Following the massive radio success of Ty Richards’ critically-acclaimed debut album “Zillion,” he will be launching a summer radio tour in the great state of California on July 1. This tour announcement is in the wake of Richards being picked up on over 70 college radio stations nationwide.
USA Today recently placed Richards as the No. 4 college album in the nation. “Zillion” was picked up by over 25 stations in California alone and even landed top 20 on at least 5 college stations there. His song “Spaceman” was featured on 89.9 KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in Los Angeles and was even named as “Today’s Top Tune” this year. Tune in live to hear his California in-studio performances on the radio or online on each station’s website. Ty Richards’ “Zillion” is the summer jam of 2017.
All this excitement is on top of Richards’ immense Austin radio success. Yesterday, the Austin American-Statesman said that his song, “Going out for a Cigarette,” is “one of the best radio singles to come out of Austin in quite some time.” KUTX has adopted the new artist as its own, naming him the “Artist of the Month” for March 2017 during the world-renown SXSW. The heavy airplay on KUTX, KGSR, and KLBJ among others is making waves in Austin and pushing Richards into a bigger role as national artist.
When asked about the reaction to his album Richards said, “I’m very humbled by the response I’ve been getting about ‘Zillion.’ It is unexpected and overwhelming, in a good way. I’m a huge fan of surprises, and this all has definitely been a surprise to me. I’m glad I put this record out into the world, and my hope is that it’s just the first of dozens of records I release into the wild. And I’m really excited about this surprise west coast tour. I’m bootstrapping this whole thing. From recording, producing and mixing the record to marketing, managing and touring, it’s all run by me. I’m basically acting as my own label and manager and running the show. It’s hard but rewarding. I believe this is the way of the future for artists and I’m glad to have so many great fans on the journey with me.”
Stay tuned for more. See all tour updates, listen to music, watch the latest music videos and pick up vinyl LP of “Zillion” at tyrichards.com.
Camarillo, CA @ Art Center 7 p.m. (Live Performance)
Laguna, CA @ 93.5 KXRN 9:30 a.m.
Irvine, CA @ 88.9 KUCI 11 a.m.
Claremont, CA @ 88.7 KSPC 3 p.m.
Redway, CA @ 91.1 KMUD 3 p.m.
San Francisco, CA @ Dennis The Menace (Specialty Show airtime TBA)