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American Authors

(Mar. 5, 2014 – New York, NY) Brooklyn-based American Authors, touring consistently across the U.S. and Canada through late summer, kick off the release of OH, WHAT A LIFE, their debut album on Island Records (containing the #1 Hot AC hit single “Best Day Of My Life”), with back-to-back TV appearances on ABC’s Live with Kelly & Michael’s Oscar Special (March 3rd) and TBS’s Conan(March 4th).

American Authors were recently selected for the highly influential VEVO LIFT emerging artists program, after being chosen as VH1’s official “You Oughta Know” selection for February.  They keep up the momentum with a return appearance on Live with Kelly & Michael (March 10th), followed NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers (March 12th).  Then it’s off to American Authors’ “SXSW Takeover” in Austin, Texas, for multiple performances (See dates below).

Believer,” named iTunes “Single Of the Week,” builds on the phenomenal success of “Best Day Of My Life,” American Authors’ first official single.  The song covered at least five charts, including Hot AC (#1!!), AC (Top 15), AAA (Top 15), Top 40 (Top 20), and Alternative (Top 20).

As confirmed by Billboard “Best Day Of My Life” was “bolstered by prominent placements in a Lowe’s TV ad, a trailer for the film Delivery Manthe Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, a Major League Baseball Fan Cave commercial, and the opening sequence of this year’s ESPN World Series Of Poker coverage.”  Added to that were performances of “Best Day Of My Life” on Live with Kelly and Michael (duringChristmas week), NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, VH1 Morning Buzz Live, and Thanksgiving week on CBS’s The Late Late Showwith Craig Ferguson, plus an appearance on the CW’s The Carrie Diaries.

The four members of American Authors – Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) – hail from the four corners of the country, but came together at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2006.  They soon dropped out, moved into a small apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and started a band.

American Authors bring their own influences and experiences to the table, creating pop-flavored alt rock sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics, and conta­gious optimism.  “We’re the authors of our lives,” said Barnett, “creating music from what we’ve lived, from what we hope for, from what we feel.  Every day is different and like every­one, our emotions change according to our personal highs and lows and by the challenges or triumphs that affect all of us.  We’re not afraid to be goofy one day and serious the next.  We just want to be true to ourselves and share our stories for as long as people are willing to listen.”


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ABOUT VEVO LIFT:   “Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, with over 5 billion monthly views globally, recently selected American Authors to become part of its emerging artists program, LIFT. Fans can visit Vevo’s apps, and syndication partner web sites for the opportunity to get to know American Authors through exclusive interviews, performance videos and behind-the-scenes footage.”




         Date        City                            Venue                                    

March        7         Saint George, UT        Dixie State University

8          Tucson, AZ                 My 92.9 Music in the Canyon Fest

13        Austin, TX                  Universal Music Group Experience ‘14

13        Austin, TX                  mtvU Woodies Festival

13        Austin, TX                  IFC Fairgrounds

13        Austin, TX                  Live from LN Labs/Mophie

14        Austin, TX                  The Morning After at Haus of Hipstamatic

14        Austin, TX                  Stubb’s

19        London, UK                Hoxton Bar and Kitchen

23        Dallas, TX                   Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon

24        New Orleans, LA        The Parish @ House of Blues

25        Atlanta, GA                The Loft

26        Birmingham, AL         The BottleTree

28        Columbia, SC              Jillian’s

29        Norfolk, VA               The NorVa

30        Carrboro, NC             Cat’s Cradle

31        Charlotte, NC             Visulite Theatre


April        2          Nashville, TN              Exit/In

3          Cincinnati, OH            20th Century Theatre

4          Cleveland, OH            Grog Shop

5          Keuka Park, N Y         Keuka College

7          Louisville, KY            Headliners Music Hall

8          Milwaukee, WI           Turner Hall

26        Alfred, NY                  Alfred University


May           3          Tampa, FL                   Big Guava Music Festival

4          Plano, TX                    Suburbia Fest

Opening for One Republic and The Script:

May           28        Morrison, CO               Red Rocks Amphitheater

29        Morrison, CO               Red Rocks Amphitheater

31        Albuquerque, NM       Isleta Amphitheatre


June             1          Phoenix, AZ                Ak-Chin Pavilion

2          Chula Vista, CA         Sleep Train Amphitheater

3          Irvine, CA                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

5          Los Angeles, CA        Hollywood Bowl

6          Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheater

7          Concord, CA               Concord Pavilion

8          Wheatland, CA           Sleep Train Amphitheater

10        Portland, OR                Sleep Country Amphitheater

12        Seattle, WA                Comcast Arena

13        Boise, ID                     Taco Bell Arena

14        Salt Lake City, UT      Usana Amphitheatre

17        Minneapolis, MN        Target Center

18        Chicago, IL                 Ravinia Festival

19        Chicago, IL                 Ravinia Festival

20        Dover, DE                   Firefly Music Festival

21        Detroit, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre

22        Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheater

24        Boston, MA                Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

25        Boston, MA                Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

27        Bristow, VA               Jiffy Lube Live

28        Camden, NJ                Susquehanna Bank Center

29        Wantaugh, NY            Nikon at Jones Beach

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