Matisyahu to hit up college towns for fall tour, makes silver screen debut this month

Written by Press Release / Photos by Susan J. Weiand & Bob Adamek

August 21, 2012

Grammy nominated artist Matisyahu has announced that he will be embarking on a headlining nationwide college tour this fall during the months of October and November.  As one of America’s most successful touring artists, Matisyahu has spent the summer months co-headlining with the Dirty Heads and making stops in over 50 cities to support his fourth studio album Spark Seeker, which was released to rave reviews.  ”I’m looking forward to taking the show directly to college kids this fall” says Matisyahu.  ”I’ve played a lot of these markets in past summers.  To be able to return when school is in session and kids are on campus is something I’ve wanted to do for a while.”  Spark Seeker debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, No.1 on the Reggae Chart, No.3 on the Independent Album Chart and No. 7 on the Digital Album Chart.  Also garnering well-deserved acclaim is album track, “Live Like a Warrior” which sat at No.1 on the Reggae Single Chart and “Sunshine” at No. 2 during Spark Seeker’s release week.

On Spark Seeker, produced by Kool Kojak (Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, Ke$ha) and released on his own label, Fallen Sparks Records via Thirty Tigers/RED on July 17th, Matisyahu has expanded his sound and made his most accessible album to date.  The album mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic electro beats, rapping with singing, and songs of the spirit with songs of the body. 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.  Matisyahu explains that “Things are not as black and white as we would like to think.  Not everything can be oversimplified,” which is a message the new album conveys with both energy and thoughtfulness.
Matisyahu makes his film debut later this month, starring alongside Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Sam Raimi’s Lionsgate horror film, The Possession, in theaters on August 31st. Matisyahu plays the role of Tzadok, a Jewish exorcist attempting to save the fate of a young girl possessed by an evil spirit trapped in a dibbuk.

 

Watch Matisyahu in the trailer for The Possession here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxo3Wib31uE.

 

Watch:

 

“Sunshine” music video- HERE
“Sunshine” 2012 Summer Tour highlight video -  HERE
“Live Like A Warrior” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!- Press HERE
Matisyahu Performs LIVE for YouTube Presents- Press HERE

 


 


Remaining Summer Tour Dates:

 


**Denotes date w/Dirty Heads
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 **
8/26- Birmingham, AL   – Samford University**
8/27 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen **
8/29- Jacksonville, FL- Florida Theatre**
8/30- Orlando, FL- House of Blues**
9/1- Tampa, FL- Vinoy Park**
9/4- Austin, TX- Austin Music Hall**
9/5 -Tulsa, OK -Cain’s Ballroom **
9/6 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Casino at Stir Cove **
9/8- Denver, CO- Fillmore Auditorium**
9/9 – Aspen, CO – The Belly Up **
9/10- Salt Lake City, UT- The Rail**
9/11 – Albuquerque, NM – The Sunshine Theatre **
9/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee **
9/13- Flagstaff, AZ- Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park
9/15 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel Pool Stage **
9/18- Hollywood, CA- Palladium**
9/19- San Diego, CA- Humphrey’s**
9/20- Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim**
9/22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom **
9/23- Seattle, WA- The Moore Theatre**
9/24- Vancouver, CA- Vogue Theatre**
9/26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory **
9/27 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Montbleu **
9/29- Mountain View, CA- Shoreline Amphitheatre

 

 

Newly Announced Fall College Tour Dates

 

10/10     Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

10/11     Telluride, CO – Sheridan Operah House               

10/13     Missoula, MT- The Wilma Theatre

10/14     Calgary, AB- Private Show

10/15     Boulder, CO- Boulder Theatre

10/16     Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

10/17     Santa Cruz, CA- The Catalyst

10/18     Ventura, CA – The Ventura Theatre

10/21     Little Rock, AR- Rev Room

10/22     Baton Rouge, LA- The Varsity Theatre

10/23     Gainesville, FL- The Florida Theatre

10/24     Greenville, SC- Handlebar

10/25     Athens, GA- Georgia Theatre

10/27     Jupiter, FL- Seabreeze Amphitheatre                 

10/28     Charleston, SC- The Music Farm

10/29     Greensboro, NC- Greene Street

10/30     Wilmington, NC- Brooklyn Arts Center

10/31     Charlottesville, VA- Charlottesville Pavilion *

11/1       Rochester, NY- University of Rochester

11/3       Sayerville, NJ- Starland Ballroom

11/4       New Haven, CT- Toad’s Place

11/5       Burlington, VT- Higher Ground

11/6       Ithaca, NY- State Theatre

11/7       Columbus, OH- Newport Music Hall

11/8       Ann Arbor, MI- Pease Aud.          

11/10     Lansing, MI- The Loft

11/11     Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird

11/12     Lincolnshire, IL- Viper Alley

11/13     Madison, WI- Capitol Theatre

11/14     St. Louis, MO- The Pageant

11/15     Columbia, MO – Blue Note         

11/17     Springfield, MO – The Gillioz Theater

11/18     Kansas City, MO- Uptown Theatre

11/19     Dallas, TX- House of Blues

11/20     Houston, TX- House of Blues

11/21     San Antonio, TX- Backstage Live

 

* = Supporting SOJA