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18 Nov
2009
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Sire Records’ recording artist Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin, will guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th. Andrew will be joined by Jack’s guitarist and backing vocalist Bobby Raw for a rare solo performance of their latest single “Swim” from their current album The Glass Passenger. In addition, McMahon will sit down with Stewart to discuss his recently released documentary Dear Jack, which chronicles McMahon’s own personal fight against leukemia. Check local listings for broadcast time in your area.

The Dear Jack DVD was released by Sire Records on November 3rd and quickly became the No. 1 Music Movie on iTunes. In addition to being available for digital download through iTunes, the film is currently for sale in stores and on Jack’s Mannequin’s website www.jacksmannequin.com. Sire Records has also released

The Dear Jack EP (featuring four previously unreleased tracks), which climbed to No. 17 on iTunes Overall Album chart.

Jack’s Mannequin will hit the road in December as very special guests of Weezer. They will also be part of an exclusive WRXP show along with Phoenix and Manchester Orchestra on December 2nd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. In addition, Jack’s Mannequin will launch their own headlining tour of the U.S. in February 2010.

And finally, McMahon will join Stand Up To Cancer’s team of celebrity ambassadors, which also include Mandy Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ethan Zohn, Marcia Cross, and many more, beginning in December 2009. The Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) initiative funds groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients faster, and aims to rally the public around the fight against the disease.

As always, keep an eye on www.jacksmannequin.com for news, information, tour dates, merch, and much more.

03 Nov
2009
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This week, Sire Records releases Dear Jack – a DVD documentary shot by Andrew McMahon that chronicles his own personal fight against leukemia. The film is now available in-stores, on the Jack`s Mannequin website and via digital download through iTunes. The Dear Jack EP is also available today exclusively through iTunes. The EP features four previously unreleased tracks: “Dear Jack,” “Diane, the Skyscraper,” “There, There Katie,” and “Swim (Music Box).” Buy the Dear Jack film here

    For one lucky reader, we’re going to be giving away the DEAR JACK DVD, a POSTER, and a “SWIM” ART BOOK! Wanna win? Email us your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (North America entries only, sorry!)

Sire Records’ recording artist Jack’s Mannequin, led by Andrew McMahon, will hit the road in December as very special guests of Weezer. They will also be part of an exclusive WRXP show along with Phoenix and Manchester Orchestra on December 2nd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. In addition, Jack’s Mannequin will launch their own headlining tour of the U.S. in February 2010.

A fan pre-sale for the February headline tour begins today through the band’s website and will continue through Thursday, November 5th. Tickets will go on-sale to the public beginning Friday, November 6th.

Confirmed dates are as follows – * Indicates support from Fun & Vendera unless otherwise noted:

*Fri Feb 5 The Showbox SODO Seattle WA
*Sat Feb 6 Roseland Portland OR
*Sun Feb 7 Knitting Factory Spokane WA
*Tue Feb 9 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT
*Thu Feb 11 Sacramento State Univ Sacramento CA
*Fri Feb 12 House of Blues Las Vegas NV
Sat Feb 13 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
(Support acts on this date TBC)

*Tue Feb 16 The White Rabbit San Antonio TX
*Wed Feb 17 House of Blues Dallas TX
Fri Feb 19 The Beaumont Club Kansas City MO
(Fun supports on this date)

*Sat Feb 20 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
*Wed Feb 24 Egyptian Room Indianapolis IN
*Fri Mar 5 The Norva Norfolk VA

26 Oct
2009
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Andrew McMahon, frontman for Sire Records’ pop/rock recording artist Jack’s Mannequin, will become a partner of Stand Up To Cancer by participating in its programming beginning in December 2009. The Stand Up To Cancer initiative aims to raise awareness and bring about an understanding that everyone is connected by cancer. The group has raised more than $100 million for cancer research through television events, private and corporate donors, Major League Baseball stadiums, and public donations.

