Gus Dapperton has gone from bedroom dreamer to headlining artist in a short period of time, and with due cause. He quietly ascended to the forefront of the pop conversation on the heels of viral smashes such as “Prune, You Talk Funny” and “I’m Just Snacking,” averaging around 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, selling out shows worldwide, and earning acclaim from Vogue, The Fader, Pigeons & Planes, Nylon, and more. Today, Dapperton adds to his canon with the new single, “World Class Cinema,” “accompanied by a video directed with his longtime collaborator Matthew Dillon Cohen. The duo takes the standard music video format and transformed it into a cinematic escape, with Dapperton portraying several iconic film moments throughout the short film. They also made sure to showcase Gus’s signature dance moves, while Bria Vanaite, from the indie breakout film “The Florida Project”, makes a memorable appearance at the end of the video.
Watch the short film for “World Class Cinema” HERE
Dapperton begins a North American headlining tour next week, beginning today with a sold out show at Montreal’s Le Ministere on October 19th, and bringing him to Chicago’s Subterranean (10/26), NYC’s Bowery Ballroom for a very special Halloween show the 31st and out west, including a stop at Los Angeles’s El Rey (11/4). See all tour dates below.
Gus Dapperton on tour.
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere **SOLD OUT
10/20 – Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club
10/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/27 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/29 – Washington, DC @ U-Street Music Hall
10/30 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
10/31 – New York, NYC @ Bowery Ballroom **SOLD OUT
11/3 – Long Beach, CA @ Tropicalia
11/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
11/5 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s on Newport
11/6 – San Francisco, CA @ El Rey **SOLD OUT