Matisyahu premieres new video; Tour to launch in July

Written by Press Release / Photos by coutesy of Thiry Tigers/RED

June 22, 2012

 

Matisyahu has premiered the music video of his new single, “Sunshine” from his fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, out on July 17th- WATCH BELOW

 

For this video, Matisyahu returned to the beautiful deserts of Israel where he recorded the album. Directed by Gil Green (John Legend, Usher, Timbaland), the cinematography is breathtaking and inspiring, making you feel as if you are a part of the Israeli landscape and culture. The video illustrates one of the key messages of the album which is seeking the spark; finding the self which you left behind and reconnecting with your inner child. The vivid footage seamlessly captures the essence of “Sunshine’s” uplifting lyrics and sweeping melody, proving it to be the perfect summer song and video. For an inside perspective on the making of the video, See BELOW or visit Matisyahu’s Facebook and Twitter.

 

Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for transcending boundaries- from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of the Grammy nominated Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. Then, in 2010, he returned to the venerable Austin venue that introduced him for Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II, demonstrating that all of his travels had only strengthened his connection to his musical bedrock. Selling over 2 million albums worldwide, it was a whirlwind half-decade journey, one that earned Matisyahu a place in pop culture at large.

Now based with his family in Los Angeles, Matisyahu blasts off yet again with Spark Seeker, a bold new studio album that finds the one-of-a-kind vocalist and songwriter exploring uncharted territory with help from an expansive cast of collaborators from around the globe.  The album mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic electro beats, rapping with singing, and songs of the spirit with songs of the body.

Spark Seeker, produced by Kool Kojak (Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, Ke$ha) is set for release on his own label, Fallen Sparks Records via Thirty Tigers/RED. He recorded the 13-track album in Los Angeles, New York and Israel. You can purchase, “Sunshine” on iTunes and Amazon.  The album has a depth to it as well as a lightness, which alludes to the most essential theme of the record–that everything in life, especially music, exists in mixtures and blends.  “Things are not as black and white as we would like to think.  Not everything can be oversimplified,” says Matisyahu.  As one of America’s most successful touring artists, Matisyahu has also announced the first leg of an extensive Summer tour supporting the new release with co-headliners Dirty Heads.

 

 

Tour Dates:

**Denotes date w/Dirty Heads

 

7/3 – Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds

7/5 -Quincy, CA -High Sierra Music Festival **

7/8 – Vienna, VA – The Wolftrap **

7/9 – Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live **

7/10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues **

7/11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom **

7/12 – Stamford, CT – Alive at Five

7/14 – Philadelphia, PA – XFINITY Live!

7/15 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair and Event Center

7/18 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Hearbreak Hotel **

7/19 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights **

7/21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat Atlantic City House of Blues **

7/22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage **

7/23 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount Theatre **

7/25 – Portland, ME – State Theatre **

7/26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom **

7/28 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest

7/29 – Randall’s Island, NY – Catalpa Festival

7/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead **

8/4 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room **

8/5 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium **

8/7 – Chicago, IL – The Congress Theatre **

8/8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave **

8/9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave **

8/12 – Des Moines, IA – Simon Estes Amphitheatre **

8/14 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavilion *Supporting Sublime

8/15 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion *Supporting Sublime

8/16 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless *Supporting Sublime

8/18 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre Outdoors **

8/19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore **

8/20 – Norfolk, VA – Norva Theatre **

8/21 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion **

8/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 **

8/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Park **

8/25 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues **

8/27 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen **

9/5 -Tulsa, OK -Cain’s Ballroom **

9/6 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Casino at Stir Cove **

9/9 – Aspen, CO – The Belly Up **

9/11 – Albuquerque, NM – The Sunshine Theatre **

9/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee **

9/15 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel Pool Stage **

9/22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom **

9/26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory **

9/27 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Montbleu **

9/29- Mountain View, CA- Shoreline Amphitheatre

 

Matisyahu: “Sunshine”

 

Matisyahu: Making of the video