AVAILABLE AUGUST 25
RETURN STATESIDE FOR SEPTEMBER HEADLINE TOUR
MAKE HISTORY WITH SOLD OUT EUROPEAN TOUR
“The age group of the majority of fans at the venue groups of overly excited teenagers who have since ditched their Justin Bieber days for a more mature ‘hipster’ rock band…I was surrounded by fans who seemed to already have the lyrics by heart. I can only imagine this is due to ‘stanning’ the band on their socials. Whatever they’re doing, they’re doing it right…” – Breaking News on sold out show at The Marquee in Cork, Ireland
Following a string of breakout success worldwide, PICTURE THIS announce their self-titled full-length debut, Picture This [Republic Records], to be available August 25. Pre-order and track listing coming soon!
The alternative pop duo have become Ireland’s hottest new export with their global smash “Take My Hand”. The track recently achieved Gold status in Ireland in addition to being named “Song of the Year” at Choice Music Prize where they bested the likes of One Direction’s Niall Horan and James Vincent McMorrow.
Scorching after their sold out east and west coast stateside debut in March, the boys launch their first U.S. headline tour this September. It kicks off September 7 at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, rolls through major markets across the U.S. and wraps September 21 at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale June 23 at 10am local time. The full itinerary is enclosed.
In addition, they just unveiled this behind-the-scenes video, telling their story in cinematic fashion. Watch HERE.
Picture This just made history in Europe. Selling 8,000 tickets for a five-night stand in Dublin, they became “the first act since REM to sell out 5 nights at The Olympia in one day.” Every date of the tour sold out as fans sang along to every word.
ABOUT PICTURE THIS:
Hailing from Ireland, Picture This is a duo consisting of drummer Jimmy Rainsford and vocalist/ guitarist Ryan Hennessy. The two met in October 2015 and became fast friends, quickly recording and playing together as Picture This. An iPhone video of their breakout single “Take My Hand” would go viral and introduce the group to the world. Elegantly blending pop, folk, rock, and vibrantly vivid lyricism, their self-titled Picture This EP arrived in 2016. It went #1 in Ireland reaching Gold certification in the country, and “Take My Hand” cumulatively amassed over 2 million Spotify streams and 2 million YouTube views. Building an international fan base, they sold 50,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland, packing shows everywhere while “You and I” and “Let’s Be Young” further amplified their success. Last year the band received the 2016 Music Act of the Year by Goss.ie, 2016 Best Music Act of the Year by Joe.ie, and named 1 of 3 Irish Acts destine to break in 2017 by Red Bull Ireland. March 2017 the duo received the coveted “Song of The Year” award for “Take My Hand” at the Choice Music Prize in Ireland. Now signed with Republic Records, they ready new music for release soon.
SPRING 2017 TOUR DATES:
9/7 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
9/8 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry at The Fillmore
9/9 Washington, D.C. The Rock and Roll Hotel
9/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
9/19 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
9/21 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop