As a compliment to his 2010 The Rock and The Tide album, Radinâ€™s Acoustic Session highlights the hit singles and fan favorites with stripped renditions of â€œYou Got What I Needâ€ and â€œStreetlightâ€ among others. The newly released U.S. iTunes single, â€œI Missed You,â€ which currently can be heard as the soundtrack to ABCâ€™s Sunday Premieres TV spot, also joins the EP in acoustic form.
Joshua kicks off a whirlwind European Tour in October, headlining venues across the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, and France with opening performances from Joseph Arthur. He will head back out in the Spring of 2012 across North America in support of his October 4th The Rock and The Tide: Acoustic Session release and an additional full-length album presently in the works.
The Rock and The Tide: Acoustic Session Track Listing
Youâ€™ve Got What I Need
The One With The Light
Here We Go
We Are Only Getting Better
I Missed You
Joshua Radin is in the middle of a nationwide US tour in support of his album The Rock and The Tide. This weekend, he brought the Rock and The Tide Tour to the House of Blues in Boston. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha was there to catch Joshua and his band in action (and to thwart away his adoring fans!). Check out her photos below!
Celebrated singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is launching a partnership with the non-profit organization Little Kids Rock in an effort to revitalize music education across the country amidst unprecedented budget cuts. Beginning this January, Radin will visit Little Kids Rock classrooms in select cities throughout his nationwide tour where he will work alongside teachers to incorporate his songs into the lesson plan. Each night, a group of students will be invited to join Radin and his band on stage to perform what they learned.
“We are so excited that Joshua Radin is supporting our children,” says Little Kids Rock Executive Director David Wish. “Getting the chance to perform on stage with a professional recording artist is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and for these children, Joshua is living proof that if they work hard and follow their dreams, they can be successful in their lives.”
Education has always been close to Radin’s heart. After college he spent a few years working as an art teacher in his native Cleveland before teaching himself guitar and pursuing a career in music. Over the years, he has participated in various events for children, but his partnership with Little Kids Rock affirms his deeper commitment to furthering music education. “Teaching kids to do anything creatively is the best job one can possibly have,” explains Radin. “Well, maybe rock star. It’s a tie.”
Radin is touring in support of his new album, The Rock and The Tide. Out now on Mom + Pop Music, the album debuted at #5 on iTunes while Radin performed on “Ellen,” “The Today Show” and CBS’s “The Early Show.”
He first burst onto the scene when his 2006 debut We Were Here garnered a 4-star review in Rolling Stone. His success grew with the release of Simple Times, with the Sunday Times proclaiming it “refreshingly honest,” and praising his “soft spoken finger-picked songs…their lilt and melodic simplicity recalling James Taylor and Paul Simon’s early solo releases.” Radin has performed on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Today Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and more, and his songs can be heard in countless films, commercials and TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House,” “Scrubs” and “American Idol.”
About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in underfunded public schools. Little Kids Rock was founded in San Francisco in 2002 by David Wish, an elementary school teacher who had grown frustrated with the lack of music education funding at his school. Today, Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to underprivileged children in U.S. public schools, and has served more than 110,000 students at over 1,200 schools in 25 cities nationwide. Little Kids Rock Honorary Board Members include Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Ziggy Marley and other friends in the music industry. More information can be found at: www.littlekidsrock.org.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
*Little Kids Rock performance
January 28 Mr. Small’s Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
January 29 Opera House Toronto, ON
January 30 La Tulipe Montreal, QC
January 31 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
February 2 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
February 3 Center Stage Atlanta, GA*
February 4 The Cannery Nashville, TN*
February 5 Handlebar Greenville, SC
February 7 The Plaza Theater Orlando, FL
February 8 State Theater Tampa, FL*
February 9 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
February 11 Jefferson Theatre Charlottesville, VA
February 12 House of Blues Boston, MA
February 14 The Trocadero Theater Philadelphia, PA*
February 15 9:30 Club Washington, DC*
February 16 Best Buy Theater New York, NY*
February 21 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
February 22 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
February 24 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
February 25 Blue Note Columbia, MO
February 26 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
February 28 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
March 2 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
March 3 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
March 5 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
March 6 Century Casino Event Centre Calgary, AB
March 8 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
March 9 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
March 10 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
March 11-12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA*
Philadelphia’s Good Old War, whose self-titled album debut at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart, have offered the title for $5.99 on iTunes this week, as part of the store’s Discovery Download program. The album has also been a #1 Seller at Amazon and has ranked #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.
