New Album Earthtones Out January 19, 2018
2018 World Tour Kicks Off In January
Pre-order Earthtones available via Brushfire/Republic Records here
Read full Bahamas handwritten letter announcing Earthtones here!
NEW YORK, NY (January 5, 2017) —Today, Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—shares new song “Bad Boys Need Love Too.” Get it HERE.
It’s the latest track to be released from his fourth full-length album, Earthtones [Brushfire/Republic Records]—available in stores and at all digital retailers January 19, 2018.Pre-order Earthtones HERE.
“Bad Boys Need Love Too” hinges on a simmering slow burn of beats and bass that gives way to cheeky verses and smooth vibes. The track features female vocals by bandmate Felicity Williams and some spectacular hype by James Gadson [ Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, D’Angelo]—. It’s the perfect follow-up to the previously released Earthtones singles “Way With Words” and “No Wrong,” which are both quickly approaching the 1 million mark on Spotify.
Using his unique ‘Way With Words’ (get it?) Afie described the track as:
“To all the dead-beat dads:
Bad Boys Need Love Too.
Kill em Wit Kindness
Show Love. Know Love
Bad Boys Need Love Too
Celebrating the release, Bahamas takes Earthtones on the road this winter. Dates are already selling out fast! See the full itinerary enclosed.
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, D’Angelo] on bass and drummer James Gadson —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
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 (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
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