Singer/songwriter Alex G kicks off herone-month Share Your Story Tour, hitting over 15 markets in the U.S. and Canada, in support of herthird EP, Share Your Story, available on Friday, October 30, with pre-orders starting on Thursday,September 17, through her website, http://www.officialalexg.com
. The tour kicks off on Wednesday,September 16, in Phoenix, Arizona, at Last Exit Live, and will conclude on Friday, October 16, inSanta Ana, California at the Constellation Room.Alex G began posting videos of herself singing song covers in 2010, and her YouTube channelquickly became one of the fastest-growing on the massive site. As of September 2015, Alex’s pagehas over 194 million views and nearly 1.5 million subscribers, with an additional 590k followersacross Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.She created her channel in 2010 while in high school as a way to overcome stage fright, and herfanbase started organically growing after each video post. To date, the top three cover videos fromher collection include “Payphone” by Maroon 5 with 15.8 million views, “Thrift Shop” byMacklemore and Ryan Lewis with 14.4 million views, and “Roar” by Katy Perry with 14.2 millionviews. With her confidence growing, Alex began writing her own songs and released two successfulEPs, Found (2012) and It’s You That I’ll Miss This Christmas (2013). Alex released her debut album,Growing Up, in 2014. The well-received album broke into the iTunes Top 100 chart and reached #24on the iTunes Pop chart. In the creative process for Growing Up, Alex collaborated with severalincredible songwriters and producers including Jason Mraz, Lauren Christy, Mikal Blue, and JasonReeves.“After Growing Up was released, I realized I wanted to be about something—more than just a cute or bubbly girl with good values and a nice voice. I want to be a leader,” said Alex G. “This pastyear, learning about the power of vulnerability and authenticity has changed my personal life andrelationships, and I decided they would be a priority in shaping my music career. Vulnerability bringspeople closer together. Once I stopped hiding behind a mask of perfectionism and started showingmy followers my true, authentic self—even when it was difficult—the incredible responses from my fansshow that one person taking a stand for authenticity leads others into the same brave space.”Alex has grown from a fragile high-school student, eager to please and perform, into an independentbusinesswoman who has taught herself how to record, film, edit, manage social media, andcollaborate with other artists. However, it wasn’t until recently, when she began hanging out withpeople outside of her scene, that she realized the importance of being authentic and honest to herselfand to her fans. In exploring her own story, Alex began to discover her voice. As she discovered thepower of that voice, she discovered the power of giving a voice to others, to lending her voice tohumanity, rather than to the pursuit of being an “unattainable superstar.” A voice is exactly whatAlex gave to five of her fans on her new concept EP, Share Your Story.The EP marks a massive shift in Alex’s personal journey and artistic presence in the industry. Eachsong on the EP is based on a fan’s personal story. Out of 1,300 submissions, five people have nametitledtracks on the EP: Charlotte, Muriel, Ben, Royston, and Alena. After the first round of tour dateslisted below, Alex will continue tour in support of the EP heading to Europe in November. In severalcities she will be meeting the fans the Share Your Story tracks were based on for the first time, andshe hopes the songs written for one person will be able to touch the thousands of people who hearthem.“I want people to understand that there is power in their story,” Alex continues. “I want people tocome in and leave feeling more brave, or at least less alone. Everyone at one point in their lives, hasneeded someone to hand them the courage to step up and speak. That’s what I want this tour to befor everyone who comes.”Don’t miss your chance to see Alex G share her story.