Manic Focus Announce New Album & Tour


Submitted by -Manic Focus Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:37 pm

Electro-soul composer Manic Focus is happy to announce that his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Minds Rising, will drop on Friday, April 21, 2017. The first single, “Stronger” featuring Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Late Night Radio & Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), premieres this Thursday, February 23 on SiriusXM’s JamOn Radio, and officially drops everywhere else Friday, February 24th.

Minds Rising, a work nearly two years in the making, is a flawless fusion of electronic funk, soul, future bass & classic era hip-hop. It is the first full length LP since the 2014 release of Cerebral Eclipse and showcases sample-free, 100% original compositions laden with rowdy rhymes and vocal features from ProbCause and Psalm One, funky horn arrangements from Russ Liquid, dreamy top line hooks from Jennifer Hartswick, Carlile, and more.

In the past few weeks, John '"JmaC" McCarten (Manic Focus) has been on a touring spree with sell out shows ranging across the Midwest, Southeast, and the East Coast including Nashville, Brooklyn, Atlanta, DC, and Grand Rapids. The Minds Rising tour will continue to build momentum with performances in Colorado this weekend and other cities forthcoming such as Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Detroit, and more (listed below), with festival stops at Euphoria (Austin, TX), Summer Camp (Chillicothe, IL), and Fools Paradise (St Augustine, FL), plus several yet to be announced for the 2017 season.

In what promises to be Manic Focus's most successful year to date, 2017 is off to an incredible start as this new music begins to roll out to the world, one beat and bobbing head at a time.

  Date Venue Location   Tickets    
Feb 24 Agave Avon, CO Tickets
Feb 25 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO Tickets
Mar 02 Red Herring Lounge Duluth, MN Tickets
Mar 03 Sanctuary Events Center Fargo, ND Tickets
Mar 04 Icon Lounge Sioux Falls, SD Tickets
Mar 18 Mainstage Morgantown, WV Tickets
Apr 06 Euphoria Music Festival Austin, TX Tickets
Apr 07 Euphoria Music Festival Austin, TX Tickets
Apr 08 Euphoria Music Festival Austin, TX Tickets
Apr 09 Euphoria Music Festival Austin, TX Tickets
Apr 14 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO Tickets
Apr 15 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN Tickets
Apr 21 The Miramar Theatre Milwaukee, WI Tickets
Apr 22 The Miramar Theatre Milwaukee, WI Tickets
Apr 27 Republic NOLA New Orleans, LA Tickets
Apr 28 The Canopy Club Urbana, IL Tickets
Apr 29 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI  
May 06 Phunkberry Music Festival Eureka Springs, AR Tickets