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Bahamas Releases New Album Earthtones

Performing “Way With Words” & “Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song)” on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! January 24

Mini Film “Bahamas In Nature” Released

Headlining Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Get Earthtones available via Brushfire/Republic Records here

“Laidback Canadian (Bahamas) gets sensual on album number four” -Rolling Stone Australia (4 Star Review)

“Backed by D’Angelo’s rhythm section, Jurvanen’s vocal reaches from gruff Tom Waits irony through Curtis Mayfield intimacy to a killer falsetto: melodies are funky, soulful, achingly gorgeous…. Cool, humorous, tender, this is a delicious thing” –Mojo (4 Star Review)

“Mellow gold”- Classic Pop (4 Star Review)

“…it all goes down as easy as Tequila Sunrise”- Uncut

Today, Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—releases his anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, Earthtones[Brushfire/Republic Records]—available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Get it  HERE.

The record includes the rising singles “Way With Words” and “No Wrong” as well as the recently released “Bad Boys Need Love Too” and more.

To celebrate the release, Bahamas takes the stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Wednesday, January 24 for the first television performances of “Way With Words” and “Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song).Be sure to tune in!

In addition, in keeping with Bahamas tradition – Afie has created a visual mini film featuring numerous songs from Earthtonestitled “Bahamas In Nature” released today.Check out the film here!

Tonight, his North American headline tour kicks off with a sold-out gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. Dates are already selling out fast! See full tour dates below

The album upholds a tradition of progression for the artist. Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm secion- Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] on bass and drummer James Gadson Gadson [ Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, D’Angelo] —Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as the sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.

Bahamas released his Juno Award-nominated full-length debut, Pink Strat, in 2009 followed by the 2012 fan favorite Barchords. Between supporting Wilco, The Lumineers and Jack Johnson on the road, he built an impassioned audience. 2014’s Bahamas Is Afie represented a watershed moment. Not only did it achieve the 2015 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” but he also garnered “Songwriter of the Year” for the singles “All The Time,” “Bitter Memories, and “Stronger Than That. A streaming juggernaut who averages nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting as “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Moreover, he popped up on playlists such as “Calm Down,” “Happy Folk,” “Indie Chillout,” and many more.

Extensive Tour Dates Announced – Full details and all tour dates are listed below and available, here.

January 12th             Halifax, NS                Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
January 14th             Moncon, NB              Capitol Theatre
January 15th             Saint John, NB          Imperial Theatre
January 16th             Fredericton, NB        The Playhouse
January 17th             Montreal, QC            Le Lion D’or (SOLD OUT)
January 18th             Toronto, ON              Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)
January 19th             Brooklyn, NY            Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
January 25th             Los Angeles, CA      Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (SOLD OUT)
February 13th           Detroit, MI                 El Club
February 14th           St. Louis, MO            Delmar Hall
February 15th           Oklahoma City, OK   Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO
February 16th           Dallas, TX                 The Kessler (SOLD OUT)
February 17th           Austin, TX                 Antone’s (SOLD OUT)
February 19th           Denver, CO               Bluebird (SOLD OUT)
February 21st           Los Angeles, CA       Teragram (SOLD OUT)
February 23rd           San Diego, CA          Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
February 24th           San Francisco, CA    Independent (SOLD OUT)
February 26th           Portland, OR             Alberta Rose (SOLD OUT)
February 27th           Seattle, WA               Neptune
February 28th           Victoria, BC               The Royal Theatre (SOLD OUT)
March 1st                  Vancouver, BC          Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 2nd                 Kamloops, BC           CJ’s Nightclub
March 3rd                  Calgary, AB               Palace Theatre
March 5th                  Edmonton, AB           Winspear
March 6th                  Saskatoon, SK          3rd Ave Church
March 7th                  Winnipeg, MB            Park Theatre  (SOLD OUT)
March 8th                  Minneapolis, MN       Fine Line
March 9th                  Milwaukee, WI          Turner Hall
March 10th                Chicago, IL               The Metro
March 20th                Stockholm                 O-baren (FREE)
March 21st                Copenhagen             Hotel Cecil
March 22nd               Berlin                         Privatclub
March 23rd                Erfurt                         Franz Mehlhose
March 24th                Cologne                     Artheater
March 26th                Zürich                        Papiersaal
March 28th                Amsterdam                Paradiso
March 29th                Brighton, UK              The Haunt
April 2nd                    Leeds, UK                 The Wardrobe
April 3rd                     Bristol, UK                 The Louisiana
April 4th                     London, UK                Islington Assembly Hall
April 5th                     Liverpool, UK             The Magnet
April 6th                     Dublin, Ireland            The Grand Social
May 3rd                     Boston, MA                 Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
May 4th                     Philadelphia                WCL
May 5th                     Pittsburgh, PA             Mr. Smalls
May 6th                     Washington, DC          9:30 Club
May 8th                     Carrboro, NC              Cats’s Cradle
May 9th                     Atlanta, GA                  Terminal West
May 11th                   Nashville, TN               Cannery
May 12th                   Asheville, NC               Grey Eagle
May 14th                   Ponte Vedra, FL           Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
May 15th                   Orlando, FL                  The Social
May 17th                   Fort Lauderdale, FL     Culture Room
May 18th                   Tampa, FL                    Orpheum
May 18-20th              Gulf Shores, AL           Hangout Festival

Bahamas

Bahamas Release New Single “Way With Words” Today

New Album Earthtones Available January 19, 2018

On Tour Now

Check out “Way With Words” Here!

