Acclaimed adult alternative singer/songwriter Joshua Radin will be hitting the road in May for select tour dates in support of his upcoming self-released album Wax Wings, due on May 7.
The title Wax Wings comes from Greek Mythology and the story of Icarus and his attempt to escape from Crete (the largest of the Greek Islands) by means of wings that his craftsman father constructed from solely feathers and wax.
Icarus ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and in the process came too close, which melted the wax. The melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned which today bears his name, the Icarian Sea. Radin followed the same path of flight with this album… letting curiosity guide his path in order to conquer the sky.
"This album is the story of a romance," he said. "But there's no beginning and no end. It's more circular than linear. Often, in my past songs, I've referred to my love as the sun. I flew too close to that sun on wings made of wax, and when they melted, I fell, over and over again."
Tuesday, May 7: Largo: Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, May 8: Great American Music Hall: San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 10: The State Room: Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 12: Soiled Dove: Denver, CO
Tuesday, May 14: Dakota Jazz Club: Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, May 15: SPACE: Chicago, IL
Friday, May 17: The House: Washington, DC
Saturday, May 18: Mod Club: Toronto, ONT
Monday, May 20: The Sinclair: Boston, MA
Tuesday, May 21: World Café: Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, May 22: Le Poisson Rouge: New York, NY