A Great Big World Cover R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’

May 9, 2014 8:39 am
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The day before Wango Tango, A Great Big World‘s Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about the music festival, their monster hit “Say Something,” and they even treated us to the perfect Friday song: R. Kelly‘s “Ignition (Remix).”

When the duo arrived, Ryan greeted them with a hug … which he thought they needed after the utter sadness of their hit single.

“That is the most vulnerable song we’ve ever written,” explains Ian. “And we felt so alone when we wrote it and it’s so crazy that that is the song that is doing this. We never thought that would be the single.”

So how do you follow up such a sad song about giving up on a relationship? “There is actually another sort of ‘Say Something’ on the album called ‘I Don’t Want to Love Anybody Else.’ That’s like my ‘Say Something,’” explains Chad. “There’s no happy ending.”

As for Wango Tango this Saturday, Chad reveals, “Apparently the stage is super cool. Its like a rotating stage … that’s awesome!” And of course, pregnant Christina Aguilera will be there with the duo to add her vocals to “Say Something,” which Chad says will only be the fourth time he’s performed it with her.

Also up next for A Great Big World is their new single, “Already Home,” which gives Chad the chance to finally show off his vocal talents.

“It’s really funny,” he says, “because we started A Great Big World because both of us sang on 95 percent of the songs, except for “Say Something” and then “Say Something” was the song that took off.”

Sadao Turner / Ryan Seacrest Procutions

Sadao Turner / Ryan Seacrest Procutions

In addition to the music, Chad also had a little celeb gossip for us! On New Year’s Eve, he ran into none other than Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine.

“It was the first time that we were really meeting Adam after The Voice performance, which you really didn’t meet him, you just kind of saw him from afar and waved. So Vegas for New Years was the first time we met him and he invited us to his after-party and … Ian do you want to take this?”

David Copperfield was there, so we were all freaking out,” explains Ian. “First of all he was with a woman and Chad walks up to and is like ‘Is this the woman you cut in half?’ and he was like, ‘No, she is the mother of my children.’ And then he sees Adam for the first time and jumps up to him, not like, ‘Thank you for having us’ … he’s like, ‘Dude, David Copperfield!’”

For more on A Great Big World, including how Ian feels about his hair, watch the video above … and download their album Is There Anybody Out There? on iTunes here!

Also, check out AGBW’s official site for more on their tour. Dates and venues include:

May 10 StubHub Center Carson, CA
May 11 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
May 13 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
May 16 Red Rocks Lounge Las Vegas, NV
May 17 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
May 21 ONLINE SHOW (Stageit.com) – 3pm EST New York, NY
May 21 ONLINE SHOW (Stageit.com) – 9pm EST New York, NY
Jun 01 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Jun 14 City Plaza Hall Boston, MA
Jun 15 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
Jun 17 Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
Jun 20 The National Richmond, VA
Jun 21 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Jun 22 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
Jun 24 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
Jun 26 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Jun 27 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL
Jun 28 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jun 29 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
Jul 01 Mix 106.5 Summer Blast Baltimore, MD
Jul 05 Wireless Festival Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 06 Wireless Festival London, United Kingdom
Aug 01 Metro Theatre Sydney Nsw, Australia
Aug 02 The Tivoli Brisbane, Australia
Aug 03 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia
Aug 05 Powerstation Auckland, New Zealand
Aug 14 Super Sonic 2014 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
Aug 16 Summersonic Festival Tokyo, Japan
Aug 17 Summersonic Festival Osaka, Japan


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