One of the hottest names in music right now, Rex Orange County, will be playing a sold out show at The Palace Theatre on Sunday, January 26th. I sure hope you got your tickets before it sold out!
For a minute there, Rex Orange County felt like a five. Halfway there. Semi-satisfied. A demiquaver short of happiness.
At first the young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wasn’t entirely sure why. His debut album, bcos u will never b free, self-released on Soundcloud when he was barely 18 and just arrived in London, caught a wave of interest. Its lo-fi textures and hi-def emotions led to a hook up with Tyler, The Creator. He asked the teenager born Alex O’Connor to come to Los Angeles, where he wrote and sang on two tracks on the album that became Flower Boy. Inspired, Rex turned to making his own album proper, 2017’s Apricot Princess, a beautiful, woozy, heart-shaped tribute to his girlfriend. A Number Two slot on the BBC’s Sound Of 2018 followed, as did lots – and lots – of touring.
Rex Orange County wants to live his musical life. To be free to take his emotional show on the road, and see audiences be spurred to smiles, but also moved to tears. It’ll be real, it’ll be true, it’ll be a rollercoaster. “I just love to play live with my band,” he concludes. “It’s just the most rewarding part. And now I’m way happier than I was before, I want to let people hear that in the songs – but also hear what it took to get here. That’s all.”
As mentioned, this show is sold out (and has been for some time) but keep an eye on First Avenue’s social media for last minute ticket giveaways!
Remaining Tour Dates:
01/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade
01/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
01/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
01/19 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
01/20 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
01/21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
01/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
01/24 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
01/26 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
01/27 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
01/29 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
01/30 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
02/01 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus
02/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
02/07 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
02/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
02/12 – Washington DC @ The Anthem
02/14 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
02/15 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
02/21 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
02/22 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
02/24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
02/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle