Cody Simpson: The Acoustic Sessions November 19 2013
CODY SIMPSON STRIPS DOWN WITH “THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS”;
UNPLUGGED EP FEATURES NEW VERSIONS OF GREATEST HITS,
INCLUDING “ALL DAY” AND “PRETTY BROWN EYES,
ALONGSIDE ALL-NEW RENDITION OF THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC,
“PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”;
INTIMATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 11TH
“THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” ARRIVES TODAY
Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson releases his new EP, “THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” today at all digital retailers. “THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” sees Simpson offering unplugged renditions of some of the most popular songs of his career, including new takes on such favorites as “Wish U Were Here” and the recent hit single, “Pretty Brown Eyes” (see attached tracklisting). The Australian-born pop phenomenon will also commemorate the upcoming holiday season with an all-new recording of the Charles Brown classic, “Please Come Home For Christmas.” An exclusive video of the EP’s “All Day” can be viewed now via Cody’s massively popular YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ2-BCHbsQ4.
Simpson will celebrate “THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” with a major North American headline tour that will see him and his bandmates performing stripped–down acoustic versions of his greatest hits and more. The dates will kick off on Cody’s 17th birthday, January 11th, at Santa Ana, California’s Constellation Room and then continue through the month (see attached itinerary). Support throughout the trek will come from fellow Atlantic recording artist Plug In Stereo, whose new EP, “A LITTLE PEACE,” drops everywhere on January 7th. Tickets for all dates go on sale Wednesday, November 21st – for complete information, please visit www.codysimpson.com/tour. “The shows will be small and intimate,” promises Simpson. “Each night will be special and unique. We will be performing reinterpretations of my favorite songs from all of my albums and EP's. I hope to give you all night to remember.”
THE PARADISE SERIES: EPISODE 36
“THE MAKING OF THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS PART II”
Cody offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his new EP in the latest episode of The Paradise Series.
Simpson has spent much of the past year on the road, including headline tours as well as multiple sold-out dates as special guest on Justin Bieber’s epic “Believe Tour.” Simpson and Bieber will partner once again later this month for a hugely anticipated run of shows in Cody’s beloved Australia, with arena concerts slated for Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth through early December.
“THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” arrives hot on the heels of Simpson’s recently released second album, “SURFERS PARADISE,” which made an electrifying top 10 Billboard 200 debut. Furthermore, “SURFERS PARADISE” – which follows Cody’s 2012 debut, “PARADISE” – rocketed into the top 5 on the iTunes Stores’ “Top Pop Albums” chart within hours of its pre-order getting underway.
Both “SURFERS PARADISE” and “THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” are highlighted by the buoyant “Pretty Brown Eyes.” Hailed by Billboard as a “happy-go-lucky...summer anthem,” the original single version featured on “SURFER’S PARADISE” has immediately proven one of Simpson’s biggest hits thus far.
With over 6 million Twitter followers, more than 6 million Facebook likes, and an astonishing 161 million YouTube views, 16-year-old Cody Simpson is a true pop sensation. The Queensland, Australia-born singer/songwriter arrived on the scene in 2010 and quickly made a name for himself via a series of singles and videos as well as innumerable TV and concert appearances.
Simpson recounts his incredible tale in his newly released first book, entitled Welcome To Paradise: My Journey. Featuring never-before-seen photos and exclusive details about Cody’s incredible life on and off stage, the official autobiography – published by HarperCollins – is available in both print and digital formats.
“THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS”
Release Date: November 19th
1. Pretty Brown Eyes
2. All Day
3. La Da Dee
4. Wish U Were Here
5. Please Come Home For Christmas
ACOUSTIC TOUR – NORTH AMERICA 2014
W/Special Guest Plug In Stereo
10 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
11 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
15 Detroit, MI Saint Andrews Hall
17 Toronto, ON Mod Club
18 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
19 Philadelphia, PA Prince Music Theatre
20 Cambridge, MA Sinclair
21 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
22 Washington, DC The Hamilton
24 Atlanta, GA The Loft
25 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
26 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
28 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
29 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
30 St Louis, MO Old Rock House
31 Denver, CO Marquis Theater