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    Gavin DeGraw concert comes to Tucson Friday


    Courtesy of James Minchin III

    All the frights of Friday the 13th are set aside as Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson take the stage at AVA Amphitheater.

    At 7:30 p.m. concert-goers will be warmed up by Christian Burghardt, a 25-year-old singer-songwriter whose indie-pop style will likely be met with enthusiasm to fans of DeGraw and Nathanson.
    According to his Facebook page, he sings and records his own original songs.

    Gavin DeGraw hit the music scene running when his song “I Don’t Wanna Be” became the music for the title sequence of “One Tree Hill.” He continued to further his music career, and after DeGraw’s single “Sweeter,” he and his collection of fedoras have been under the spotlight. He hasn’t skipped a beat, and quickly followed up his hit single with “Best I Ever Had,” which reached its height at just under 3.5 million YouTube views.

    He will be performing pieces taken from some of his older albums as well as selections off of his new album, Make A Move. DeGraw announced on his website that he is more than pleased with his new album, and said that it is the strongest record he has made. According to his website, DeGraw has toured with Maroon 5, Train and Colbie Caillat — an obvious choice after their many collaborations.

    Matt Nathanson is an aficionado of more than just the care and keeping of his curly locks that have women swooning at his performances. He is the well-renowned singer-songwriter of “Come On Get Higher,” a song that has sold more than 2 million records, and Nathanson’s album Modern Love hit 17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. His new album, Last of the Great Pretenders, is his most relatable.

    “Even non-fans should be able to find themselves hitting the rewind button a time or two,” Eric Luecking wrote in American Songwriter.
    Pop Matters complements Nathanson’s new album and continues to call this album more than simply poetic.

    Tickets range from $25 for lawn seating to $65 for an elite and platinum concert experience.

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