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GLEE STAR ALEX NEWELL DROPS POWER FEBRUARY 19
January 14 2016

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ALEX NEWELL HAS GOT THE “POWER”

 

MULTI-TALENTED GLEE STAR UNVEILS LONG AWAITED DEBUT EP

 

SCINTILLATING FIRST TRACK, “THIS AIN’T OVER,” PREMIERED

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14TH VIA SPIN.COM

TRACK ARRIVES AT ALL DSPs ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH

US TOUR ALONGSIDE ADAM LAMBERT BEGINS FEBRUARY 23RD

“POWER” DROPS ON FEBRUARY 19TH

 

Big Beat recording artist Alex Newell has announced the release of his much-anticipated debut EP. “POWER” arrives at all DSPs on Friday, February 19th.

 

“POWER” is preceded by the extraordinary new track, “This Ain’t Over,” which premiered yesterday, January 14th, via SPIN.com. The track is on sale NOW at all DSPs (smarturl.it/PowerEP) and available to stream here: smarturl.it/StreamThisAintOver.

 

Best known for his co-starring role on Fox’s hit series, Glee, Newell will support “POWER” with an eagerly awaited US concert tour. The multi-talented performer will accompany Adam Lambert as special guest beginning February 23rd at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and then continuing through an April 2nd finale at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre (see attached itinerary).

 

“POWER” is marked by Newell’s playful yet potent approach to disco-injected dance-pop. Throughout the process of making the EP, the gifted 23-year old entertainer was able to collaborate with some of pop’s most honored artists, including Nile Rodgers (Chic, David Bowie), GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren (Whitney Houston, Aerosmith), MNEK (Beyoncé and  Zara Lawson), and superstar DJ Cassidy.

 

Alex Newell quickly went from Massachusetts high school student to a beloved star on one of television’s most popular and influential series. His 2011 self-taped audition earned him over one million MySpace views as well as a spot on the first season of Oxygen’s The Glee Project. The gifted young performer proved an undeniable star and ultimately, the hit competition series’ first runner-up. Initially cast on Glee for just a two-episode arc, Newell proved an immediate fan favorite with his dynamic performance as Wade “Unique” Adams and was soon elevated to the main cast. The groundbreaking role highlights Newell’s remarkably diverse talent, allowing him to shine as both the shy, outcast Wade and his bold, brave alter ego, Unique. With his powerhouse vocalizing, versatile acting, and undeniable magnetism, Newell has earned widespread critical acclaim, a loyal fan following, and, along with his fellow Glee cast members, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series.”

 

Having conquered television, Newell’s focus returned to his first love: music. 2014 saw the release of his debut single, a magnetic cover of Sigma’s “Nobody to Love,” which topped the Spotify Viral Chart in December 2015. This was quickly followed by featured appearances on GRAMMY®-winning dance outfit Clean Bandit’s smash “Stronger“ and The Knocks’ dazzling 2015 single, “Collect My Love.” Newell also teamed with UK-based deep house duo Blonde on the chart-topping “All Cried Out (Feat. Alex Newell),” which is certified Gold in the UK, – taking #1 on the British dance chart while also reaching the top 5 on the overall tally on its way.

 

Newell also partnered with Moscow-based DJ/producer Matvey Emerson for a scintillating cover of Robin S.’s house classic, “Show Me Love,” earning ecstatic acclaim from MTV.com: “Alex’s talent hearken back to the masters of the genre — Robin S., CeCe Peniston, Martha Wash — in a way I haven’t quite heard in this wave of house revival. It takes a certain kind of vocal excellence to produce ballad-level vocals over a frenetic dance beat, and Newell has totally got it.”

 

As if that weren’t enough, Newell is a committed social activist, whose philanthropic work includes support for the American Cancer Society. Moreover, he is a proud role model and inspiration to LGBT teens around the world. His strong stance and passionate efforts have landed him coveted performances at the 2015 OUT 100 Gala and the White House’s Champions of Change event.

 

For more, please visit www.thealexnewell.com, www.facebook.com/TheAlexNewell, instagram.com/anew92, twitter.com/thealexnewell, soundcloud.com/thealexnewell, Snapchat: @Anew1992 and http://press.wearebigbeat.com/artists/alex-newell/.

 

(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

 

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ALEX NEWELL

“POWER” TOUR 2016

All Dates w/ADAM LAMBERT

FEBRUARY

23        Huntington, NY            The Paramount

24        Boston, MA                 House Of Blues

26        Mashantucket, CT       Foxwoods Casino

27        Atlantic City, NJ           Caesars Casino

28        Bethlehem, PA            The Sands Casino Resort

 

MARCH

1          New Brunswick, NJ      State Theater

3          New York, NY              Terminal 5

5          Washington DC           Lincoln Theater

6          Charlotte, NC              The Fillmore

8          Atlanta, GA                  The Tabernacle

10        Nashville, TN               Ryman Auditorium

12        Hollywood, FL              Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena

14        Clearwater, FL                        Ruth Eckerd Hall

22        Milwaukee, WI            Riverside Theatre

23        Chicago, IL                  The Vic Theatre

25        Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore

26        Mt. Pleasant, MI         Soaring Eagle Casino

28        Wichita, KS                  The Cotillion

30        Denver, CO                 Paramount Theatre

 

APRIL

1          Las Vegas, NV             The Foundry Hall @ SLS Hotel

2          Los Angeles, CA           Orpheum Theatre