By Jessica Norton
When Jake Miller tells you to stay up late, you do it. He teased on Twitter and Snapchat ~all~ day yesterday that he had a huge surprise coming, so the Millertary fought back their yawns and anxiously waited up at his request.
He already announced that he would be bringing fans on stage to rap Travie McCoy's verse with him, revealed some sweet, exclusive new merch that will be sold on the tour, and posted some photos from a recent video shoot -- so what could this big announcement possibly be?
With the Dazed & Confused Tour kicking off tonight in New Jersey, fans figured that it must be something related to that. But nope, Jake delivered something that NO ONE saw coming and made fans so glad that they didn't go to sleep.
"SURPRISE!!!! I JUST RELEASED A BRAND NEW EP CALLED 'RUMORS' ON ITUNES!" Jake announced on Instagram, "5 brand new songs! Just in time for tour! Go download it, upload a screenshot to Instagram & caption it #BuyRumorsOniTunes and I'll be liking and commenting on your pictures! Link in bio! Hope you guys like it☀️"
The Millertary went SO cray with this totally unexpected release that the EP shot to the #1 spot on the top Pop albums chart on iTunes within 10 minutes of it being released. Talk about a dedicated fan base!
The featured track, "Rumors," has a jazzy, calypso vibe that will send you into an unavoidable step-touch, clapping groove for the entire song. But wait, we all need to relish the amazing lyrics of the bridge for just a sec:
"We like stars / Yeah baby they're astronomers / Look at everybody camping out with their binoculars / All up in the headlines, me and the wifey / Well let 'em Gossip Girl, Blake Lively"
During tour rehearsals Jake previewed an acoustic track he holds close to his heart called "Sunshine," which is dedicated to his friend Dylan who passed away in February.
Jake confirmed that he will be playing all of the new songs from the Rumors EP on his summer tour plus old favs like "First Flight Home" and "A Million Lives". Be sure to check out Jake on the Dazed & Confused tour with Jasmine V and Alex Angelo in your city:
July 8: Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
July 9: New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
July 11: Boston, MA - House of Blues
July 14: New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
July 15: Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
July 17: Washington, DC - 9 -30 Club
July 18: Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
July 19: Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
July 21: Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
July 22: Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
July 24: Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
July 25: Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
July 26: Jacksonville Beach, FL
July 28: Atlanta, GA - The Loft
July 31: Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
August 1: Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
August 3: Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
August 4: Chicago, IL - House of Blues
August 5: Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
August 8: Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
August 9: San Diego, CA - House of Blues
August 10: San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
August 11: Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
August 13: Anaheim, CA - House of Blues