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Matt Pond Announces Winter Tour Dates With Jukebox The Ghost

Last Updated 11/29/2012 12:40:27 PM


By: Troy Michael
  Matt Pond Announces Winter Tour Dates With Jukebox The Ghost Matt Pond just announced a winter tour in support of his forthcoming album The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand out February 5 on BMG. Matt Pond will tour across North America supporting Jukebox The Ghost. The tour will make stops in all major cities including New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and more. Tickets for the shows go on sale November 30. Additionally, Matt Pond will be playing a series of acoustic shows next month in Florida. More info is available on the Matt Pond website. 

Download "Love To Get Used" via Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/mattpondpa/mattpond-02v1-lovetogetused/s-bvYaI 

Rolling Stone recently premiered the first single from The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand "Love To Get Used," as a Daily Download. "The song specifically references the explorer side of my family," says Pond. "An endless loop of pride and regret, battling through a history of late nights." Read more and download the track at Rolling Stone.com or via SoundCloud.

Matt Pond has already accomplished what few rarely do. A career musician with a die-hard following that continues to grow with each album, and a resume that includes the title song for a motion picture soundtrack, a long running Starbucks holiday commercial (featuring "Snow Day," airing now) with a hook that's always stuck in our heads, selling over 100,000 albums to date; his success is matched only by his prolific outpouring of talent. But Matt takes those things with a grain of salt, in Lives he shows us what's really important.

With the new album, Matt Pond is stepping forward with striking honesty and humbling optimism and delivers his strongest work to date. And with this transformative record comes some distinct changes - removing the 'PA' that has accompanied his name for nearly a decade, his first official 'solo' release, and partnering with new label and longtime publishing partner, BMG.

Lives is an upbeat antidote to the pessimistic shift in the collective consciousness. It's an ode to the bittersweet reality that we are human, we are finite, and we are flawed. Matt gets to the core of his own humanity, and we can't help but listen intently to see what he finds. The album's first single "Love to Get Used," is a notably playful departure from what we've seen before."Let's hang on to abandon and hope we lose control" Pond insists in the uptempo indie-pop track, "to be out in the open baby and let go of the ropes." While "Hole in My Heart" strips down the frivolities and formalities that water down most songs about heartbreak, leaving us with a chillingly accurate, almost childlike description of the pain it causes. When times are tough though, art flourishes, and The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hands is a demonstration in how Pond is transcended by his art. "Someday I'll stop breathing," he says, "but I'll never stop singing." 

Matt Pond Tour Dates
12.07 - St. Augustine, FL @ Anchor Botique ^
12.08 - Naples, FL @ Fleischmann Park ^ 
12.09 - Orlando, FL @ Lil Indies ^
02.06 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
02.07 - Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern *
02.08 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
02.09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
02.10 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe *
02.12 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theatre *
02.13 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's *
02.14 - Columbus, OH@ Wexner Center *
02.15 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird *
02.17 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
02.18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [Purgatory] *
02.19 - Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar *
02.20 - Orlando, FL @ The Social *
02.22 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston [Bronze Peacock] *
02.23 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Jr. *
02.24 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
02.26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
02.28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
03.03 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
03.04 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic *
03.05 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
03.08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
03.09 - Chicago, IL @ Metro *
03.10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
03.11 - Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe Tavern #
03.13 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt #
03.14 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
03.15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
03.16 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club #

^ Matt Pond Acoustic Show 
* = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & Lighthouse and the Whaler
# = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & The Spring Standards
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