Los Angeles, CA – November 20, 2012 – Grammy nominated recording artist Matisyahu has released a new track, “Happy Hanukkah” to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. The track made its debut November 19th on Spinner and is on sale on iTunes, Amazon.com and Matisyahuworld.com today, November 20th. Produced by Kojak, “Happy Hanukkah” continues the tradition set by Matisyahu’s first Hanukkah song, “Miracle,” which rose to critical acclaim after its 2010 release. PRESS HERE to listen!
Starting today, all proceeds from the song will be donated to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. “I am from New York and wanted to give back to my incredible community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” saidMatisyahu. Donations from the song will continue to benefit The Jewish Federations of North America and The Robin Hood Foundation until the end of Hanukkah on December 16th.
On December 8th, Matisyahu will kick off his sixth annual “Festival of Light” tour. For the first time ever, the traditionally east coast Hanukkah celebration will start in San Francisco. This year’s “Festival of Light” will offer audiences a career-spanning look at Matisyahu’s lauded catalogue. The shows will feature his classic hits, songs off Spark Seeker as well as Matisyahu’s hand-picked selections for his fans. Matisyahu has created a custom-built live experience for his audiences during each of these seven performances. Four of his seven shows are intimate acoustic performances and for the remaining three, Matisyahu will be backed by his talented band, Brooklyn’s The Dub Trio. Tickets are on sale now!!
As one of America’s most successful touring artists, Matisyahu is currently finishing an extensive college tour this Fall with his band, the Dub Trio and will return to the road in early 2013 for a limited run of special “Acoustic Evening With Matisyahu” performances to support the release of “Spark Seeker: The Acoustic EP” on January 15th (see full tour routing below).