Matthew Logan Vasquez promotes new album "Light'n Up" in Europe starting today20-03-2019
Acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter Matthew Logan Vasquez’s new album, Light’n Up, is now! To celebrate, he shares a great new video for the scorcher, Vacation. Shot on location in Sherborn, MA, outside of Boston, the clip features local townspeople — including Laila Lockhart Kranerfrom the hit TV series Black-ish — taking on lead vocal duties as if their lives depended on it, hinting at internal conflict lurking within the hedonism.
Currently residing in Oslo, Norway, Vasquez will celebrate Light’n Up on a truly epic world tour, with a European tour starting in London (today) and finishing in Berlin. Then followed by a North-American tour.
Best-known as the co-founder and frontman for shape-shifting heartland indie rockers Delta Spirit, Vasquez’s fiery delivery and thought-provoking lyrics draw from a huge and versatile well of influences, including Gram Parsons, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young and Iggy Pop. As a solo artist, he juggles elements of indie rock, electronic pop, R&B, and soulful Americana, flirting with despondency, but ultimately succumbing to beatitude, especially on 2017’s home recorded, yet vibrant sophomore effort, Does What He Wants.
After releasing Delta Spirit’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Into the Wide, in 2014, Vasquez moved with his wife and newborn son to Austin, Texas and began working on what would become his debut solo outing. The resulting Austin EP, which finds Vasquez manning every instrument and offering up a blistering set of outlaw psych rock, arrived in 2015, with plans to issue his debut long-player, Solicitor Returns, in early 2016. In January 2017, Vasquez issued “Same,” the driving single from his sophomore solo outing Does What He Wants, which arrived later that April. The following year saw Vasquez release the EP Texas Murder Ballads. Recorded at home in Austin, it was meant to serve as a teaser for this new third long-player.
22/03: London (UK) @ The Islington
25/03: Hamburg (DE) @ Kukuun
26/03: Bremen (DE) @ Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus º SOLD OUT
27/03: Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg Max º SOLD OUT
28/03: Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar º SOLD OUT
29/03: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
30/03: Cologne (DE) @ Die Kantine ºSOLD OUT
31/03: Sint Niklaas (BE) @ Casino º SOLD OUT
01/04: Wuppertal (DE) @ Live Club Barmen º SOLD OUT
02/04: Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof º
03/04: Nürnberg (DE) @ K4
04/04: Stuttgart (DE) @ LKA Longhorn º SOLD OUT
05/04: Winterthur (CH) @ Salzhaus º SOLD OUT
06/04: Lausanne (CH) @ Les Docks º SOLD OUT
07/04: Munich (DE) @ Muffathalle º SOLD OUT
08/04: Vienna (AT) @ WUK º SOLD OUT
09/04: Vienna (AT) @ Flex º SOLD OUT
11/04: Paris (FR) @ Le Trianon º
12/04: Haarlem (NL) @ Roots Of Heaven
14/04: Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River
15/04: Berlin (DE) @ Astra Kulturhaus º SOLD OUT
16/04: Berlin (DE) @ Astra Kulturhaus º
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