BRIAN MARQUIS PREMIERES “FROM BOSTON” MUSIC VIDEO VIA THE BOSTON GLOBE
Today, Brian Marquis has partnered with The Boston Globe for the premiere of his new music video for “From Boston”, directed by Jorge Suarez. The video was filmed on the streets of Boston, featuring nearly every notable local landmark, and shows Boston through Marquis’ eyes.
The video for “From Boston” is available now at BostonGlobe.com.
“I’ve always wanted to write a song about Boston, the city I love and grew up in as a musician and a young adult,” shares Marquis. “I went to college there and stayed there up until a few years ago and in that time I did a lot of traveling and touring around the country and world. One thing I noticed when we’d be away from home is that a lot of people have strong ideas about what Bostonians are like. People would hear that we were from Boston and repeat it back to us in their version of a Boston accent “Oh, you’re from BAWWSTON?” They couldn’t help themselves. And it seemed that years of movies like The Departed, Boondock Saints, The Fighter, etc., had created an almost cartoon like image of a Bostonian to the rest of the world. I thought it was worth poking fun at some of the colorful stereotypes and also celebrating those regional differences, as that’s what makes Boston such a special place worthy of such imitations and preconceived notions far and wide. It’s a fun drinking song with a lot of New England sarcasm that I know only a small region of people will fully understand but that’s who the song is for.”
Marquis has also just announced new tour dates supporting The Dear Hunter and Northern Faces, which will bring him to Cambridge, MA on May 5 and 6, and New York City on May 7 and 8.
This Summer, Marquis will perform daily and run production on the Acoustic Basement Stage on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour for the fourth consecutive year – a stage that he founded in 2011 under the guidance of Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman.
The semi-indoor tented stage features a wide variety of established acts performing acoustic sets, offering a break from the signature full-band stages of the massive annual touring festival. Artists who have performed on the stage include the likes of Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music/The Revival Tour), Into It. Over It., Transit, Anti-Flag, and many more.
”From Boston” comes from Marquis’ latest album – Blood & Spirits, where his deep, earthy vocals shine while offering introspective, poetic lyricism, undeniably catchy melodies and a dynamic collection of songs that range stylistically from bright, memorable sing-alongs (“Paralysis by Analysis”) filled to the brim with Boston pride (“From Boston”) to dark, emotional tales crooned out with just the right amount of Americana twang (“Hem & Haw”, “I’m Still Chasing You”) and full-hearted genuineness (“Drink You Up”). One can simply feel the raw, honest truth and passion behind each and every word Marquis pours out on Blood & Spirits.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Doug Grean (Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Stone Temple Pilots).
All upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
The Dear Hunter w/Northern Faces and Brian Marquis
May 05 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 06 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 07 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 08 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Level and The Square w/Brian Marquis
May 27 at Viper Room, Hollywood, CA
2015 Warped Tour Dates
Jun 19 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 20 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 21 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park @ Ventura County Fairgrounds
Jun 23 Mesa AZ @ Quail Run Park
Jun 24 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Jun 25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Remington Park
Jun 26 Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot
Jun 27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 28 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jul 01 Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Jul 02 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 03 St.Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 04 Miami, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre – South Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 05 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Jul 06 Jacksonville, FL @ Morocco Shrine Auditorium And Grounds
Jul 07 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Jul 09 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 11 New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Jul 12 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Jul 14 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 15 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
Jul 16 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 17 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 18 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 19 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 21 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 23 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 24 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
Jul 25 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 26 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 27 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Jul 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 30 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Aug 02 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Parking Lot
Aug 05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
Aug 07 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center
Aug 08 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater