Bahamas Releases New Song “Bad Boys Need Love Too”

Bahamas Releases New Song “Bad Boys Need Love Too”

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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