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ACCLAIMED ARTIST/PRODUCER RAC ANNOUNCES FALL HEADLINING LIVE TOUR
CHEAP SUNGLASSES REMIXES EP TO BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER-
RAC AND THE KNOCKS REMIXES DEBUT TODAY
DEBUT ALBUM STRANGERS OUT NOW ON CHERRYTREE RECORDS
August 19, 2014 — Santa Monica, CA — Fresh off a killer performances at Electric Forest and Lollapalooza, acclaimed artist/producer RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) announces a full run of headlining live tour dates kicking off October 22nd in Boston, making stops in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and more before wrapping up in San Francisco on November 15th. Featuring live vocals from frequent RAC collaborators Karl Kling, Pink Feathers and Speak and brand new visuals, the tour also features special guests NYC electronic duo The Knocks and Penguin Prison. Tickets go on sale Friday 10/22 HERE. More guests and dates will be announced in the coming weeks. RAC will also release the Cheap Sunglasses Remixes EP in September featuring remixes from artists including, Amtrac, Dave Aude, Le Youth, ShadowLuxx and more.
To commemorate the tour announcement, RAC and The Knocks remixed each other’s latest singles, both debuting today. Check out The Knocks remix of “Cheap Sunglasses” HERE and RAC’s remix of The Knocks hit “Classic” HERE.
RAC recently released the video for his latest single “Cheap Sunglasses” FT. Matthew Koma. The video reteams RAC with director/producer Michael Dwyer who also shot and produced RAC’s video for his first single “Let Go”. Shot in Southern California, “Cheap Sunglasses” is the first RAC video to feature his full touring band and featured vocalist Matthew Koma who along with RAC co-wrote the song which hit the #1 top spot on Hype Machine earlier this summer.
The mastermind behind some of the most memorable remixes of recent years; RAC has given the world new takes on tracks by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana Del Rey, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, and many more. RAC’s remixes have reached #1 on the Hype Machine charts 32 times and his first solo recording, "Hollywood," featuring Penguin Prison hit #1 on all four Hype Machine charts at once while his tracks have over 55 million plays on Soundcloud.
Originally born and raised in Portugal, RAC settled in Portland, Oregon, where he began to forge his unique brand of indie-pop culminating with the release of his debut album Strangers out now on Cherrytree Records. André co-wrote and produced every song on Strangers, which features an impressive array of guests including, Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and 2014 Golden Globe winner for Best Original Score) Tegan & Sara, Penguin Prison, Tokyo Police Club, Cherrytree recording artist Matthew Koma, Katie Herzig, along with Bloc Party’s Kele and electro-pop artist MNDR. For all tour dates please visit http://rac.fm/tour.
RAC HEADLINING LIVE TOUR DATES
The Knocks #
Penguin Prison &
10/22/14 Royale Boston, MA &
10/23/14 Terminal 5 New York, NY #
10/24/14 Life Is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas, NV
10/25/14 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA &
10/26/14 930 Club Washington, DC &
10/30/14 The Danforth Toronto, ON
10/31/14 Alter Bar Pittsburgh, PA #
11/01/14 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL #
11/03/14 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI #
11/05/14 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO #
11/07/14 The Crocodile Seattle, WA #
11/08/14 The Crocodile Seattle, WA #
11/10/14 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC #
11/14/14 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA #
11/15/14 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA #
CHECK OUT WHAT THE PRESS HAS TO SAY ABOUT RAC:
“RAC is a master of sunny summer jams, the kind of warm-synthed, handclap- happy indie dance numbers that make the babes at the pool party through their hands in the air.” -SPIN
“(RAC) will have you grooving…” - Entertainment Weekly
“Noteworthy and highly creative remixes…the floor BOUNCES through the entire RAC set” - Huffington Post
“RAC is EDM-tinged pop ready to break into the Top 40” - Billboard
Founded in 2005 by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Records has had an indelible impact on Pop Alternative (TM) music from launching the 15 million selling debut album by Lady Gaga in 2009 to guiding the flourishing US careers of Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Robyn, Feist and La Roux while, at the same time, driving the worldwide successes of electro-hip hop mavericks LMFAO and Far East Movement. In the process, Cherrytree Records and CherrytreeRecords.com have become vital sources for Pop Alternative (TM) music and culture as well as catalysts for artist collaboration and innovation.
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