I'm excited to hear new music from Andrew McMahon - one of my favorite young musicians. I had the chance to see the band again at Coachella on the main stage this past April and they were tight as ever. Read on for the press release...
Jack's Mannequin is back. On Oct. 4, Andrew McMahon and crew return with a new record, People and Things. The first single, "My Racing Thoughts," is now streaming on the band's website and will be available in multiple pre-order bundles starting Aug. 2. Fans who choose to buy from the presale will be rewarded with "My Racing Thoughts" as the instant gratification track upon order. "My Racing Thoughts" will also be on sale independently at iTunes Aug. 2.
Says Andrew McMahon about People and Things:
"I consider 'People and Things' a relationship record. My goal with many of the songs was to strip away the flowery language and sentiment attached to newer love and replace it with starker, less blinded language about more binding love. In the time following the last Jack's album the people in my world were moving in together, getting married, trying to find quote unquote 'real jobs' and reconciling new lives that looked a lot less like youth than some of us cared for. Marriage is a bit of a beast to tackle in a pop record but when I wrote 'My Racing Thoughts,' it became clear how powerful and loaded a subject this kind of love is and somewhere in that moment I began to lock into the broad concept for the writing sessions to come."
Jack's Mannequin is playing a couple of dates on this year's Vans Warped Tour before heading out on a co-headlining summer tour with Guster, full list of upcoming dates is below. Additionally, for the first time in the band's history, Jack's Mannequin will be playing a show with a full symphony orchestra. On Thurs., Oct. 6, Jack's Mannequin will team up with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to create symphonic arrangements for some of their best-known hits at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
People and Things marks McMahon's third studio release as Jack's Mannequin, following up 2005's Everything In Transit and 2008's The Glass Passenger. In 2009, Jack's Mannequin released the documentary Dear Jack, which followed Andrew's treatment and recovery from leukemia, and brought to life with a triumphant performance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
August 2, 2011 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center ^
August 3, 2011 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
August 5, 2011 Kansas City, KS Kanrocksas Music Festival *
August 7, 2011 Baltimore, MD Pier Six *
August 8, 2011 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage * (SOLD OUT)
August 9, 2011 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony *
August 11, 2011 Philidelphia, PA Festival Pier *
August 12, 2011 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavillion *
August 13, 2011 Rochester, NY MAC *
August 15, 2011 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap *
August 16, 2011 Portsmouth, VA nTELOS Pavilion *
August 17, 2011 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues *
August 19, 2011 Charlotte, NC Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre *
August 20, 2011 Charleston, SC Patriots Point *
August 21, 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live *
August 23, 2011 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor *
August 24, 2011 Atlanta, GA Chastain *
August 25, 2011 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
August 26, 2011 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
August 29, 2011 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River *
August 30, 2011 Detroit, MI The Fillmore *
August 31, 2011 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre *
September 2, 2011 Louisville, KY- Headliners Music Hall
September 3, 2011 Chicago, IL Ravinia Pavilion *
September 4, 2011 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion *
October 6, 2011 Hartford, CT The Bushnell w/ the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
* co-headlining with Guster
^ Warped Tour