We the Kings Frontman Covers A Great Big World

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A Great Big World has been making headlines recently since they appeared on The Voice. First, they were chosen to perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show alongside Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy which is scheduled to air on December 10 on CBS and then they got the chance to perform with Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards two weeks ago.

Of course, once you’ve got a radio hit, it’s only a matter of time before people start covering your song and that’s exactly what’s been happening on Youtube. This cover though, is a little different because We the Kings frontman, Travis Clark not only plays the piano in this cover of “Say Something,” he also plays the guitar on it.

Watch and listen to the singer’s take on the track.

As for A Great Big World, the song has landed them and Christina Aguilera on the Billboard’s Hot 100 top 10, something Aguilera’s solo material hasn’t been able to do recently. and for We the Kings, the band revealed earlier this week, that they had decided to change the name of their independently released new album with only two weeks until it was supposed to be released.

We the Kings Change Album Name Two Weeks Before Release

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When We The Kings announced that they would be doing a fundraiser for their new album through a crowd sourcing website, their fans were so eager to support them that the new album was sourced in no time at all.

At first, the band had asked fans to donate to their IndieGoGo goal of $50,000. Then came the big surprise; the fans had donated more than that in the first couple of days. At the end of the 30 days, the band had gotten more than $150,000 in funding.

Last week, the band revealed that they would name the fan financed album Vitam Regum, but with two weeks until the album is set to be released, the band had changed their mind and decided to go a different route by naming itSomewhere Somehow. 

The band took to their official Twitter account to advise fans about the change in titled by writing, “14 more days until the new @WeTheKings album!!!!! New album is titled “Somewhere Somehow” :)) annnnd it starts with an “S” haha.”

Somewhere, Somehow is the band’s fourth studio album. The band have already released three singles including, “Just Keep Breathing,” “Find You There” and “Any Other Way,” but no word on whether the tracks will appear on the album or not.

We The Kings Get Completely Funded for New Album

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We the Kings have joined a long list of musicians who have taken to crowd sourcing site to help fund the production of a new album. In the past we have seen many people use sites such as Kickstater and IndieGoGo to help them fund projects that might be out of reach with out the help of some giving souls.

In the past we have seen some major wins such as the Veronica Mars campaign which managed to get the full $2 million in less than 24 hours, Zac Braff’s Wish I Was Here, but with the wins do in fact come some fails such as Eisley’s attempt as well as actresses/musicians Zoisa and Clara Mamet.  Unlike those unfortunate artists in the past, the Florida-based band managed to make their goal amount in not time at all.

The band had originally made their goal amount $35,000, to fund the making on their yet untitled fourth album. What came as a surprise to the band and probably nay-sayers against this type of funding, the band managed to make all that money and more in less than 19 hours.

As of the last time that their campaign had been checked, the band had gotten a staggering $52,070 and keep in mind, that the band still has 30 days left in their effort campaign.

If you’re feeling the giving mood at the moment then head on over the site here, or if you just want to see what hardcore fans they have.

We the Kings to Head Out on Tour

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Florida-based band,  We the Kings have announced that they will be heading out on tour. “The Summer Fest” Tour will also include Breathe Caroline, T. Mills and the Ready Set.

For the full schedule of the tour stops, check below:

July 6 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
July 7 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
July 9 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
July 10 – Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
July 11 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
July 12 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
July 13 – House Of Blues – Austin, TX
July 14 – The Granda – Lawrence, KS
July 16 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
July 17 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
July 19 – Summer Music Hall – Denver, CO
July 20 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
July 21 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
July 23 – The ShowBox @ The Market – Seattle, WA
July 24 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
July 26 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
July 28 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
July 30 – House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
July 31 – Soma – San Diego, CA
August 2 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
August 3 – Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
August 6 – The Nile – Mesa, AZ
August 7 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
August 8 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
August 9 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO
August 10 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
August 11 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
August 15 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
August 16 – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
August 17 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
August 18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
August 20 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
August 21 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
August 22 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
August 25 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
August 27 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
August 28 – Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
August 30 – House Of Blues Orlando – Orlando, FL