Eric Schackne to Embark on National Tour with Former Kid Theodore Member Ryan Darton
Coming off the highly-anticipated release of his well-received Hammers & Strings EP on March 27th, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Eric Schackne is ready to share his music and performing chops during the month-long I Am A Moth national tour with Ryan Darton, former member of the popular indie rock band Kid Theodore. Performing all his songs acoustic style, the charismatic pop-rock artist will continue to win over music fanatics with his up-beat, interactive shows and comedic personality.
Multi-instrumentalist Eric Schackne is more ambitious than your usual run-of-the-mill artist. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL the pop-rocker endured a series of band changes in the early stages of his career and went on to single-handedly write, produce, record, and mix every song on Hammers & Strings EP; an uplifting, piano-driven ode to his life story.
Skilled on the piano, electric and acoustic guitar, Eric took all the different genres he was exposed to, to create a six-song lovechild of punk and pop. On the EP's song "Loud and Clear," he sings about his journey to Los Angeles and sums up the EP's positive message. The song boasts bouncy instrumentation featuring speedy drums and pulsating piano chords highlighting Eric's strong vocal dynamics.
Sharing the stage with Eric will be singer-songwriter Ryan Darton, formerly of Kid Theodore, whose wide fan base included the likes of actress Mischa Barton and Randell Kirsch from The Beach Boys. The group performed at the 2009 South By Southwest music festival and was named the Independent Music World Series Champions in 2008 by Billboard Magazine and TAXI. "Ryan and I get along so well. I'm beyond excited to hit the road with him," Eric said. Eric will hit the stage with Ryan as part of his band and as the opening solo act.
Copies of Hammers & Strings EP and posters will be available for purchase at the shows. For more information on Eric Schackne and the upcoming tour, visit www.EricRockMusic.com.
A full list of tour dates and cities can be seen below:
8/4 - Sacramento, CA - Shine
8/5 - Eugene, OR - Cornucopia Maize Lounge
8/7 - Portland, OR - Ash Street Saloon
8/8 - Seattle, WA - The High Dive
8/9 - Shoreline, WA - Darrell's Tavern
8/10 - Spokane, WA - Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
8/11 - Rexburg, ID - Sammy's
8/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Urban Lounge
8/15 - Provo, UT - Velour
8/16 - St. George, UT - Jazzy Java
8/17 - Tucson, AZ - Plush