M. Ward - Band HistoryM. Ward (short for Matthew Stephen Ward) began his solo career in 1999 with Duet for Guitars #2. His calm, talent-laden style soon drew the attention of Future Farmer Records, which released End of Amnesia (2001), but by the time Ward released Transfiguration of Vincent in 2003, he had already reached a deal with renowned indie label Merge Records. Ward gradually built attention and a fan base through the release of what currently sits at 7 full-length albums, but he never experienced significant difficulty in getting to where he is today, mainly due to the fact that his adept musicianship made his music attractive to feature in commercials and movies. That is not to say that he is any way anything other than hardworking; Post War (2006) was his first album to crack Billboard (it peaked at number 146). The trend since then, however, has been upward. Hold Time (2009) had no trouble reaching number 31 on U.S. Billboard charts, and Ward has since appeared on everything from late night shows to major music festivals. He is also known for his work in She & Him with famous actress Zooey Deschanel.
M. Ward - The MusicM. Ward plays a hushed, delicate version of folk pop that frequently draws elements from styles like Americana and classical guitar. Lyrically, Ward adopts both a philosophical and emotional approach to life. And I said what do you do with the pieces of a broken heart? And how can a man like me remain in the light, and if life is really as short as they say then why is the night so long? he croons on Chinese Translation. Make sure to get your M. Ward tickets, as he is nothing short of a pleasure to witness live.
date city state venue 3/30/2015 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre
date city state venue 4/30/2014 Ponte Vedra Beach FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 5/1/2014 Saint Petersburg FL State Theatre 5/2/2014 Fort Lauderdale FL Culture Room 5/3/2014 Orlando FL The Social 5/5/2014 Athens GA 40 Watt Club 5/6/2014 Birmingham AL Iron City 5/7/2014 Jackson MS Duling Hall 5/8/2014 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks 5/10/2014 New Braunfels TX Gruene Hall 5/11/2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 6/28/2014 Rome RM Circolo Degli Artisti 6/30/2014 Marina di Ravenna Hana-Bi 7/2/2014 Paris Ville De Paris Cite de la Musique 7/5/2014 Vitoria-Gasteiz Basque Country Azkena 7/6/2014 Valencia Valencia Loco Club 7/9/2014 Milan MI Magnolia 7/10/2014 Zurich ZH Exil 7/15/2014 London Lnd Islington Assembly Hall 9/5/2014 Portland ME Port City Music Hall 9/6/2014 Portsmouth NH The Music Hall - the Historic Theater 9/7/2014 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 9/9/2014 Montreal QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 9/10/2014 Ottawa ON Hog's Back Park 9/10/2014 Ottawa ON Ottawa Folk Festival
date city state venue 2/6/2013 Napa CA Uptown Theatre Napa 2/7/2013 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 7/26/2013 Edmonton AB Heritage Amphitheatre 7/31/2013 Brooklyn NY Union Pool 11/9/2013 Wellington Bar Bodega 11/15/2013 Melbourne Vic Forum Melbourne
date city state venue 2/2/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery 4/11/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 4/14/2012 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 4/16/2012 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 5/5/2012 Portland ME State Theatre 5/6/2012 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 5/7/2012 New Haven CT Toad's Place 5/8/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 5/11/2012 New York NY Webster Hall 5/12/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 5/13/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 5/15/2012 Durham NC Page Auditorium 5/16/2012 Athens GA Georgia Theatre 5/17/2012 Atlanta GA The Buckhead Theatre 5/22/2012 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 5/23/2012 Madison WI Barrymore Theatre 5/24/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 5/24/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/25/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/26/2012 Missoula MT The Wilma Theatre 8/7/2012 Brooklyn NY Prospect Park 8/23/2012 Salt Lake City UT Pioneer Park 8/25/2012 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 8/30/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 9/1/2012 Seattle WA Seattle Center 9/1/2012 Seattle WA Seattle Center 9/1/2012 Seattle WA Seattle Center 9/20/2012 Portland OR Aladdin Theater 9/21/2012 Bend OR Domino Room 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/13/2012 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/14/2012 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/21/2012 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre
date city state venue 8/11/2011 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 9/20/2011 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall 9/23/2011 Knoxville TN Bijou Theatre