Andrew McMahon bolts from the Wilderness

and into The OC

June 17, 2020 by Tommy Johnson
In a week that’s seen more and more unreal and stranger things, other things are shaping up to be more normal. Last week we were informed that Orange County would see its first live show in months with Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx. Now, we get the news of show number 2! The goods news comes in the form Andrew McMahon and Nederlander Concerts.
Originally, it was announced that McMahon would play two nights. The festivities take place July 10th and 11th at the City National Grove of Anaheim. This is the first in a series of shows that Nederlander has in store for us.
The demand was so good for the show, another date was immediately added. The added show will take place Sunday, July 12th. All three shows will start at 7pm.
The series kicks off  July 3 and 4 with two movie screenings. They feature screenings of “Shrek” and “Independence Day.”
As for McMahon, he was the vocalist, pianist for the bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. He also performs solo under his own name as well as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

McMahon will celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Jack’s Mannequin album and performing “Everything in Transit.”
He’ll also play songs from his other two projects, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Something Corporate.

McMahon found critical acclaim in 2014. He was propelled to super- stardom when his uber-hit Cecilia and the Satellite blew up.  

As for this show and the upcoming series, Organizers say the concerts will offer the “most contact-less experience possible,” including mobile concessions and merchandise and “virtual” restroom queues.
“Safety and wellness are our top priorities,” said Jordan Harding, the Grove’s GM. “We are working closely with both Orange County and the City of Anaheim to ensure all recommended guidelines set forth by the CDC and State of California are met or exceeded to provide the best entertainment experience for our fans and staff in a responsible manner.”
As for audio, we’ve come a long way since your parents Drive-In experience. Fans can listen over headphones, from their car stereo or through Bluetooth-enabled speakers.



SID 200611 | Todd Sherman, Editor


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