Kina Grannis May Tour In Support Of ‘Elements’

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Kina Grannis announced that she’ll be heading on the road in support of her sophomore studio album ‘Elements’, performing for fans at a handful of intimate shows across North America in May. The tour kicks off with a hometown show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 6th, the same day ‘Elements’ will be released. Subsequent stops include San Francisco, DC, New York City, Boston and Toronto, before she wraps up in Chicago on May 20th. The select dates will be the first time fans can hear ‘Elements’ live and will be the YouTube star’s first official headline run since the spring of 2012.

Kina Grannis Tour Dates:
May 6th at Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
May 9th at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA
May 12th at Birchmere in Washington, DC
May 15th at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY
May 16th at Sinclair in Boston, MA
May 18th at Mod Club in Toronto, ON
May 20th at Space in Evanston, IL

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Kina Grannis Second Album ‘Elements’ Due Out May 6th

Kina Grannis 'Elements' album cover

Kina Grannis is set to release her second album ‘Elements’ on May 6th via her Kina Grannis Music imprint, distributed through The Orchard. ‘Elements’ was produced and recorded by Matt Hales (aka Aqualung), and showcases Kina’s more mature sound. Hales’ recent credits include work with Lianne La Havas, Alex Clare and Paloma Faith. Kina commented on the new project:

In making this album I confronted a lot of things that, in the past, I would have run away from. It was a process that ultimately helped me create a collection of songs that I feel more deeply connected to than any I’ve written before and I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to share this journey with all of my fans.

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Kina Grannis ‘In Your Arms’ World Tour Returns To North America

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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.

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Kina Grannis ‘In Your Arms’ Video

Kina Grannis 'In Your Arms' video behind the scenes

Kina Grannis is out with the music video to her new single ‘In Your Arms’, which uses 288,000 jelly beans and took 22 months, 1,357 hours and 30 people to create. The song is off the American singer songwriter’s latest album ‘Stairwells’.

“The whole thing I was hoping for is I wanted to make a video that’s very unique and really creative and feels handmade. Something that stands on its own and would be interesting that people might want to share with people,” Kina said about the Greg Jardin directed video. “I was out to dinner one night and I get a call saying, ‘Alright, I got this idea’. Okay, what is it? ‘Have you seen these pieces of art made just out of jellybeans?’ No, but it sounds amazing. I’m like, ‘It sounds amazing. I don’t know if it’s possible.’ I didn’t really know what to expect. You can try to picture Jelly Bellys moving around and painting a picture, but nothing was quite like seeing what it actually turned out to be.”

Watch it and behind the scenes footage below.

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Kina Grannis In Your Arms European Tour Dates

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Freshly returned from her first ever European Tour, Kina Grannis has announced a second European jaunt throughout February, 2012. The tour begins Febrary 1st in Dublin, Ireland and concludes on the 25th in Madrid, Spain.

Those of Southern California who were fast enough to secure tickets to her sold out show at Los Angeles’ Largo on November 2nd will be the first people to experience Kina’s “Secret Crazy Project” (SCP). The SCP is 22-months in the making and will be revealed to the rest of the world at the stroke of midnight on November 3rd at her official web site,

Kina Granis In Your Arms Tour Dates:
Feb. 1st Academy Dublin
Feb. 2nd King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Glasgow
Feb. 3rd Manchester Academy Manchester
Feb. 5th Waterfront Norwich
Feb. 6th Glee Club Birmingham
Feb. 7th Thekla Bristol
Feb. 9th Union Chapel London
Feb. 11th Melkweg Amsterdam
Feb. 13th Botanique Orangerie-Rotonde Brussels
Feb. 14th Luxor Cologne
Feb. 15th Maroquinerie Paris
Feb. 17th FNAC Session @ D! Club Lausanne
Feb. 18th 59:1 Ampere Munich
Feb. 20th Roter Salon Berlin
Feb. 21st Stage Club Hamberg
Feb. 22nd Vega Copenhagen
Feb. 24th Music Hall Barcelona
Feb. 25th Ramdall Madrid

Kina Grannis Interview & ‘The One You Say Goodnight To’ Performance

August 16, 2011 – Kina Grannis visited What’s Trending to offer up clues about her “secret, crazy project” and then did a performance of her new single ‘The One You Say Goodnight To’ on Tuesday (August 16). Kina also talked about what she loves about YouTube, doing covers, and how she stays connected with fans on tour. “It’s probably half and half. The songs that I love and are kind of obscure, and the songs that are out there and a lot of people know and are hearing,” Kina said about cover selection. “Either way it’s fun to take a song that’s someone else’s and make it your own.” Watch it below.

Kina Grannis ‘The One You Say Goodnight To’ Video

July 13, 2011 – Kina Grannis is out with the music video to her new single ‘The One You Say Goodnight To’, off the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter’s debut album ‘Stairwells’, which debuted this April on Billboard’s Top 200 and #2 on the New Artist/Heatseeker Chart.

‘The One You Say Goodnight To’ is the follow-up single to ‘Valentine’, which has amassed nearly 9-million views on Kina’s YouTube Channel.

Watch the video, featuring her friends Chester See, Keith Tutt II and Derek Rock via YouTube below.

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Kina Grannis At Nikon’s SXSW Takeover

Kina Grannis interviewed at SXSWAllison Hagendorf, host of the Fuse Top 20 Countdown, got tapped to participate in Nikon’s SXSW takeover and after hearing the buzz on Kina Grannis, caught up with the singer songwriter at the BMI Brunch.

“It’s just been so fun,” Grannis said about the attention she’s received for her music recently. “After wanting to share music my whole life and now I’m finally getting it out there and meeting people and touring. It’s just been amazing.”

Watch the clip, with Kina’s brief interview occurring 1 minute in, via Vimeo below.

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Kina Grannis ‘World In Front Of Me’ North American Tour

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Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kina Grannis has announced dates for the first leg of her ‘World In Front Of Me’ North American tour, beginning on April 2nd at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and concluding at the House of Blues in Dallas on April 30th. The tour coincides with the April 5th release of a remixed and remastered version of her debut album ‘Stairwells’. The album also has 4 entirely new tracks.

The redux version Stairwells, will be available in both standard and deluxe formats via One Haven Music. The former will include four brand new songs – ‘Gone’, ‘It’s Love’, ‘The One You Say Goodnight To’, and ‘Without Me’ – as well as refreshed versions of fan favorites ‘Valentine’, ‘Message From Your Heart’, and select tracks from the original ‘Stairwells’. The deluxe version will additionally include the remainder of the songs from the original album (also remixed and remastered), plus three studio-recorded versions of songs covered on Kina’s YouTube channel, the official music video for ‘Valentine’, and 3 exclusive videos – ‘Stairwells Sessions’ – that were recorded in a vacant downtown Los Angeles stairwell, an homage to her album title and preferred songwriting locale.


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Kina Grannis Performs ‘World In Front Of Me’

Kina Grannis hair partedKina Grannis performed ‘World In Front Of Me’ with her latest YouTube video. The song is off her album ‘Stairwells’. Afterward, the singer songwriter talked about extending her fall tour with six additional dates in the midwest in November, while December sees her perform at El Ray Theatre in Los Angeles.

“I just finished my fall tour… that’s not true. I finished this leg of my fall tour,” Kina said after her performance. “I’m currently in Florida, and there are fourteen shows, and they’re all amazing and I loved meeting everybody so much, so thank you to everyone that came out. The exciting news is that I’m extending the fall tour, so starting in November, I’m going to be doing I think six more dates in the midwest… I’m very, very excited. I really haven’t been to the midwest much at all.”

Watch the update below.

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Kina Grannis Covers ‘Baby’ By Justin Bieber

Kina Grannis covers Justin Bieber 'Baby'Kina Grannis posted her latest YouTube cover, taking on ‘Baby’ by Justin Bieber. Afterward, Kina talked about the tour in support of her new album ‘Stairwells’, wished all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day, and talked about heading to Japan with her sister.

“Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there, and especially mine, because she happens to be the best,” Kina said about the holiday. “That was me. I’m sure all of you are wonderful mothers, but I love my mother a lot.”

As for the early posting of the cover, Kina explained, “So in case you noticed, the video is up early, which is weird because I usually put these up really late. It’s up early because I’m going to Japan tomorrow with my sisters for ten days, so I’m probably not going to be back online for the next few days if you are one of my Twitter followers or something. I haven’t died, I’m just in Japan with limited internet access. I’ll see you all when I get back. Have a wonderful next ten days and thank you all for everthing.”

Watch it below.

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Kina Grannis Performs ‘Mr. Sun’

Kina Grannis 'Mr. Sun'Kina Grannis performed her song ‘Mr. Sun’, which is off her recent album release ‘Stairwells’. The singer songwriter then discussed tour dates in support of the LP. Check out show details and purchase tickets at Because of the unusually non-sunny weather in Los Angeles and a failed attempt to record the song outside due to sirens and helicopters, she drew the sky and sun on her wall instead.

“So give me one minute to explain myself,” Kina said after the performance. “So I wanted to play ‘Mr. Sun’ in celebration of springtime, and so I wanted to play it in the sun obviously outside, where it’s green and pretty. Living in LA, that shouldn’t be too hard, except the last week it’s been all gloomy and rainy and freezing, well, not freezing, 50 degrees. Anyways, it’s been not sunny, so that was feeling and yesterday it was sunny, so I went outside and I must have tried about twenty takes, but I swear to you that every minute there was either a siren, a helicopter, or a really loud truck going down my street, so it was a huge failure and my last resort was, okay, I’ll make a spring inside my house. I decided I’d cover a whole wall in blue Post-its, but apparently that’s as far as a pack of blue Post-its goes, so it’s not quite an entire sky, but it’s enough to give you the gist that is a ‘Mr. Sun’ and it’s the sky.”

Watch the performance and comments via her YouTube below.

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