Detroit-bred vocalist/songwriter Quinn XCII has announced his debut album, The Story Of Us, available September 15 via Columbia Records. Filled with refreshing authenticity and grassroots appeal, the album is highlighted by standout single “Straightjacket,” an infectious track that combines stylish retro-electronic chops with a sultry reggae snap into its own pop sound about a “psycho from a Midwest suburb,” as Quinn explains. The album also features the just-released track “Fake Denim,” a cautionary gold digger-in-reverse tale.

Quinn XCII explains: “I wanted the album title ‘The Story Of Us’ to really represent that I’m just like everyone else and go through similar experiences. The songs are relatable and touch on all different topics and emotions—new, old, good and bad relationships, growth, memories, temptation, and challenges. I’m just a kid from the Midwest. My life isn’t this unattainable fantasy, I didn’t have an angle or connections to the music industry. I just worked hard to turn my passion into a career, anyone can do the same in whatever they’re pursuing.”

To celebrate the release of The Story Of Us, Quinn XCII will embark on his first national headlining tour this fall, complete with a full live band and of course his always-ready-for-anything stage presence that makes him such a captivating performer. The 30-date tour kicks off September 24 in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps on November 7 in Portland, OR. See below for all tour dates.

Quinn XCII On Tour:
9/24     Salt Lake City, UT     Urban Lounge
9/26     Denver, CO               Bluebird Theater
9/28     St. Louis, MO              Old Rock House
9/29     Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line Music Café
9/30     Madison, WI                Majestic Theatre
10/3     Ann Arbor, MI             Blind Pig
10/4     Ferndale, MI                Magic Bag
10/5     Oxford, OH                 Brick Street
10/6     Chicago, IL                  Lincoln Hall
10/7     Toronto, ON                Velvet Underground
10/9     New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom
10/11   Brooklyn, NY              Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/12   Boston, MA                 Brighton Music Hall
10/13   Philadelphia, PA          Coda
10/14   Washington, DC          U Street Music Hall
10/17   Nashville, TN              Exit In
10/18   Morgantown, WV        Mainstage
10/19   Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West
10/20   Orlando, FL                 The Social
10/21   Tampa, FL                  Crowbar
10/24   Houston, TX                White Oak Music Hall
10/25   Austin, TX                   Empire Control Room
10/26   Dallas, TX                   Cambridge Room (HOB)
10/28   Phoenix, AZ                The Crescent Ballroom
11/1     Santa Ana, CA            The Observatory
11/2     Los Angeles, CA         El Rey
11/3     San Francisco, CA     The Independent
11/4     Oakland, CA               The New Parish
11/6     Seattle, WA                 Neumos
11/7     Portland, OR               Hawthorne Theatre

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