PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 03/20/2014
Multi-Platinum Gavin DeGraw and Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Matt Nathanson Bring Their Co-Headlining 2014 North American Summer Tour to Hard Rock Live on Wednesday, July 30
Tickets on Sale Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (March 20, 2014) – Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will bring their co-headlining 2014 North American Summer Tour to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10 a.m. Andrew McMahon supports.
Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs from his acclaimed fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, including the hit single "Best I Ever Had" and his latest smash "Make A Move." The album has garnered rave reviews since its October 15 release from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly amongst many others. DeGraw is also scheduled to open a number of dates this summer for legendary performer Billy Joel.
DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album's first single, "Not Over You," co-written with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. Gavin was recently nominated for his first Grammy for We Both Know, the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film, Safe Haven.
Gavin DeGraw first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: "I Don't Want To Be," "Follow Through," and the title-track, "Chariot." Gavin's self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles "In Love With A Girl," which Billboard dubbed "a rocking homerun," and the gold-certified We Belong Together. In 2009, Gavin released his first live album, Free.
Matt Nathanson has long been a fan favorite with his vivid songwriting, infectious melodies and dynamic live shows. His latest album Last of the Great Pretenders has been hailed as the 'Album of the Week' by USA Today, and it debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 (his highest debut to date) and hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. The album features the song "Heart Starts," the catchy theme to Lifetime's Series Celebrity Bucket List – of which Nathanson was recently featured - as well as the hit single "Kinks Shirt," which continues to climb the Hot AC chart and is also being heard on America's Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, The Billy Bush Show and Rick Dee's Countdown. The video for "Kinks Shirt" which premiered on Rolling Stone.com was directed by actor/comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.
Nathanson has evolved into one of the most applauded songwriters and engaging performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope yielded his breakthrough multi-platinum hit 'Come on Get Higher" as well as the subsequent hits "Car Crash," "Falling Apart" and "All We Are." The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 You Oughta Know artist, as well as appearances on such national television and radio shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Ellen, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray, Live From Daryl's House, and The CMA Awards. He was recently featured on VH1's You Oughta Know Concert Special as well as VH1's That Metal Show.
His songs have been spotlighted in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor, Vampire Diaries, Scrubs, American Pie, 90210 and Celebrity Bucket List. Modern Love, his previous studio album, topped the iTunes Pop Chart and featured the hit singles "Faster" and "Run" – the latter featuring Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Known for live shows with a chic comedic flair, Nathanson has sold-out tours across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
Tickets cost $59, $49 & $39;* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida's greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com, facebook.com/MyHRL and twitter.com/hard_rock_live.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 138 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.