JAKE BUGG’s SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ARRIVES TODAY ON ISLAND RECORDS – WITH LETTERMAN LATE SHOW APPEARANCE SET FOR APRIL 10th
(April 9, 2013 – New York, NY) Today, after months of critical acclaim, JAKE BUGG releases his self-titled U.S. debut on Island Records. Rolling Stone has rewarded the 19-year old British singer-songwriter with an ultra-rare 4 star album review and declared the album “a small revelation” with “vivid story telling. . . for a teenager’s debut, JAKE BUGG shows an artist who is crazy fully formed, stepping into a journey that should be worth following.” Album available at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iJakeBugg.
Jake has an onslaught of upcoming TV performances, including CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman April 10th, The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 15th, and April 22 on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. And come next month, Jake will be MTV’s “Artist To Watch.” Millions more have heard Jake’s music on the new television spot for Gatorade, which features his track “Lightning Bolt,” named after the opening song on his album. Check it out here
In advance of the JAKE BUGG album release, he returned to the U.S. in February for sold-out shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom; and in Los Angeles at the prestigious Troubadour, the week before his 19th birthday. The L.A. trip also marked Jake’s American television debut, on TBS’s Conan, performing “Two Fingers,” his U.S. and Top 30 UK single. “Two Fingers” is one of the highlights of JAKE BUGG, first released October 2012 in the UK.
Jake, who counts Noel Gallagher, Stone Roses, Artic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Chris Martin, and Snow Patrol amongst his ardent fans, played his first major North American tour last October-November 2012. The tour encompassed 14 cities in the U.S. and Canada with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol.
Following his recent 21-city UK tour, Jake returned to the U.S. for a gig at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) Music Conference in March. Jake is also confirmed for this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, performing Fridays on April 12 and 19th.
JAKE BUGG TOUR DATES:
14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
15 – Philadelphia, PA, @ World Café Live – Downstairs
17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
21 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
26 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Venue
28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore