The record deal with Atlantic encompasses all territories globally with the exception of Australia and New Zealand.
Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music. They have a rich history that includes such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane and Led Zeppelin. Vance Joy joins an impressive array of new talent on the label’s roster, including Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monae and Charli XCX.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Vance Joy to the Atlantic Records family. From the moment Craig Kallman and I heard the first demos, we knew this was something truly special. It’s not very often you find an artist whose every song moves you in some way” – Stefan Max, A&R Atlantic Records
Vance Joy’s debut EP “God Loves You When You’re Dancing” will be released internationally by Atlantic over the coming months. Released locally in March, the EP continues to cast its spell over the Australian public, with the current single “Riptide” being championed by triple J, community radio and local ABCs nationwide. The track was catapulted to #1 on Hype Machine’s ‘Most Popular Tracks’ chart shortly after being uploaded to Soundcloud, sending Australian and international music lovers and bloggers into a spin. It has now amassed in excess of 200,000 plays.
The signing to Atlantic follows a plethora of similarly good tidings for Vance Joy. The artist has just finished a sold out EP tour of Australia’s east coast, with buzzed-about shows at The Vanguard in Sydney, Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane and a phenomenal four performances at the Northcote Social Club. This dream run matches The Rubens’ record for the most shows on one tour at the Melbourne venue.
In addition, Vance Joy has just confirmed a host of US tour dates throughout May and June. He has also been announced on this year’s “Splendour In The Grass” line-up. In July, he has the huge honour of supporting Bernard Fanning on his “Departures Tour”, Fanning’s first solo outing in seven years. The two-month long tour will see Vance Joy traverse the country, performing in many cities and towns for the very first time.
VANCE JOY TOUR DATES
US TOUR SUPPORTING LISSIE
Tuesday May 21 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Wednesday May 22 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Thursday May 23 Hotel Café, Los Angeles (Vance Joy headline show)
Tuesday May 28 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday May 29 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco,CA
Friday May 31 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Monday June 3 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Tuesday June 4 Rockwood Musichall, New York, NY (Vance Joy headline show)
Wednesday June 5 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
Friday June 7 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday June 8 U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
AUSTRALIAN TOUR SUPPORTING BERNARD FANNING
Sunday July 14 Nambour Civic Centre, Nambour, QLD
Tuesday July 16 Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday July 18 Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday July 19 The Arts Theatre: The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday July 27 Splendour In the Grass, North Byron Parklands, NSW
Thursday August 1 Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Friday August 2 Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday August 4 Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Friday August 9 Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday August 10 Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC
Tuesday August 13 Wrest Point, Hobart, TAS
Thursday August 15 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday August 17 Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns, QLD
Sunday August 18 The Venue, Townsville, QLD
Tuesday August 20 Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD
Wednesday August 21 Entertainment Convention Centre, Plenary Halls, Mackay, QLD
Sunday August 25 Astor Theatre, Perth WA
“GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DANCING” EP OUT NOW