Emblem3 Launches New Album 'Waking Up'; Announce World Tour
Emblem3 announced today the launch of their latest record, "Waking Up," which is available exclusively through the band's new mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The band will be supporting their album with a world tour that begins in Japan on April 2, followed by a 20-date North American tour launching May 12 in Minneapolis.
The members of Emblem3, brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, and long-time friend Drew Chadwick, are excited to bring new music to the loyal fans that supported them on U.S. X Factor and put their debut album, "Nothing to Lose," in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
"The connection that with we have with our fans is truly special because our journey would have been very different without having them in our corner, and we wanted to bring this album to them directly as a thank you," said Wesley. "I just want to make music that makes people feel, and these new songs reflect that."
Emblem3 is releasing their entire album exclusively through their mobile app for free before it is available anywhere else. The app is built on an advanced mobile platform, powered by EscapeX, that will enable Emblem3 fans to listen to the new songs, talk with the band and other fans, and download photographs, wallpapers and other exclusive Emblem3 content.
"We make music to empower others and create a sustainable system of inspiration," said Drew. "Having our own app that enables fans to hear our music and communicate with us directly will be a powerful force for the band and each of us as individuals."
"At EscapeX, we're honored to work with Emblem3 as they embark on this next chapter in their careers," said Sephi Shapira, CEO of EscapeX. "Traditional channels in the music industry aren't built to engage fans and build communities, which we learned was very important to the band. Launching their new music exclusively through the app for free shows just how much Emblem3 cares for their fans."
The Emblem3 mobile app (#E3App) is available for free download through Google Play and the App Store here. In addition to the launch of their app and album, Emblem3 is announcing a world tour that will cover Japan, Southeast Asia, the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for the North American dates go on sale to the public through Ticketmaster and Live Nation starting Friday, February 19.
"We can't wait to be out there live performing for our fans around the world," said Keaton. "There is just a sort of magic when the three of us are together and I hope to continue that for the rest of my life."
Emblem3 2016 "Waking Up Tour" Dates
|April 2 - Tokyo, Japan - Messe Arena|
|April 3 - Kobe, Japan - Kobe World Hall|
|May 7 - Quezon City, Philippines - Kia Theatre|
|May 8 - Cebu City, Philippines - Waterfront Venue|
|May 12 - Minneapolis - Varsity Theater|
|May 13 - Detroit - St. Andrews|
|May 14 - Louisville - Mercury Ballroom|
|May 18 - St. Louis - The Pageant|
|May 19 - Chicago - House of Blues|
|May 21 - Indianapolis - Deluxe @ Old National Centre|
|May 24 - Montreal - Virgin Mobile Corona Theater|
|May 25 - Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theater|
|May 27 - Boston - House of Blues|
|May 28 - New York City - Irving Plaza|
|May 31 - Silver Spring - The Fillmore|
|June 2 - Atlanta - CenterStage|
|June 3 - Orlando - House of Blues|
|June 4 - Fort Lauderdale - Revolution Live|
|June 7 - Dallas - House of Blues|
|June 9 - Denver - Summit Music Hall|
|June 11 - Seattle - Neptune Theater|
|June 14 - San Francisco - The Fillmore|
|June 16 - Tempe - The Marquee Theater|
|June 18 - Los Angeles - The Fonda Theater|