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Billy Raffoul debuts new single “Lovely”


Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases new song “Lovely” Friday on Interscope Records. “Lovely” was written by Raffoul and produced by Greg Kurstin and Raffoul. “Lovely” is available now at all digital retailers and will appear on Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album which will be released later this year.

“Lovely is a sad happy song about missed opportunity,” says Raffoul.

Raffoul will hit the road this spring first heading out on a handful of dates opening for Julia Michaels, then supporting Parachute on their North American tour. The extensive run of dates with Parachute will bring Raffoul to New York’s Gramercy Theater, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Boston’s Royale as well as two dates at Los Angeles’ Troubadour. With his debut album due out soon, he’s looking forward to widening the reach of his live show, a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.

Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018. Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kaleo, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence.

Billy Raffoul tour dates:

March 26 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard^
March 29 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre^
April 02 – Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre^
April 26 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
April 27 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
April 30 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson*
May 01 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
May 02 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA*
May 05 – Boston, MA – Royale
May 07 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre*
May 09 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues*
May 10 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues*
May 11 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom*
May 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity*
May 14 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s*
May 15 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room*
May 17 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall*
May 18 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
May 29 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*
May 31 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*
June 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
June 04 – Seattle, WA – Neptune*
June 05 – Portland, OR – Star Theatre*
June 07 – San Francisco, CA – August Music Hall*
June 08 – Fresno, CA – Strummers*
June 09 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades*
June 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
June 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
June 14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
June 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
June 18 – Austin, TX – 3Ten at ACL Live*
June 19 – Dallas, TX – Grenada Theatre*
June 21 – Bryan, TX – Grand Stafford Theatre*
June 22 – Houston, TX – Heights Theatre*
June 24 – Birmingham, AL – The Saturn*
June 25 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
June 26 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
June 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
June 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre*
June 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Center*

*w/ Parachute
^w/Julia Michaels

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