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Atlantic Records

July 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Vance Joy Unveils Brand New Single "Fire and the Flood"; New Release Follows MTV Video Music Award Nomination for Acclaimed "Artist To Watch" Category; New Single Featured on Special Edition Release of Breakthrough Debut Album Dream Your Life Away, Available July 24; Striking New Video Streaming Now at Vance Joy's Official YouTube Channel; Currently on Tour With Taylor Swift for the 1989 World Tour

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2015) -

"Fire and the Flood"
https://youtu.be/zKmWd8DPrEc

Australian singer-songwriter and Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has announced the release of a brand new single, following his recent MTV Video Music Award nomination for the highly anticipated "Artist To Watch" category. The new song titled "Fire and the Flood" is the first taste of fresh material and will be included on a special edition of his breakthrough 2014 debut album, Dream Your Life Away, available for streaming and at all DSPs beginning July 24.

"I had a recurring image in my head of a guy walking in the neighbourhood where his ex-girlfriend lives," Vance Joy says about his inspiration for "Fire and the Flood." "He is haunting the places they used to go together. He has time on his hands and feels kind of useless. He thinks that when they are back together he'll be at peace again."

"Fire and the Flood" made its world debut earlier this week via Australia's triple j. The track's striking companion video -- directed by Hayley Young (AWOLNATION, The Apache Relay) -- can be viewed now at Vance Joy's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/vancejoymusic.

On working with Young, Vance Joy explains, "I am an admirer of Hayley's work and I liked her idea of doing a long take and having me sing directly to camera. I just sang it really loud and with as much conviction as I could muster, in the hope that the point would get across. She'd yell out from behind the camera if she was into what I was doing, which gave me confidence. It was the first time I've really given that kind of performance to a video clip."

The release of "Fire and the Flood" follows Vance Joy's nomination announced earlier this week for the highly anticipated "Artist To Watch" category at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The nomination recognizes Vance Joy's global breakthrough smash "Riptide," which is 2x platinum in America, and is certified gold or platinum in most major markets around the world. The "Riptide" companion video is now nearing 80 million individual views at http://youtu.be/uJ_1HMAGb4k.

Vance Joy -- a.k.a. James Keogh -- is currently supporting Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour. The summer will also see a number of headline shows and North American festival appearances (tour itinerary below). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.vancejoy.com.

Dream Your Life Away made an immediate impact around the world upon its 2014 release, where it debuted top 20 globally. The album is highlighted of course by the global breakthrough smash "Riptide," which has been streamed on Spotify alone over 225 million time globally. "Mess is Mine," the second hit single from Dream Your Life Away, proved another multi-format success. The track reached the top 5 at Alternative outlets nationwide with Spotify streams over 46 million and its companion video drawing nearly 6 million views thus far at https://youtu.be/1C816p-KTNk.

For more, please see http://vancejoy.com, www.facebook.com/Vancejoy, http://twitter.com/vancejoy, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

(TRACK LISTING + TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

Vance Joy

 Dream Your Life Away Special Edition

(Atlantic Records)

Release Date: July 24th

1. Winds Of Change
2. Mess Is Mine
3. Wasted Time
4. Riptide
5. Who I Am
6. From Afar
7. We All Die Trying To Get It Right
8. Georgia
9. Red Eye
10. First Time
11. All I Ever Wanted
12. Best That I Can
13. My Kind Of Man
14. Fire and the Flood *
15. Straight Into Your Arms *

* NEW & EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION

 
 
VANCE JOY
 
ON TOUR 2015
 
* w Taylor Swift's "The 1989 World Tour"
 
JULY        
24   Foxborough, MA   Gillette Stadium *
25   Foxborough, MA   Gillette Stadium *
26   Oro-Medonte, ON   WayHome Music & Arts
         
AUGUST        
1   Vancouver, BC   BC Place Stadium *
4   Edmonton, AB   Rexall Place *
5   Edmonton, AB   Rexall Place *
7   Squamish, BC   Squamish Valley Music Festival
8   Seattle, WA   CenturyLink Field *
9   Regina, SK   Regina Folk Festival
14   Santa Clara, CA   Levi's® Stadium *
15   Santa Clara, CA   Levi's® Stadium *
16   Winnipeg, MB   Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg
17   Glendale, AZ   Gila River Arena *
18   Glendale, AZ   Gila River Arena *
21   Los Angeles, CA   Staples Center *
22   Los Angeles, CA   Staples Center *
24   Los Angeles, CA   Staples Center *
25   Los Angeles, CA   Staples Center *
26   Los Angeles, CA   Staples Center *
29   San Diego, CA   PETCO Park *
         
SEPTEMBER        
4   Salt Lake City, UT   EnergySolutions Arena *
5   Denver, CO   Pepsi Center *
6   Denver, CO   Pepsi Center *
9   Fargo, ND   Fargodome *
11   St. Paul, MN   Xcel Century Center *
12   St. Paul, MN   Xcel Century Center *
13   St. Paul, MN   Xcel Century Center *
16   Indianapolis, IN   Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
17   Columbus, OH   Nationwide Arena *
18   Columbus, OH   Nationwide Arena *
21   Kansas City, MO   Sprint Center *
22   Kansas City, MO   Sprint Center *
23   Madison, WI   Triple M Fall Ball - The Barrymore Theatre
25   Nashville, TN   Bridgestone Arena *
26   Nashville, TN   Bridgestone Arena *
28   St. Louis, MO   Scottrade Center *
29   St. Louis, MO   Scottrade Center*
         
OCTOBER        
2   Toronto, ON   Rogers Centre *
3   Toronto, ON   Rogers Centre *
4   Austin, TX   ACL Music Festival
8   Des Moines, IA   Wells Fargo Arena *
9   Omaha, NE   CenturyLink Center *
10   Omaha, NE   CenturyLink Center *
11   Austin, TX   ACL Music Festival
13   Houston, TX   Minute Maid Park *
14   St. Louis, MO   Scottrade Center *
17   Dallas, TX   AT&T Stadium *
20   Lexington, KY   Rupp Arena *
21   Greensboro, NC   Greensboro Coliseum Complex *
24   Atlanta, GA   Georgia Dome *
27   Miami, FL   American Airlines Arena *
31   Tampa, FL   Raymond James Stadium *
         
NOVEMBER        
28   Sydney, Australia   ANZ Stadium *
         
DECEMBER        
5   Brisbane, Australia   Suncorp Stadium *
7   Hindmarsh, Australia   Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
8   Hindmarsh, Australia   Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
10   Melbourne, Australia   AAMI Park *
11   Melbourne, Australia   AAMI Park *
12   Melbourne, Australia   AAMI Park *

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