After spending much of the last year putting the finishing touches on her ‘In Your Arms’ music video (made with more than a quarter-million Jelly Belly Jelly Beans) and touring in Europe, Asia and Australia, Kina Grannis returns home for a North American tour. The Los Angeles-based singer songwriter’s ‘In Your Arms’ World Tour has already sold out a dozen rooms in Europe before venturing into two legs of mostly sold out dates in Southeast Asia and Australia. The tour’s US leg begins at San Diego’s Porter’s Pub on April 9th and wraps around the continent, making stops at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club and New York City’s Irving Plaza before ending with shows at San Francisco’s Fillmore and Los Angeles’ John Anson Ford Amphitheater.
Confirmed headlining dates:
Apr.9th Porter’s Pub San Diego, CA
Apr. 10th Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ
Apr. 13th The Parish Austin, TX
Apr. 14th Fitzgerald’s Upstairs Houston, TX
Apr. 15th The Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
Apr. 17th Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Apr. 18th Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Apr. 20th Sound Stage Baltimore, MD
Apr. 21st Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 24th 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Apr. 25th Irving Plaza New York, NY
Apr. 27th Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Apr. 28th Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
Apr. 29th Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
May 1st Park West Chicago, IL
May 2nd Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
May 3rd Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
May 4th Univ. of Wisconsin – Union South Madison, WI
May 5th Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
May 7th Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
May 11th Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
May 12th The Rio Theatre Vancouver, BC
May 13th Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
May 17th The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
May 18th John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles, CA
May 20th Next Door Honolulu, HI
Kina Grannis Discusses Super Bowl Ad, Being Major Label-less
January 18, 2012 – Kina Grannis spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her decision to give up a major label deal with Interscope and go at it alone.
“Major labels still have a role, but people can just do it without them now,” Grannis explained.
As for becoming an overnight star after winning a Doritos Super Bowl contest and having her music played during the most watched television event in 2008, Grannis said, “Getting your music video played during the Super Bowl is pretty amazing. But the biggest thing going into that, was let me use this as an opportunity to put everything I have into sharing my music during the two months of the contest. That’s when I started my YouTube [page].”
Watch the interview and a performance of ‘In Your Arms’ below the cut.