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Billy Raffoul Confirms North American Spring Tour Dates with Parachute

Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul confirms North American tour dates this spring supporting Parachute. The extensive run of dates brings Raffoul to New York’s Gramercy Theatre, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Boston’s Royale as well as two dates at Los Angeles’ Troubadour. Raffoul has spent the past few years on the road sharing the stage with Kings of LeonZZ WardNEEDTOBREATHEMondo CozmoJudah & The Lion and more. Ticket’s on-sale begins on Friday, January 18 and can be purchased at billyraffoul.com. See below for complete tour dates.
Raffoul’s debut EP 1975, which was released last year via Interscope Records, continues to receive critical praise. The Observer proclaims, “Falling somewhere in-between Hozier and James Bay is Billy Raffoul. The 22-year-old knows how to balance poetry with an anthemic, hard rock edge. We’ll definitely be seeing more of this Nashville by Canada troubadour,” whileOnes To Watch adds, “Never hiding behind overly-clever production techniques or superfluous furnishings, lyrically or sonically, 1975 paints a brutally honest portrait of Raffoul as a genuine artist.”
Raffoul grew up in a creative family in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario. His mother is an artist, writer and teacher and his father Jody Raffoul is a solo artist and hometown hero who has opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. Raffoul’s earliest musical influences come from his dad. “The Beatles were like Jesus in our house,” he recalls, adding that he also listened to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. On his tenth birthday, Billy received a British Invasion-inspired guitar with a Union Jack on its front from Jody and started teaching himself to play. By 16, he had bought his first real guitar, a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty.

BILLY RAFFOUL LIVE
April 26—Orlando, FL—The Social*
April 27—Tampa, FL—The Orpheum*
April 30—Charlottesville, VA—The Jefferson*
May 1—Washington, DC—9:30 Club*
May 2—Philadelphia, PA—TLA*
May 5—Boston, MA—Royale*
May 7—New York, NY—Gramercy Theatre*
May 9—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 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot*
June 4—Seattle, WA—Neptune*
June 5—Portland, OR—Star Theatre*
June 7—San Francisco, CA—August Music Hall*
June 8—Fresno, CA—Strummers*
June 9—Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades*
June 11 & 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*
*w/ Parachute

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