"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 (see photo above) 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.


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

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