After almost a month out on the road, I’m back home in Seattle. I traveled over 7,000 miles and clocked 100 hours of driving these past few weeks, playing 25 shows in cities both new and old and wouldn’t have changed a thing. It’s so surreal to realize that this is my life and my career is traveling and playing the music I love, to people I just met or have known me for years.
If you saw me out on the road, you may have heard me play a new song or two. Well, I’m excited to announce that in just a few weeks I’ll be back in the studio recording a new single that you’ll hear this Summer! Along with that, I’m going to be going back into writing mode to build up a new collection of material to reveal to you all in the coming months. Along with writing and recording, you’ll also be seeing me quite a bit throughout the rest of the summer. It’s my goal to do at least 2 more tours by the end of summer and hopefully at least one more in the fall. But you’ll get info on all that later… : )
Until next time….
Tour is officially half way over and I must say it’s quite sad. The past few weeks have been unforgettable. I got to travel to a lot of new cities and meet some great people, and I’m really thankful to have had the opportunity to do that! Now that the tour is starting to come to an end, I really want to make the most of the last 11 shows! So west coast, it’s on. The Midwest set the bar and I’m hoping you guys can push it even higher! Let’s end this tour right!
I’m excited to announce this March I’ll be heading out with Carson Allen on a month long acoustic Spring Tour! I can’t wait to see you all! Ticketing links will be available soon.
Hello everybody and Happy New Year!
Aint no better way to start off this year than right now as I’ve got a ton of things to tell you all about here in this little update.
Even though it’s been out for a couple of weeks now, I’m extremely thrilled that my music video for “Downtown” is finally out on VEVO. It was a long process of shooting and waiting for it to be edited but I’m so glad it came together and you were able to see the great work that everybody behind the scenes had put into it. If you haven’t seen it yet, feel free to click on the link below and let me know your thoughts in the comment section!
During the next few weeks, I’m going to be playing a few shows around Washington. Starting out this Saturday, i’d love my friends across the water to join me in Poulsbo for an acoustic set at Helter Skelter Lounge (21+) w/ The Requisite. It’s a FREE SHOW starting at 9pm that you don’t wanna miss.
Also, I’ll be performing at An Evening To End Muscular Dystrophy on January 25th. It’s an acoustic benefit show where you’ll be able to hear some amazingly talented artists perform but most importantly, help raise money and awareness for DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). This is an event that I’ve been looking forward to for the past few weeks. It takes place next Saturday at 7pm at The Den in Bothell, WA. Tickets are $7 and 100% of the proceeds will be going to help the cause so I encourage you to all come out an be a part of it!
If you’re unable to make it out but still want to find a way to donate, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy is a non profit organization where 100% of donations go to help find a cure, not to fund paychecks. I strongly encourage each of you, to just take a look at their website, see what they’re about and why Muscular Dystrophy is not only a serious disease but also how it affects the lives of many families across the world.
To donate and find out more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Parent Project click here:
Many more shows and music announcements coming over the next few weeks but until then, I wanna thank each of you for your continued support throughout this past year. Let’s make 2014 one for the books!
- Dylan Jakobsen
A Very Merry Christmas Acoustic Tour begins this Wednesday! Grab your tickets and I look forward to seeing you all on the road these coming weeks. Don’t forget your christmas toy either, all donations will be dropped off to The Salvation Army for Christmas Toy Drive at the end of the tour!
Finalized dates are as follows:
12/11 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
12/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage (21+)
12/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ LoFi
12/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
12/16 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
12/19 – Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
12/20 – Leavenworth, WA @ Der Hinterhof (FREE SHOW)
12/22 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Head over to http://www.thechristmastour.com for all of the info, ticketing links and more on how you can help a child in need this holiday season!
It is my pleasure to announce that this December I will be headed out on idobi Radio’s A Very Merry Christmas Acoustic Tour alongside BEST OF FRIENDS (feat. members of Boys Like Girls) and Josh Withenshaw! Throughout the tour we will be teaming up with Christmas Toy Drive to raise donations for The Salvation Army! Everyone who donates a toy will receive a free gift and entry to an after show hangout with the bands. Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.thechristmastour.com
Hope to see you all in December!
Catch the advance screening of “Downtown” November 8th at the Q Cafe in Seattle. A limited amount of tickets are still available so grab yours quick:
I’m gonna keep this one quick and just update you on what’s to come!
I recently finished up shooting the music video for my single “Downtown” with Director Jade Ehlers. The filming process this time around got a little crazy; working through chances of thunderstorms and losing power on the set, but was hands down the funnest shoot I’ve done to date. With a release date scheduled for November, I’m more than excited to not only see the final product, but show you all as well.
Also, it was just announced that I will be playing in Seattle on November 8th at the Q Cafe. Come join me along with some other great acts including District & Rebel Alley for night of great music and good times. Tickets are available in advance at the link below:
I’m working on some big things behind closed doors right now, that I can’t wait to share with you. Be sure to stay tuned as things start to unravel throughout the rest of 2013.
Dylan Taylor Jakobsen