Today, Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—releases his new single “Way With Words” vie Brushfire/Republic Records.

Check out “Way With Words” HERE.

It heralds the arrival of his fourth full-length album, Earthtones [Brushfire/Republic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers on January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE.

On the song Jurvanen stated: “It was hard for me to get excited about this song. I have recorded it a few times and nothing has stuck. We started as a trio with Pino (Palladino) and James (Gadson) and I tried not playing guitar at all at first… Pino came up with this this crazy chordal thing on bass and the song started to come to life more. Added guitars from Christine Bougie and myself while we were on a break touring with The Lumineers and Felicity Williams, Robin Dann and Alanna Stuart added all the harmony parts last December.”

Merging sparse, chilled-out production, hummable guitar, and a sweeping hook, “Way With Words” is the follow-up to Bahamas’ recent single “No Wrong.Upon its arrival last month, “No Wrong” quickly racked up over half a million Spotify streams and ignited excitement among fans for the impending release of Earthtones.  Watch the music video HERE!

Most importantly, the album upholds a tradition of progression for the artist. Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm section—Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] on bass and drummer James Gadson [Herb Alpert, D’Angelo]—Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as the sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.

Bahamas released his Juno Award-nominated full-length debut, Pink Strat, in 2009 followed by the 2012 fan favorite Barchords. Between supporting Wilco, The Lumineers and Jack Johnson on the road, he built an impassioned audience. 2014’s Bahamas Is Afie represented a watershed moment. Not only did it achieve the 2015 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” but he also garnered “Songwriter of the Year” for the singles “All The Time,” “Bitter Memories, and “Stronger Than That. A streaming juggernaut who averages nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting as “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Moreover, he popped up on playlists such as “Calm Down,” “Happy Folk,” “Indie Chillout,” and

many more.

Extensive Tour Dates Announced – Full details and all tour dates are listed below and available, here. Tickets go on sale Friday November 3rd at 10am local time.

December 1st           Sydney, NSW           Sydney Opera House Forecourt*
December 2nd          Sydney, NSW           Sydney Opera House Forecourt*
December 3rd           Brisbane, QLD         Riverstage*
December 4th           Sydney, NSW           The Basement ^
December 5th           Perth, WA                 Mojo’s^
December 6th           Perth, WA                 Kings Park *
December 8th           Melbourne, VIC        Sidney Meyer Music Bowl*
December 9th           Melbourne, VIC        Northcote Social Club^
December 10th         Auckland, NZ            Villa Maria ^
January 19th             Brooklyn, NY            Music Hall of Williamsburg^ (SOLD OUT)
February 13th           Detroit, MI                 El Club^
February 14th           St. Louis, MO            Delmar Hall^
February 15th           Oklahoma City, OK   Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO^
February 16th           Dallas, TX                 The Kessler^
February 17th           Austin, TX                  Antone’s^ (SOLD OUT)
February 19th           Denver, CO                Bluebird^
February 21st           Los Angeles, CA        Teragram^ (SOLD OUT)
February 23rd           San Diego, CA           Belly Up^
February 24th           San Francisco, CA     Independent^ (SOLD OUT)
February 26th           Portland, OR              Alberta Rose^
February 27th           Seattle, WA                Neptune^
February 28th           Victoria, BC                The Royal Theatre^ (SOLD OUT)
March 1st                  Vancouver, BC           Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
March 2nd                 Kamloops, BC            CJ’s Nightclub^
March 3rd                  Calgary, AB                Palace Theatre^
March 5th                  Edmonton, AB            Winspear^
March 6th                  Saskatoon, SK           3rd Ave Church^
March 7th                  Winnipeg, MB            Park Theatre^  (SOLD OUT)
March 8th                  Minneapolis, MN        Fine Line^
March 9th                  Milwaukee, WI           Turner Hall^
March 10th                Chicago, IL                The Metro^
May 3rd                     Boston, MA                Sinclair^
May 4th                     Philadelphia               WCL^
May 5th                     Pittsburgh, PA            Mr. Smalls^
May 6th                     Washington, DC        9:30 Club^
May 8th                     Carrboro, NC             Cats’s Cradle ^
May 9th                     Atlanta, GA                Terminal West^
May 11th                   Nashville, TN             Cannery^
May 12th                   Asheville, NC            Grey Eagle^

*Supporting Jack Johnson (previously announced)
^New headline tour dates

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