Nathan Sharp – YouTube sensation, singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, and voice actor best known as NateWantsToBattle
– has just announced a short run of performances set to hit select cities throughout the US this Fall after unveiling his latest cover of Billboard Top 5 hit “Attention” by Charlie Puth on Fuse this past weekend. Sharp will bring along fellow YouTubers, former tour mates, and friends AmaLee and Mandopony.
The first show will kick off on October 13th in Anaheim, CA at Chain Reaction. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 25th at 10am local time. For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.natewantstobattle.com.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 13 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
October 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
October 16 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
October 20 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
October 21 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
October 22 – San Francisco, CA – Brick + Mortar
*More Dates TBA
Recently, Sharp teamed up with New Noise Magazine to premiere the lyric video for his single “Sandcastle Kingdoms” off his latest album of the same title. Prior to that, Sharp released his music video for “Heroes Never Die” on Alternative Press and hit over 125,000 views in just one week. The video was the first to be unleashed off Sandcastle Kingdoms, which dropped independently on March 1, 2017. Though he is known for his wide array of covers from Ed Sheeran to Fall Out Boy to Adele on his channel, Sharp has built a dedicated army of fans eager to hear more and is planning on revealing much more original content throughout the year. Sharp is also the voice of Craig in the #1 best seller video game Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator.
NateWantsToBattle may have been born of Virginia-native, Nathan Sharp’s gaming obsession, but the name has since become synonymous with the joyful consumption of a wide range of media – gaming, anime and, most of all, music. A singer, pianist, guitarist and prolific songwriter, Sharp has written over 200 compositions and renditions that range from parodies of popular hits to English renditions of anime openings to music about video games to his very own rock originals.
In 2012 Nate launched his YouTube channel and has since amassed over 1.2 Million subscribers on his main channel and over 289 Million views of his multimedia masterpieces. The channel was based on his afore-mentioned passions – anime, gaming and music. Coming up in the digital age provided Sharp with a lot of creative freedom “Everything is molded by what I am feeling and what the fans enjoy,” he explains. He found quite a few people that enjoyed the same pursuits.
The summer 2015 saw the release of Sharp’s first original studio album Mangled. The album featured songs about Five Nights at Freddy’s, Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, and Parasyte, as well as acoustic versions of popular songs. A few months later he compiled all of his FNAF related music into an album titled Five Nights At Freddy’s. His third album revolved around the plot of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time,” and it was called Songs Of Time (released on March 1, 2016).
The balance of his longtime love for bands like Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy with his newer interest in bands like Pierce The Veil and Hands Like Houses is what inspired his original creations. This alchemy led to Sharp’s most recent album Sandcastle Kingdoms, which came out in March 2017. The album is a visual one – with videos for each track coming out progressively throughout the year.