MUSIC NEWS: James Durbin (@durbinrock) Announces 2014 Tour and more.

James Durbin has announced the initial dates for his upcoming 2014 acoustic US tour beginning January 3, 2014 at The Viper Room in Los Angeles.  The six week trek will end on February15 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.  Kelley James Kelleyjames.com will be direct support on all shows.  All confirmed dates listed below.

 

After a flurry of tweets poured through to twitter from fans wanting to tweet to unveil the album cover, James Durbin recently revealed the album cover artwork and full track listing for his sophomore CD release titled, CELEBRATE.  Wind-up Records will release CELEBRATE on April 8, 2014.

 

Full Track Listing For CELEBRATE

1.     Children Under the Sun

2.     Parachute

3.     You Can't Believe

4.     Issues

5.     Fool For You

6.     Louder Than a Loaded Gun

7.     Live Right Now

8.     You're Not Alone

9.     Forget It

10.Celebrate

11.Real Love

 

As previously announced,  James, who co-wrote 10 of the albums 11 tracks is busy putting the finishing touches on the 2014 release with producer Scott Stevens. The first single from CELEBRATE is "Parachute" and is available for purchase via iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/parachute-single/id738550728?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

The lyric video for "Parachute," an homage to 80's retro arcade games, made its premiere on Yahoo! Music and can be viewed on James' VEVO channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjgJCbV5rNE

 

In addition, a robust album pre-order campaign for CELEBRATE includes the following four offers: 1. Autographed album.  2. Autographed album & exclusive Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Charity shirt - $5 from each sale is donated to the TSA.  3. Autographed album & exclusive "CELEBRATE" bracelet.  4. Autographed album & exclusive hoodie & limited edition autographed canvas photo print.  All orders will automatically grant fans access to exclusive VIP opportunities with James (buyers will receive a special code allowing them early purchase for VIP opps and concert tickets).  All orders include an instant download of "Parachute" at http://shop.durbinrock.com/

 

"Parachute" is the first new music from James since his last two singles "Love Me Bad" and "Stand Up" were released in 2011.  "Love Me Bad" cracked the Top 30 at Hot AC/Top 40 radio while the anthemic NFL rock single "Stand Up" landed in the Top 20.  "Stand Up" was an official NFL anthem used on jumbotrons nationwide during the NFL's 2011-12 seasons. Both tracks were featured on his debut release Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Rock Album chart and #36 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart.   MOAB has sold over 120,000 copies to date and was named one of Billboard's Best Rock Albums of 2012.

 

"Parachute" showcases new territory for James leaning more on sing-a-long choruses with crisp pop-rock hooks while still letting his powerful and energetic voice shine.  "Parachute was the 10th song I wrote for the new album and as soon as we finished in the studio I knew it had to be the first single.  I can't wait for everyone to hear it" said James.  "Parachute" is available on iTunes now and will impact Hot AC & Top 40 radio in January 2014.  

 


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