New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Rogers & Cowan)
Not only has internationally renowned, chart-topping Roots-Reggae artist MISHKA been tapped to perform the official HARD ROCK pre-parties for the Corona
Presents "Kenny Chesney's Going Coastal Tour 2011," but things are going so well, Kenny has invited him to perform together for a few dates, with more performances anticipated down-the-road. Now a MISHKA fan, Chesney comments: "The music that Mishka makes and the songs that he's written are just so universal. It's the kind of music that I love to listen to. It's very relatable and very truthful. Man, you gotta look this guy up on iTunes." Chesney, an avid music fan, has traditionally embraced a wide cross section of artists, from Kid Rock
to Dave Matthews
Potter, his finger is always on the pulse.
MISHKA's current jk livin release TALK ABOUT, which was co-produced by Butch Walker (Pink, Fall Out Boy) and jk livin label head, actor Matthew McConaughey, debuted #1 on the iTunes Reggae Chart and also features a Willie Nelson duet on "Home Grown." MISHKA is also the face of surf culture clothing giant O'Neill's new eco-friendly apparel line ECO'Neill.
MISHKA performs a 75 minute set during the HARD ROCK pre-parties, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing of TALK ABOUT. In lieu of a cover charge for Hard Rock's pre-parties, non-perishable food donations are being collected at the door to support a local food shelter in each region. HARD ROCK'S pre-party events precede Chesney's 2011 Corona Presents Kenny Chesney's "Goin' Coastal" tour stadium dates in each respective market.
MISHKA'S first jk livin album ABOVE THE BONES (2009) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts, followed by a major world tour. He provided the soundtrack of the summer with two features of his soulful island melodies: a music video for the title track, featuring the iconic Venice Beach Boardwalk, which premiered across the Yahoo! Entertainment network in June 2009, and a selection by Starbucks Entertainment and iTunes for their music discovery program "Pick of the Week," that was available at Starbucks locations nationwide. By year's end, he was named "Best New Artist " in the singer/songwriter category by iTunes. The Maui-based singer/songwriter spent most of his early life on a boat in the Caribbean, sailing from island to island with his seafaring parents and older sisters. As a child of the islands, it was almost inevitable that he'd be drawn to reggae, Rastafari, and the natural mystic that inhabit his music and soul.
HARD ROCK PRE-PARTIES FOR CORONA PRESENTS "KENNY CHESNEY GOING COASTAL TOUR 2011"
April 15 - Hard Rock Cafe Dallas, TX
April 28 - Hard Rock Cafe, San Francisco, CA
May 19 - Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, GA
June 3 - Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC
June 8 - Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, IL
June 17 - Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, PA
July 1 - Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
July 5 - Hard Rock Cafe Denver, CO
July 21 - Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, WA
August 12 - Hard Rock Cafe/NY Times Square or Hard Rock Yankees Stadium
August 19 - Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, MI
August 26 - Hard Rock Cafe Boston
Doors at 8 p.m.
Performance at 9 p.m.