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Best known as Beth Greene from “The Walking Dead” series or as a young mother whose daughter is struggling with cancer in a Netflix series, actress and singer Emily Kinney will be touring live in support of her coming album “Oh, Jonathan”, that will be released on 24th of August.
“Same Mistakes” tour will kick off on 27th of September in Jacksonville, Florida, will include stops in locations like New York, Nashville, Houston, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas and will wrap on 13th of November with a show at “Teragram Ballroom” in San Diego.
Tickets are available at many of the different sites online.
Most of the album “Oh, Jonathan” was written and recorded in collaboration with producer Ben Greenspan. The main theme of the album consists in the somewhat poetic thoughts of the singer’s perspective on life. In the videoclip for the track “Boy Band Hero”, we see the singer daydreaming, going back in time to revisit her youth in Nebraska.
Another single of the album – “Mermaid song”, inspired such an urge to be released, that Kinney decided to stop the work on the album and focused on finishing and releasing this single.
As Emily declared, “I realized I didn’t need anyone’s permission to put out the record or to legitimize my song-writing ability.”
The album contains also more profound tracks, such as “Soda Glass”, “Mortal” and “Jonathan”, in which the use of synth elements provide an artistic maturity and consistency.
If you want to see Emily Kinney perform live, in support of her coming album, you can get your tickets still.
Born in Wayne, Nebraska, Emily Kinney moved with her family pretty often in parts of Nebraska and even Nevada, Oregon. In 2006 she graduated the university with a “Bachelor of Arts” degree in theatre. She moved to New York, seeking a career on Broadway and movies. After appearing in more than 20 plays, she made her film debut in “Aunt Tigress”. This was followed by a series of appearances in various TV shows and films. She hit the “jackpot” in 2011, when she was granted the role of Beth Greene in the horror drama series “The Walking Dead”. The series brought Kinney a chance also for her musical career, as she released, in collaboration with Lauren Cohan, the single “The Parting Glass” included in “The Walking Dead: Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1” and performed also a cover of Tom Waits’ “Hold On” single.
2011 was also the year in which she released her debut EP called “Blue Toothbrush”. Two years later, he released her second EP called “Expired Love”. Containing 7 original songs composed by her and mixes by Mikal Blue, Kinney’s EP was produced by Conrad Korsch and Caleb Shreve. She started to perform on a regular basis on east and west coast and in 2014 she re-released “Expired Love” with two additional singles – “Dad Says” and “Be Good”, while releasing in December also a brand new single called “Rockstar”.
After being cast in several roles after her departure from “The Walking Dead”, she released on 02nd of October 2015 a new album called “This Is War”. The album was regarded as a continuation of her 2013 and 2014 EPs and of “Rockstar” single and had, according to fans, one main feature: it inspired optimism. In “Back on Love” single, released in October 2016, Kinney accompanied her voice with a piano, while singing about falling in love with an unpredictable man. A year later, in October 2017, “Mermaid Song” was released, a track included in the coming album – “Oh, Jonathan”, that is supported by the “Same Mistakes” tour.
Since 2017, Kinney started the side project “The Sweetheart Deal”, alongside producer Paul McDonald, which she also dating and which will feature as guest on her coming live tour. This side project started from the singer’s need to do something different and as a way to bond artistically with her band colleague and “sweetheart”.
Here is the full list of dates and venues of Kinney’s live tour.
September 27 – Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL
September 28 – Imogene Theatre, Milton, FL
September 30 – 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN
October 1 – Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
October 2 – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
October 3 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room, Carrboro, NC
October 4 – Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA
October 7 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
October 9 – Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
October 10 – The Sinclair, Boston, MA
October 11 – Public Arts, New York, NY
October 12 – MilkBoy, Philadelphia, PA
October 16 – Rumba Café, Columbus, OH
October 18 – SPACE, Chicago, IL
October 19 – Amsterdam, Saint Paul, MN
October 20 – Gabe’s , Iowa City, IA
October 21 – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
October 22 – The Shelter, Detroit, MI
October 24 – Blueberry Hill Duck Room, St. Louis, MO
October 28 – Eddie’s Attic , Atlanta, GA
October 30 – HOB – Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX
October 31 – HOB – Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX
November 1 – Vanguard, Tulsa, OK
November 2 – Encore at Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO
November 4 – The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
November 5 – Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
November 7 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO
November 10 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
November 12 – HOB VooDoo Room, San Diego, CA
November 13 – Teragram, Los Angeles, CA