Vance was recently on with James Corden (video HERE) and will be returning to Columbus to play Express Live outdoors May 16th. (I don’t know about you but I can’t WAIT for the outdoor concerts. The weather this winter has been ROUGH. #YUCK)
I’m really looking forward to this show as I remember Vance stopping by a few years ago to discuss his music and upcoming performance at the A&R Bar at that time. We were BLARING his song “Riptide” from the album, “Dream Your Life Away” and Vance was kind enough to perform it in the studio live! (I’ve included the interview and live performance!)
Some of the highlights… from our interview a few years ago:
0:35 I completely BOTCH his real name “James Gabriel Wanderson Keogh” Oops!
1:10 How he came up with the stage name “Vance Joy”
1:30 THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND “Riptide” and the MOVIE it’s from
2:50 Vance performs “Riptide” live in the WNCI studio
6:10 Vance's thoughts on getting the phone call from his manager telling him he was about to go on the road with Taylor Swift on her The 1989 World Tour!
My 2014 interview with Vance Joy below...
A lot has happened since then. Vance won Best Male Artist at ARIA Music Awards of 2015! He went on a major US. tour, WAS opener for Taylor Swift on her The 1989 World Tour, and “Riptide” became a HUGE hit in not only the US, but in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Israel, Poland, and Slovakia. – Source!
James also performed on the Season 14 finale of American Idol.
Joy released his second studio album Nation of Two just last month stating, "Nation of Two describes a perfectly self-contained couple; their world beginning and ending at the bed they share, the car they ride in, or any other place where they're together... the idea that their love for each other gives them their bearings; a point of reference that makes sense of life."
Naturally the new album comes with a supporting TOUR… This from Vance’s website:
Stoked to announce the Nation of Two world tour! The band and I will be headed to North & South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand from April through November this year.”
We can’t wait to see you again Vance!
*Listen to call 614-821-9624 and win tickets on WNCI! -Chris Davis
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