GIVES SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE AT LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
SET TO PLAY COACHELLA
DEBUT ALBUM?”TRIBUTE” OUT NOW
NEW YORK, NY ? JOHN NEWMAN?just wrapped up a banner week, sealing his U.S. debut with a bang. His first full-length album and #1 hit in the UK, Tribute, is finally available stateside, and he properly introduced it to the North American masses with a show-stopping performance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Afterwards, the host even tweeted, “I haven’t seen a performance on television like this in a while”, while Questlove added, “Wow JOHN NEWMAN brought his soul” and “#ENERGY”. This is simply the start of a full-blown U.S. takeover by the UK-based multi-talented singer, songwriter, and producer though.
Press concurs as well.?The New York Times?penned a rave review of?Tribute?writing, “He may truly be the inheritor of the flamboyant piano-soul-man tradition, in the vein of Mr. Joel and Elton John (even if piano isn?t really his instrument),” while?USA Today?profiled him in a comprehensive?On The Verge?feature.
As soon as the record became available, his impact proved significant.?Tribute?climbed to #2 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and #5 on the Overall Album Chart, holding strong throughout the week while the album?s single ?Love Me Again? hit top ten on the iTunes Pop Singles Chart.
After rounding out a string of remaining dates in January, NEWMAN returns to the states for a full headline tour, performing at theaters and clubs across the country. The run commences on March 27 at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and it’ll allow audiences the chance to feel that same energy. The run coincides with his first appearance at Coachella?April 13 and 20, respectively?where he?ll play in front of his biggest North American audience to date.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday January 14, NEWMAN returns to television with a performance and appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ?Back home, he has just been honored with two prestigious BRIT Award nominations in the top categories of ?Best British Single? and ?Best British Male Solo Artist?.
His first single,?“Love Me Again”, is a bona fide international smash already. It’s accumulated over 74 million YouTube/VEVO views to date, and it’s gotten the Internet buzzing in a big way as well as gaining steam at Top 40 radio. The track swings from bombastic orchestration to shimmering keys and a resounding horn section. Above the theatrical bounce, his striking voice takes flight. The entire record flaunts a similar swagger and soul, emanating genuine charisma and charm.
In the UK, the song stormed to #1 and remained in the Top 10 for a total of six weeks. Gold certification followed there as well as in eight other territories?Australia, Belgium, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Sweden, and New Zealand. Meanwhile, it’s gone platinum in the Czech Republic, Norway, and Switzerland and double-platinum in Australia, Italy, and Norway. The track has now topped the iTunes charts not only in the UK but an impressive nineteen other counties, selling over 1,500,000 copies to date. It seems that everybody is succumbing to the sounds of?NEWMAN.
Even before the success of?“Love Me Again”, he had won?a legion of fans far and wide having co-written and sang Rudimental’s 2012 hit “Feel The Love”. This #1 summer smash has now been certified platinum and moved over 800,000 digital downloads in the UK alone.
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1/11/14 Minneapolis, MN ? Varsity Theater [SOLD OUT] 1/15/14 Los Angeles, CA ? El Rey [SOLD OUT] 1/16/14 San Francisco, CA ? Popscene [SOLD OUT] 1/18/14 Chicago, IL ? Lincoln Hall?[SOLD OUT] 3/27/14 Washington, D.C. ? 9:30 Club
3/28/14 Philadelphia, PA ? Underground Arts
3/29/14 Boston, MA ? Paradise Rock Club
4/2/14 New York, NY ? Webster Hall
4/3/14 Montreal, QC ? Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
4/5/14 Toronto, ON ? Danforth Music Hall
4/7/14 Chicago, IL ? Metro
4/8/14 Minneapolis, MN ? Varsity Theater
4/10/14 Dallas, TX ? Granada Theater
4/14/14 San Francisco, CA ? The Independent
4/16/14 Seattle, WA ? The Crocodile
4/17/14 Vancouver, BC ? Venue
4/18/14 Portland, OR ? Doug Fir Lounge