In addition, Sire Records will release Dear Jack on November 3rd, a DVD documentary shot by McMahon himself which chronicles his own personal fight against leukemia. Equipped with a DV camera Sire Records originally gave him to capture the making of his debut Jack’s Mannequin album, Everything in Transit, McMahon kept the camera rolling after the crucial day in May 2005 when he not only finished his debut solo album, but was also diagnosed with cancer at only 22 years old. Directed by filmmakers Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe and narrated by Tommy Lee, this documentary is a raw look at the battle that is leukemia. The film will be available in-stores, on the Jack’s Mannequin website www.jacksmannequin.com and via digital download through iTunes.

A special Limited Edition Dear Jack pre-order from the website sold out in only one week. The 3,000 lucky fans who reserved their copy of the DVD also received an exclusive, newly recorded and previously unreleased track, “Swim (Music Box)” as an instant audio bonus, along with an autographed poster from McMahon. The Standard Edition Dear Jack DVD only is however still available for pre-order at www.jacksmannequin.com.

A sold out theatrical screening of Dear Jack, held especially for fans and attended by McMahon, was held in Chicago on October 8th. The NYC IFC Theater show on the 22nd was also sold out as is the upcoming one at the Landmark Theater at 1080 N. Pico Blvd in Los Angeles on October 28th. McMahon is currently out on the road for a solo tour, to raise awareness about Dear Jack. Please visit www.jacksmannequin.com for remaining confirmed dates.

Also on November 3rd, The Dear Jack EP will be made available exclusively through iTunes. The EP features four previously unreleased tracks: “Dear Jack,” “Diane, the Skyscraper,” “There, There Katie,” and “Swim (Music Box).”

Finally, a limited-edition “Swim” art book, which includes artwork created by friends and fans of Jack’s Mannequin that became a prominent part of the “Swim” music video (www.jacksmannequin.com/videos) will be released on November 3rd. “Swim” is the second single from the current Jack’s Mannequin album, The Glass Passenger. The Swim Art Book can be purchased exclusively at www.jacksmannequin.com/dear-jack.

A portion of the proceeds will go to The Dear Jack Foundation — the non-profit charitable organization dedicated to funding cancer research that McMahon founded in 2006.

As always, keep an eye on www.jacksmannequin.com for news, information, tour dates, Andrew’s blog, merch, and much more.

19 Oct
2009

This is majorly delayed but here’s a writeup of the Andrew McMahon solo piano show at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on 10/19. First off, I’ve never been to a show where people were sitting and eating while a band played onstage. I felt like I was at a piano recital or a wedding. Anyways, for about an hour and a half, Andrew McMahon would share some interesting stories about his past and the meanings behind some songs but didn’t really address his past illness or Something Corporate (as expected). Andrew played a good mix of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate songs. Andrew was accompanied on a few songs by Jack’s Mannequin guitarist Bobby “Raw” Anderson. The best part of the night had to be the stories Andrew shared. Here are our three favorites:

1. Someone after a previous show told him that he didn’t have the range to sing “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
2. The explanation behind the song “Walking By” involving how Andrew’s siblings dropping a “Cheshire cat doorstep” on his forehead when he was really young.
3. How he wrote “Punk Rock Princess” about a girl whose musical tastes differed dramatically from him (but then again, you probably know that from the song).

Check out our videos (sorry for the quality) below the pics (click to enlarge).

Setlist
Hammers and Strings
The Mixed Tape
As You Sleep
Crashin’
Holiday From Real
Annie Use Your Telescope
The Resolution
She Paints Me Blue
Spinning
Walking By
Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)
21 and Invincible
Dark Blue
Bloodshot
Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
La La Lie (West Coast Winter version)
Heroine (Punk Rock Princess)
Swim

encore (it was around here I think)
Olive (from Bobby “Raw” Anderson’s band Bikelock)
The Astronaut
Bruised

05 Oct
2009
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Check out a brand new trailer for Andrew McMahon’s “Dear Jack.” The documentary opens on the day Andrew is diagnosed with Leukemia and continues on through the life-changing and intensely personal events that follow. The film also includes flashes back to Andrew’s childhood, the making of the Jack’s Mannequin album and his collaboration with Tommy Lee, as well as rare live footage and the chronicling of his relationships with two very important people in his life, his sister and her best friend. “Dear Jack” is a raw look at the battle that is Leukemia and the hope that can be found in hard places.

30 Sep
2009
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Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon has announced that all theatrical screenings of his upcoming film Dear Jack will be followed with an in-person Q&A with Andrew himself, Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe who directed the film.

Andrew writes, “We’ve begun solidifying the schedule for the theatrical releases of the Dear Jack documentary during the fall acoustic tour. I’m excited to announce that myself along with filmmakers Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe, who brought Dear Jack to life, will be in attendance for a Question & Answer session following the screenings! My guess is that the Q&A’s will be roughly a half hour in length, directly following the screenings, and will be centered around the topics of the film and what went into its creation. We look forward to seeing you out!”

The DVD of Dear Jack — a deeply personal documentary made by Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate frontman Andrew McMahon chronicles the year that McMahon, then 22, spent battling acute lymphoma leukemia while trying to release Jack’s Mannequin’s 2005 debut album Everything in Transit. Dear Jack is a breathtakingly emotional film as well as a testament to family, friends and, perhaps more than anyone will ever know, a love of making music.

    Check out our interview with Andrew McMahon from a little while ago here.

Three theatrical screenings of Dear Jack will also be held in October-

Landmark Theater in Chicago on October 8th
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IFC Theater in New York City on October 22nd
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Landmark Theater (Pico) in Los Angeles on October 28th –
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Please visit JacksMannequin.com for more information.

18 Sep
2009
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I had the chance to speak with Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin. He spoke about the upcoming documentary, Dear Jack, which chronicles the year Andrew had leukemia. Andrew discussed how became ill, what inspired him throughout his treatment, his upcoming solo tour and the chances of Something Corporate recording together or playing a show. Check it out below:

The Audio Perv: Your documentary, Dear Jack, shares the same title as one of your songs about a friend’s brother who had leukemia. How much of this film is a tribute to them and how much of it was a therapeutic outlet for you when you were ill?

Andrew McMahon: You know the title in some ways is a tribute to Jack but I think in more ways it sort of speaks to the strange universal circle back through my life that he and the song and it relates to the name of the band and this moment where everything seems very kind of connected. I wrote that song for him and that ended up becoming the name of the band. All of this kind of happened over a year before I was actually diagnosed with the illness myself. In a lot of ways, that’s where the title came from and we decided to go with it as the name of the film.

The Audio Perv: What were the events that transpired to you finding out that you yourself had leukemia?

Andrew McMahon: I think that I was at an age where it was pretty easy for me to deny my body, what it was feeling, etc. For probably about a month or two leading up to me finding out I was sick, there were a handful of indicators. I was on the road with Jack’s Mannequin when I found out on and throughout the course of that tour, I was getting progressively weaker. I was starting to lose my breath walking from place to place. One of the biggest moments I recall and starting to worry that something was very wrong was going from one place to another and not being able to carry my bags farther than 100 yards without stopping to catching my breath. Eventually my voice was giving out on me and I had all these shows. Sure enough, the only thing that actually got me to the doctor was when I couldn’t perform longer. It was at that doctor’s office that they told me that my complexion was off and that was sort of how I found out. They took my blood there. The next day, they told me that I was extremely anemic and needed a transfusion. Those were the events that led to me finding out.

The Audio Perv: In the trailer for Dear Jack, you say that you were afraid. Did you ever think that you wouldn’t survive?

Andrew McMahon: I always believed that it wasn’t my time. I had a pretty positive outlook and I felt pretty peaceful during my entire treatment. I think the moment you see in the film is a couple of weeks before my transplant. It was sorta when the transplant conversation opened up and we decided to go for it. We found out all the risks involved in the transplant even though we felt confident that it was the right treatment that was going to lead to the most successful remission and cure for me. At the moment I learned all the realities of what a transplant entails and how dangerous it is for the body and what it goes through, there was a moment where I at least had the idea that there is a chance that I could pass. I had been knocked back with pneumonia at that point and there was a lot of fear that it could come back. But yeah, there were moments but I felt pretty confident that I was going to survive.

The Audio Perv: How long have you been in remission now?

Andrew McMahon: Over 4 years now. It’s been a while. I’m doing well and have been for some time now.

The Audio Perv: On your album, The Glass Passenger, you have a very inspirational song, “Swim.” What and who inspired you to help you fight and pull through?

Andrew McMahon: There were a lot of people. In some ways, a large part of my motivation was just the idea of getting back to music and the Everything In Transit record that was going to come out when I was sick. That would be my legacy to inherit should I survive long enough to play it. There was that and obviously, my girlfriend, now my wife, my family and I think that the support of a lot of my fans. In some ways, the universe was conspiring to get me well and there was a lot of love out there and a lot of people pulling for me. There’s that sorta scene of people being there, and willing me and praying for me to be healthy were all huge factors in the recovery.

The Audio Perv: I haven’t had a chance to see the film yet. Is all the music in the documentary by you?

Andrew McMahon: No, we actually had this group called the Newton Brothers who did most of the score. There is a lot of live music from Jack’s Mannequin and some myself solo that appears in the movie as well but the score was done by the Newton Brothers.

The Audio Perv: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee narrated the film. You’ve both worked on each other’s albums. How did that friendship come about?

Andrew McMahon: It was set up by the manager at the time who worked with both me and Tommy. Tom had gotten his hands a couple of Something Corporate records and gotten really into it. One day while I was in the studio doing the Jack’s project, he called me and asked if I would come in and write some songs for his record and play on it. What do you do when Tommy Lee calls you? You sorta drop everything (laugh) and work with him! We became buds throughout the process and I spent a lot of time in the studio with him working on his album over the course of the 2004 summer into fall. By the time we got to December, we were spending so much time working together that I said “Tom, why don’t you come play drums on my record since I don’t have a drummer at the moment”. It was something formed from our mutual love of music that wedged him into that period of time in my life that I think that made us feel that he would be a very relevant candidate to narrate this movie and add a little bit of gravitas and celebrity to the story as well.

The Audio Perv: You’re going out on a solo tour this fall. What can we expect? Will you be playing any Something Corporate songs like “Konstantine?”

Andrew McMahon: There’s no “Konstantine” for sure. I’ve sort of stayed committed to the fact that song won’t appear unless I’m on stage with Something Corporate. At least not now. So no, you wouldn’t see that but I would expect us to play a few Something Corporate songs for sure.

The Audio Perv: What is the current status of Something Corporate? Are you guys on hiatus or broken up?

Andrew McMahon: I don’t think we ever officially broke up. The reality is that we want to leave the door open with the possibility that we might get together and do something again in the future. We’ve all stayed close friends and we put the band on hiatus a few years back because our friendships were starting to be jeopardized by our business. That was the moment that we all stepped back. That said, I think we all settled into much different places in our lives and I don’t anticipate that we’ll be making a Something Corporate record anytime soon, if ever. But I think that we all open to being on a stage at one point and play some shows for the people who supported us for sure.

The Audio Perv: What are your plans for after the solo tour?

Andrew McMahon: There’s a number of them. At this point, gearing up and making some new music is an important part. There are a couple of loose tour ideas now. We had to cancel some dates with The Fray tour in the summer. We’re thinking of at the end of the year making up the shows we had to cancel. Anything else other than that would probably be a little premature but that’s what we have on the books now for now: making music, making the record.

Dear Jack will be released on DVD November 3rd. There will be screenings in select cities. Check JacksMannequin.com for more information on the screenings and the upcoming solo tour.

One last quick note: Andrew said that if there’s a particular song you want to hear, you can try to slip a note to one of the crew guys before the show and maybe it’ll get to him.

15 Sep
2009
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On November 3rd, Sire Records will release the DVD of Dear Jack – a deeply personal documentary made by Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon that chronicles the year that McMahon, then 22, spent battling acute lymphoma leukemia while trying to release Jack’s Mannequin’s 2005 debut album Everything in Transit.

