Passenger Chosen As VH1 "You Oughta Know" Artist; Late Night TV Debut Set For July 12 On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Watch The Video For "Let Her Go" Here: http://bit.ly/Op4Qxw
Following the international success of single “Let Her Go,” Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has been chosen by VH1 as their August “You Oughta Know” Artist, a franchise that has helped break countless artists like Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Gotye and more. The news comes just days prior to the launch of his North American headline tour in Vancouver on Wednesday, July 10. Passenger will then head down to Los Angeles where he’ll make his late night television debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno this Friday, July 12.
Having already reached #1 in 14 countries, gone Platinum in the UK and sold over 2 million copies worldwide, “Let Her Go” is now making waves at North American radio. In the U.S., Hot AC adds are coming in weekly, including 104.3 MYFM (LA), Fresh 102.7 (NYC), Mix 104.1 (Boston), Alice@97.3 (San Francisco), Mix 96.5 (Houston) and various SiriusXM stations (The Pulse and 20 On 20). In Canada, the song has been added to AC & Hot AC stations 104.9 CHUMFM and 99.9 Virgin (Toronto), 92.5 The Beat (Montreal), 102.7 The Peak (Vancouver) and the ROUGE FM network throughout Quebec. The music video for “Let Her Go” has reached over 60 million YouTube views, and the song is now seeing North American combined digital sales of nearly 14,000 tracks a week.
More than half of Passenger’s summer tour dates have already sold out, including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Orlando and all three Canadian shows. The Boston date on August 20 sold-out so quickly that he was forced to upgrade to the Paradise Rock Club.
For those in North America and the rest of the world who aren’t able to attend one of the tour dates, EVNTLIVE will be live streaming his set on July 19 from the sold-out El Rey in Los Angeles for free. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/16Ku58V.
Passenger North American Tour Dates (** denotes sold-out show):
Wed, July 10 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre**
Sat, July 13 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile **
Sun, July 14 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
Wed, July 17 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's**
Fri, July 19 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey**
Sun, July 21 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues**
Fri, July 26 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge**
Tues, July 30 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre**
Fri, Aug 2 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Tues, Aug 6 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall**
Thur, Aug 8 Columbus, OH @The Basement**
Tues, Aug 13 Toronto, ON @ Pheonix Concert Theatre**
Sat, Aug 17 Montreal, QC @ Sala**
Tues, Aug 20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Fri, Aug 23 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre**
Sun, Aug 25 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
Tues, Aug 27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Thur, Aug 29 Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite Theatre
Wed, Sept 4 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Thur, Sept 5 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn**
Sat, Sept 7 Orlando, FL @ The Social **
About VH1’s “You Oughta Know”:
Launched in 2004, VH1's "You Oughta Know" franchise introduces promising new artists on the rise to VH1's base of music lovers. Many VH1 “You Oughta Know" artists have gone on to win numerous industry awards and accolades, including "Best New Artist" Grammy Awards and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Foster The People, The Civil Wars, Gotye and many more.