The “Acoustic Evening With Matisyahu” tour will give fans an even more intimate look at the artist who’s already known for his pre-show gatherings and social networking. During a 2009 interview with Pollstar, Matisyahu talked about his passion for Twitter and how it enabled him to communicate directly to his fan base, especially while on tour.
“I would say something like, ‘I have a day off. I’m in El Paso, Texas, at the Holiday Inn. Come see whassup?’” Matisyahu told Pollstar.
“I didn’t realize there were like five Holiday Inns in El Paso. But there were around 10 or 15 kids driving around to every Holiday Inn. They found me. I had my barbecue set up. We hung out. I gave them tickets to the next night. They came to the show and one of them brought me this beautiful picture of a sunset in El Paso. I shouted out at them at the show.”
Coinciding with the tour is the release of Spark Seeker: The Acoustic EP, set to drop Jan. 15 via digital retailers with Amazon offering a five-track package and iTunes delivering a seven-track download. In addition to the EP, Matisyahu will be releasing acoustic bonus tracks via his website.
The video embedded below features an acoustic rendering of “Crossroads” from Spark Seeker.
Here’s the routing:
Jan. 19 – Miami, Fla., Knight Concert Hall
Jan. 29 – San Marcos, Texas, Texas Music Theater
Jan. 30 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
Jan. 31 – Santa Fe, N.M., Lensic Performing Arts Center
Feb. 4 – Louisville, Ky., The Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts
Feb. 5 – Bloomington, Ill., Bloomington Ctr. For The Perf. Arts
Feb. 6 – Skokie, Ill., North Shore Ctr. For The Perf. Arts
Feb. 7 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft Theatre
Feb. 10 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Music Hall
Feb. 13 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Feb. 14 – Asbury Park, N.J., Paramount Theatre
Feb. 17 – Hartford, Conn., Bushnell Center Belding Theater
Feb. 18 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
Feb. 19 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
Feb. 20 – Wilmington, Del., Grand Opera House
Feb. 21 – Asheville, Orange Peel
Feb. 23 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Theatre
Feb. 24 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Kravis Center
Matisyahu has dates other than the upcoming 2013 acoustic tour. Currently on the road with shows in Missouri and Texas leading up to Thanksgiving, the artist will embark on his annual “Festival Of Light” tour in December.
A pre-sale for “Acoustic Evening With Matisyahu” is going on now and the general onsale launches Nov. 16. Matisyahu is donating one dollar from every ticket sold to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Visit MatisyahuWorld.com for more information.