I haven’t actually played a show with Anthony Green…yet.
Photo Finish recording artist Anthony Green has announced details of his upcoming debut album, â€œAVALON.â€ The critically acclaimed collection â€“ which features the first single/video, â€œDear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You)â€ â€“ arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on August 5th.
Best known as the lead singer for the Philadelphia-based progressive punk act Circa Survive, Green recorded â€œAVALONâ€ last March during an eight-day period in the sleepy beach town of Avalon, New Jersey. With songs penned over the past decade, the album spans Green’s adolescence and adulthood and shows him at both his most visceral and vulnerable. From the lush, Cure-inspired pop of â€œBabygirlâ€ to the electronically driven ballad â€œSpringtime Out The Van Window,â€ the inventive arrangements, lyrical directness, and distinctive vocal stylings represent the first true glimpse into the inner workings of the gifted Green’s psyche. â€œAVALONâ€ is currently available for pre-order via iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPreorder?id=284222845&s=143441.
â€œDear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You)â€ is currently streaming on Green’s MySpace page, located at www.myspace.com/anthonygreen. On Tuesday, July 29th, the track’s companion video will have its world television premiere on FUSE’s Steven’s Untitled Rock Show before officially entering the network’s rotation. In addition, Green will herald the release of â€œAVALONâ€ with an interview and live performance on NBC’s 10! Show in Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 5th (check local listings).
Green will introduce his new songs to fans nationwide on a major headlining tour, slated to kick off on August 6th at Philadelphia’s Starlight Ballroom (see attached itinerary). The six-week trek is Green’s only planned tour in support of the album and offers a rare chance to see and hear the songs performed live. What’s more, he has slated a pair of intimate, in-store appearances for the week leading up to the album’s release: August 3rd at Boston’s Newbury Comics; and August 4th at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, New York.
In other news, Green will grace the cover of Alternative Press (hitting newsstands August 4). â€œAVALONâ€ is the lead review in the current issue of the magazine, where it received a four-out-of-five starred rave.
For further news and information, please visit www.myspace.com/anthonygreen and www.photofinishrecords.com.
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)
ON TOUR 2008
6 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom
7 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
8 Detroit, MI The Shelter
9 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
10 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
11 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
13 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
14 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon
16 Seattle WA El Corazon (Matinee)
17 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
18 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk
19 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
20 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
22 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
23 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
24 San Diego, CA Soma Side
26 Phoenix, AZ Modified
27 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
28 San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom
29 Austin, TX Stubbs Jr
30 Dallas, TX House of Blues Cambridge Room (Matinee)
31 Houston, TX Warehouse
2 Tampa, FL Orpheum
3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
4 Orlando, FL The Social
5 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
7 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
9 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10 S. Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
11 Boston, MA Harpers Ferry
13 New Haven, CT Toads Place
14 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
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