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Billy Raffoul Live In June EP

Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases Live In June EP  today, August 23, on Interscope Records.  Live In June was recorded during Raffoul’s spring 2019 club tour opening for Parachute. The set captures Raffoul’s stripped-down performance aesthetic featuring only Raffoul with his guitar and voice.  Live In June features the newly released song “Easy Tiger” as well as fan favorites “Lovely” and “Acoustic” and is available at all digital retailers now.  

“Playing live for an audience has always been the most important thing to me so I am happy to share five live versions of previously released songs with you all,” says Raffoul.   “In between these songs I am trying my hand at comedy… in the event that this music thing doesn’t work out.”  

Raffoul will head out on a co-headline tour with Wrabel this fall. Complete list of tour dates below:

October 1

Seattle, WA

Columbia City Theater

October 2

Portland, OR 

Holocene

October 4 

San Francisco, CA 

Swedish American Hall

October 5

Los Angeles, CA 

Troubadour

October 15

Atlanta, GA

Vinyl at Center Stage

October 16

Nashville, TN

Mercy Lounge

October 21

Boston, MA

Brighton Music Hall

October 22

New York, NY

Bowery Ballroom

October 24

Washington DC

Union Stage

October 26

Chicago, IL

Chop Shop

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 which featured the fan favorite “Acoustic.”

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.

 

Billy Raffoul Releases “Easy Tiger”

Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases a new song today.  “Easy Tiger” follows the release of Raffoul’s Running Wild EP which came out on Interscope Records at the end of April as the singer began a tour supporting Parachute. “Easy Tiger” is available now at all digital retailers. Listen to “Easy Tiger” HERE.

Raffoul recently released “The Making of Running Wild” a look inside the recording session for his sophomore album featuring video footage of the session, as well as behind the scenes, fly-on-the-wall footage and studio stills. All pieces were shot, pieced together and edited by Jesse Deflorio. Watch the clip HERE.

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 which featured the fan favorite “Acoustic.” 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 Kale, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence. 

See below for a complete list of remaining Billy Raffoul tour dates supporting Parachute. Raffoul is hitting stages with a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.

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

“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW

“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW!

Watch the clip HERE

Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases an acoustic performance of his new single “Lovely” today.  “Lovely” was written by Raffoul and produced by Greg Kurstin and Raffoul and was released last month on Interscope Records.   “Lovely” will appear on Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album which will be released later this year.

Raffoul will hit the road this spring 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.   Raffoul is 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.

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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

Billy Raffoul Releases “You Be Love”

Singer–songwriter Billy Raffoul releases “You Be Love (Acoustic Version)” today, February 2nd, on Interscope Records.  Raffoul was featured on the original version of Avicii’s “You Be Love” from the Avīci EP which was released this past summer.  Raffoul makes the track his own with his signature guitar sound and authentic vocal performance in this acoustic version of the track.  “You Be Love (Acoustic Version)” is available now via all digital retailers- http://smarturl.it/YouBeLoveAcst.

Watch the stripped down,  powerful video shot by Jesse DeFlorio HERE.

“You Be Love (Acoustic Version)” follows the release of Raffoul’s  debut single “Driver”, “Dark Four Door” and more recently “Difficult”.  Raffoul is currently on tour supporting ZZ Ward where he will perform these songs, among others, from his forthcoming debut album which he is currently working on for Interscope Records.

The 23-year old Raffoul’s signature sound is rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll that is powered by his gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics.  Raffoul released his debut single “Driver” in May of 2017 to rave reviews with NPR stating “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight with a strong debut single that foreshadows a promising career as a songwriter and singer.” Raffoul spent most of 2017 on the road sharing the stage with Kings of Leon, Mondo Cozmo, Judah & The Lion and NEEDTOBREATHE to name a few.

Below is a list of 2018 Billy Raffoul tour dates supporting ZZ Ward. Tickets on sale now at www.billyraffoul.com/tour.

Feb 2  Englewood, CO  Gothic Theatre

Feb 3  Boulder, CO  Fox Theatre

Feb 5  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room

Feb 6  Madison, WI  Majestic Theatre

Feb 8  Minneapolis, MN First Ave

Feb 9  Chicago, IL  House Of Blues

Feb 10  Louisville, KY  Mercury Ballroom

Feb 12  Columbus, OH  Newport Music Hall

Feb 13  Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

Feb 15  New York, NY   Irving Plaza

Feb 16  Washington DC  9:30 Club

Feb 17  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club

Feb 19  South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

March 3 Seattle, WA  The Showbox

March 4 Portland, OR  Wonder Ballroom

March 6 Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades

March 7 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

March 9 Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom

March 10  San Diego, CA   House of Blues

March 11 Los Angeles, CA  The Fonda