"Passenger's Worldwide Ride Continues..." -- Billboard Magazine "Bubbling Under"
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, continues to climb the UK charts this week with his international hit single "Let Her Go" moving up to #2. The single has already reached #1 on 14 different international charts, with its accompanying video (above) approaching 34 million YouTube views. This week's issue of Billboard Magazine featured the UK troubadour in its "Bubbling Under" column, in which the staff looks at new and noteworthy acts making their way towards major Billboard chart success.
Passenger will return to North America for his largest headline tour of the territory to date, starting July 10 in Vancouver, BC. Shows in San Diego, Boston, Montreal and New York City have already sold out. See all dates HERE.
The good people at SoulPancakerecently released a documentary on Zach Sobiech, a 17 year old who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that takes the lives of a large percent of its childhood victims. Given only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. His song "Clouds" spread virarlly, and soon, Zach's message was heard across the country. To thank Zach for his inspiring music and message, SoulPancake asked celebrity friends to participate in a special gift for him. The above video features a wide range celebs, from Briant Cranston,Jenna Fischer, Rachel Bilson and Anna Farris to Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, The Lumineers, Sara Bareilles and Nettwerk's own Mike Roseneberg, aka Passenger. Watch the touching video above.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, continues his worldwide takeover with another #1 for "Let Her Go," this time in Denmark, which joins Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and New Zealand. Additionally, the Brighton-born troubadour is getting some well-earned attention from his home country. Passenger received a glowing 4-star review from London's The Times during his sold-out headline tour earlier this year, and just this week saw "Let Her Go" added to Heart FM's A List. Heart FM is the #1 commercial radio station in the UK, and nly two artists were added this week: Passenger and Rihanna. Check out the video for "Let Her Go" above, which now has over 21 Million YouTube views.
Passenger just announced an extensive headline summer tour of North America starting July 10 in Vancovuer. All dates can be found HERE.
This week, Passenger scored his eight #1 in Australia, where single "Let Her Go" reached the top of the ARIA Charts, pushing Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis to #2. Watch his performance of the track yesterday on Australia's #1 breakfast television show, Sunrise, and stay tuned for some exciting North American tour announcements in the coming weeks.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, stopped by the BaebleMusic Headquarters on his recent stop in New York City for a sold-out headline show at Santos Party House. Check out the exclusive, intimate performance and interview by clicking the image above.
"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.)
“Passenger entertains a lucky live audience with his accented, raspy alto emphasized with liberal acoustic guitar and a tear-evoking string section.”
-- MTV Iggy on the “Let Her Go” video
UK folk artist Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has released a music video for his heart-breaking single, “Let Her Go,” from his forthcoming album All The Little Lights, out August 28, 2012. “Let Her Go,” which is available today in iTunes, broaches the familiar feeling of ending a relationship, only to then wonder about what could have been. The video premiered yesterday on MTV Iggy.com: http://bit.ly/NOYgBQ.
"It's about taking things for granted until they're gone, yet there's a little glimmer of hope,” says Rosenberg.
Already critically lauded in Australia and the UK, All The Little Lights was recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke) and is the most accomplished Passenger record to date. “It’s very different to [the last album] Flight Of The Crow,” says Rosenberg. “This one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.”
Passenger spent the last couple of months playing sold-out headline dates in the UK and Europe, and will join Ed Sheeran on his North American and UK tour dates, starting September 17th in Toronto. Prior to the Ed Sheeran tour, Passenger will make two special stops for solo shows in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café on Friday, September 7th and in New York City at The Living Room on Thursday, September 13th. Keep reading for full list of tour dates.
"Rosenberg’s voice shimmers…” –- Rolling Stone Australia
UK-born, adopted Australian son Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has signed to Nettwerk Records and will release his latest, already critically-lauded album, All The Little Lights, in North America on August 28, 2012. Additionally, the album’s lead single, “The Wrong Direction,” is available today in iTunes; the single comes bundled as a 4-track EP, and includes two acoustic songs (“Life’s for the Living” and “Feather On the Clyde”) as well as a live performance of fan favorite “I Hate” (Live from The Borderline London).
Recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke), All The Little Lights is the most accomplished Passenger record to date. “It’s very different to [the last album] Flight Of The Crow,” says Rosenberg. “This one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.” Sydney’s Sunday Herald Sun agrees, calling the album “a revelation” and adding, “Passenger has impressively travelled in a bolder direction to achieve a mature new album. (4/5 stars)”
Passenger just wrapped up the UK leg of his headline tour in support of All The Little Lights, which included sold-out dates in London, Brighton, Manchester, Cambridge, Southampton and Glasgow. From June 13 – July 15, he’ll be touring Europe for the first time in his career, and has already sold-out shows in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This fall, Passenger support Ed Sheeran on his North American and UK tour dates, starting September 17th in Toronto. (Full list of North American dates below.)
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