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February 2017



#RachaelSage

THE TIDE EP OUT NOW; PROCEEDS BENEFIT REFUGEE CHARITY


Never one to shy away from social commentary, Rachael was inspired by recent global events to compose The Tide, an EP of what she describes as "protest songs I wish I hadn't had to write."

The 5-track EP was released on February 10, and 100% of all net proceeds will be donated to ArcRelief.org (American Refugee Committee), one of the world's leading international refugee assistance organizations.

The collection includes topical subject matter related to the Orlando shooting, Elie Wiesel's passing, the Syrian refugee crisis, and the 2016 Presidential election. Available via iTunesApple Music and streaming on Spotify.


"HOME" HITS #15 ON THE FMQB AC CHARTS


Alongside Lady Gaga, Adele, John Legend, and Taylor Swift, Rachael's song "Home" rose 12 spots on the AC radio chart to #15, up from #29.

Serviced to radio only a few weeks ago, the track keeps gaining momentum with increased spins (+196 total) and new stations being added.

Check out the charming video for "Home" that was filmed in Britain, with a street busker spontaneously (and unexpectedly!) joining Rachael and Kelly Halloran's river-side jam session.


DANCE MOMS SHOWCASES RACHAEL'S 20th PLACEMENT ON HIT SHOW!


On Valentine's Day, Season 7/Episode 12 of the Lifetime TV reality series Dance Moms saw one of the show's top dancers, Elliana Walmsley, perform to Sage's song "It Would Be Enough" (re-titled "Am I Enough") which she originally wrote in honor of legendary blues artist BB King.

The episode aired to almost a million viewers and enjoyed a 100% increase in audience while remaining in the Top 25 original cable shows chart. Exposure only continues to grow via one of America's most successful television series that actively supports Rachael's music...times 20 and counting!


BETH HART'S "FIRE ON THE FLOOR" TOUR UNDERWAY WITH RACHAEL SUPPORTING

Rachael is currently on tour with fiery blues goddess Beth Hart, accompanied by her guitarist extraordinaire, James Mastro (Patti Smith, Ian Hunter, John Cale).

The shows started in Atlanta and will wrap up in Kent OH in March. An adventurous pairing for both artists, audiences have already been incredibly enthusiastic about Rachael and her own brand of soulful, folk-pop.  Sage's exposure to new listeners is already starting to pay off, with rave reports coming in from fans and press alike including Target Audience Magazine (Atlanta) and Medium Magazine (New York).

Come out and see one of these truly electrifying shows if you are able! For industry/VIP guest list inquiries, contact press@mpressrecords.com 


RACHAEL TO TOUR WITH HOWARD JONES IN MARCH/APRIL


In March, Rachael heads across the pond to join synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones for the UK leg of his world tour. One of Sage's personal musical heroes, Howard is most well-known for his two biggest hits, "Things Can Only Get Better" and "No One Is To Blame" (the latter of which Sage used to perform in college at her weekly coffeehouse gig). More info on both the tour and Rachael's special relationship to his music can be found via the official press release.

Additional Spring tour dates have also been added including shows in NY, MA, DE, and Teaneck, NJ – where Sage will join underground icon and Pulitzer Prize-nominated musician Phoebe Legere at Mexicali Live on March 5th. The show is a charity benefit with a percentage of proceeds going towards the Palisades Parks Conservancy. For more details click here.

Rachael is non-stop...in THREE countries, no less. Catch her while you can!


NEW CHOREOGRAPHIC TOUR PRESS, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS


Great press continues to roll in for Rachael's album Choreographic, including new coverage in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Scotland and the UK!

From features to album reviews, the support is still growing overseas as well as here at home in the US.

Target Audience Magazine enthuses: "I love powerful, strong women who tell stories. Not just about love, betrayal or heartache, but songs that are political...that make a statement about the world we live in, and that’s is exactly what Rachael Sage does..."

Current press below and more can be found via Rachael's online press kit.

White Room Reviews (NL) Maschseeperlen (DE) MP3.de (DE)
The Scottish Sun (SCT) Good Times Magazine Big Issue North (UK)

"TRY TRY TRY" PREMIERES WITH BLURT MAGAZINE


Rachael's recent US Top 10, radio-charting single "Try Try Try", from her 2016 album Choreographic, premiered via Blurt Magazine in January.

The colorful clip was directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom Moore, and features an original pas de deux dance sequence that was created by famed choreographer Sarah O'Gleby (The Oscars, Ted 2), and performed by renowned ballerina Abigail Simon (American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet) and dancer/actor Marty Lawson (Smash).

Check out the fun, behind-the-scenes clips below after you watch the original video that features Sage, the dancers and members of her band The Sequins!

"Try Try Try"
Behind The Scenes Part 1
Behind The Scenes Part 2


Rachael Sage On Tour Now
*dates supporting Beth Hart
**dates supporting Howard Jones

2.19.17* The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY
2.21.17* Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
2.23.17* Wilbur Theater Boston, MA
2.24.17 The Village Providence, RI
2.25.17* Fox Theater/Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket, CT
2.26.17* The Egg Albany, NY
2.28.17* UB Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
3.2.17* Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
3.3.17 The Spire Center (w/Lucy Kaplansky) Plymouth, MA
3.4.17* The Kent Stage Kent, OH
3.5.17 Mexicali Live (w/Phoebe Legere) Teaneck, NJ
3.8.17** The Exchange Sturminster Newton, UK
3.9.17** Grand Pavillion Porthcawl, UK
3.10.17** Public Halls Harpenden, UK
3.11.17** Theatre Royal Winchester, UK
3.12.17** The Old Market (TOM) Hove, UK
3.16.17** Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre Taunton, UK
3.17.17** Artrix Centre Bromsgrove, UK
3.18.17** The Picturedrome Holmfirth, UK
3.19.17** Palace Theatre Newark, UK
3.22.17** The Atkinson Southport, UK
3.23.17** ARC, Stockton Arts Centre Stockton-On-Tees, UK
3.24.17** Playhouse, Whitley Bay Whitley Bay, UK
3.26.17** Òran Mór Glasgow, UK
3.28.17** Union Chapel London, UK
3.29.17** The Stables Milton Keynes, UK
3.30.17** The Lowry Salford, UK
3.31.17** Lancaster Grand Theatre Lancaster, UK
4.8.17 Workman's Club (w/Eoin Glackin) Dublin, IE
4.14.17 World Café Live (w/Nalani & Sarina) Wilmington, DE
5.7.17 Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) New York, NY
5.13.17 Stoltz Listening Room/Avalon Theater Easton, MD
5.28.17 Leestock Festival Long Melford, Suffolk, UK

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