He’s got a king-sized bed and a Ph.D. in the way it used to be! He’s got a new one and she looks just like you! He’s wide awake and so alive! He’s got you on his answering machine!
He is…. MATT NATHANSON!
He’s scaling down for a more intimate at the Beachland Ballroom for a night of songs and stories that fans will be flocking to in what is CERTAIN to be a sell-out! (UPDATE: CAN’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU!)
Holding a special place in this preview writer’s heart as Matt was the first nationally-recognized artist to sit next to him for a one-on-one interview, Mr. Nathanson is one of the most genuine gentlemen in the biz.
From his humble beginnings of touring college campuses with cellist Matt Fish (no, not the owner of local restaurant MELT — a different Matt Fish!) Matt has paid his dues, climbed the ladder, and achieved well-deserved success.
Nathanson is currently on the road in support of his brand new record, ‘Sings His Sad Heart’ (10.05.18; Acrobat Records). Produced by the incomparable Butch Walker, the album is being hailed by fans and critics alike as one of his best bodies of work to date. The record is highlighted by standout tracks “Used to Be” and “Mine.”
His other works include the platinum-selling song “Come On Get Higher” and one of his hit songs, “Giants,” was the opening music for the 2016 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on ESPN.
Cleveland very well might hold a special place in Matt’s heart. After all, he was a staple at O.A.R.’s Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival (2002-2006), playing the four years it was hosted in this great city. Nathanson is also a HUGE fan (and ballot holder) of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
While Nathanson may have given up his hilarious potty-mouthed banter (as partially-highlighted on his live acoustic album, ‘At the Point’) and traded in for a more family-friendly show, he’s still the same funny, quirky, loveable performer with a great live show.
As far as that first interview this preview writer EVER did way back in 2004, well, here it is:
All tickets are for general admission and priced at $39.50 in advance. Tix can be purchased in person at the Beachland Ballroom, by phone at 216.383.1124, select independent retailers, or online, below: