Jewel Pleasing Fans Online, on Tour
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Atlantic Records is offering something extra to Jewel fans who buy her forthcoming album “0304,” due June 3, during its first week of release. Each copy in the first run of “0304” will include a download card with a unique PIN number allowing access to a secure site from which users can download solo live MP3 versions of “The New Wild West” and “Life Uncommon.”
The promotion runs through June 9.
The bonus site will also allow access to streaming in-studio footage of the artist, tour clips, and live performance videos culled from her last tour, all of which will be available past June 9.
Jewel has scheduled a handful of tour dates in support of the new record, with a full tour expected later in the year. She performed a free show May 27 at New York’s GM Plaza for CBS, which plans to broadcast portions of the show Wednesday morning on “The Early Show.”
The artist will participate in a few radio-station festivals over the coming weeks: WIOQ Philadelphia’s Q Concert in Camden, N.J. Friday (May 30); WXKS Boston’s KISS Concert Saturday (May 31) in Mansfield, Mass.; WHTZ New York’s Zootopia festival at East Rutherford, N.J. Sunday (June 1); and WITH Washington, D.C.’s Hot 99.5 Anniversary Show in Columbia, Md. June 7.
Jewel is holding a contest to determine two up-and-coming bands to open for her fall tour, and will perform June 19 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., with a host of regional finalists.
Jewel dips into dance music and jazz on the new album, evidenced by first single “Intuition,” which is No. 43 this week on Billboard’s Hot 100. “0304” is the follow-up to 2001’s “This Way,” which debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.49 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are Jewel’s tour dates:
May 30: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
May 31: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
June 1: East Rutherford, N.J. (Giants Stadium)
June 7: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post)
June 19: San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (the Coach House)
Sept. 20: Atlanta (Chastain Amphitheater)
Sept. 30: Providence, R.I. (Providence Performing Arts Center).