Matt Nathanson has announced his North American tour with special guest Joshua Radin beginning this fall. The string of dates, kicking off on September 20th in Portland, OR at the Crystal Ballroom includes stops in Los Angeles, CA at the Wiltern Theater October 3rd; Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater October 4th and New York’s Terminal 5 on October 30. Tour dates listed below with additional dates to be announced soon. Visit www.mattnathanson.com for updates. The tour follows the July 16th release of Matt’s highly anticipated new album, Last of the Great Pretenders. The new album’s first single “Mission Bells” is already #10 on the Triple A radio chart. The Hitchcock inspired video for “Mission Bells” can be viewed here. Last of the Great Pretenders is the follow up release to 2011’s Modern Love which debuted at #17 on The Billboard 200.
Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing. Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill the Lights,” “Kinks Shirt,” “Sunday New York Times” and first single “Mission Bells” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.
Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come on Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, Ellen, Conan O’Brien, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray and The CMA Awards to name a few. Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor, Vampire Diaries, American Pie and 90210. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at#17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia.