Tobias Jesso Jr. has confirmed his first ever full-band headline tour, behind the release of his debut LP ‘Goon’. Tickets for all dates are on sale Friday, May 1st at 10am ET attobiasjessojr.com. Full itinerary below.
Tobias has also released the official music video for ‘Goon’ standout “Without You.”
The video was directed by Seth Mendelson and produced with the financial assistance of Canadian company MuchFACT, a division of Bell Media Inc. It’s also saucy and you should watch it…
Tuesday, September, 29 – The Fillmore, San Fancisco CA
Thursday, October, 1 – Star Theatre, Portland OR
Friday, October, 2 – Neptune, Seattle WA
Tuesday, October, 6 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, October, 7 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, October, 10 – Corona Theatre, Montreal QC, Canada
Sunday, October, 11 – The Sinclair, Boston MA
Wednesday, October, 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, October, 15 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Friday, October, 16 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, October, 17- 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Monday, October, 19 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Tuesday, October, 20 – Exit/In, Nashville TN
Wednesday, October, 21 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Thursday, October, 22 – Saturn, Birmingham AL
Friday, October, 23 – One Eyed Jack’s, New Orleans LA
Saturday, October, 24 – Granda Theatre, Dallas TX
Sunday, October, 25 – Emo’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 27 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, October, 28 – Belly Up Tavern, San Diego CA
Last night Tobias Jesso Jr. showed the world he is taller than Conan O’Brien. Oh, he also played “Without You” with an 8-piece strings section and backing from friends Danielle Haim on drums and Ariel Rechtshaid on bass.
It has been nearly two years since Tobias posted the demo for “Just A Dream” on his YouTube account. In the time since, he recorded his debut album which features production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira). He has quickly ascended to playing on network television TWICE, both before the official release of Goon, which happens to be out TODAY on True Panther Sounds.
Earlier this week, Primavera Sound Barcelona’s lineup for 2015 was announce and we are taking up some serious real estate. For those making the pilgrimage this year for the festival’s 15th year anniversay, make note of the following:
In Dean’s Words:
Happy to share a new song from GOON by Tobias Jesso Jr. “How Could You Babe” was produced by Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), and Tobias’ first official music video, directed by Grant Singer.
Tobias has already been picked by Time, Pitchfork, Fader, Stereogum + more as an Artist to Watch in 2015. Pigeons & Planes called him “one of the most consistently impressive new acts in music.” He just played two sold out shows with Foxygen at The Roxy in LA, and will embark on his first ever headline tour in March. Full dates and tickets for all dates below.
A few words from Tobias about “How Could You Babe”:
I didn’t listen to any 70′s music when I was young or even until I heard it’s what people thought my music most sounded like. When I was younger I listened to things like the Fugees and Aretha, along with all the other radio hits of the time. My favorite song was ‘give me one reason’ by Tracy Chapman, I remember going to listen to it in the vegetable section at the grocery store because they played it all the time and I didn’t have it on tape until I got lucky one day and snagged it off the radio. How Could You Babe was written around the chorus, I just came up with the line and then wrote more words in that theme, it was an experience I had gone through but it wasn’t something I thought I needed to say or get out, it just came out that way.
‘Goon’ is out March 17th. The first two tracks from the album “Hollywood” and “How Could You Babe” are available instantly with iTunes pre-order.
March 14-17 Austin, TX – SXSW
March 22 Toronto, ON – The Drake
March 24 Washington, DC – Sixth & I
March 25 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
March 26 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 27 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
March 28 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
March 30 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
March 31 Seattle, WA – Barboza
April 1 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 3 San Francisco, CA – Brick + Mortar
April 4 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (early show)
May 6 London, UK @ The Courtyard Theatre
May 8 Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
May 12 Paris FR @ Le Carmen
May 19 Hamburg GER @ Stage Club
May 20 Berlin GER @ Gruener Salon
May 22 Milan IT @ Miko
May 23 Rome IT @ Teatro Quirinetta