Billy Raffoul Releases “Lovely”

Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases new song “Lovely” today on Interscope Records. “Lovely” was written by Raffoul and produced by Greg Kurstin and Raffoul.  “Lovely” is available now at all digital retailers and will appear on Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album which will be released later this year. 

Lovely is a sad happy song about missed opportunity,” says Raffoul.

Raffoul will hit the road this spring first heading out on a handful of dates opening for Julia Michaels, then supporting Parachute on their North American tour.  The extensive run of dates with Parachute will bring Raffoul to New York’s Gramercy Theater, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Boston’s Royale as well as two dates at Los Angeles’ Troubadour.   With his debut album due out soon, he’s looking forward to widening the reach of his live show, a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.

Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018.  Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kaleo, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence.

See below for a complete list of upcoming Billy Raffoul tour dates:

March 26 Tulsa, OK  The Vanguard^

March 29 Tucson, AZ  Rialto Theatre^

April 2  Boulder, CO  The Fox Theatre^

April 26    Orlando, FL  The Social*
April 27  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum*
April 30  Charlottesville, VA The Jefferson*
May 1  Washington, DC  9:30 Club*
May 2  Philadelphia, PA TLA*
May 5  Boston, MA  Royale8
May 7  New York, NY  Gramercy Theatre*
May 9  Cleveland, OH  House Of Blues*
May 10  Chicago, IL  House Of Blues*
May 11  Milwaukee, WI  Turner Ballroom*
May 12  Minneapolis, MN The Varsity*
May 14  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s*
May 15  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room*
May 17  St. Louis, MO  Delmar Hall*
May 18  Nashville, TN  Cannery Ballroom*
May 29  Kansas City, MO Record Bar*
May 31  Denver, CO  Gothic Theatre*
June 1  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot*
June 4  Seattle, WA  Neptune*
June 5  Portland, OR  Star Theatre*
June 7  San Francisco, CA August Music Hall*
June 8  Fresno, CA  Strummers*
June 9  Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades*
June 11  Los Angeles, CA  Troubadour*

June 12  Los Angeles, CA  Troubadour*
June 14  San Diego, CA  House of Blues*
June 15  Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom*
June 18  Austin, TX  3Ten at ACL Live*
June 19  Dallas, TX  Grenada Theatre*
June 21  Bryan, TX  Grand Stafford Theatre*
June 22  Houston, TX  Heights Theatre*
June 24  Birmingham, AL  The Saturn*
June 25  Atlanta, GA  Terminal West*
June 26  Charlotte, NC  The Underground*
June 27  Carrboro, NC  Cat’s Cradle*
June 28  Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theatre*
June 30  Indianapolis, IN  Deluxe @ Old National Center*

 *w/ Parachute

^w/Julia Michaels

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