Vance Joy to release debut album in Sept. on Atlantic Records; N. American Tour Dates

By on July 15, 2014
Vance Joy

Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has announced the release of his much anticipated debut album. “DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY” – which includes the breakthrough hit single, “Riptide” – arrives in the U.S. and Canada on September 9th.  The album is available for pre-order starting today.  Visit for pre-order links and details.


Vance Joy will trumpet “DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY” with a range of international live dates, including a major headline tour dubbed the “Dream Your Life Away World Tour 2014.” The trek’s North American leg gets underway October 17th at Dallas’ Trees and then travels through November (see attached itinerary). In addition, the Australian tunesmith will be among the artists appearing at such summer festivals as Chicago’s Lollapalooza (August 2nd), Montreal’s Osheaga Music & Arts Festival (August 3rd), and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (August 9th)  – for complete details and ticket information, please see


Vance Joy will be offering a special fan presale beginning today at noon EDT. Fans who purchase a ticket/album package during the presale will also receive songs instantly. Visit to register for the presale.


“Riptide,” Vance Joy’s debut North American single, is quickly shaping up as a phenomenon. Currently a top 10 favorite at multi format Alternative radio outlets nationwide, the track was declared iTunes’ “Single of the Week” upon its arrival earlier this year while also being ranked among Spotify’s “Top 10 Most Viral Tracks.” What’s more, the “Riptide” companion video is fast approaching 15 million individual views at

For a playlist including “Riptide” and other Vance Joy music, visit


Vance Joy – a.k.a. Melbourne-based singer/songwriter James Keogh – has earned an extraordinary array of accolades in recent months, including being named among Shazam’s “10 Artists Predicted To Break In 2014” and Spotify’s “Spotlight Artists For 2014” rankings. Furthermore, Time declared Vance Joy an “Artist To Watch” while Billboard hailed him as one of the “Top 10 Artists Making Global Noise.” More recently, USA Today ranked him among their “Five Australia Acts You Need To Know Now”.


Vance Joy has already spent much of 2014 traveling North America, including a major North American tour as special guest to Young The Giant and performances at South By Southwest, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and Firefly Music Festival. Other recent highlights include an electrifying radio session on KCRW’s ever-influential Morning Becomes Eclectic, streaming now at


A 4x-platinum certified, top 10 smash in his native Australia, “Riptide” has already proven an international blockbuster for Vance Joy. The track – featured on his 2013 debut EP, “GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DANCING” – is certified platinum in Sweden; gold in Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand; and silver in the UK.  Worldwide, the track is streaming more than 3 million times per week.


Hailed by Entertainment Weekly for “(strumming) like a street-corner busker, but (sneaking) in stadium-size hooks,” Vance Joy cut his teeth in Melbourne’s folk scene, armed with a collection of exquisite, heartfelt songs penned during his post-university travels in India and Southeast Asia.  Bigger shows quickly followed, including a sold out Australian headline tour and treks with such diverse artists as Ben Howard, Of Monsters & Men and Julia Stone, as well as US dates alongside Lissie and Tom Odell.  Critical acclaim has also begun to gather, with Neon Gold declaring “Riptide” to be “one of the best things to happen to us all year.”


Dream Yoru Life Away
  1. Winds of Change
  2. Mess Is Mine
  3. Wasted Time
  4. Riptide
  5. Who Am I
  6. From Afar
  7. We All Die Trying To Get It Right
  8. Georgia
  9. Red Eye
  10. First Time
  11. All I Ever Wanted
  12. Best That I Can
  13. My Kind Of Man






30        Milwaukee, WI           The Rave (WLUM Low Dough Show)

31        Ann Arbor, MI           WQKL Sonic Lunch @ Liberty Plaza



1          Chicago, IL                 House Of Blues *

2          Chicago, IL                 Lollapalooza

3          Montreal, QC              Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

7          Edmonton, AB           Edmonton Folk Music Festival

9          San Francisco, CA      Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

10        Columbus, OH            Lifestyle Communities Pavilion



17        Dallas, TX                   Trees

18        Austin, TX                   Emo’s

19        Houston, TX               Fitzgerald’s Upstairs

21        Nashville, TN             Cannery Ballroom

22        Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center

23        Charleston, SC           The Pour House

25        Washington D.C.        9:30 Club

28        New York, NY            Webster Hall

29        Boston, MA                Paradise Rock Club



1          Toronto, ON               Phoenix Concert Theatre

3          Ottawa, ON                 The Observatory At Algonquin College

4          London, ON                London Music Hall – Rum Runners

10        Minneapolis, MN       Varsity Theatre

11        Winnipeg, MB            West End Cultural Center

14        Calgary, AB                Republik

16        Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom

19        Eugene, OR                 WOW Hall

21        Salt Lake City, UT      Urban Lounge

22        Denver, CO                 Bluebird Theater

24        Phoenix, AZ                Crescent Ballroom

25        San Diego, CA            House Of Blues

28        Los Angeles, CA         The Fonda Theatre


* Lollapalooza After Show w/The Head And The Heart

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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.