Diego Garcia Announces North American Tour

posted September 7, 2013

Diego Garcia Announces North American Tour

Singer/songwriter Diego Garcia announced a 16-city North American tour in support of his new album "Paradise," to be released October 8th on Concord Records.  Garcia's tour will visit such major cities as New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco, among others. "Paradise" is now available for pre-order on Amazon and first single "Sunnier Days" is available for a free download.

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.

  TOUR DATES:

  • Sept. 27 Pittsburgh, PA WYEP Final Fridays at Schenley Plaza
  • 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. 15 Albany, NY The Linda
  • Dec. 3 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
  • Dec. 4 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
  • Dec. 5 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College
  • Dec. 6 Chicago, IL Schuba's
  • Dec. 7 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry

   *Kan Wakan supports

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