The band has built major buzz by touring relentlessly in 2010, as headliners in both the USA and UK, and also support for artists like Brandi Carlile and Xavier Rudd. Good Old War continues their efforts on the road by supporting Dr. Dog and Joshua Radin on two tours this fall. They’ll cap off the year with seven shows supporting Dashboard Confessional and headline hometown show on December 17th at Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts.
A video for “That’s Some Dream”, the second single from the current album, will make its debut on ABC’s Music Lounge. The track shipped to AAA radio this week, following two potent shows at CMJ’s Music Marathon.
With Dr. Dog and Here We Go Magic:
10/29 – Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxSODO +
10/30 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall +
11/02 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club +
11/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +
11/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern +
11/06 – Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up +
+ w/ Dr Dog http://www.drdogmusic.com/ & Here We Go Magic http://www.myspace.com/herewegomagic
With Joshua Radin
11/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater */
11/10 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant */
11/12 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues */
11/13 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa * /
11/17 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box *
11/20 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater */
11/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue */
11/23 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater *
11/24 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater *
* w/ Joshua Radin http://us.joshuaradin.com/
With Dashboard Confessional
12/01 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
12/03 – Towson, MD @ The Recher Theater ^
12/04 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues ^
12/05 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock ^
12/10 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place ^
12/12 – Portland, ME @ The State Theater ^
^ w/ Dashboard Confessional http://www.myspace.com/dashboardconfessional
12/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
After more than 75 film and television placements and several internationally chart topping singles and albums, Joshua Radin returns with his much-anticipated new release The Rock and The Tide out October 12 on Mom + Pop Music. The 12-song set marks the follow-up to 2008′s Simple Times, which earned Radin widespread praise and a #1 spot on iTunes. Following the release, Radin will embark on a nationwide tour. Full tour dates are listed below.
The Rock and The Tide is Radin’s third album and Joshua is celebrating the approaching release date by unveiling one “making-of” style webisode about the record each week leading up to October 12th. You can watch the first one on Joshua’s Facebook and Myspace. The second webisode premiered this week on AOL.
Joshua Radin’s celebrated 2006 debut We Were Here garnered a 4-star review in Rolling Stone. His success grew with the release of Simple Times, with the Sunday Times proclaiming it “refreshingly honest,” and praising his “soft spoken finger-picked songs…their lilt and melodic simplicity recalling James Taylor and Paul Simon’s early solo releases.” Radin has performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. His songs can be heard in countless films, commercials and TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, House, Scrubs and American Idol.
Radin has also achieved massive success outside the U.S., selling over 5,000 downloads through iTunes in the U.K. with no publicity or physical release. Radin’s organic expansion enabled him to sell out London’s Shepherds Bush Empire without a song on the radio, and to subsequently sign, outside of the U.S., to 14th Floor Records, home to such troubadours as Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne. Not surprisingly, when Simple Times was physically released in the U.K. it quickly became a top 10 album with his single reaching #2 on the charts. Radin is currently top 10 on radio in 10 countries.
Produced by Martin Terefe (Train, Jason Mraz, Martha Wainwright), The Rock and The Tide is Joshua Radin’s second release with Mom + Pop Music. The independent label was launched in 2008 by Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch of Q Prime (The Black Keys, Muse) as well as A&R executive Michael Goldstone. Joshua Radin was the first artist signed to the label.
Full Joshua Radin Tour Dates:
October 26 Egyptian Room (w/ The Script) Indianapolis, IN
October 28 Variety Playhouse (w/ The Script) Atlanta, GA
October 29 House of Blues (w/ The Script) Orlando, FL
October 30 Jannus Landing (w/ The Script) Tampa, FL
November 1 The NorVA (w/ The Script) Norfolk, VA
November 2 9:30 Club (w/ The Script) Washington, DC
November 4 Terminal 5 (w/ The Script) New York, NY
November 5 Terminal 5 (w/ The Script) New York, NY
November 6 The Electric Factory (w/ The Script) Philadelphia, PA
November 7 House of Blues (w/ The Script) Boston, MA
November 9 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
November 10 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
November 12 House of Blues Dallas, TX
November 13 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
November 17 House of Blues San Diego, CA
November 18 Music Box Los Angeles, CA
November 20 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
November 22 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
November 23 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
November 24 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL