Entertainment

Gavin Degraw & Matt Nathanson

AVA Amphitheater
This event was held 06/13/2014.
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Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will bring their tour to AVA Amphitheater. Christian Burghardt will open the show.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 29 at 10am.

Gavin DeGraw‘s powerful new album Make A Move is a victorious and creative musical return. On the follow-up to 2011′s Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying his even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics. The first single, “Best I Ever Had,” is the most up-tempo thing DeGraw has done yet, charging out of the gate with a galloping rhythm and lively horns. On the other end of the spectrum is the raw, emotional ballad “Who’s Gonna Save Us” which DeGraw likens to “‘Not Over You’ on steroids” and one of his favorite tracks on the album. Those who saw DeGraw perform while on tours with Maroon 5, Train, and Colbie Caillat over the past two years have seen his growth and maturation as a performer occur before their eyes.

Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. Nathanson‘s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Matt Nathanson‘s ninth studio recording, Last of the Great Pretenders, will be released on July 16th. Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing.