Maroon 5's debut album, "Songs About Jane," was first released by indie Octone in June 2002. According to the New York Post's music critic Dan Aquilante, "After a year of honing their chops, Maroon 5 is on the brink of major success." Indeed. In the past year the album has scanned almost 200,000 copies, held the #1 position for three weeks in a row on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and is currently #87 on the Top 200. The band has played over 200 live dates cultivating a loyal fan following and toured with John Mayer and Jason Mraz, among others, as well as appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "The Orlando Jones Show" and "Pepsi Smash." They have seen their first single, "Harder To Breathe," build at radio from strong spins at Modern Rock and AAA to over 24 adds its first week at Top 40, including an add at New York's Z100 radio. The video is currently airing on VH1's "Inside Track" and was just added to MTV's "Buzzworthy."
Released July 22, acclaimed newcomer Gavin DeGraw's Chariot introduces the world to a vital singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist whose abundant talent and charisma are already well known to New York club-goers. The 11-song collection, which debuted at #8 on Billboard's Heatseeker's chart, is a remarkably accomplished and compelling first effort, offering the same combination of raw emotion and eloquent songcraft that originally drew fans to the 26-year-old's live shows for the past few years. In a remarkably short time, DeGraw's effortlessly intimate, emotionally intense live performances have made him the toast of Manhattan's downtown music scene, building public anticipation for the release of his first studio album.
Catch Maroon 5 and Gavin DeGraw on the road:
9/24 Modesto, CA Fat Cat Music House 9/25 San Diego, CA Cane's 9/26 Chicao, CA CSU Chico 9/27 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues 9/28 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues 9/30 Tempe, AZ Nita's Hideaway 10/1 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater 10/2 Greely, CO Univ. of North Colorado 10/4 Dallas, TX Gypsy 10/5 Austin, TX Stubb's 10/6 Houston, TX Engine Room 10/7 New Orleans, LA House of Blues 10/9 Little Rock, AR Juanitas's 10/10 Memphis, TN New Daisy 10/11 Nashville, TN Exit In 10/12 Birmingham, AL Workplay 10/13 Birmingham, AL Workplay 10/15 Atlanta, GA Roxy 10/16 Tampa, FL Twilight 10/17 Orlando, FL House of Blues 10/19 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues 10/20 Charleston, SC Music Farm 10/21 Knoxville, N Blue Cat's 10/23 Lexington, KY Univ of Kentucky 10/24 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 10/25 Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University 10/26 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights 10/28 Orono, ME The Maine Center for the Arts 10/29 New York, NY Roseland 10/30 Boston, MA Paradise 10/31 Philadelphia, PA TLA 11/1 Pittsburgh, PA Laga 11/2 Toronto, ONT Opera House 11/3 Cleveland, OH Odeon 11/4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's 11/6 Chicago, IL House of Blues 11/7 Indianapolis, IN Knights of Columbus 11/8 Milwaukee, WI Rave 11/9 Minneapolis, MN University of St. Thomas 11/10 Omaha, NE Music Box 11/12 St. Louis, MO Gargoyle 11/13 Kansas City, MO Beaumont 11/14 Tulsa, OK Curly's 11/16 Colorado Springs, CO 32 Bleu 11/17 Denver, CO Fillmore 11/18 Salt Lake City, UT DV8 11/20 Seattle, WA Showbox 11/21 Vancouver, BC Richard's 11/22 Portland, OR Roseland 11/24 San Francisco, CA Filmore 11/25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues 11/26 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues