Preview: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Crystal Ballroom May 9
Written by joe on May 3, 2017
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
FFO: Colony House, Bleachers, Night Riots, Young Rising Sons
Currently on tour with Atlas Genius and Night Riots in celebration of February’s release (Zombies On Broadway) Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be making a stop on his tour in Portland. The three acts will be in Portland’s beautiful Crystal Ballroom on May 9 2017. Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm, and tickets are $25.50 advance and $30.50 day of show. The show is all ages, so get your tickets in advance here.
You may know Andrew McMahon for his current work, or even better from his past work. He’s had a variety of groups and acts, including Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin, his solo work as Andrew McMahon, and his current moniker Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. McMahon’s music journey did not come with ease, and his life is written and woven beautifully in the music of each of his projects. From being diagnosed with cancer at 22, beating cancer, marrying his wife, and becoming a father, his life and feelings are poured into his work. His most successful release under Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, “Cecelia and the Satellite”, was a commercial success and became a top-ten hit on multiple genre-specific charts, and briefly charted on the all-format Billboard Hot 100.
While “Cecilia and the Satellite” was the first single released as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, it actually one of the last songs written for the album. McMahon recounts, “A few weeks before Cecilia was born, I was introduced to James Flannigan, a British songwriter and producer. I knew I wanted to write a song for her, to show her who I was before she was born and my commitment to protect her.”
Check out the music video below for Andrew McMahon’s lead single off Zombies On Broadway “Fire Escape”