After a busy summer of touring and playing festivals, alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay joins forces withGrouplove on a massive arena tour supporting U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons. The 32-date tour kicks off September 26th in Phoenix, AZ before zig-zagging across North America and wrapping up November 16th in Anaheim, CA. To celebrate the upcoming tour, K.Flay put her unique spin on the headliner’s current single “Thunder,” taken from their new album Evolve. Listen to the “Thunder” (Official Remix) HERE.
In addition to the music, K.Flay has been an active voice in the community. She recently spoke out in support of the transgender community, alongside The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Michael Stipe and more, partnering with Billboard and GLAAD for a heartfelt message against the administration’s ban on transgender soldiers openly serving within the United States’ armed forces. Watch the touching video HERE.
K.Flay also joined forces with Spotify, participating in I’m with the banned, a series of collaborations between U.S. artists and musicians from countries affected by Trump’s travel ban. Learn more about out her collaboration with Iranian artist Kasra VHERE.
To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of last year’s Crush Me EP, on August 19thK.Flay took to Medium to announce the release of her Crush Me Book; a compilation of fan messages and notes from her days on the road this past year. Proceeds from the book, which is available for purchase on her website, will go to local charities submitted by fans and hand-selected by Kristine.
Since making her debut in 2010, K.Flay has spun fearlessly detailed lyrics that show the bright and dark of the world in her head. For her second full-length EveryWhereIsSomeWhere (released April 4, 2017), the L.A.-based singer-songwriter delved deeper into introspection while adding an element of political commentary. The result is her most deliberate and dynamic work yet, a thrillingly vital album that channels the frenzy and anxieties of today’s world but ultimately exhilarates. According to K.Flay, “each song on the record is about creating a different kind of meaning out of a different kind of something,” she explains. “Even the dark places are places. You’re still somewhere.” Serving as the follow up to her 2016 EP CrushMe—whose lead single “BloodintheCut” hit the top 5 on Modern Rock radio—EveryWhereIsSomeWhere amps up its defiant spirit with a densely textured yet gritty sound. Watch the Lorraine Nicolson-directed video for current single “High Enough” HERE.
K.Flay is the first signing to Interscope imprint NightStreetRecords, founded by her friend and collaborator, ImagineDragons‘ front man DanReynolds. EveryWhereIsSomeWhere features production from some of pop music’s heaviest hitters, including MikeElizondo (Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Skylar Grey, Twenty One Pilots) and TommyEnglish (BØRNS, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Ladyhawke), amping up the album’s defiant spirit with a densely textured yet gritty sound. “After LifeasaDog I was listening to so much late-’90s/early-’00s rock,” says K.Flay, referring to her 2014 full-length debut. “I was absorbing the energy of people like Karen O, Shirley Manson, and Emily Haines and feeling totally inspired by it, so there’s lots more live guitar, bass, and drums on this record.” The new record also deftly infuses that same raw intensity she’s revealed in touring with such artists as PassionPit, IconaPop, Awolnation, and TheophilusLondon.
See below for a complete list of tour dates.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES Sep 8 – Kansas City, MO – 96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball Sep 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – 105.9 The X Presents XFest at Stage AE Sep 12 – Providence, RI – WBRU Fall Ball at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel Sep 16 – Albany, NY – Pearl Palooza Sep 17 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Sep 20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall Sep 21 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Sep 23 – Ithaca, NY – Cayuga Sound Music Festival Sep 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena** Sep 28 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre** Sep 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena** Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl** Oct 3 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre** Oct 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center** Oct 6 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena** Oct 7 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo Oct 8 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena** Oct 10 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place** Oct 11 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome** Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre** Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center** Oct 15 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Oct 16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center** Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – United Center** Oct 19 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena** Oct 20 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar Oct 21 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena** Oct 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center** Oct 24 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center** Oct 26 – Quebec City, QC – Le Centre Videotron** Oct 27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre** Oct 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival at City Park Oct 29 – Boston, MA – TD Garden** Nov 1 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center** Nov 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center** Nov 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena** Nov 5 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center** Nov 7 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena** Nov 8 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center** Nov 9 – Johnson City, TN – Capones Nov 10 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena** Nov 12 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center** Nov 13 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena** Nov 15 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre Nov 16 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center** Nov 17-18 – Las Vegas, NV – Emerge Music + Impact Conference **with Imagine Dragons & Grouplove