There’s nothing cooler than seeing a musician perform with almost no instruments.
There’s nothing to hide if something goes wrong, and it’s also been said that it’s the most intimate thing a musician can do.
Well, it looks like Andrew McMahon is ready to take the plunge and go on a tour doing just that.
On Tuesday (Oct. 8), the Something Corporate singer announced plans to embark on a brief tour at the end of the year. Dubbed the “Winter in the Wilderness Tour,” the trek will find McMahon visiting several venues across the United States with just him and his trusty piano.
The two week-run begins on Dec. 3 at the Beacham in Orlando and concludes on Dec. 20 at the Cave Big Bear in Big Bear Lake, California.
“This will be the first time in 19 years on the road that I’ve toured the U.S. solo with my piano,” the singer reveals in a post on Twitter.
“Frankly, the idea always terrified me. That said, I’m looking forward to the intimacy of an evening of storytelling and deep dives in small rooms where we can sing, laugh, and closeout another beautiful year together.”
Singer Ivory Layne will join McMahon on the December-centric outing. The duo previously worked on Zombies on Broadway track “Dead Man’s Dollar,” so it’s only natural that McMahon would enlist a friend to join him for the run.
Pre-sales for the tour begin this Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. local time.
Before hitting the road with his piano, McMahon and his Dear Jack Foundation will host their 5th Annual VIP Night event. This year, the event will include an acoustic set from McMahon as well as a panel discussion.
The Dear Jack Foundation’s 5th Annual VIP Night will take place on Nov. 10 at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles. Advance ticket purchase is required.
THE WINTER IN THE WILDERNESS TOUR:
Dec. 3 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Dec. 4 – Charleston, NC – Music Farm
Dec. 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground – Fillmore Charlotte
Dec. 7 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Dec. 8 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Dec. 10 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre
Dec. 11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Dec. 13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Dec. 15 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Dec. 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Dec. 19 – Orange County, CA – The Coach House Concert Hall
Dec. 20 – Big Bear Lake, CA – The Cave Big Bear