Saturday, October 24, 2009

Andrew McMahon Stands Up To Cancer!

Andrew McMahon, frontman for Sire Records' pop/rock recording artist Jack's Mannequin, will become a partner of Stand Up To Cancer by participating in its programming beginning in December 2009. The Stand Up To Cancer initiative aims to raise awareness and bring about an understanding that everyone is connected by cancer. The group has raised more than $100 million for cancer research through television events, private and corporate donors, Major League Baseball stadiums, and public donations.

In addition, Sire Records will release Dear Jack on November 3rd, a DVD documentary shot by McMahon himself which chronicles his own personal fight against leukemia.

A special Limited Edition Dear Jack pre-order from the website sold out in only one week. The 3,000 lucky fans who reserved their copy of the DVD also received an exclusive, newly recorded and previously unreleased track, "Swim (Music Box)" as an instant audio bonus, along with an autographed poster from McMahon. The Standard Edition Dear Jack DVD only is however still available for pre-order at

Also on November 3rd, The Dear Jack EP will be made available exclusively through iTunes. The EP features four previously unreleased tracks: "Dear Jack," "Diane, the Skyscraper," "There, There Katie," and "Swim (Music Box)."

Finally, a limited-edition "Swim" art book, which includes artwork created by friends and fans of Jack's Mannequin that became a prominent part of the "Swim" music video will be released on November 3rd. "Swim" is the second single from the current Jack's Mannequin album, The Glass Passenger. The Swim Art Book can be purchased exclusively at

A portion of the proceeds will go to The Dear Jack Foundation — the non-profit charitable organization dedicated to funding cancer research that McMahon founded in 2006.


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