Christina Perri And Colbie Caillat Co-Headlining Tour Dates

Christina Perri smiling
Atlantic Records’ Christina Perri has announced plans for a major summer tour. ‘The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour’ sees the singer songwriter co-headlining alongside Colbie Caillat, with dates getting underway July 10th at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena and then traveling through late August. See the tour dates below. Support throughout comes from Rachel Platten. For complete details and ticket information, visit christinaperri.com.

Perri will follow ‘The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour’ by joining up with Atlantic labelmate Ed Sheeran’s upcoming North American headline tour. The dates – promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) – kick off September 3rd at Houston, Texas’ BBVA Compass Stadium and then continue through September 23rd.

Christina Perri has spent much of the past year on the road celebrating the release of her acclaimed second album ‘Head or Heart’. In addition to high profile TV appearances, festival performances, and treks with OneRepublic and Demi Lovato, Perri recently returned from her biggest worldwide headline tour to date, with sold out shows in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour Dates:

July 10 – Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
July 11 – Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for Performing Arts*
July 12 – Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
July 14 – New York, NY at JBL Live at Pier 97
July 16 – Patchogue, NY at Shorefront Park
July 18 – Windsor, ON at The Colosseum @Caesars
July 19 – Grand Rapids, MI at Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre
July 21 – Salina, KS at Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts
July 22 – Sioux City, IA at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 24 – New Buffalo, MI at Four Winds Casino Resort
July 25 – Wabash, IN at Honeywell Center
July 26 – Sylvania, OH at Centennial Terrace
July 29 – Lewiston, NY at Artpark Amphitheatre

August 1 – Binghamton, NY at Spiedlefest & Balloon Rally Fest
August 5 – Cary, NC at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
August 14 – New Orleans, LA at Bold Sphere Music at Champion Square
August 15 – San Antonio, TX at Majestic Theatre
August 16 – Austin, TX at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
August 18 – Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre
August 20 – Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre
August 23 – Rohnert Park, CA at Sonoma State University
August 25 – Saratoga, CA at The Mountain Winery
August 26 – Livermore, CA at Wente Vineyards
August 28 – Sandy, UT at Sandy City Amphitheatre
August 30 – Vancouver, BC at Fair at PNE*

*Rachel Platten will not be support on these dates

Colbie Caillat ‘Hold On’ Video

Colbie Caillat 'Hold On' music video

Colbie Caillat is out with the music video to her new single ‘Hold On’, a Ryan Tedder produced track that serves as the lead single from her forthcoming fifth studio album. “It lets people know that there aren’t any boundaries,” Caillat said of ‘Hold On’. “It’s always good to grow as an artist.” Watch the Harper Smith and Cameron Duddy directed video via YouTube below.

Colbie Caillat Discusses Gavin DeGraw Tour, “American Idol” Rejection

Colbie Caillat at a photo shoot

Colbie Caillat called The Big J Show on KRSQ Hot 101.9 in Laurel, Montana to talk about her concert at MontanaFair with Gavin DeGraw, if she gets recognized often in public, how she was rejected by ‘American Idol’, what she does for fun when she’s not doing music, and more.

On being recognized in public, Colbie said, “It’s different. If I’m playing a show there, I’m bound to be recognized because they just saw me in that setting, but if I’m just at a random fair, like I wasn’t performing or anything, I’d maybe get recognized a few times but definitely not as much as when I just played a show.”

On touring with Gavin, she said, “We knew each other before and we’re actually writing a song together at my house back in southern California. We were having such a good time we said we should plan a tour together this summer. We didn’t know it would actually end up working out, but our managers made it happen and it’s been so great. His band and crew and my band and crew and everyone gets along so well. We feel like we’re at summer camp and we’re gonna start performing our song together. We actually just finished writing it a couple of days ago.”

On being rejected by ‘American Idol’ before finding success, Colbie said, “I was not upset at all because I was nervous, I was shy and I didn’t want to audition, so I did not do a good audition, I’ll just be very honest. I wasn’t like, ‘Oh my god, they’re so stupid, they passed me up.’ It wasn’t like that at all. It wasn’t the right time for me and I needed a lot of growing and a little bit more experience before I was going to be taken serious, I think. A year later, my friend had put my songs up on MySpace, and I got a following and a fan base from that and that’s what got me a record deal within a year and a half.”

Listen to the interview via YouTube below.

Colbie Caillat ‘Christmas In The Sand’ Album Out October 23rd

Colbie Caillat 'Christmas In The Sand' album cover. The CD, produced by Colbie's father Ken Caillat, is out October 23rd on Republic Records

Colbie Caillat will release her first album of holiday music entitled ‘Christmas In The Sand’ on October 23rd via Republic Records. The album features four original Christmas songs, including the title track, which the Malibu singer songwriter penned along with Jason Reeves and Kara DioGuardi. In addition, Caillat recorded her take on holiday classics such as ‘Merry Christmas Baby’, featuring Brad Paisley on vocals and guitar, and ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, featuring vocals from Gavin DeGraw. Colbie’s father Ken Caillat produced the album.

“I have so many warm and sunny memories of Christmas, literally and figuratively,” Colbie said. “Christmas means family, tradition, and the spirit of giving and sharing, but when you grow up in California, it can also mean sunshine and a beach day! I wanted to share all these wonderful feelings with my fans. It’s an album I’ve always wanted to make and was it was more gratifying having made it with my dad.”

Colbie made the song choices while vacationing a small island in Bali. “I was staying in this tiny hut,” Colbie explained. “It was beautiful and sunny and the people were warm and wonderful. But I spent a lot of time listening to Christmas songs – and picked the ones I love to sing most of all. It was perfect for an album called Christmas in the Sand.” Other originals on the album are ‘Mistletoe’, written by Colbie, Stacy Blue and Mikal Blue, ‘Everyday is Christmas’, written by Colbie, Jason and Kara, and Happy Christmas, written by Colbie and Toby Gad.

Colbie Caillat Touts Lily.B Skincare

Colbie Caillat wearing a hat

Colbie Caillat is out with a behind the scenes video from her photo shoot with Lily.B, touting the benefits of the skincare products. “Life gets busy and complicated,” the singer songwriter says, “and my skincare can’t be. That’s why I love Lily.B. A friend of mine introduced me to Lily.B and I’ve been using it ever since. After I started using Lily.B I noticed that my skin felt really soft and it looked really healthy, and that’s when I knew Lily.B was for me.” Watch the endorsement below.

Cameras Are Colbie Caillat’s Kryptonite

Colbie Caillat flower tat

Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw spoke with Newsday by phone ahead of their show at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York on June 7th, where Colbie confessed to having stage fright when her performances are being broadcast.

“Whenever I’m performing anywhere where there’s cameras out or anything like that, I get really, really nervous,” the 27-year-old explained. “I always have a little bit of stage fright. At shows where I warm up [after] a couple of songs, I have a blast, but … when I perform one song, I’m freaking out to the point that, right before, I’m like, ‘Can I just cancel? Do I even have to go up there?'”

Colbie Caillat Mash-Up Contest

Colbie Caillat phoneAudish is giving fans the chance to duet with Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum Southern California pop songstress Colbie Caillat on her hit single ‘Brighter Than the Sun’, from ‘All of You’, via the ultimate video “mash-up” experience. Right now, fans can visit Colbie’s official Facebook page to enter and receive instructions from her on how to record a personal video rendition of ‘Brighter Than The Sun’, upload it to facebook.com/colbiecaillat, and they’ll be incorporated into the track’s music video. Fans actually get the chance to share the spotlight with the artist utilizing groundbreaking video “mash-up” technology, and it’s as easy as singing a karaoke song. Once the video is uploaded, users can encourage their friends to like and share these very special duets. The artist herself will then watch the top videos and select one grand prize winner to receive VIP tickets to see her live and meet backstage, win a signed guitar, and other prizes.

Watch a message from Colbie about the contest via Vimeo below.

Colbie Caillat Tries To Write Optimistic Songs

Colbie Caillat wearing cutoffs

Colbie Caillat spoke with Boston Music Spotlight about her propensity to write happy music, how that attitude is influenced by growing up in Southern California, being able to play shows with crowds that now know the music on her new album ‘All of You’, and being a fan of the east coast.

“When I write songs, I do try to make them optimistic,” the 26-year-old said. “When I’m feeling sad or upset or a friend is going through a hard time, I write about it – I write about what’s going on. But I change it halfway through the song and try to make it how I want it to be or how it should be or how it can be if we make changes. I don’t like feeling that way for too long, so I want to turn things around as quick as possible and make them happy. And even if it doesn’t work for me or someone, maybe it will work for one person.”

Songwriting Easy For Colbie Caillat & Boyfriend Justin Young

Colbie Caillat and her boyfriend Justin Young

Colbie Caillat tells the Journal Sentinel that her boyfriend and guitarist Justin Young creates some advantages during songwriting.

“We’re comfortable around each other and we’re always together, so we both can easily collaborate without worrying what the other person thinks,” the 26-year-old singer songwriter said. “It’s easy to write a song about a relationship with the person you’re in it with. We tapped into every moment and memory we had together from the beginning.”

Colbie released her third album ‘All of You’ in July on Universal Republic.

Jason Reeves ‘No Lies’ Video Ft. Colbie Caillat

Jason Reeves is out with the music video to his new single ‘No Lies’, featuring Colbie Caillat, off the Iowa City, Iowa singer songwriter’s new album ‘The Lovesick’, out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch the Nathanael Matanick directed video below.

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