Andrew McMahon has announced the release of Jack’s Mannequin Live from the El Rey Theatre CD+DVD package, out June 25 through Be Why and Alternative Distribution Alliance.
Filmed on Nov. 11-12, 2012 in Los Angeles at the 3rd annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert, the two shows mark the final performances from Jack’s Mannequin, wrapping their acclaimed 7-year run. All net profits from the CD and DVD sales will go to the foundation.
“With a strong desire to honor the live performances Jack's had become known for, we set out to capture the last two nights of a partnership that spanned seven years, four continents, three full length albums and hundreds of concerts,” said McMahon of the special two evening event.
“The two November nights that add up to Live from the El Rey Theatre are a celebration of the strange history and myriad threads woven together to create what I now carry in my heart as Jack's Mannequin.”
"The AYA cancer community has largely gone unrecognized over the last 20 years,” stated Dear Jack Foundation Executive Director Steve Smith. “Andrew's personal experience and passion drives us on a daily basis to directly impact the lives of young adults and change the statistics."
The Dear Jack Foundation is a non-profit charity that was founded by McMahon in 2006 after his own battle with leukemia. The organization is dedicated to serving the adolescent and young adult cancer community through collaboration, support, and focused initiatives.
McMahon will embark on a summer trek with O.A.R. for the Summer of Sounds tour in support of his new solo EP, Pop Underground (routing is below). His new band includes former bandmates Jay McMillan and Mike Wagner.
O.A.R. Tour Dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
6/20/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6/21/13 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
6/22/13 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/25/13 St. Paul, MN The Myth
6/28/13 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
6/29/13 Indianapolis, IN White River State Park
6/30/13 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Music Festival
7/1/13 Muskegon, MI Coast West Music Festival
7/6/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
7/7/13 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/11/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
7/13/13 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
7/16/13 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
7/17/13 Charleston, SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium
7/21/13 Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheater
7/25/13 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
7/26/13 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
7/27/13 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
7/28/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/31/13 Chesterfield, VA Pocahontas Live
8/1/13 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/3/13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center