ANDY GRAMMER Releases New Album ‘Magazines or Novels’ Today; Fall Tour Dates With O.A.R. Announced

10864heAcclaimed platinum-selling singer, songwriter, musicianANDY GRAMMERreleases his highly anticipated sophomore albumMAGAZINES OR NOVELStoday (8/5)viaS-Curve Records. Available now everywhere includingiTunes, the albummarks theLos Angeles-based artistsfollow-up to his2011 self-titled debut albumwhich featured themassive hits Keep Your Head Up, Fine By MeandMiss Me.Look forGRAMMERto make his debut onNBCs Todayshow tomorrow (August 6) performing the hit singleBack Home.In addition,ANDYhas a week full of in-store acoustic performances and meet & greets set to occur inLong Island, NY,Washington, DC,Boston, MAandMeriden, CT.

The first album for me was more of an introduction,ANDYshares. And this album is a bit more how good friends would talk, sharing more and being a little bit more honest with myself and my fans.

The fast-risingBack Homeis now in theTop 20on theBillboard/BDS airplay chart. Thejoyously anthemic trackcan be heard on Hot AC stations nationwide includingSiriusXM The Pulse,KBIG in Los Angeles,WMBX in Boston,WALK in Long Island,WIAD in Washington, DC,WQAL in Cleveland,KFMB in San Diego,WOMX in Orlando, WMGV in Greenville, NCamong others. Meanwhile, the official music video forBack Home–which has loggedover 300,000 viewssince its debut onBillboard.comin June–has been added into rotation atVH1and will make its mark on theTop 20 Countdownthis weekend airing with an interview with host Jim Shearer. Watch the colorful clip that featuresANDYperforming to a crowd ofover 9,000 peoplehere:http://youtu.be/REHfRCYvie8.

In other exciting news, yesterday it was announced thatANDYwill be supportingO.A.Rthis fall for a run of east coast tour dates startingThursday, November 6inChattanooga, TNatTrack 29and wrapping with two shows at theHammerstein BallroominNew York City November 28 and 29. This comes afterGRAMMERheads toAustraliaandNew ZealandSeptember 19-24 to perform withAmerican Authors. More dates to be announced; ticket info can be found atwww.andygrammer.com/tour.

MAGAZINES OR NOVELSencompasses 11 new songs all written or co-written byGRAMMER, reinforcing his place among the male pop artist elite through honest reflections of theimpressive ridehes been on during the past couple of years.The Huffington PostravedMAGAZINES OR NOVELSis a smashing sophomore album. Writer Judah Joseph goes on to say, Magazines or Novelsdisplays a level of consistent creativity and continued talent from Andy Grammer. The challenge of a sophomore album that lives-up to the hype of a debut album is overwhelming, yet Grammer’s second full-length release both meets and surpasses the standard he set back in 2011.Magazines or Novelshas positive and critical undertones, paired alongside pensive and carefree ones. An emotionally complex collection of songs, this album will definitely please existing fans and entice new listeners to keep doing just that: listening (8/1/14).Music Connections Jonathan Widran said, Singer/songwriter Andy Grammer follows his successful 2011 debut with a batch ofplayfully rolling, foot-stompingly infectious anthems, including Back Home, where he celebrates his roots with abooming production and high energy backing vocals (August 2014). Describing the album assonically-adventurous,Tom Lanham from theSan Francisco Examineradds it runs the gamut from playful faux-reggae (Holding Out) through the spoken-word-ish Masterpiece, a Victrola-scratchy Forever, the vocoder-metallic Pushing and Honey, Im Good, a pop-sculpted hillbilly hoedown (7/13/14).

WatchANDYtalk aboutMAGAZINES OR NOVELSand his journey through the songwriting process here:http://youtu.be/ZJQV2LQ01gM.

Tracklisting forMAGAZINES OR NOVELS:

  1. Honey, Im Good
  2. Back Home
  3. Forever
  4. Holding Out
  5. Remind You
  6. Masterpiece
  7. Sinner
  8. Pushing
  9. Red Eye
  10. Blame It On the Stars
  11. Kiss You Slow

Note: all songs produced by Jon Levine except Honey, Im Good (produced by Brian West, Nolan Sipe & Steve Greenberg), Back Home (produced by Jon Levine & Ryan Met), Holding Out (produced by Jon Bellion), Sinner (produced by Espionage and co-producer Ayb Asmar) and Kiss You Slow (produced by Adam Smith & Andy Grammer)

Catch ANDY GRAMMER in the following cities:

Date City Venue
Album Events:
Tue 8/5 Lake Grove, NY In-Store Event-FYE at Smith Haven Mall (7pm)
Thu 8/7 Washington, DC Hard Rock Caf *Album Release Party (7pm)
Fri 8/8 Boston, MA Hard Rock Caf *Album Release Party (8pm)
Sat 8/9 Peabody, MA Northshore Mall (12pm)
Sat 8/9 Meriden, CT In-Store Event-FYE at Meriden Mall (5pm)
Sun 8/24 Boston, MA Picnic in the Park (Fenway Park)
O.A.R.Tour:
Thu 11/6 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Fri 11/7 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Sat 11/8 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Sun 11/9 Birmingham, AL Iron City Music Hall
Tue 11/11 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thu 11/13 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann PAC
Fri 11/14 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat 11/15 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Ampthitheatre
Sun 11/16 Tampa, FL Jannus Landing
Mon 11/17 Columbia, SC Music Farm
Thu 11/20 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Fri 11/21 Syracuse, NY F Shed
Sat 11/22 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Atlantic City
Sun 11/23 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
Tue 11/25 Portland, ME State Theatre
Fri 11/28 New York, NY Hammerstein
Sat 11/29 New York, NY Hammerstein

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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