Bahamas Debuts Video For “Bad Boys Need Love Too” + To Embark On North American Tour This Fall

Today, Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—premieres the video for his track, “Bad Boys Need Love Too,” in celebration of Father’s Day. The song is taken from his critically-acclaimed album, Earthtones, out now on Brushfire Records/Republic Records. The video was directed by Heather Goodchild and Mina Sewell Mancuso and shot in Toronto. See the full credits for the video here and below.

In celebration of Earthtones, Bahamas is set to embark on a full-length North American headlining tour this fall, including stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto and more. See the full list of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets are available today at 10:00AM local time at

Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm section—bassist Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] and drummer James Gadson [Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, D’Angelo] —Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as his sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.​ In addition to “Bad Boys Need Love Too,” the album features lead singles, “Way With Words,” “No Wrong” and “No Expectations,” which is now at rotation at AAA radio. Watch Bahamas perform “Way With Words” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! here.




July 5-8                      Winnipeg, MB           Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 8                          Orillia, ON                  Mariposa Folk Festival
July 15                       Victoria, BC               West Shore Parks & Recreation Lower Fields
July 17                       Kelowna, BC             Island Stage, Waterfront Park
July 27-29                  Calgary, AB               Calgary Folk and Music Festival
August 4                    Montreal, QC            Osheaga Festival
August 6                    Chicago, IL                Millenium Park Summer Concert Series
August 10-12            San Francisco, CA   Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 17                  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON   Amphitheatre, Jackson-Triggs
August 18                  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON   Amphitheatre, Jackson-Triggs
August 19                  Owen Sound, ON     Summerfolk
August 21                  Morrison, CO            Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
August 25-26            Cleveland, OH          InCuya Music Festival
August 28                  Phoenix, AZ              Ak-Chin Pavilion^
August 30                  Las Vegas, NV         The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas^
August 31                  West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre^
September 1             Snowmass Village, CO Snowmass Town Park
September 2             Seattle, WA               Bumbershoot
September 7-9          Vancouver, BC         SKOOKUM Festival
September 28           Los Angeles, CA      The Theatre at Ace Hotel
September 29           Dana Point, CA        Ohana Festival
September 30           Pioneertown, CA      Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
October 3                  Phoenix, AZ              The Crescent Ballroom
October 4                  Tucson, AZ               191 Toole
October 5                  Sante Fe, NM           Meow Wolf
October 7                  Austin, TX                  Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 9                  Knoxville, TN            Bijou Theatre
October 10                Louisville, KY            Headliners Music Hall
October 11                Indianapolis, IN        The Hi-Fi
October 12                Detroit, MI                  Majestic Theater
October 14                Austin, TX                  Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 24                Burlington, VT           Higher Ground (Main Room)
October 25                Brooklyn, NY             Brooklyn Steel
October 26                Boston, MA               Paradise Rock Club
October 27                Portland, ME             Port City Music Hall
October 28                Kingston, ON             Grand Theatre
November 2              Toronto, ON              Danforth Music Hall
November 4              Toronto, ON              Danforth Music Hall (Matinee Show)
November 8              Kitchener, ON           Centre In The Square
November 9              Ottawa, ON               National Arts Centre – Studio

* with Rodrigo y Gabriela

^ with Jack Johnson

About RJ Frometa

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