Much of the footage, shot by McMahon and his family, addresses his struggle in coping with the disease that overtakes his body. His core family and friends remain by his side as he begins to lose his hair, sleep, and experience occasional bouts delusion due to chemotherapy. He starts having to ask himself questions that no normal 22-year-old should ask, like “Do I make a will for the future of my family?” Yet, as his daily life is viewed through this lens, McMahon is still is able to joke and remain positive during the worst of it. After months of chemo, his doctors give him two options: Continue chemo or undergo a risky stem-cell operation with stem cells from his sister’s body. He chooses the latter and credits it with his eventual remission and recovery at age 27. Dear Jack, directed by Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe, is a breathtakingly emotional film as well as a testament to family, friends and, perhaps more than anyone will ever know, a love of making music.

The DVD of Dear Jack is available for pre-order from Jack’s Mannequin’s website, JacksMannequin.com now. Those who pre-order will get access to a newly recorded version of “Swim (Music Box)” and an autographed movie poster.

Three theatrical screenings of Dear Jack will also be held for fans and press in October. The film will also be shown at the Landmark Theater in Chicago on October 8th, the IFC Theater in New York City on October 22nd, and a Theater location yet to be confirmed in Los Angeles on October 28th. More details will be released about these events on JacksMannequin.com. Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer for Dear Jack here.

McMahon will hit the road for a solo tour, just him and a piano, in October to raise awareness about Dear Jack. Ticket information can be found at JacksMannequin.com. Confirmed dates are listed below.

Sun Oct 4 Denver, CO Daniels Hall
Tue Oct 6 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Wed Oct 7 Chicago, IL Lakeshore Theater
Sat Oct 10 Newport, KY The Southgate House
Mon Oct 12 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Wed Oct 14 Somerville, MA Arts at the Armory
Thur Oct 15 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Sun Oct 18 Washington, DC Sixth & I Synagogue
Mon Oct 19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun Oct 25 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
Tue Oct 27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Thur Oct 29 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour

21 Aug
2009

Andrew McMahon (From Jack’s Mannequin)
Bowery Ballroom NEW YORK, NY
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 07:30 PM
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The Cribs
Bowery Ballroom NEW YORK, NY
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 08:00 PM
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ZZ Top
Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 08:00 PM
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Ray Lamontagne Solo
Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Thu, Nov 5, 2009 08:00 PM
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Neko Case
Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 08:00 PM
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Ciao My Shining Star – The Songs of Mark Mulcahy ft Frank Black & more
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sun, Sep 20, 2009 07:30 PM
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Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sat, Oct 10, 2009 08:00 PM
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Camera Obscura
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sun, Nov 22, 2009 08:00 PM
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Boys Like Girls
Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 05:30 PM
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Drowning Pool
Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 06:00 PM
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All That Remains
Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 06:30 PM
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Daughtry
A bunch of fall shows go onpresale today at 10AM local time (use code: SURPRISE)
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Maxwell (onsale 8/22)
Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA
Fri, 10/16/09
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David Gray (onsale 8/23)
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Mon, 11/09/09
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Gogol Bordello (onsale 8/22)
Grove of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Sun, 10/18/09
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The Airborne Toxic Event (onsale 8/23)
Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
Fri, 12/04/09
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Boys Like Girls W/ Cobra Starship, the Maine, & a Rocket To the Moon (onsale 8/22)
CLUB NOKIA Los Angeles, CA
Tue, 10/27/09
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The Rakes
Roxy Theatre Hollywood, CA
Sat, 10/31/09
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20 Aug
2009
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Last week, Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin performed an exclusive set for 40 fans at City Winery in New York City recorded for 101.9 RXP Sessions. The setlist included “The Resolution,” “The Mixed Tape,” “Hammers and Strings,” “La La Lie,” “Kids” (MGMT cover), and the current single “Swim.” Andrew was in the area last Thursday as Jack’s Mannequin was performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ in support of The Fray. “I was hopping to see New York City girls in sundresses and it was all galoshes and raincoats”, said Andrew in regards to the rainstorm that hit NYC that day. Check out the videos from the set below: