Orianthi updated her Twitter followers (@orianthi) on Wednesday while in Japan promoting her debut album ‘Believe’. The Australian pop rock artist writes:
Jammed with Kumi and her band yesterday here in Japan on TV..another busy day today.. interviews/performances
crazy day today again in Japan.. performance at the mall then lots of interviews!!! Can’t wait to tour here with my band soon…;)
The same day ‘This Is It’, the Michael Jackson film that showcased Orianthi’s guitar skills to the world, is released on DVD, the Australian pop rock artist’s debut album ‘Believe’ has been re-released to include a bonus track, ‘Find It’, exclusively on iTunes. Additionally, her hit single ‘According To You’ is iTunes’ free ringtone download of the week.
For fans in the Los Angeles area, Orianthi will be hosting a free all-ages concert and CD signing at the Hard Rock Cafe outside Universal Studios on Friday, February 5th at 8:30 pm. Visit HardRock.com for more details, and stay tuned to Orianthi.com for additional updates.
Orianthi performed at the 2009 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Backstage, the Australian pop rock singer talked with Billboard about her album ‘Believe’, being influenced by a diverse range of artists, wanting to inspire kids – especially girls – to pick up the electric guitar, music she’s been listening to this year, how working with the late Michael Jackson for his ‘This Is It’ tour was her highlight of the year, and her plans for 2010.
Orianthi is out with the video to her instrumental single ‘Highly Strung’, featuring Steve Vai, off the Australian pop rock newcomer’s debut album ‘Believe’, out now on Geffen Records. Watch the video and making of footage via YouTube below.
Orianthi performed ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ on guitar before the Miami Dolphins game on December 27th against the Houston Texans at Dolphin Stadium. Watch it via YouTube below.
Orianthi is out with behind the scenes footage from her new video ‘According to You’. “It’s sort of inspired by the whole ‘Guitar Hero’-esque thing,” she says in the clip. “I thought it was a really cool concept, to have a real guitar neck attached to the camera. You can actually watch someone trying to play the song.” Watch it via YouTube below.
Michael Jackson’s guitarist Orianthi talked with CNN about working with the King of Pop and her just released solo album. On the day of his death, she recalled, “We rushed down to the Staples Center, and everything was being torn down and we just sat. We were like a family. The dancers, the band, everybody. Kenny [Ortega] just everyone. Sitting around a dark room with a candle. It was very difficult.” Watch the segment below the cut. (more…)
Orianthi is out with the music video to her new single ‘According To You’, the first release from the Australian pop rock singer/guitarist’s second studio album ‘Believe’, out now on Polydor/Fascination. Watch it via YouTube below.
With less than a week left to go before the release of her debut album ‘Believe’, singer/songwriter/renowned guitarist Orianthi is out with an electronic press kit. The 24-year-old Australian discussed her move to the U.S. three years ago, picking up the guitar when she was six, guitar legends she’s jammed with, winning an audition for Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ tour, and her thoughts on the late King of Pop. Watch the EPK below the cut. (more…)
Orianthi performed one of the songs from her album ‘Believe’ for Twist. Watch the Australian guitarist singing ‘Drive Away’ via YouTube below.