Posts tagged with "Union Stage"

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.

 

SG LEWIS ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR

Today, Republic Records songwriter and producer SG Lewis announces his fall North American Tour.

The 19 date tour kicks off September 25th at Union Stage in Washington D.C. and takes him across North America making stops at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on September 28th and Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theater on October 19th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time. See full itinerary below.

On the upcoming tour SG Lewis noted, “Touring the US & Canada last year was one of the craziest experiences of my life and at the end of this year I’m coming back ⚡️This will be the biggest tour I’ve done yet & I can’t wait to see you all again.”

Recently SG Lewis shared ‘Dusk’. The 6-track release is the first chapter of his three-part dedication to club music: ‘Dusk, Dark, Dawn’ and is available to buy and stream now via all partners.

Presented over three phases, Dusk, Dark, Dawn maps the trajectory of one night out over the course of an album, matching genres and tempos different stages of that night, beginning at sun-down, both inside and outside the club. On ‘Dusk’, SG Lewis plays with disco, west coast hip-hop and 80’s electro references to start the story. “Disco has always had the association of the start of a night for me. I spent a lot a time as a resident DJ in clubs and disco was always that magnetic genre, always brought people onto the dancefloor.” Lead single ‘Aura’ blends SG’s signature warm, uptempo house with disco inflections. “There’s an undeniable beauty to this part of the night. The apprehension, excitement… ‘Dusk’ is the warm-up for the heavier, darker things to come.”

The 6-track release includes features with J Warner and Kartell (Roche Musique). The project will soon segue into ‘Dark’ – a phase dedicated to harder, post-midnight club music styles like techno and hip-hop – and finally ‘Dawn’, dedicated to euphoria and chillout.

Be on the lookout for more news from SG Lewis soon.

SG Lewis Fall North American Tour Dates

September 25th •Washington DC • Union Stage

September 26th • Philadelphia, PA • The Foundry at the Fillmore

September 28th • Brooklyn, NY • Elsewhere

September 30th • Cambridge, MA • The Sinclair

October 2nd • Toronto, ON • Mod Club

October 3rd • Montreal, QC • Fairmont Theatre

October 5th • Detroit, MI • El Club

October 6th • Chicago, IL • Lincoln Hall

October 7thMinneapolis, MN • 7th Street Entry

October 10th • Austin, TX • Come and Take it Live

October 11th • Houston, TX • Bronze Peacock

October 12th • Dallas, TX • House of Blues – Cambridge Room

October 14th • Denver, CO • Larimer Lounge

October 16th • Las Vegas, NV • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Vinyl

October 19th • Los Angeles, CA • The Fonda Theatre

October 21st • San Francisco, CA • The Regency Theater

October 23rd • Portland, OR • Holocene

October 24th • Seattle, WA • The Crocodile

October 26th • Vancouver, BC • Fortune Sound Club

‘Dusk’ Tracklist

1 Sunsets (Part 1)

2 Sunsets (Part 2)

3 Aura ft. J Warner

4 Golden

5 Coming Up

6 Tides ft. Kartell