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September 09, 2015 12:00 ET

Vance Joy Announces North American 2016 Tour

Currently on Taylor Swift's "1989 World Tour" Through December; New Single 'fire and the flood' Most Added at Triple A and Alternative Radio Outlets; "Today" Performance Confirmed for October 15

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy today announced his return to North America in 2016 with the 'fire and the flood' tour. The first headline run for Vance Joy since his 2015 global main support slot for Taylor Swift will start in Vancouver on January 13, 2016, first touching down in the U.S. on January 20 in Minneapolis, and wrapping in Boston on April 1. The tour will see Vance Joy perform a full headline set in clubs, theatres, and arenas across the continent, including some of North America's most iconic venues, including Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and New York City's Beacon Theatre.

The tour celebrates Vance Joy's powerful new single, 'fire and the flood,' featured on the recently released special edition of his breakthrough 2014 debut album, dream your life away. In the U.S., the single was the #1 most added song at triple A and alternative radio formats, with early adds at KROQ and Sirius XM's Alt Nation among others. Vance Joy will perform the song live on NBC's "Today" on October 15. The companion video to 'fire and the flood' is quickly approaching 1 million views on YouTube and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/zKmWd8DPrEc.

In his native Australia, 'fire and the flood' was the #1 most added song at radio upon its release. This week it is the #1 most played and has already been certified gold. The song has claimed a #6 spot on the Australian ARIA charts, matching his breakthrough hit "Riptide."

Today's tour announcement arrives with a new behind-the-scenes video set to 'fire and the flood' that gives fans a peak into Vance Joy's life on the road. The video can be viewed now at Vance Joy's official YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/Zzd9mo8HCq0.

Along for the ride are various hand-selected guests. January 13 - February 11 Calgary's Reuben & the Dark will join the tour. Reuben and the Dark is a collection of instrumentalists and vocalists who make chilling emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy. Fearless songstress Elle King will join the tour February 17-March 12. King's debut album, "LOVE STUFF," marks the arrival of the young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist as a pop force to be reckoned with. Seeing out the tour will be Portland's Blind Pilot, whose sophomore album, "WE ARE THE TIDE," followed the band's grassroots break-out 2008 debut, "3 Rounds and a Sound." The band is busy recording a new album, due out in 2016. Opening all shows from February 17 to April 1 is British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson, the first signing by Ed Sheeran to the global superstar's newly launched record label. Lawson's self-titled album arrives on October 9.

Vance Joy - the 'fire and the flood' tour
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JANUARY   
13   Vancouver BC   Orpheum   GA On Sale 9/18
14   Kelowna BC   Kelowna Community Theatre   GA On Sale 9/18
16   Edmonton AB   Northern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium   GA On Sale 9/18
17   Calgary AB   Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium   GA On Sale 9/18
19   Winnipeg MB   Burton Cummings Theatre   GA On Sale 9/18
20   Minneapolis   Northrop Auditorium   GA On sale 9/25
22   Chicago IL   Riviera Theatre   GA On Sale 9/18
25   Windsor ON   Caesars Windsor "the Colosseum"   GA On Sale 9/18
26   Toronto ON   Massey Hall   GA On Sale 9/18
29   Montreal QC   Metropolis   GA On Sale 9/18
FEBRUARY   
2   Sherbrooke QC   Theatre Granada   GA On Sale 9/18
3   Quebec City   Grand Theatre de Quebec - Salle Louis-Frechette   GA On Sale 9/18
4   Rimouski QC   Salle Desjardins Telus   GA On Sale 9/18
6   Moncton, NB   The Centre at Casino New Brunswick   GA On Sale 9/18
7   Halifax, NS   Rebecca Cohn Auditorium   GA On Sale 9/18
8   Halifax, NS   Rebecca Cohn Auditorium   GA On Sale 9/18
10   Portland ME   State Theatre   GA On sale 9/25
11   Wallingford CT   The Dome   GA On sale 9/25
17   Kansas City MO   Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland   GA On sale 10/2
19   Denver CO   1stBank Center   GA On sale 9/25
20   Salt Lake City UT   The Complex   GA On sale 10/2
23   Portland OR   Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall   GA On Sale 9/18
24   Seattle WA   Paramount Ballroom   GA On Sale 9/18
26   Oakland CA   Fox Theatre   GA On Sale 9/18
29   San Diego CA   Balboa Theatre   GA On sale 10/2
MARCH   
1   Phoenix AZ   The Marquee   GA On sale 10/2
3   Los Angeles CA   The Shrine Expo Hall   GA On Sale 9/18
5   Las Vegas   Brooklyn Bowl   GA On sale 10/2
11   Dallas TX   Verizon Theatre at Grand Praire   GA On Sale 9/18
12   Houston TX   Revention Music Center   GA On sale 9/25
15   Orlando FL   House of Blues   GA On sale 9/25
16   Miami FL   Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre   GA On sale 9/25
18   Nashville TN   The Ryman Auditorium   GA On sale 10/2
19   Atlanta GA   Tabernacle   GA On sale 9/25
21   Columbus OH   LC Pavilion   GA On sale 9/25
23   Pittsburgh PA   Stage AE   GA On sale 9/25
25   Washington DC   9:30 Club   GA On Sale 9/18
28   Philadelphia PA   Electric Factory   GA On Sale 9/18
29   New York NY   Beacon Theatre   GA On Sale 9/18
APRIL   
1   Boston MA   House Of Blues   GA On sale 10/2
             

VANCE JOY KEY STATS

DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY

  • Peaked at #1 ARIA Australia Albums Chart - certified PLATINUM
  • Peaked at #2 in Canada - Certified GOLD
  • Peaked at #17 in the US - 225,000 album sales
  • Peaked at #20 in the UK

FIRE AND THE FLOOD

  • #1 Most Added at AAA and Alternative Radio week of service (USA)
  • Top 10 ARIA Singles Chart, Certified GOLD
  • #2 iTunes Chart Australia
  • #1 Most Added to Radio week of release (Australia)
  • Top 10 Hot 100 Airplay Chart (Australia)

RIPTIDE

  • 2x Platinum in the US (over 2 million sales)
  • Winnner of Grand Prize for International Songwriting Competition with perfect scores 2015
  • 5x PLATINUM in Australia
  • #6 ARIA Singles Chart
  • Holds the record for longest run in the Top 100 of the ARIA Singles Chart
    (ahead of Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' and The Black Eyed Peas 'Shut Up')
  • Nominated for an MTV VMA (Artist To Watch) 2015
  • #1 triple J's Hottest 100 2014
  • APRA Song of the Year 2014
  • Highest selling Australian single of 2013
  • #2 most played Australian song at radio 2013
  • 1x Platinum in UK
  • 4x Platinum Canada, Sweden
  • 3x Platinum Netherlands
  • 2x Platinum Norway, Poland
  • 1x Platinum Germany, Italy, Ireland
  • Gold in Finland, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Greece
  • Over 85 million views on Youtube and 265 million streams on Spotify

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