leeds Festivals and France’s sold-out three-day music festival Rock En Seine, alongside Green Day, The Black Keys, Sigur Rós, The Shins, Placebo, Of Monsters and Men and others.
Family Of The Year will spend the remainder of August and early September touring through Europe, playing venues across the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and more. By mid-September, the band returns home to share the stage with Walk The Moon, White Arrows and Hey Ocean! across North America.
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Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has reached #1 in 14 countries, and climbed to #2 on the UK charts, where both the single and album All The Little Lights are now certified Gold. Predicted by Shazam to one of the Top 10 Songs of the Summer, "Let Her Go" has sold more than 1.5 Million digital copies worldwide, and the accompanying video boasts more than 47 Million YouTube views. The UK troubadour returns to North America for his largest headline tour to date, starting July 10 in Vancouver.