Kevin Garrett To Tour With Alessia Cara In 2016
Tour Begins In Jan / Dates Listed Below
Garrett Closes Out A Breakout Year
With Select Solo Dates Through November
Performing Tonight In LA @ Bardot
(School Night Presented by Red Bull Sound Select)
Debut Mellow Drama EP Released April 2015
Followed By New Single “Refuse” in Oct 2015
7M Combined Streams To Date!
Spotify Viral 50 Artist!
This latest news caps off a breakout 2015 for the artist who released his breakout Mellow Drama EP in April. Featuring widely lauded singles “Coloring” and “Control”. The collection – premiered via The Fader saying “It fits in somewhere between James Blake and Sam Smith and plays like the sonic equivalent of leaning into an extant bruise—but he promises it’s not meant to hurt, at least not too much”.
“Coloring” debuted via Pigeons & Planes and charted on Spotify’s Viral 50 List. “Control”premiered via Billboard and saw praise from VH1, Just Jared, and more.
Garrett followed with his latest single “Refuse” in October 2015 as he wrapped up a successful CMJ – which gained artist-to-watch praise from MTV and The Grammys – and embarked on a multi-date run with X Ambassadors. The track premiered via Nylon who praised it as “a soulful, piano-driven ballad that slowly unravels, like the layers around your heart.”
Known for poignant out-of-love songs that combine a reverence for classic soul with modern electronics and traditional instrumentation, the Brooklyn-based, Pittsburgh-born singer-songwriter counts heavyweights such as Sam Smith and Katy Perry among his most ardent supporters. Garrett has shared the stage with with X Ambassadors, James Vincent McMorrow, Emily King, Norah Jones, and Maps & Atlases, performed at festivals such asBonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Montreal Jazz, and charted on Spotifyʼs Viral 50 list.
Garrett closes out the year with a series of solo dates this month before heading out on tour with Alessia Cara in January. Stay tuned for much more from Kevin Garrett in 2016!
A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Upcoming Tour Dates
** Red Bull Sound Select
11/16: Hollywood, CA @ Bardot**
11/18: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
11/19: Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
11/20: Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room
11/21: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
With Alessia Cara
Jan 22 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jan 28 Cleveland, OH @ Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Jan 29 Chicago IL @ Metro – SOLD OUT
Jan 30 Detroit MI @ St Andrews Hall
Feb 1 Atlanta GA @ Terminal West
Feb 2 Nashville TN 2 Mercy Lounge
Feb 4 Dallas TX @ Granada Theater
Feb 5 Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
Feb 6 Austin TX @ Emo’s
Feb 12 @ Los Angeles CA @ El Rey Theatre
Purchase Mellow Drama EP via iTunes / Stream it on Spotify
Further Praise For Kevin Garrett:
“Garrett established himself not just as one to watch, but one to care deeply about. Sam Smith, Rhye, and James Blake, consider yourselves put on notice.”
– MTV (8 Superlative-Worthy CMJ Sets)
“The pensive, soulful artist blends R&B with mellifluous electronics” – Complex
“Garrett works with throbs and clicks: hollow-toned bass, a beat programmed with a light crackle, a flicker of guitar.” – Billboard
“The singer-songwriter sings fresh air, sultry nights, and moves between love songs and out-of-love songs so smoothly.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Kevin Garrett’s music is the cure for what ails you.” – VH1
“Hauntingly beautiful” – Teen Vogue
“You just know when you hear an artist like that, born to do it. Amazing.” – Zane Lowe