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"Summer Is Over" Video Premieres On VEVO

McLaughlin Headline Tour Dates Announced;
New Album Promising Promises To Be Released On May 22nd

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NEWS SOURCE: Razor & Tie Press
April 3, 2012

(New York, NY) - Singer songwriter Jon McLaughlin's first single, "Summer Is Over," featuring Sara Bareilles is the iTunes video of the week, available HERE or The video directed by Robby Starbuck (Yellowcard, Smashing Pumpkins, Breathe Carolina) also premiered this week on VEVO. The song is the first single off of his forthcoming new studio album Promising Promises (Razor & Tie), which is set for release on May 22nd 2012.

McLaughlin has also announced headline tour dates kicking off on May 16th in Dallas, TX wrapping in late June in Boston, MA (tour dates below). Tickets on-sale Friday April 6th here:

In 2011, McLaughlin released a self-financed/self-produced independent album, Forever If Ever. The forthcoming album Promising Promises is a completely updated version, Jon explains, "What we did was we took three songs off Forever If Ever and added three new ones that I was really excited about getting out there. Then we added the one and only Sara Bareilles to "Summer Is Over" and we did some tweaks on some of the instrumental parts on that song as well. We then remixed and re-mastered the entire record. We have all new photos and artwork for the packaging of the album. And in the end, we have Promising Promises- the new and improved record. The album will be released on my new label Razor & Tie which I'm really excited about."

Promising Promises embodies McLaughlin's irresistible songwriting style and charismatic live performances. The album features songs all written and produced by Jon McLaughlin and was partially recorded in 2011 with additional material currently completed in Jon's home state of Indiana with his core band. At the heart of Promising Promises remains Jon's sweetly melancholy songs. McLaughlin was able to let his stories and characters live through painfully honest and telling lyrics. With Jon's lead single he returns to a more traditional view of heartbreak with the wistful "Summer is Over," written for a friend in the throes of a crushing break-up.

The mid-western born and raised Jon McLaughlin has released two albums 2007's Indiana and 2008's OK Now with Island Records. His hit singles "Beautiful Disaster" and "Beating My Heart" propelled the singer songwriter up the charts and to date he has sold more than 1 million digital tracks and 170,000 albums. In 2008 McLaughlin appeared as himself in the film Enchanted starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey singing the song "So Close." The song was nominated for an Academy Award and Jon performed it at the Oscars in front of 32 million US viewers. The 29 year old McLaughlin plays both piano and guitar and has performed on such television shows as The Today Show, The Tonight Show and The CBS Early Show and been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition. USA Today has raved about his "indelibly catchy" music and Billboard has declared his songs have "instantaneous hit potential, and proper promotion could propel the artist to superstar status." His music has been featured in film and television shows such as Disney's Bridge To Terabithia, Universal Pictures' Georgia Rule, CBS's Ghost Whisperer, CBS's Flashpoint, an ABC Primetime promo spot, NBC's Scrubs, and NBC's The Event. McLaughlin has toured with Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, One Republic, Paolo Nutini, Duffy and many more.

Jon McLaughlin Tour Dates:
May 16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues - Cambridge Room
May 17 - Houston, TX - House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
May 18 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
May 20 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
May 22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Compound Grill
May 23 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
May 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
May 26 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
May 27 - San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord
May 29 - Portland, OR - Mission Theatre
May 30 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
June 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
June 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
June 6 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
June 7 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
June 9 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theatre
June 12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
June 13 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Ballroom
June 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
June 16 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Jewish Mother
June 18 - Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
June 19 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern
June 21 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theater
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
June 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall


For more info on Jon McLaughlin visit the JFH Artists Database.


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