Record-Setting Trailblazer Just Dropped Her EP ‘Wilde’
JJ Wilde has had a dynamite year! She was the first woman in 25 years to win Rock Album of the Year at this years JUNO Awards for her debut album ‘Ruthless’ (Last female winner was Alanis Morissette for ‘Jagged Little Pill’ in 1996), her debut single “The Rush” won the SOCAN Rock Music Award and was featured on the hit TV show The Good Doctor. She also made headlines when she performed “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” as a tribute to Eddie Schwartz and won the 2021 Jim Beam INDIES Award for Rock Artist Of The Year. Now she is hitting the road this fall opening for The Record Company on their US tour, stopping at top market spots such as Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and more.
JJ recently released her EP WILDE, which Atwood Magazine called "a hearty dose of dynamic, feverish, and unapologetic rock” and stated it “...burns with raw passion as the artist lights her own inner fire of empowerment, escape, and resilience." Hit tracks “Best Boy” and “Mercy” can both be found on WILDE in addition to her focus single “Off The Rails” and her infallible cover of the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty classic “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with The Glorious Sons’ Brett Emmons lending his vocal stylings on the duet.
Ever the trailblazer, Wilde made history in 2020 as the first female artist to simultaneously hit #1 on all three Canadian rock charts with her debut single “The Rush,” holding the slot for a whopping 19 weeks. Never one to rest on her laurels, Wilde quickly followed with two more back-to-back #1’s: “Best Boy,” the IDGAF ode to altering the societal narrative for how women should behave, and her most recent hit “Mercy,” a tour de force of modern rock in the form of a tale of revenge.
Wilde’s debut album RUTHLESS, which garnered praise from American Songwriter (“profoundly moving”), Ones to Watch (“soul-stirring”), Alternative Press (“for fans of [The] Struts, Amy Winehouse and YONAKA … kicking ass and taking names”), Atwood (“Fiercely unapologetic”), and Earmilk (“undeniable grit”). She was also added to the lineup at the 2022 Download Festival, the UK’s premier rock festival and is set for a full band global stream performance for Jim Beam Bourbon’s “Live from Inside” from The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on June 12th and 13th. More info here.
10/10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
10/12 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
10/13 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall
10/14 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Elevation
10/16 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
10/18 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
10/24 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/25 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10/27 - Philadelphia PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10/28 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
10/29 - Harrisburg, PA - XL Live
10/30 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/31 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
11/02 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater
11/04 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
11/05 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11/06 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
11/07 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
11/09 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
11/10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
11/11 - Des Moines, IA - Woolys
11/13 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
11/14 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
11/16 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
11/17 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
11/18 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
11/20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
ABOUT BLACK BOX
Black Box is an independent record label, artist management and music publishing company based in Toronto, ON. With over 15 years of experience working alongside critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists across multiple genres, Black Box is one of the most diverse and versatile indie music companies in North America. Black Box has over a dozen JUNO Award nominations across multiple categories, four Polaris Music Prize nominations, and over two-dozen top-10 radio hits across their various interests. Recent successes include Canada’s biggest rock export in the last 5 years, The Glorious Sons, JUNO-nominated, chart-topping breakout rock act JJ Wilde, versatile genre-bending artist SonReal and internationally renowned singer/songwriter Justin Nozuka. In addition to Black Box’s label and management work, they are also partnered with 11-time GRAMMY Award winner Babyface in the Good Vibes Music Group publishing venture.
For more information on JJ Wilde, please contact Rebecca Shapiro, Josh Page and Alena Joyiens at Shore Fire Media