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All-New 2011 Mazda2 to Present Mayer Hawthorne and The County National Tour

September 23, 2010

After an astonishing breakout in 2009, falsetto throwback crooner Mayer Hawthorne is set to embark on a national tour with backing band The County. Hawthorne's tour will be sponsored by a standout in its own category, the all-new 2011 MAZDA2 subcompact 5-door hatchback.mayer hawthorne

Mayer's authentic, organic ascent to popularity produced a stellar debut A Strange Arrangement, anchored by the lead single "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out," which was amongst the most original and widely acclaimed releases of the last two years.

Raised just miles from Motor City, Mayer was weaned on the soul-drenched ballads of early Motown and paired the influence with some of the current, drum-centric instrumental elements characterizing Detroit music in the 2000s. The resulting aesthetic is an amalgam of new and old, referential and refreshing and ultimately deeply heartfelt. Though he played almost all of the instruments on the album, Mayer is accompanied on the road by The County, a full backing band that tactfully fleshes out Mayer's compositions in person. Mayer Hawthorne & The County are joined by The Heavy who will co-headline 9 of the show dates (see tour dates below for details).

Through Mazda's partnership of the tour, fans will be granted an up-close look at tour life by means of daily, personal blog posts that captivate audiences with downloadable content including the previously unreleased track "No Strings." Most importantly, Mayer's fans will have an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the artist at a series of "meet and greet" events surrounding the tour dates through an online sweepstakes on the MAZDA2 Presents Mayer Hawthorne & The County website. At these branded VIP events, participants will adorn their social media profiles with uploadable photo-booth images and even personalized apparel. Also, Facebook and FourSquare promotions will give fans a chance to win Mazda's brand-new subcompact, the 2011 MAZDA2.

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE TOUR HERE

GET A DOWNLOAD OF MAYER HAWTHORNE'S PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK "NO STRINGS" HERE

MAYER HAWTHORNE FALL TOUR DATES (subject to change)
3-Oct SUN      Ft. Lauderdale, FL       Culture Room
4-Oct MON     Orlando, FL                 The Social
6-Oct WED     San Antonio, TX          Korova   
7-Oct THU      Dallas, TX                    The Loft        
8-Oct FRI       Austin, TX                   Antones  
11-Oct MON   Memphis, TN               Hi-Tone Cafe
12-Oct  TUE   St. Louis, MO               Firebird       
13-Oct WED   Grand Rapids, MI         Intersection
15-Oct FRI     Toronto, ONT               Opera House  
16-Oct SAT     Philadelphia, PA           Theatre of Living Arts  *
17-Oct SUN    New York, NY              Webster Hall *
18-Oct MON   Brooklyn, NY                Music Hall of Williamsburg  *
19-Oct TUE    Boston, MA                   Paradise Lounge  *
21-Oct THU    Washington DC            Black Cat  *
22-Oct FRI     Atlanta, GA                   Masquerade  *
23-Oct SAT    Birmingham, AL            The BottleTree  *
24-Oct SUN    Nashville TN                Mercy Lounge  *
25-Oct MON   Asheville, NC               The Orange Peel  *
27-Oct WED   Chicago, IL                   Park West  
28-Oct THU    Columbus, OH             The Basement  
29-Oct FRI     Cleveland OH               Grog Shop  
30-Oct SAT    Madison, WI                 Memorial Union Theater
1-Nov MON    Indianapolis IN             The Vogue  
2-Nov TUE     Minneapolis, MN          Varsity Theater
3-Nov WED    Lawrence, KS              Bottleneck
4-Nov THU     Boulder, CO                 Fox Theatre
5-Nov FRI      Salt Lake City, UT         Urban Lounge
7-Nov SUN     Seattle, WA                 Neumo's
8-Nov MON    Vancouver, BC            Biltmore Cabaret  
9-Nov TUE     Portland, OR                Aladdin Theatre
11-Nov THU   San Francisco, CA        Bimbo's 365 Club
12-Nov FRI     Los Angeles, CA          The Music Box (Henry Fonda Theatre)

*CO-HEADLINE DATES WITH THE HEAVY
 

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