Buzzing 20-year-old pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray shares a new single and music video entitled “Comfort Crowd” today.
“I wrote “Comfort Crowd” during a particularly lonely part of my past year.” Conan comments on the new single, “I had just moved away to college, and all my friends were back home in Texas. I just really needed some company, that kinda company that didn’t require attention. That kinda company with someone who you’re so close to, you don’t need to say a single word to fill the “uncomfortable” silence”
Conan continues about the music video, “I knew I wanted the video to evoke that mood; being alone with someone. Almost like spending time with yourself— so that’s how the video was born. I think that anyone in their adolescence can relate to feeling like they’re constantly having to kill themselves off and rebuild from scratch, so I wanted to make commentary on that theme as well. That’s what I wrote “Comfort Crowd” about.”
This fall Conan returns to the road for his next North American headline, “The Comfort Crowd” Tour. The six-week run kicks off October 29 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO, with stops in major markets across the country including New York’s Terminal 5 on November 12th, and concludes with a three-night stand at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA December 11-13. Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) CD of Conan Gray’s upcoming album. Ticket buyers will receive an additional email with redemption instructions to receive their albums. US/Canadian residents only. See full tour itinerary at www.conangray.com/tour.
“The Comfort Crowd” Tour follows his recent SOLD OUT European tour, as well as a momentous North American spring headline tour that included SOLD OUT shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Toronto.
Gray continues to make major waves on his own terms. A string of hits has vaulted him to the forefront of modern pop. Recent single “Checkmate” has already reached over 6 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, between his Sunset Season EP and all singles released to date he has generated over 205 million streams.
Armed with nothing more than Garageband and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp, Conan Gray released his song “Idle Town” on his YouTube channel as an ode to his hometown of Georgetown, TX. The song went viral, and he later joined forces with LA based producer Dan Nigro to finalize his Sunset Season EP, featuring singles “Generation Why” and “Crush Culture”. The EP debuted in November, 2018 to widespread critical acclaim from The Fader, Billboard, and Ones To Watch, amongst others. In January, 2019, Conan made his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, before opening for Panic at the Disco! for several shows on their arena tour. Conan has sold out two North American headline tours as well as his most recent May 2019 European tour. Recently called the ‘Prince of Pop’ by MTV, he recently performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago and now set for Life is Beautiful later this summer before headlining his next North American tour in the fall. Conan has been featured in Paper Magazine, I-D Magazine, and the Sunday Times.
2019 TOUR DATES:
09/20 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful
10/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/30 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
11/1 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
11/3 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
11/5 Toronto, ON Rebel
11/7 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/8 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit
11/9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues – Cleveland
11/12 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/13 Boston, MA House of Blues – Boston
11/14 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
11/16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/17 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
11/19 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
11/20 Orlando, FL The Plaza ‘LIVE’
11/22 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/23 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
11/26 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
11/27 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
12/2 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
12/4 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
12/6 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
12/7 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
12/8 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
12/10 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
12/11 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
12/12 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
12/13 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre