ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS NEW ALBUM, UPSIDE DOWN FLOWERS, OUT NOVEMBER 16TH

UPSIDE DOWN FLOWERS (NOV 16) Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

UPSIDE DOWN FLOWERS U.S. TOUR ANNOUNCED

 WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR “TEENAGE ROCKSTARS” FEATURING NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE FROM MCMAHON’S PERSONAL COLLECTION

When Andrew McMahon went “into the wilderness” he started a transformative journey that was both introspective and imaginative. That journey comes full circle with the release of his third full length album Upside Down Flowers available worldwide on November 16th, 2018 via Fantasy Records and available for pre-order now. The band will also kick off the Upside Down Flowers 2019 U.S. Tour on January 23rd, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The 30+ city tour also includes stops in Austin, Nashville, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Diego. Tickets go on sale October 5th. Full list of tour dates below. For more information visit www.andrewmcmahon.com

Upside Down Flowers’ 11 songs are slice-of-life vignettes animated by McMahon’s vivid lyrics and dynamic melodies. From Upside Down Flowers’ album cover—an iconic ‘60s-’70s SoCal pool scene with twist (inspired by jet-set photographer Slim Aarons), the songs and concept are at once fully realized while retaining a vivid sense of both the natural and unnatural. “I have so much emotion wrapped up in this album,” states McMahon, “Upside Down Flowers is a version of real and surreal Southern California that surrounds me physically and emotionally.”  

Upside Down Flowers first single “Ohio,” which reached Top 40 at Alternative radio and the poignant, autobiographical track “Teenage Rockstars” are available for immediate download when pre-ordering the album, HERE.  The official music video for “Teenage Rockstars” features personal footage from McMahon’s time performing and touring with Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin and AMITW. Watch “Teenage Rockstars” HERE.

Upside Down Flowers was produced by Butch Walker (Pink, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco) who also plays drums, bass and guitar on the album.  In addition, the album features guest keyboardist Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck), and strings arranged by Emmy-winning, Tony & Grammy nominated composer Rob Mathes and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.  

“It was just this breath of fresh air to go ‘Here’s a bunch of songs I wrote on my piano,” stated McMahon. Here’s this great producer. And the two of us are gonna play everything and sing everything.’ We would get into the weeds on the songs, yet the process was this really fast, kind of beautiful thing.”

“The thing I tell people often is that when you write great songs, you can record them in any style or production aesthetic and it will still be a great song,” said Walker. “This is Andrew with his songwriting craft. I’m glad to call him a friend and proud of the music we made together.”

Upside Down Flowers is the follow up to 2017’s Zombies on Broadway which featured Top 5 alternative singles “Fire Escape” and “So Close” and the subsequent Zombies in America Tour, their sold-out headlining jaunt across the U.S.  Earlier this year, AMITW thrilled fans and critics alike with the intimate setting of the Pen and Piano tour.  McMahon recently returned from a string of dates in the U.K., Japan and Australia.

Photo Credit: Brendan Walter

Photo Credit: Brendan Walter

Upside Down Flowers U.S. 2019 Tour
January 23rd – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
January 25th – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 26th – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
January 27th – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 29th – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 30th – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
February 7th – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues  
February 8th – Jacksonville, FL @ Maverick’s At the Landing
February 9th – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
February 10th – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
February 15th – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
February 16th – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
February 17th – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
February 19th – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
February 21st – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
February 22nd – Mashantucket, CT @ Fox Theatre- Foxwoods Casino
February 23rd – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
February 24th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
February 26th – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 28th – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
March 1st – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
March 2nd – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
March 3rd – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
March 5th – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
March 7th – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
March 9th – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
March 10th – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
March 12th – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
March 14th – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 15th – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 16th – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
March 19th – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 21st – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
March 22nd – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum
March 23rd – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
March 24th – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

About Andrew McMahon
Raised on the East Coast and in the Midwest, McMahon began writing songs at age nine, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriter/pianists such as Elton John and Billy Joel. While still in high school, McMahon co-founded an early incarnation of pop-punk band Something Corporate, whose 2002 major-label debut hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Heat Seekers Chart. In 2004, he formed Jack’s Mannequin and then-on the cusp of releasing the band’s 2005 debut-was diagnosed with leukemia at age 22. Eventually fully recovering, McMahon went on to release two more studio albums with Jack’s Mannequin, in addition to composing songs for the NBC series Smash (an endeavor that earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 2013) and established The Dear Jack Foundation one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer.  In 2014, he released Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness which featured the gold certified single “Cecilia and the Satellite”. His television appearances include Today Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live.  McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 10 years Kelly and their daughter Cecilia, for whom the hit song was penned.  http://www.dearjackfoundation.org/

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