ALTERNATIVE ICON JONAH MATRANGA HALFWAY TO A HUNDRED IN 2019 Reaching a new apex in his near three-decade career as a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, post-hardcore pioneer, and voice of Far, New End Original, and onelinedrawing, Jonah Matranga has welcomed fans worldwide to participate in the curation of his forthcoming Halfway To A Hundred release. For his latest innovative Kickstarter project, longtime listeners and new converts will help the trailblazing musician choose 25 songs from his storied catalog to be re-recorded. As if that's not enough, Jonah will also release 25 new songs. The project runs until his 50th birthday on August 11. In true D.I.Y. fashion, the project activates a diehard fan community worldwide, and also serves as the launching pad for a new website boasting a library of rare, live, and unreleased content complete with lyrics, chords, and tabs. Be on the lookout for dates across the United States, Europe, and Australia as well as more surprises that have been 50 years in the making… All confirmed tour dates are here and below. JONAH MATRANGA ON TOUR: 8/10 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill 8/11 — Sacramento, CA — Harlow’s 8/16 — Idyllwild, CA — Idyllwild Strong 8/28 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge 8/29 — Ellington, CT — Joshua's House 8/30 — New York, NY — Mercury Lounge 8/31 — Cambridge, MA — Middle East 9/1 — Pittsford, NY — Jai’s House 9/4 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean 9/6 — Columbus, OH — Big Room 9/7 — Mechanicsburg, PA — Sean & Laura's House 9/8 — Norfolk, VA — Charlie's 9/9 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar 9/25 — Paris (FR) — DAME 9/26 — Metz (FR) — La Chaouée 9/28 — Munster (DE) — House Show 9/29 — Oisterwijk (NL) — House Show 9/30 — Brussels (BE) — Le Bunker 10/1 — Hamburg (DE) — Hafenklang 10/2 — Munich (DE) — Backstage 10/3 — Strasbourg (FR) — Le Local 10/4 — Sarreguemines (FR) — Terminus 10/5 — Dordrecht (NL) — House Show 10/6 — Rouen (FR) — House Show 10/24 — Cheltenham (UK) — Frog & Fiddle 10/26 — Bristol (UK) — Exchange Bar 10/27 — Birmingham (UK) — The Victoria 10/28 — Edinburgh (UK) — Bannerman's 10/29 — Newcastle (UK) — Surf Cafe 10/31 — Nottingham (UK) — Running Horse 11/1 — Liverpool (UK) — Evil Eye 11/3 — Bridgwater (UK) — Cobblestone’s 11/4 — London (UK) — 229 The Venue 11/27 — Sydney (AU) — Lazybones Lounge 11/28 — Brisbane (AU) — Brightside Bar 11/29 — Newcastle (AU) — Leagues Club 11/30 — Melbourne (AU) — Workers Club ABOUT JONAH MATRANGA: 25 years, dozens of albums, hundreds of songs, and thousands of shows quietly comprise the growing legacy of Jonah Matranga. Those who know—really know. His timeless voice, sharp songwriting, and unmatched diversitycemented a place for this post-rock poet in the hearts of millions worldwide. Beyond Far's now-classic 1998 breakout Water & Solutions, he stands out as the rare talent who can lend his voice to either standout collaborations with Fort Minor on the platinum Rising Tied for the platinum-certified single "Where'd You Go"(w/ Skylar Grey) or Lupe Fiasco on the GRAMMY Award-nominated Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. Not to mention, he fit in comfortably alongside the likes of Tool, Deftones, Dashboard Confessional, and Frank Turner on stage. Notably, Turner and Dashboard both opened for Matranga, while Tool opened for Far. Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, and more all paid tribute over the years with either collaborations or glowing public endorsement. He has also been involved in a project called Camorra with J and Zach of Jawbox. Meanwhile, he broke ground with crowd-funded patronage as early as 2000 prior to Amanda Palmer and offered a sliding-scale "pay what you want" platform a decade before Radiohead. Far's 2009 cover of Ginuwine's "Pony" claimed a spot on the Billboard charts. His music can be heard everywhere from This American Life and Teen Mom to CSI. In 2019, with Halfway To A Hundred, he turns the page on his next and most likely boldest chapter yet. It's your chance to know now






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