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Atlantic Records

August 11, 2014 17:09 ET

Vance Joy's "Riptide" Is #1 at Alternative Radio; New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2014) - "Riptide," the breakthrough hit single by Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy, is officially the #1 song at alternative radio in the U.S. on both the Mediabase and BDS charts. Additionally, the song is #1 in audience at the format.

"Riptide" is the first single of Vance Joy's debut full-length album, "DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY," out September 9.

The news comes on the heels of two massive festival appearances Joy made, first at Lollapalooza and then Outside Lands this past weekend, where Harper's Bazaar named him one of their "Top 10 Acts to See That Aren't Kanye West."

Joy will return to the U.S. for a headline tour this fall, and announced new dates on the run today, including dates in Detroit, Chicago, and San Francisco, set for this November (see itinerary below.)

Vance Joy is offering a special fan presale beginning today. Fans who purchase a ticket/album package during the presale will also receive songs instantly. Visit to register for the presale.

Furthermore, Vance Joy today released a video that offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at his appearance at Australia's Splendour in the Grass festival. To watch or post the video, visit

Vance Joy -- a.k.a. Melbourne-based singer/songwriter James Keogh -- has earned an extraordinary array of accolades in recent months, including being named among Shazam's "10 Artists Predicted To Break In 2014" and Spotify's "Spotlight Artists For 2014" rankings. Furthermore, Time declared Vance Joy an "Artist To Watch" while Billboard hailed him as one of the "Top 10 Artists Making Global Noise." More recently, USA Today ranked him among their "Five Australia Acts You Need To Know Now".

A 4x-platinum certified, top 10 smash in his native Australia, "Riptide" has already proven an international blockbuster for Vance Joy. The track -- featured on his 2013 debut EP, "GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DANCING" -- is certified platinum in Sweden; gold in Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand; and silver in the UK. Worldwide, the track is streaming more than 3 million times per week.

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly for "(strumming) like a street-corner busker, but (sneaking) in stadium-size hooks," Vance Joy cut his teeth in Melbourne's folk scene, armed with a collection of exquisite, heartfelt songs penned during his post-university travels in India and Southeast Asia. Bigger shows quickly followed, including a sold out Australian headline tour and treks with such diverse artists as Ben Howard, Of Monsters & Men and Julia Stone, as well as US dates alongside Lissie and Tom Odell. Critical acclaim has also begun to gather, with Neon Gold declaring "Riptide" to be "one of the best things to happen to us all year."

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* denotes newly announced date.
17   Dallas, TX   Trees
18   Austin, TX   Emo's
19   Houston, TX   Fitzgerald's Upstairs
21   Nashville, TN   Cannery Ballroom
22   Atlanta, GA   Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
23   Charleston, SC   The Pour House
25   Washington D.C.   9:30 Club
28   New York, NY   Webster Hall
29   Boston, MA   Paradise Rock Club
30   Montreal, QC   Corona Theatre*
1   Toronto, ON   Phoenix Concert Theatre
3   Ottawa, ON   The Observatory At Algonquin College
4   London, ON   London Music Hall - Rum Runners
6   Columbus, OH   The A&R Music Bar*
7   Detroit, MI   St. Andrews Hall*
8   Chicago, IL   Lincoln Hall*
10   Minneapolis, MN   Varsity Theatre
11   Winnipeg, MB   West End Cultural Center
14   Calgary, AB   Republik
16   Vancouver, BC   Commodore Ballroom
19   Eugene, OR   WOW Hall
21   Salt Lake City, UT   Urban Lounge
22   Denver, CO   Bluebird Theater (SOLD OUT)
24   Phoenix, AZ   Crescent Ballroom
25   San Diego, CA   House Of Blues
28   Los Angeles, CA   The Fonda Theatre
29   San Francisco, CA   Slim's*

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