Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardner will hit the road as direct support to singer/actress Emily Kinney for an extensive U.S. tour that kicks off on May 1st and crisscrosses the country before concluding with a hometown show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood on June 24th. Gardner recently wrapped up a string of dates and also performed at SXSW.
The Los Angeles-based Gardner is touring in support of his debut album Adventures in Real Time, which is out now on Warner Bros. Records. Co-produced by Gardner and Jack Dragonetti (The Submarines, Jack Drag), the album is a stellar showcase for the 18-year-old Illinois native’s brisk hooks, high-spirited melodies, and a musical eclecticism that reflects his deep love for his pop-rock predecessors, including The Beatles, Ben Folds, and Vampire Weekend. Gardner first began to attract attention with the album’s opening track“Let’s Get Started” when he put it up on Spotify earlier this year. After being included on a popular playlist called “Smart Is The New Sexy,” the track caught fire and began racking up plays. (It is now close to four million.) Watch the official video here.
Raised in both Illinois and Arizona, Gardner has been playing piano, guitar, and drums, as well as writing songs since he was a kid. His father, Mark, was the bassist in ’80s Chicago power-pop band The Kind and young Dylan pored over his dad’s record collection, becoming deeply enamored with such classic artists as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. Before recording Adventures in Real Time, Gardner studied the techniques detailed in Brian Kehew’s 500-page tome Recording The Beatles.
Watch the official video for Dylan’s latest track, “Too Afraid To Love You,” HERE.
Emily Kinney is a songwriter and actor best known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead. Kinney’s musical talents have been featured on TV, in musical theater, and in her own releases, which include her 2014 EP Expired Love. This past December, Kinney released her single “Rockstar,” and is currently finishing her debut album This Is War to be released this summer. Learn more at www.emilykinneymusic.com.
Dylan Gardner’s upcoming tour dates as direct support to Emily Kinney are as follows:
05/01 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
05/03 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
05/04 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
05/08 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
05/09 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
05/12 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
05/13 Covington, KY Madison Live
05/14 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
05/17 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
05/19 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
05/20 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
05/21 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
05/22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
05/26 Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi
05/27 St. Louis, MO Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
05/28 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox
05/29 Dubuque, IA Diamond Jo Casino
05/31 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
06/01 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
06/02 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
06/03 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
06/05 Denver, CO Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
06/08 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court Gallery
06/11 Spokane, WA The Bartlett
06/12 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
06/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
06/16 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall
06/17 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
06/18 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Company
06/24 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
(For ticket links please visit: http://dylangardnermusic.com)