Howie Day


Aug 19, 2018 – 8:00 PM

31 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 Map

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with Brian Mackey
Howie Days emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Days warm tenor voice soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit, as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns.A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years with a brave, beautiful singing voice. During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: She Says and the platinum single Collide. After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Days journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. Its lead single, Be There, became a staple at modern AC radio.After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. Over the next two years, as a reenergized Day toured North America, Australia and Asia, new songs began to emerge and evolve. His fourth full-length album, Lanterns, was recorded in Boston with producer and longtime friend Mike Denneen. Awash with a warm musicality and unique instrumentation, the album also features guest vocals from Aimee Mann. Lanterns was released in April 2015.
Howie Day: After a several year hiatus, singer-songwriter Howie Day is back in the studio and about to go on tour. Howie Day tour dates are scheduled periodically and are a rare occurrence as he preps material for his fourth full-length album. Don't miss a date on the Howie Day concert schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Howie Day tour dates and venue information.

The Maine native received his first Fender Stratocaster at age 13 and perfected his blend of effects pedals and guitar melodies by the time he finished high school. He was discovered at a concert for Ziggy Marley for which Day served as the opening act. Day self-produced and independently released his debut album Australia in 2000 and was subsequently asked to record a cover of The Beatles' "Help" for the Sean Penn film I Am Sam. The buzz from his debut and from the film secured Day a major label deal with Epic Records who sent Day packing to London where he produced his sophomore set.

Day sat down in the studio with Martin "Youth" Glover, who produced the Verve's Urban Hymns album, to craft pop-rock perfection. The disc, Stop All the World Now, was released in 2003 and after a slow up-hill climb, the album became a success off the heels of "She Says" and "Collide". The latter was featured on episodes of Scrubs, One Tree Hill, and Grey's Anatomy and eventually sold 1.5 million digital downloads. The album was certified Gold and Howie Day tour dates were scheduled to capitalize on the album's success. The concert tour kept Day on the road for the better part of five years.

After taking some time off, Howie Day returned to the studio in 2008 and released his third album Sound the Alarm in 2009. The album featured the production of Martin Terefe and Mike Flynn to combined the styles of indie-rock darling Aimee Mann and power-pop band The Fray. The album featured the hit single "Be There" and Howie Day embarked on another national tour to promote the album. While the album was not as successful as its predecessor, Day was not deterred and has returned to the studio to record the follow-up which is expected out this 2011.

Howie Day's extensive concert schedule has created a nation-wide fan-base. His songs, including "Collide", captivated the hearts of romance seekers everywhere and made him a mainstay on Adult Contemporary stations. While he is working on his as-yet-untitled fourth album, the singer has managed to schedule some performances this 2011. Don't miss a date on the Howie Day concert tour; Use Eventful as your source for Howie Day tour dates and scheduling information.

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