09:48 AM on 03/18/14
Press ReleaseTHE READY SET SIGNS TO RAZOR & TIE
New Album – The Bad & The Better- To Be Released On May 27th – Pre-Order Now
On Warped Tour This Summer
New York, NY) – The Ready Set has signed to Razor & Tie for a worldwide multi-album deal that will see the release of a new studio album – The Bad & The Better on May 27th. The album can be pre-ordered now in various bundles here at thereadyset.merchnow.com and on iTunes HERE ( http://georiot.co/ReadySet ). The album was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick (Neon Trees, Breathe Carolina, The Plain White T’s, Young The Giant).
Watch the video for the previously released “Give Me Your Hand” HERE ( http://bit.ly/TRSvid ). First official single to be released soon.
Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set comments, “I'm so excited to be signed to Razor & Tie. I feel like it's a great opportunity to get more of my music out there in really creative ways, and I've already seen a ton of passion. I think it's going to be a great partnership.”
Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “We are very excited that Jordan and The Ready Set have chosen to work with Razor & Tie. Jordan is an amazing talent and we will do everything we can do to get his music to the largest possible audience.”
The Ready Set joins Razor & Tie at an exciting time in the label’s history as it’s roster has grown to include The Pretty Reckless and All That Remains, who have the top two active rock songs in the country. The label recently announced the formation of a new imprint Washington Square, which features such acts as The Hold Steady, Augustana, the UK rock band Deaf Havana and the New York based Jon Batiste and Stay Human as well as indie rockers Born Cages.
Jordan Witzigreuter was only 20 years old when nearly overnight, the young Indiana-born musician—who had spent the better part of his teens writing an arsenal of illegally catchy, electro-pop songs—was plucked from near obscurity and thrust into the spotlight. “I started playing shows to a couple people in someone’s basement,” Witzigreuter remembers. “Then, a year and a half later, I was playing radio festivals with Maroon 5 to 10,000 people.” Five years have passed since the release of TRS’s debut album, I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming, which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseakers chart, thanks to the platinum-selling success of the LP’s first single, “Love Like Woe. In 2011 TRS released their sophomore album Feel Good Now and the hit song “Young Forever.” Jordan has since been writing and even penned a song to Taylor Swift “For The Better” that went viral with over 500,000 views. The band has toured with The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Loyd, Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, Allstar Weekend, Boys Like Girls, and more.
The Ready Set is managed by David Conway and Dirk Hemsathat Working Group Management and booked by Mike Marquis fat Paradigm Agency.
The Ready Set will hit the road this summer on the full Van’s Warped Tour kicking off in June (tour dates below).
The Ready Set Tour Dates
Warped Tour 2014
April 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
June 11 – Anchorage. AK – Northway Festival Grounds
June 13 – Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 15 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 17 – Albuquerque, NM- Isleta Amphitheater
June 18 – Mesa, AZ- Quail Run Park
June 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Luxor Lot
June 20 – Pomona, CA- Pomona Fairplex
June 21- Mountain View, CA- Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 22 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
June 25 – Chula Vista, CA- Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
June 28 – Southeast Auburn, WA- White River Amphitheater
June 29 – Portland, OR- Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
July 2 – Maryland Heights, MO- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 3 – Noblesville, IN- Kilpsch Music Center
July 4 – Toronto, ON- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 5 – Montreal, QC- Parc Jean Drapeau
July 6 – Holmdel, NJ- PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 8 – Darien Center, NY- Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 9 – Scranton, PA- Toyota Pavilion
July 10 – Mansfield, MA- Comcast Center
July 11 – Camden, NJ- Susquehanna Bank Center
July 12 – Wantagh, NY- Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13 – Hartford, CT- The Comcast Theatre
July 15 – Burgettstown, PA- First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH- Blossom Music Center
July 18 – Auburn Hills, MI- The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 – Tinley Park, IL- First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 – Shakopee, MN- Canterbury Park
July 22 – Columbia, MD- Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA- Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 – Atlanta, GA- Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 – St. Petersburg, FL- Vinyl Park
July 26 – West Palm Beach, FL- Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 – Orlando, FL- Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 – Charlotte, NC- PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 30 – Milwaukee, WI- Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 – Bonner Springs, KS- Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
August 3 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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10:46 AM on 03/18/14
Love is easier made than kept!
I thought he was on a major label...? no?
10:48 AM on 03/18/14
I'm pretty sure he was on Sire/Decaydance
12:08 PM on 03/18/14
More songs for Radio Disney to play.
05:30 PM on 03/18/14
I am not a fan of that cover.
06:34 PM on 03/18/14
Maybe because it took him forever to release a new album.
02:14 AM on 03/19/14
or maybe that he had plenty of material and the label wouldn't put out or push anything for him. he's been sitting on music forever now. he even had to do an acoustic EP just to put out something for some fans to hold them over
this is a much better move for him