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Jack's Mannequin To Release 'People and Things' Oct. 4 & Host Release Week Film Screening

October 2nd, 2011 10:38am EDT

Jack's MannequinJack's Mannequin will be releasing their highly anticipated People and Things on October 4th, and will be celebrating release week by hosting several unique events. On Monday October 3rd at 7pm Jack's Mannequin will host a film screening at the Angelika Theatre in NYC to present short films for each of the songs on People and Things.  The 11 short films were commissioned to provide an artistic visual counterpart to the album and were each directed by a different independent director.  The screening event will be followed by a stripped-down performance by frontman Andrew McMahon.  Tickets for the screening sold out in record time, but the short films will also be premiering on YouTube at the same time as the theater event. The film for the track "Television" (which premiered on Entertainment Weekly yesterday) is up on YouTube now.

On release day, October 4th, Andrew McMahon will stream a live Q&A and performance from the Livestream studios.  The streaming event begins at 7pm EST on Tuesday at http://www.livestream.com/jacksmannequin.  On October 6th, for the first time ever Jack's Mannequin will team up with a symphony orchestra. They'll perform with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to create symphonic arrangements for some of their best-known hits at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.  The performance kicks off a full headlining tour (list of dates is below.)

Jack's Mannequin will also perform at the 2nd Annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert on 11/11 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The benefit will also feature special acoustic sets by The Academy Is... and FUN. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dear Jack Foundation, a volunteer-run charitable organization set up by Andrew McMahon to help raise awareness and support organizations and charities that help young adult cancer patients. For more information about the Dear Jack Foundation and the benefit concert please visit http://www.dearjackfoundation.com

People and Things marks McMahon's third studio release as Jack's Mannequin, following up 2005's Everything In Transit and 2008's The Glass Passenger.  The first single from People and Things, "My Racing Thoughts," is out now.

People and Things Screening Event

Monday October 3rd @ Angelika Theatre (18 West Houston Street @ Mercer - NYC)

Doors at 7pm, screening begins at 7:30pm followed by a performance by Andrew McMahon

Online YouTube premiere of the films 

List of songs & directors:

My Racing Thoughts, Director: Anders Rostad, Los Angeles, CA
Release Me,
Director: Nate Weaver, Pasadena, CA
Television,
Director: Alan Del Rio Ortiz, New York, NY
Amy, I,
Director: Chloé Fleury, San Francisco, CA
Hey, Hey, Hey,
Director: Alicia J. Rose, Portland, OR
People, Running,
Director: Hettie Griffiths, London, England
Amelia Jean,
Director: Emily Wormley, Asheville, North Carolina 

Platform Fire, Directors: Alice Glenn & Eugenia Lim, Melbourne, Australia
Hostage, Director: Nina Mühlenkamp, Berlin, Germany
Restless Dream, Director: Aaron Hymes, Long Beach, CA
Casting Lines, Director: Claire Marie Vogel, Los Angeles, CA

Jack's Mannequin

Jack's Mannequin Headlining Tour 

Oct 06- Hartford, CT Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell w/ the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Oct 07 - Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
Oct 08 - Grantham, PA Messiah College - Brubaker
Oct 11 - Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
Oct 12 - Huntington, NY The Paramount Theater
Oct 13 - Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Oct 15 - Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live
Oct 16 - Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues - Orlando
Oct 18 - Nashville, TN The Cannery Ballroom
Oct 20 - Austin, TX Emo's Alternative Lounge
Oct 21 - Houston, TX House of Blues
Oct 22 - Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Oct 24 - Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Oct 25 - Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Oct 26 - Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert
Oct 28 - Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Oct 29 - Seattle, WA The Showbox SODO
Oct 30 - Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Nov 01 - Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
Nov 02 - Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Nov 04 - Missoula, MT The Wilma Theater
Nov 05 - Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert
Nov 07 - San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Nov 08 - San Luis Obispo, CA The Graduate
Nov 09 - Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Nov 11 - Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre (Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert)
Nov 12 - Pomona, CA The Fox Theatre


Web: http://www.jacksmannequin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jacksmannequin 

YouTube: http://youtube.com/jacksmannequintv

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jacksmannequin

 

Photo Credits: Warner Bros. Records