DIEGO GARCIA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘PARADISE’ TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 8th ON CONCORD RECORDS
August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013 – Singer/songwriter Diego Garcia announced a 16-city North American tour today in support of his new album “Paradise,” to be released October 8th on Concord Records. Garcia’s tour will kick off in Baltimore, MD on September 5th and will visit such major cities as New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco, among others. For a full list of dates and cites, see below.
The album’s first single “Sunnier Days”, which Entertainment Weekly premiered, has been embraced by tastemaker radio stations across the country. Los Angeles’ KCRW listed “Sunnier Days” in their new music feature Three Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now, calling it, “pure positivity.” New York’s WFUV named the song one of this week’s best new releases saying: “Diego Garcia’s “Sunnier Days” is exactly like it sounds: a playful, summery tune that combines his Latin roots (he was raised by Argentinian parents) and wide-ranging influences like Serge Gainsbourg.”
On October 11th Philadelphia’s WXPN radio will present a Diego Garcia Free At Noon concert simulcast live on 88.5FM and WXPN.ORG. The live concert and interview will be also taped for later broadcast on NPR’s syndicated national radio program World Café.
With its lush string arrangements, intricate Spanish guitars, and distinct Latin flavor, “Paradise” is a departure from Elefant, Garcia’s former band that toured alongside such acts as The National, Interpol and Morrissey. The timeless romanticism within Garcia’s modern sound however, (largely inspired by Sandro, Roberto Carlos and Julio Iglesias, pioneers of the classic Latin troubadour movement) remains a consistent thread. On “Paradise” Garcia deftly pools his love of the dramatic Latin vocalists along with a deep affinity for the darker poetry of David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Bryan Ferry, into a truly special artistic achievement.
“Paradise” is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon and first single “Sunnier Days” is available for a free download HERE.
To purchase tickets, visit: www.diegogarcianyc.com
Sept. 5 – Baltimore, MD – WTMD First Thursdays
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – WYEP Final Fridays
Oct. 17 – Washington, D.C.- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Oct. 22 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Oct. 24 – Boston, MA – Church
Nov. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Nov. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
Nov. 9 – Portland, OR – White Eagle Saloon
Nov. 11 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov. 13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Nov. 14 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
Nov. 15 – Albany, NY – The Linda
Dec. 4 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
Dec. 5 – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
Dec. 6 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Dec. 7 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry