Greyson Chance has been taking the world by storm this year.
Chance, the gayYouTube star from Oklahoma, shot to stardom with the viral video of his stunning sixth-grade music festival performance of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” in 2010.
In the nine years since then, Greyson has released two albums, including this year’s Portraits. The new single “Boots” is debuting as Chance embarks on the North American leg of his global tour which began on Halloween.
Billboard recently said, “The second leg of Chance’s tour will kick off on Halloween at Soundbar in Orlando, Florida and run through 2020. His world tour is in support of Chance’s latest full-length album portraits which was released in March. Included on the tour’s set list will be Chance’s current single “Shut Up,” which has accumulated more than 20 million streams across all digital platforms and was recently performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as ABC’s show Strahan and Sara.”
Chance says, “’Boots’ at its core, is a narrative addressing pop culture’s current usage of Western imagery. When I was writing the song, I found myself imagining what Johnny Cash would be like if he were around and making music in 2019. I thought about what he would wear, how he would act, and what he would write about. My conclusion was that it all would look and feel considerably different than these stars wearing cowboy hats these days. Being from Oklahoma, I understand that being ‘Western’ isn’t all about the style, it’s about an attitude, an obsessive loyalty and an unwavering wildness. ‘Boots’ is truly just an observation of what I see in pop culture currently, and what I think about it.”
— Greyson Chance (@greysonchance) November 8, 2019
“Boots” arrives on the heels of the U.S. leg of Greyson’s portraits World Tour. Having played to fans all across Asia, Berlin, Dublin, London, Amsterdam and more, the North American run includes stops in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles and more. Greyson has also partnered with The Ally Coalition for the U.S. tour, and at each show, the organization will introduce attendees to a charity in their respective communities that is in need of support.
Watch the “Boots” below.
Chance recently signed with Arista Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment and will release new music this fall through the top of 2020.
The Portraits World Tour Dates:
Dates: City: Venue:
11/08/19 Montreal Bar Le Ritz
11/09/19 New York City, NY Sony Hall
11/10/19 Boston, MS Brighton Music Hall
11/14/19 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
11/15/19 Minneapolis, MN Studio B at Skyway
11/16/19 Milwaukee, WI Miramar Theater
11/21/19 Cincinnati, OH Top Cats
11/22/19 Kansas City, KS Record Bar
11/23/19 Tulsa, OK Vanguard
11/27/19 Denver, CO Globe Hall
11/29/19 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
11/30/19 Detroit, MI The Shelter
12/01/19 Philadelphia, PA Foundry at Fillmore
12/06/19 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
12/07/19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
12/12/19 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
12/13/19 Austin, TX Barracuda
12/14/19 Dallas, TX Dada
12/18/19 Honolulu Blue Note
1/10/20 Oakland, CA, New Parish
1/11/20 Portland, OR Stage 722
1/18/20 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
1/24/20 Bellingham, WA Mount Baker Theatre
For more info and to buy tix go here.
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