Kevin Griffin New Tour Dates
Three decades into an illustrious and multifaceted career, Kevin Griffin finally decided to write and record his first full-length solo album Anywhere You Go to be released October 4, 2019 via BMG. Parade gave fans the first taste of new music yesterday with the music video premiere of the single "Hacienda,".
I took a last-minute getaway to Mexico and found myself down in Tulum with an assortment of strange characters who all seemed to be running from something. I wrote the song the same day I shot the Mexico portions of my video. That usually never happens. Then I shot the LA portions one afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard and saw a lot of the same characters that I did in the jungles of Mexico. The whole video was shot on my iPhone X, so the viewer is experiencing what I am experiencing. - Kevin Griffin
The Better Than Ezra frontman, award-winning songwriter, and Pilgrimage Festival co-founder has added yet another persona to his resume: solo troubadour. Buoyed by minimal production, sweeping vocal harmonies, and narrative lyricism, he's penned some of his most intimate, inimitable, and irresistible tunes to date. Fans will be able to catch Kevin live during his Anywhere You Go Tour this Fall.
My guiding rule was to do something different; to just do the opposite of my first instinct. I wanted to bring all the music that I'm moved by into a collection of songs that didn't pull from my usual bag of tricks. I started with no expectations, considerations, or concessions other than just wanting to make music that I loved, and I think because of that the whole process has been a joy. I wanted to make a collection of the music that inspires me-from when I was a kid in the seventies to the songs I hear on Spotify playlists now. The title speaks to that. Sonically, the songs go in a lot of different places. - Kevin Griffin
Over the past year, Griffin started toying with ideas for the songs that would eventually comprise the record. Taking his time, he reacquainted himself with classics such as Neil Young's Harvest and Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks as well as devouring music from the likes of Dawes, Father John Misty, and Mac DeMarco, to name a few.
Anywhere You Go is a natural next step for Kevin.
Better Than Ezra's legacy encompasses the double-platinum 1995 classic "Deluxe" and its instantly recognizable #1 smash single "Good," the gold-selling Friction, Baby in 1997 with "Desperately Wanting", 2001's Closer with "Lifetime" and ubiquitous "Extra Ordinary" and the 2005 epic Before The Robots. The latter yielded "Breathless" notably performed and recorded by Taylor Swift. That particular legacy continued in 2014 by way of All Together Now and the hit "Crazy Lucky."
As a songwriter, the New Orleans native stands out as a five-time BMI Pop Award winner and ARIAA Award winner. Moreover, he has landed multiple number ones, including Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" and Howie Day's "Collide." Other credits span cuts for Christina Perri, Train, The Struts, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, James Blunt, Moon Taxi, and many more with his cumulative tally of album and song sales exceeding 30 million copies.
He also co-founded and remains a partner in the popular Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival now in its fifth year. Past performers have included Justin Timberlake and Foo Fighters to name a few.
Now with his solo output, listeners get to hear and know Kevin like never before.
Stay tuned for new music from Kevin Griffin and for ticket information, as well as a complete list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.kevingriffinmusic.com.
Anywhere You Go TRACK LIST
1. Are We Still Here?
2. When I Metcha
3. Got Off Easy
5. Someone Tonight
6. No One Makes It Out Alive
7. Bleed For It
8. Anyone Ever
9. The Bad Old Days
10. Anywhere You Go, There You Are
ANYWHERE YOU GO TOUR DATES
Oct 3 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Oct 4 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Oct 8 Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Oct 9 Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Oct 12 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
Oct 13 Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
Oct 24 Franklin, TN @ Franklin Theater
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
Oct 26 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
Nov 3 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
Nov 6 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
Nov 7 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA @ City Winery
Nov 16 Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House Club
Nov 18 Boston, MA @ City Winery
Nov 19 Washington D.C. @ City Winery
Nov 20 Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head
Dec 3-8 BMI Maui Event