Pop-rock balladeers Jack's Mannequin
are getting ready to launch a world tour to support their sophomore effort, "The Glass Passenger
The group, fronted by Something Corporate
's Andrew McMahon
, will start later this month with treks through Australia, Germany and the UK. The US leg of the tour - which kicks off March 30 in San Francisco and criss-crosses the country through late May - currently comprises nearly 30 club/theater gigs, and more are expected.
Stops include a two-night stand at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom and festival performances at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival and West Palm Beach, FL's SunFest. Jack's Mannequin
has also booked a late-June performance at Milwaukee Summerfest. US dates are listed below and those oversees can be found at the band's website
Presale tickets for the US jaunt, which features singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson
in the opening slot, will be available beginning Friday (2/6), and the general-public on-sale starts Feb. 14.
"The Glass Passenger
" surfaced in September and reached No. 8 on The Billboard 200. The set follows Jack's Mannequin
's 2005 debut, "Everything In Transit
," which was released just as singer/songwriter/pianist McMahon
was diagnosed with leukemia.
The then-22-year-old was forced to postpone all music-related activities and immediately undergo chemotherapy, which led to a bout with pneumonia that nearly killed him. After going into remission following a stem-cell transplant from his sister, McMahon
was able to make a full recovery.
During an interview late last year, the performer told LiveDaily "The Glass Passenger
" tells the tale of his recovery and subsequent moving on.
"[The lyrics speak] to the subject matter of the record, which is: There is an impermanence to life and we don't always get to be the one steering our own ship,
The record's lead single, "The Resolution,
" made it into the Top 30 at modern-rock and Triple A radio, and the video (directed by "Twilight" author Stephanie Meyer) has remained a Top 20 fixture at MTV's website since September, according to a press release. A new live performance of the song, filmed in New York City, debuted on MTV Hits and MTV.com earlier this week.
also has plans to release an iTunes-exclusive digital EP March 17. The as-yet-untitled set will include five songs recently recorded live in New York City, according to a press release.
Thanks for the report to Livedaily.com