Posted by: Drew | January 29, 2009

Take a “Departure” with Jesse McCartney at the Tropicana, February 28, 2009

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 29, 2009) – Fans will depart to the Tropicana Casino & Resort to see Jesse McCartney in his first Atlantic City appearance on Saturday, February 28, 2009.

With star writers and hit making producers such as Sean Garrett (Usher, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown), Tricky & The-Dream (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), J.R. Rotem (Britney Spears, Sean Kingston, 50 Cent, Rihanna) and The Clutch (Omarion, Timbaland, Ciara, Bobby Valentino), Departure has an edgier pop/urban sound than Beautiful Soul and Jesse’s sophomore album, 2006’s Right Where You Want Me reflecting Jesse’s growth as a songwriter and young man.

McCartney explains his new sound on Departure, “I wanted people to see another side of me. I wanted the record to have a little retro hint sonically but with a my own contemporary feel … I knew I had to present myself in a fresh way so I was open to other people’s ideas and suggestions, especially since I was working with such great writers and producers”

At sixteen, Jesse launched his solo career, creating songs for his first record while performing on dozens of soundtracks. Released in 2004, Jesse’s debut album Beautiful Soul sold over 1.5 million copies, while the first single of the same name burned up the U.S. charts while topping the charts in Australia, Italy, the Phillippines and Taiwan, making “Jesse Mac” a household name in the teen world.

McCartney was the recipient of a number of awards and nominations, including an American Music Award nomination for “Best New Artist,” an MTV Award nomination for “Best Pop Video” and three Teen Choice Awards, including “Choice Male Artist,” “Breakout Artist” and “Crossover Artist.”

Expanding his professional horizons, Jesse appeared on the hit television show “Summerland” and in his first feature, “Keith.” In 2007, he was heard as the voice of Theodore in the box office smash, “Alvin & The Chipmunks.” While working in the studio for his new album Departure, Jesse wound up writing songs for other artists: “Bleeding Love,” a powerhouse ballad co-written with Ryan Tedder (of the group OneRepublic) was picked by music industry veteran Clive Davis as a single for singer Leona Lewis.

Dates and show time for Jesse McCartney in the Tropicana Showroom are Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. Tickets for the shows are $25, $35 and $50, and are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800.745.3000, or at the Tropicana Box Office, located on the 1st floor of the North Tower.

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