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MAX w/ John Splithoff

January 24, 2018, 8:00 PM (CST)

Contact: Mackenzie Coberley (subne@iastate.edu)
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Doors open at 7pm

TICKETS: $20 ($15 w/ ISU student ID)
Tickets available at midwestix.com now or at the Maintenance Shop Box Office (M-F | 11am-5pm | starting Jan. 8)
 

MAX is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer, known for his powerful acrobatic tenor which commands attention. His popular music and original voice has given him an incredibly strong fanbase with over 1.4 million followers on YouTube, 400,000 followers on Twitter and over 900,000 likes on Facebook.

2015 was a banner year for MAX -- he signed with Pete Wentz's DCD2 Records in February and released the single "Gibberish" featuring Hoodie Allen that March. The song was one of the selected tracks for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5-million views in just one week and has racked up more than 12-million views to date. He was additionally one of MTV's 2015 Artists to Watch Summer Class list, named Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month (June), KISS-FM 's Artist of the Week, performed on NBC's TODAY show, and was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist and Original Song for the 2015 Streamy Awards.

MAX was a featured performer on the 2015 Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, and Hoodie Allen. That October, he embarked on his first headline tour across the U.S., which included multiple sold out dates. A lifelong entertainer, music is not his only talent -- MAX has starred in numerous television programs and feature films, including the Beach Boys biopic, Love & Mercy, as Van Dyke Parks.

Most recently MAX released his 2016 album, Hell's Kitchen Angel, which included the hit single “Lights Down Low” featuring gnash.

John Splithoff

One listen to Splithoff's smoky, soulful croon and the breezy way his songs half step and skip smoothly along the stage, it's obvious why millions of people around the world have fallen in love with Splithoff's striking synthesis of old school soul and contemporary pop. 

Orignially from Chicago where he cut his teeth as a songwriter and performer, Splithoff now lives in NYC where the urban soul of the Big Apple taught him to treat the swarms of people buzzing around him as an audience ripe for his evolving pop sound. 

Slithoff's first single "Sing To You" - released without the support of a label and solely based on the reaction of fans - has generated over 20 million streams and counting. Spithoff's follow up single, "Show Me," a seductively soulful sunshine jam lifted up by John's incisive lyricism and soulful vocal deliver, was released in July 2017.

As Splithoff has grown and moved across various gritty concrete landscape, so too has his music, which deftly incorporates myriad elements from his surroundings and packages them into one unmistakable pop-soul-dance experience. 2017 finds John writing, touring, and releasing new material, with his sights set on expanding well beyond the two cities of his origin.

 

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