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