On April 15, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, announced a world tour in support of his fifth studio album, Whispers. So far, the North America, Europe, UK and Ireland tour dates have been announced. Passenger is working on releasing additional dates in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Passenger is stopping in Austin on August 30, and will be playing at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 25, at 9 am. In Passenger’s announcement, he stated, “Can’t wait to take this new album out on the road and see all of your lovely faces again.”
Passenger is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. His new album, Whispers, is expected to be released in June of this year. The album will be the follow up to All The Little Lights (2012), which featured the international hit single and 3x Platinum “Let Her Go.” The video has over 258 million views on YouTube. All The Little Lights debuted on Billboard Heatseekers’ chart upon its release. It remained there for 45 weeks, taking the No. 1 spot multiple times. It then hit top 100 on Billboard 200, peaking at No. 26. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Let Her Go” peaked at No. 5. Passenger has been on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Live! With Kelly and Michael, and the Today Show.
Commenting on his new album, Passenger states, ”This is easily the most ‘up’ album I’ve ever made, it’s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some sombre moments about loneliness and death but hey, it wouldn’t be a Passenger album without those.” The first single off of the album, “Hearts on Fire,” debuted on April 14.
Passenger at Stubb’s
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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