Andrew McMahon has announced the release of Jack’s Mannequin’s highly anticipated CD and DVD package “Jack’s Mannequin Live from the El Rey Theatre” set to hit stores June 25th through Be Why and Alternative Distribution Alliance. Filmed over two nights on November 11th and 12th 2012 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles at last year’s 3rd annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert, the two shows mark the final performances from Jack’s Mannequin, wrapping their critically acclaimed 7-year run. All net profits from the CD and DVD sales will go to the Dear Jack Foundation. Fans can pre-order the CD and DVD package today starting at 9AM EST at AndrewMcMahon.com.
“With a strong desire to honor the live performances Jack’s had become known for, we set out to capture the last two nights of a partnership that spanned seven years, four continents, three full length albums and hundreds of concerts,” said McMahon of the special two evening event. “The two November nights that add up to ‘Live from the El Rey Theatre’ are a celebration of the strange history and myriad threads woven together to create what I now carry in my heart as Jack’s Mannequin.”
“The AYA cancer community has largely gone unrecognized over the last 20 years,” stated Dear Jack Foundation Executive Director Steve Smith. “Andrew’s personal experience and passion drives us on a daily basis to directly impact the lives of young adults and change the statistics.”
The Dear Jack Foundation is a non-profit charity that was founded by McMahon in July of 2006 after his own battle with leukemia. The organization is dedicated to serving the adolescent and young adult cancer community through collaboration, support, and focused initiatives.
McMahon will embark on a summer trek with O.A.R. for the Summer of Sounds tour in support of his new solo EP, THE POP UNDERGROUND beginning June 20th at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO (full routing below). McMahon’s new band is comprised of 6 musicians in total, including former band-mates Jay McMillan and Mike Wagner. Fans can purchase tickets for The Summer of Sounds tour with O.A.R. at Ticketmaster.com. For further purchase information, please visit AndrewMcmahon.com.