BARNS COURTNEY TO OPEN FOR TOM ODELL ON
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, KICKING OFF OCTOBER 3
“Fire” Is #2 At Triple A Radio And Climbing At Alternative
Watch: Barns Courtney Makes His U.S. Television Debut On “Conan,”
Capitol Records recording artist Barns Courtney’s will join fellow U.K. artist Tom Odell on his North American tour, which launches October 3 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. The fall run will include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall (October 4) and Belasco in Los Angeles, CA (October 25). Tickets can be purchased at http://barnscourtney.com. Barns Courtney’s previously announced headline dates include a September 8 show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. He will also perform at Bumbershoot 2016. See below for itinerary.
Barns Courtney made his U.S. television debut on “CONAN” last week, performing his hit single “Fire.”
Watch Barns Courtney perform “Fire” live on “CONAN”:
“Fire” – which can be purchased now on iTunes and heard on Spotify – became a top 5 hit at Triple A radio in just six weeks and is currently #2. It’s been a standout success at SiriusXM’s Spectrum channel, with over 1100 spins and growing. “Fire” is already in the Top 25 at Alternative radio and climbing, led by tastemaker KNDD Seattle. The track has been heard in the film Burnt and has also been licensed by Showtime, multiple ESPN, shows, the MLB network and the Esquire network. The official video for “Fire” can be viewed now on VEVO and YouTube.
“There’s confidence. And then there’s the swaggering self-assurance displayed by raspy-throated British blues rocker Barns Courtney on his recent single ‘Fire,’ a swampy, Gospel-steeped stomper,” noted Paste Magazine, which hailed him as “The Best of What’s Next” in this feature. “Courtney has that something that you just don’t get to hear enough of anymore,” said Baeble Music, which highlighted the track “Hands” as one of its “Songs We Loved This Week.” “Hands” can be purchased on iTunes and heard on Spotify. The official “Hands” video – lensed by Youth Hymns, the team that directed the “Fire” clip – can be seen HERE.
Born in Ipswich, England, Barns Courtney relocated to Seattle at age four when his mother remarried. At around age 14, two pivotal events occurred – an aunt gave him a guitar and he moved back to Ipswich. It was there that he first started performing, bouncing between various bands. He signed a recording contract straight out of high school, but when that deal fell apart, he went through several years of struggle. In 2015, the young artist went from sleeping in a car to scoring a U.K. viral hit with the single “Glitter and Gold,” which went to #1 on the Spotify UK Viral Chart, and opening a few North American shows for Ed Sheeran, a fellow musician from the Ipswich circuit. Barns Courtney has also opened for The Who at London’s Wembley Stadium and has also supported Elle King, Blur and The Libertines. “Glitter and Gold” can be heard in the first trailer for The Founder, set for release on August 5 by The Weinstein Company. The trailer can be viewed HERE.
Barns Courtney – North American Tour Dates
8/13 – Seattle, WA @ 107.7 The End Summer Camp
9/2-4 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot 2016
9/3 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
9/6 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
9/8 – Los Angeles, CA@ Troubadour
Opening for Tom Odell
10/3 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
10/5 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/7 Washington, DC The Howard
10/8 Boston, MA The Royale
10/10 Montreal, QB Corona
10/11 Toronto Mod Club
10/13 Chicago, IL Park West
10/14 Minneapolis, MN Fineline
10/15 Kansas City, MO Granada
10/17 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
10/20 Seattle, WA Tractor
10/21 Vancouver, BC Imperial
10/22 Portland, OR Doug Fir
10/24 San Francisco, CA Venue
10/25 Los Angeles, CA Belasco
10/27 San Diego, CA House Of Blues