× Tré Burt and Skyway Man tour Europe starting next week

Tré Burt and Skyway Man tour Europe starting next week


Tré Burt's latest album, Traffic Fiction, is a loving tribute to his late grandfather Tommy Burt. Inspired by the music they'd drive around and listen to, the record is a big swing into the sounds of Motown. It's quite a departure from the Sacramento-based singer-songwriter. The album marks a musical reinvention and is deeply influenced by the soul music he listened to with his grandfather as a child.

Grief can serve as a reason for reflection and a spur for reinvention. After the death of his grandfather, singer-songwriter Tré Burt decided to honor his memory, as well as times shared with his father, by deviating from his more folky style and head back toward his first love – classic soul. The album still trades in Burt’s favorite topics – doomed relationships, financial oppression and social apathy – while hewing closer to the old-school sounds he fell in love with while listening to music with his music-loving role models.

Traffic Fiction is the follow up to 2021's You, Yeah, You, his sophomore album and one where bits of his roots and compositional ambitions began to emerge. On Traffic Fiction, they are in full bloom, from the sweet country-soul surrealism of the title track to the skywriting rock of “2 For Tha Show,” Burt as urgent and commanding as he's ever been. Traffic Fiction is the sound of Burt confidently bending a sentimental past to his present will.

For Tré Burt upcoming tour the special guest is Skyway Man. In his third voyage as Skyway Man, artist + producer James Wallace is still seeking answers beyond the stars and still coming back with more questions in the form of ten brilliant songs. On its surface, Flight of the Long Distance Healer registers as another concept album replete with aliens and alternative philosophy, but this time around, Wallace coats the glass with a vital layer of self-reflection.

03/04: Bremen, DE - Schlachthof
04/04: Odense, DK - Dexter
05/04: Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar
06/04: Malmö, SWE - Folk å Rock
07/04: Oslo, NO - Rövarstaden
08/04: Gothenburg, SWE - Pustervik
09/04: Uppsala, SWE - Katalin
10/04: Stockholm, SWE - Twang
11/04: Visby, SWE - Hotell Börs
12/04: Falkenberg, SWE - Tryckhallen
13/04: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
15/04: Zürich, CH - El Lokal
16/04: Savona, IT - Rain Dogs
17/04: Castelvetro, IT - Ca' Berti
18/04: Übersee, DE - Freiraum
19/04: Roding, DE - Tennis Club
20/04: Schwäbisch Hall, DE - Anlagencafe
21/04: Haarlem, NL - Patronaat
23/04: Hassocks, UK - Mid Sussex Music Hall
24/04: Beverley, UK - The Sun Inn
25/04: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
26/04: Cardiff, UK - All Saints Church in Llandaff North
27/04: Stockport, UK - The Roman Lakes
28/04: London, UK - The Social

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