A Great Big World will be crisscrossing the globe this year when they launch an expansive international run, the appropriately titled "A Great Big World Tour". This marks their return to Europe and sees them hit numerous territories for the first time. The tour also perfectly coincides with the launch of the group's latest single "Already Home". With an elegant piano intro, the song builds into another impressive, inspiring, and infectious chorus from the group. It's another majestic anthem from A Great Big Worldfollowing upon the stratospheric success of "Say Something" with Christina Aguilera which has reached international multi-platinum sales.
About "Already Home", A Great Big World adds, "We wrote this song years ago, but it's kind of spooky how much the lyrics mean to us now that we've been away touring for months. We're realizing that 'home' doesn't need to be a tangible and physical thing. It can be that quiet place that is always there inside of you, or the love that exists between two people, no matter how far apart. So in that sense, we are always 'home."
In support of the song and critically acclaimed debut album, Is There Anybody Out There? [Black Magnetic/Epic Records], the tour starts on May 10th with the iconic Los Angeles radio show Wango Tango, and then sees the New York pop duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino visit at least twelve countries over the course of four months.
Axel and Vaccarino preface the tour saying, "It's pretty unbelievable that we've reached a point where we're able to travel half-way across the Earth, and have fans coming to see us and support us. That's why we write. That's why we perform - to connect. The world is beginning to feel a lot smaller than our name suggests!"
On April 1, A Great Big World's music returns to hit Fox show Glee as the group's uplifting anthem "Rockstar"will be covered by the cast during a pivotal episode. This is the second time Glee has chosen to perform one of the group's songs.
It's been a magical journey thus far for the group. In addition to debuting at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, IsThere Anybody Out There? received widespread critical acclaim upon its release in January. Their breakthrough triple-platinum mega-hit with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something," ignited a fast rise to success back in November 2012. Axel, Vaccarino, and Aguilera gave a stirring performance on NBC's The Voicefollowed by enchanting and electrifying turns at the American Music Awards and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. As their profile grew, the single entranced the entire world, eventually selling over three million digital songs at a rapid rate in the U.S. alone. It went on to occupy the #1 spot on iTunes, Billboard's Digital Songs Chart, Billboard's Digital Track Chart, Spotify, and Shazam in addition to going Top 10 on sales charts in 19 countries. They've also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly and Michael and had a live stream of their sold out New York Highline Ballroom show with VH1.com. VH1 also selected the group as their first 2014 "You Oughta Know" Artist. Finally most recently they were asked to perform as the first-ever musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers and gave a riveting performance at the prestigious Clive Davis annual Pre-Grammy party this year.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
5/10 Los Angeles, CA Wango Tango
5/11 Reno, NV Kitting Factory*
5/13 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom*
5/16 Las Vegas, NV Red Rocks Lounge*
5/21 London, UK Heaven*
5/22 Paris, France Tabendo*
5/23 Zurich, Switzerland Plaza*
5/25 Vienna, Austria WUK*
5/26 Cologne, Germany Luxor*
5/27 Berlin, Germany Postbahnhof*
5/29 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso*
6/15 Northampton, MA Pearl Street*
6/17 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre*
6/20 Richmond, VA National*
6/21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom*
6/22 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
6/24 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
6/26 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre*
6/28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
6/29 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights*
7/05 Birmingham, UK Wireless Festival
7/06 London, UK Wireless Festival
8/01 Sydney, Australia Hi-Fi*
8/02 Brisbane, Australia The Tivoli*
8/03 Melbourne, Australia Russell*
8/5 Auckland, NZ Powerstation*
8/14 Seoul, Korea Super Sonic Festival
8/16 Tokyo, Japan Summersonic Festival
8/17 Osaka, Japan Summersonic Festival