Jacob Whitesides raises money for It Gets Better, tours (2015)

Indie singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides released his debut EP A Piece Of Me in February 2015 and has since sold 20,000 EPs without a single dollar spent on marketing (apart from his iPhone bill) and sold out his first European shows in only eight minutes. In addition, A Piece Of Me reached #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter chart, #3 on the Pop album chart, #5 on the Overall chart and landed at the top of the charts in the UK, Canada, Portugal, Australia, Brazil and France.
As the 17-year-old CEO of his own touring, merchandising and record label Double U Records, Jacob – raised modestly by a single mom in the smoky mountains outside of Knoxville, TN – is breaking virtually every music industry rule in taking a road less traveled. Jacob’s unprecedented independent success has been accomplished with literally no marketing money spent, no radio campaigns to date, and simply relies on his genuine dialogue with his millions of devoted social followers around the globe.
In what some are acknowledging as a blueprint for other music industry contrarians, Jacob maintains full control of his career and is proving how musicians can establish a career for themselves by using the available democratic and free media platforms. Wired Magazine recognizes Jacob as an innovator changing the world and promoting disruptive thinking and radical ideas, and has invited him to speak at their annual flagship event “Wired2015” in London this October. More information here: http://bit.ly/1zDgGfc
Beginning July 7, Jacob will join R5 for their two-month North American summer Amphitheater tour that will see Jacob play prestigious venues like The Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Tour dates below. Jacob began 2015 by touring with Fifth Harmony and recently finished sold out headline tours of Europe and the U.S.
To help raise awareness for the It Gets Better Project, Jacob launched a limited edition rainbow flag t-shirt and donated half of the net proceeds to Itgetsbetter.org. In addition to any money raised, the charity gets exposure to the millions of “Whitesiders” around the globe. The It Gets Better Project is an Internet-based nonprofit founded to inspire hope for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying.
A Piece Of Me is available for purchase on iTunes – smarturl.it/APieceOfMe
July 7th          Thrasher-Horne Center For The Arts           Orange Park, FL
July 8th          Mizner Park Amphitheater                           Boca Raton, FL
July 10th         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA
July 11th         Raleigh Memorial Auditorium               Raleigh, NC
July 12th         Wolf Trap                                                       Vienna, VA
July 14th            Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino              Mashantucket, CT
July 16th         Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook  Gilford, NH
July 17th         House of Blues Boston                                   Boston, MA
July 18th         Mercer County Park Festival Grounds            West Windsor Township
July 20th         Stage AE – Outdoors                                      Pittsburgh, PA
July 21st         Fraze Pavilion                                                 Kettering, OH
July 22nd        Freedom Hill Amphitheatre                           Sterling Heights, MI
July 24th         Riverside Theater                                            Milwaukee, WI
July 25th         The Family Arena                                           St Charles, MO
July 26th         Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland             Kansas City, MO
July 28th         U.S. Cellular Coliseum                                    Bloomington, IL
July 29th         Iroquois Amphitheater                                   Louisville, KY
July 30th         The Woods at Fontanel                                  Nashville, TN
August 1st       Frontier City Starlight Amphitheatre             Oklahoma City, OK
August 2nd      Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                    Grand Prairie, TX
August 4th       Bayou Music Center                                      Houston, TX
August 5th       Whitewater Amphitheatre                              New Braunfels, TX
August 7th       Pikes Peak Center                                           Colorado Springs, CO
August 8th       Elitch Gardens Theme Park                            Denver, CO
August 11th     Maverik Center                                               West Valley City, UT
August 12th     Morrison Center for the Performing Arts      Boise, ID
August 14th     Marymoor Park                                              Redmond, WA
August 15th     Cuthbert Amphitheatre                                  Eugene, OR
August 18th     City National Civic                                         San Jose, CA
August 20th     Henderson Pavilion                                         Henderson, NV
August 22nd     Mesa Amphitheatre                                        Mesa, AZ
August 23rd     The Greek Theatre                                          Los Angeles, CA
September 3rd The Mann                                                       Philadelphia, PA
September 5th  The Paramount                                               Huntington, NY