BURBANK, CA–May 3, 2007 — Following on the heels of a triumphant
appearance at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Mannequin, the side project of Something Corporate singer-keyboardist
Andrew McMahon, will make the rounds of this summer’s major
festivals, including The Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ,
on May 6th,
Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, on June 28th, and Lollapalooza
in Chicago, IL,
on August 3rd. McMahon formed Jack’s Mannequin with guitarist Bobby Anderson,
Jonathan Sullivan, and drummer Jay McMillan in Orange County,
CA, in 2004.
In June 2005, the day the band finished mastering the last
song on its
debut album “Everything in Transit,” McMahon was diagnosed
Lymphatic Leukemia, forcing him to immediately undergo chemotherapy.
months later, Maverick Records released the album, which
debuted at Number
37 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. After going into
following chemo and a bone marrow transplant from his sister,
launched a 22-city “Tour for the Cure,” which raised more
than $125,000 to
benefit The Dear Jack Foundation, a non-profit organization
McMahon to fund cancer research.
For his efforts, McMahon is being honored this year at the
2nd Annual “30
Under 30” awards, presented by “Entertainment Tonight,”
popular Hollywood entertainers and entrepreneurs for their
before the age of 30. Other 2007 honorees include Jonathan
Jerry Ferrara, and Christina Ricci. The ceremony takes place
May 3rd at the
Camden House of Beverly Hills from 7 to 9 pm.
Jack’s Mannequin will also appear on the upcoming CD “Instant
Campaign to Save Darfur,” covering John Lennon’s “God,”
Mac’s Mick Fleetwood on drums. The album, which features
more than 20
iconic Lennon songs recorded by an array of best-selling
U2, Green Day, and R.E.M., will be released by Warner Bros.
Records on June