Howie Day – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – August 17th, 2018

Howie Day

Howie Day

Brian Mackey

Fri · August 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$22 ADV - $25 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.



Howie Day
Howie Day
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns.

A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.

After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day’s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. Its lead single, “Be There,” became a staple at modern AC radio.

After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. Over the next two years, as a reenergized Day toured North America, Australia and Asia, new songs began to emerge and evolve. His fourth full-length album, Lanterns, was recorded in Boston with producer and longtime friend Mike Denneen. Awash with a warm musicality and unique instrumentation, the album also features guest vocals from Aimee Mann. Lanterns was released in April 2015.
Brian Mackey
NYC/NJ based singer/songwriter, Brian Mackey, has a sound that combines a healthy balance of Pop, Folk, Rock and Americana with a voice reminiscent of the late Jim Croce.

Growing up in the northern Florida panhandle, Brian was raised on a diet of 90's alt rock and 70's folk music. His grandmother played piano, sitting in at local clubs whilst his mother also dabbled in songwriting. Having impressed his music teachers with a rendition of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ aged just seven, it was evident the youngest of three had an ear for music. After learning piano from his grandmother and picking up guitar from just a few lessons, Brian was eager to challenge himself by playing music he heard on the radio rather than what was assigned during lessons.

Following school, Brian tooled around with some bands in Florida where the warm weather and party atmosphere made it easy to score gigs. Wanting to experience four seasons, he moved around the country and lived in a Volvo 240 wagon – washing dishes by day, bar gigging by night, until ultimately landing in New York where he came to realise writing his own solo material would help him master his craft and grow as an artist.

After meeting with producer Sam Ashworth (The Civil Wars, Switchfoot, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith), Mackey flew to Nashville and recorded the song “Painted Red”, which ultimately became the standout track from his first EP “Feng Shui for Slobs”, leading to his first commercial placement on the Disney Channel’s Naturally Sadie.

Following his second EP “Brian Mackey - Red”, Brian returned to Nashville to record "Honest Love", describing it as his ‘breaking away album, my independence flag’. The title track, “Honest Love”, as well songs “Color Blue” and “Out on the Road” garnered features in TV, Film, and National and International Branding Campaigns including CMT Edge, A&E, Lifetime, Travel Channel, Arla Foods Demark, Unicef UK and Rebel One Pictures.

In 2014, Brian recorded his next piece of work “Broken Heartstrings” at Arthouse Studio yielding the prolific single “Are You Listening”, which went on to score a coveted feature for PlayStation 4 game “Until Dawn”. The track peaked at #8 on the A/C Radio Charts in the US, charted on German iTunes, was on the ‘100 Most Sold’ chart on Amazon Germany, quickly had over 400k streams on Spotify and resulted in a successful stint of sold out shows throughout the country. “America,” another single from Broken Heartstrings, landed a placement in an Armagosa Conservancy campaign, and it's corresponding music video rotated in Target Stores across the US.

2017 saw the release of two of Mackey’s most prominent singles, “Learn To Be” which produced a video shot by Caro Patlis in Argentina, and “Underwater”. The accompanying video for the latter was shot by Sandy Stenzel in Los Angeles and received nomination for a HMMA (Hollywood Music In Media) award, and premiered on the Huffington Post.

Mackey has backed the success of his records with an extensive touring schedule that has taken him throughout Europe multiple times in addition to his native United States, landing impressive support slots including the likes of David Bromberg, Ron Pope and Howie Day. With his career always on the ascendency, Brian has spent summer ’18 on tour opening for Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele in Europe whilst preparing the release of his latest single “Don’t Own Much”, due to be accompanied by the eagerly anticipated addition to his already impressive catalogue of videos.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104