PAPER ROUTE Announces Headlining U.S. Tour In Support Of ‘Real Emotion’; Tour Kicks off October 27

As they look ahead to the September 23rd release of their new album Real Emotion, Nashville-based alt-rock trio PAPER ROUTE have announced that their headlining U.S. tour will kick off October 27th in Baton Rouge, LA. The national run will feature support from Halfnoise (Zac Farro’s solo project), and include several stops in Texas–Dallas, Houston and Austin–as well as St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Orlando, before coming to a close in the band’s hometown of Nashville. Tickets for all dates (listed below) go on sale this Friday (8/26) at

Real Emotion marks the band’s third full-length album and first with Kemosabe Records/Sony Music Ent. The 16-track collection is available now for pre-order at PAPER ROUTE‘s webstore and on iTunes for $7.99; the first instant grat track “Balconies” will be released on September 2nd and the album’s first two singles, “Laugh About It” and “Chariots,” are also available now.

The current single “Chariots” is currently at Alternative radio nationwide (including SiriusXM’s Alt Nation), was recently added to two of Spotify’s top playlists: Indie Pop! and New Noise, and was chosen as the exclusive track for the FIFA 17 – Official Gameplay Trailer, which premiered at E3 2016 and has over 5.4 million views. Check out the just-released animation lyric video for “Chariots” here:

With Real Emotion, the band’s creative vision didn’t end with the music. When the time came to select artwork for the album cover, main lyricist and frontman JT Daly, a lifelong artist, found visual inspiration from the themes emerging within the new music. Using mixed materials–prints, paint, and items such as an old TV, cassette boombox radio, playing cards, flowers and a bowl of pill capsulesDaly and his longtime collaborative art partner Micah Bell crafted an immersive room installation, with all surrounding walls and floor draped with several individual pieces, each inspired by a track off Real Emotion. The album cover is a photograph of PAPER ROUTE actually inside the room installation.

“The album title, Real Emotion, comes from a conversation I had with author David Dark about mental health,” Daly explains. “How it can be embarrassing when those closest to you witness the real you, and the struggle of balancing everyday life. How it might almost seem fake but it is very real. It’s a real emotion. The album art is a visual expression of these emotions.”

Catch PAPER ROUTE on tour in the following cities:

Thu 10/27 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon

Fri 10/28 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues, Cambridge Room

Sat 10/29 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar

Sun 10/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ

Tue 11/1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

Thu 11/3 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird

Fri 11/4 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Sat 11/5 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater, Studio B

Mon 11/7 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot

Wed 11/9 – Washington, DC – DC9

Thu 11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC

Fri 11/11 – Hamden, CT – Ballroom at the Outer Space

Sat 11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy

Mon 11/14 – Carrboro, NC – Local 506

Tue 11/15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade, Purgatory

Wed 11/16 – Orlando, FL – BackBooth

Sun 11/20 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

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