Singer/songwriter Rachel Platten will be heading out on tour in January with Andy Grammer; Platten will open for Grammer on 16 dates in January and early February (see full list of tour dates below). On tour throughout the fall in support of her debut album, Platten has shared the stage with the likes of The Fray, Mat Kearney, David Cook, Brett Dennen and Matt Hires. She’ll finish out the year playing a series of radio shows across the country.
Says Platten of touring with Grammer: “Having the the opportunity to tour with someone as talented and passionate about music as Andy, is incredible. what an amazing way to start the new year.”
Platten has been heating up the charts with her single, “1000 Ships,” which has hit the Billboard Pop Singles Chart, moved from #28 to #26 on the BDS Hot AC Chart, and also moves from #26 to #25 on the Mediabase Hot AC Chart. In addition to being in rotation on Sirius/XM’s The Pulse, the song is receiving airplay across the country, including major markets such as Boston, Washington, DC, Detroit, Denver, Portland, OR, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Kansas City and others. The single is being worked by Rock Ridge Music, an indie label distributed by ADA. “1000 Ships” is Platten’s first single from her debut full-length, “Be Here,” which came out via Rock Ridge.
Platten has been touring heavily in support of her album since its release in April. With songs that Jersey Beat says are “touching and joyful,” Platten, who meshes catchy piano hooks with her unmistakably soulful, and uplifting voice, creates music that boasts elegantly crafted, deeply melodic, intelligent songwriting, resounding with echoes of the Beatles and Carole King, Kate Nash and Regina Spektor: her music is infectious, raw, and powerful.
Selling out clubs along her rigorous tour schedule, Platten infuses a unique love and passion into each and every one of her performances. Boston born and raised, Platten was classically trained on the piano from a young age and started performing while in college and studying abroad in Trinidad. Naming influences such as Lauryn Hill, Tori Amos, Patty Griffin, Ben Folds Five and Paul Simon, Platten attempts to do what she feels these artists do so beautifully – infuse often weighty, serious subject matter with light and melodic intelligence that is both instantly catchy and uplifting. Duluth News Tribune praises her album for its “infectious, upbeat and uplifting tunes that radiate a positive message. Her voice is an interesting mix of pop, world music and funk influences that bring her passionate lyrics to life in full color.” The Washington Times says, “Rachel Platten’s star is definitely on the rise.”