Richard Marx Announces New Multi-Genre-Spanning Album “Songwriter” Out September 30

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer and best-selling author Richard Marx is a cultural touchstone whose influence remains steadfast in pop culture today having written and performed some of the most indelible pop hits of the late ’80s and early ’90s, (“Endless Summer Nights,” “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Right Here Waiting.”) Now, Marx announces a new multi-genre-spanning album and debut on new label Shelter Records, Songwriter out September 30, detailing several decades of his discography and songwriting accolades across pop music, rock, country music and ballads.

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Today, Marx also unveils the first preview of the album, the new pop song of the summer, “Same Heartbreak Different Day” co-written with Lucas Marx (Katy Perry, Tyron Hapi, Refeci) and Michael Jade (Little Big Town, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten). Listen to “Same Heartbreak Different Day”: https://lnk.to/RichardMarxSameHeartbreakDifferentDay

“I’ve had such an amazing opportunity in my songwriting career to write all kinds of songs with, and for, all kinds of artists,” says Marx. “It finally occurred to me that there was no reason not to record an album of my own that touches on multiple genres I love.”

Throughout his esteemed career Marx has made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts, and now he’s showcasing this versatility directly with contributions from legendary American composer Burt Bacharach, Keith Urban, Evanescence’s David Hodges and more of each genres’ respective masters.

Over the years Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Album Rock chart. Marx’s follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, furthered his early success, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.”

Marx has also written on a No. 1 single in each of the last four decades, an accolade previously only reached by Michael Jackson. He has written with numerous artists, including “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, the NSYNC smash, “This I Promise You” and “Crazy” the song he co-wrote with country music megastar Kenny Rogers in 1984. He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.” Overall, he has scored 14 No. 1 singles (including Keith Urban’s No. 1 smash “Long Hot Summer,”) both as a performer and as a songwriter/producer, revealing him a true multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans.

Songwriter begins another busy year for Richard Marx who last summer released his best-selling memoir Stories To Tell, available now via Simon & Schuster, and this week officially as a paperback edition. The literary debut recounts the singer/songwriter’s life and career — where all throughout he offers a ruminative and refreshingly candid account of his successes and failures in the music industry as he’s experienced it over the last four decades. Also released last year was The Vault – Vol. 1, the first in a multi-run series of colored vinyl EPs featuring unreleased demos and early material.

This summer, Marx will head out on the road in Europe before returning to the U.S. this fall for a run of U.S. headlining tour dates. See the full list of tour dates below and more info here: https://richardmarx.com/

SONGWRITER TRACKLIST

POP

  1. Same Heartbreak Different Day (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx, Michael Jade)
  2. Believe In Me (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx)
  3. Anything (Richard Marx/Bruce Weigner)
  4. Moscow Calling (Richard Marx)
  5. Only A Memory (Richard Marx/Adam Messinger)

ROCK

  1. Shame On You (Richard Marx/Jesse Marx)
  2. Just Go (Richard Marx)
  3. My Love, My Enemy (Richard Marx/Matt Scannell)
  4. One More Yesterday (Richard Marx/Chris Daughtry/Jason Wade)
  5. We Are Not Alone (Ricard Marx/Jesse Marx)

COUNTRY

  1. Everything I’ve Got (Richard Marx)
  2. One Day Longer (Richard Marx/Keith Urban)
  3. Breaking My Heart (Richard Marx/Darius Rucker/David Hodges)
  4. Misery Loves Company (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx/Bruce Weigner)
  5. We Had It All (Richard Marx/Randy Hauser/Brice Long)

BALLADS

  1. Always (Richard Marx/Burt Bacharach)
  2. Still In My Heart (Richard Marx/Richard Page)
  3. As If We’ll Never Love Again (Richard Marx/Gary Burr)
  4. Never After (Richard Marx/Topher Brown)
  5. Maybe (Richard Marx)

RICHARD MARX TOUR DATES

JUL 27: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento Wheatland, CA

JUL 30: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa Rancho Mirage, CA

AUG 25: Club de Golf Andratx Es Camp De Mar, Spain

AUG 28: Ancient Theatre Plovdiv, Bulgaria

AUG 30: Hibernia Theater Prague, Czech Republic

SEP 1: Nordea Concert Hall Tallinn, Estonia

SEP 3: Taxinge Castle Park Nykvarn, Sweden

SEP 4: Tonhallen Sundsvall, Sweden

SEP 6: Villa Belparc Göteborg, Sweden

SEP 8: Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark

SEP 9: Kulturhuset Viften Rødovre, Denmark

SEP 10: Godset Kolding, Denmark

SEP 13: Fabrik Hamburg, Germany

SEP 14: Passionskirche Berlin, Germany

SEP 16: Kupfersaal Leipzig, Germany

SEP 19: Deutsches Theater München, Germany

SEP 20: Gibson Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

SEP 22: Schlösser Quartier Bohème Düsseldorf, Germany

SEP 24: Alhambra Paris, France

SEP 25: La Madeleine Brussels, Belgium

SEP 27: Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Eindhoven, Netherlands

SEP 28: Koninklijk Theater Carré Amsterdam, Netherlands

SEP 30: The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom

OCT 1: RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) Manchester, United Kingdom

OCT 3: Union Chapel London, United Kingdom

OCT 4: Union Chapel London, United Kingdom

OCT 6: Union Chapel London, United Kingdom

OCT 20: Arcada Theatre St Charles, IL

OCT 21: The Des Plaines Theatre Des Plaines, IL

OCT 22: Blue Gate Performing Arts Center Shipshewana, IN

OCT 23: Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia, OH

OCT 26: The Avalon Ballroom Theatre At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls, Canada

OCT 28: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Troy, NY

OCT 29: New York Society for Ethical Culture New York, NY

NOV 1: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts Red Bank, NJ

NOV 2: Mayo Performing Arts Center Morristown, NJ

NOV 4: Capital Turnaround Washington, DC

NOV 5: The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT

NOV 10: Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA

NOV 11: Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ

ABOUT RICHARD MARXGrammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and best-selling author Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, landing a #1 song on the charts (for himself and others) in each of the past four decades. He remains the only male artist in history whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. A father to three grown sons (all are musicians), he lives between LA and Miami with his wife Daisy Fuentes. Marx is active in many charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Mercy for Animals.

Title Photo Credit: Cole Miller

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