A Great Big World Takes On The World

With their next tour taking A Great Big World’s Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino to 12 countries over the four months, the duo is realizing that maybe it is a small world after all. The trek officially begins in May in Carson, Calif., with an appearance at the KIIS FM Wango Tango.

“It’s pretty unbelievable that we’ve reached a point where we’re able to travel half-way across the Earth, and have fans coming to see us and support us,” Axel and Vaccarino said in a joint statement. “That’s why we write. That’s why we perform – to connect. The world is beginning to feel a lot smaller than our name suggests!”

Photo: John Davisson
SXSW, Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX

A Great Big World has been getting a ton of exposure lately. The act was featured as the first VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist of 2014. In February the duo was the first-ever musical guest on “Late Night with Seth Myers.” And then, of course, there’s their hit single “Say Something” featuring Christina Aguilera. Tune in to “Glee” on Tuesday, April 1 to see the cast of the Fox show cover A Great Big World’s anthem “Rockstar.” Last year “Glee” featured the band’s song “This Is The New Year.”

The band is promoting its latest single, “Already Home,” from their 2013 debut, Is There Anybody Out There?

“We wrote this song years ago, but it’s kind of spooky how much the lyrics mean to us now that we’ve been away touring for months,” the guys said. “We’re realizing that ‘home’ doesn’t need to be a tangible and physical thing. It can be that quiet place that is always there inside of you, or the love that exists between two people, no matter how far apart. So in that sense, we are always ‘home.’”

Here’s the itinerary for “A Great Big World Tour”:

May 10 – Carson, Calif., StubHub Center (KIIS FM Wango Tango)    
May 11 – Reno, Nev., Knitting Factory Concert House     
May 13 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom     
May 16 – Las Vegas, Nev., Rocks Lounge At Red Rock Casino     
May 21 – London, United Kingdom, Heaven     
May 22 – Paris, France, Le Trabendo     
May 23 – Zurich, Switzerland, Plaza     
May 25 – Vienna, Austria, Wuk     
May 26 – Cologne, Germany, Luxor     
May 27 – Berlin, Germany, Fritzclub im Postbahnof     
May 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso     
June 15 – Northampton, Mass., Pearl Street     
June 17 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre     
June 20 – Richmond, Va., The National     
June 21 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom     
June 22 – Dover, Del., Dover International Speedway (Firefly Music Festival)     
June 24 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall     
June 26 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre     
June 28 – Milwaukee, Wis., Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest)      
June 29 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights     
July 5 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, Wireless Festival Grounds (Wireless Festival)
July 6 – London, United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park     
Aug. 1 – Sydney, Australia, The Metro Theatre     
Aug. 2 – Brisbane, Australia, The Tivoli     
Aug. 3 – Melbourne, Australia, 170 Russell     
Aug. 5 – Auckland, New Zealand, Powerstation     
Aug. 14 – Seoul, South Korea, Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena (Super!Sonic)
Aug. 16 – Osaka, Japan, Maishima Outdoor Activities Center (Summer Sonic)
Aug. 17 – Tokyo, Japan, Chiba Marine Stadium (Summer Sonic)

Ticket onsales are scheduled Friday, April 4.

For more information visit AGreatBigWorld.com.