(Columbia Records; New York, NY, December 16, 2016) Columbia Records singer/songwriter LÉON has released her compelling new track “Liar” today – listen HERE. The new song is a taste of what’s to come in LÉON’s debut album, due to release next year.
“I wrote this song about a year ago back home in Stockholm, and I’m really excited to now share it with people,” LÉON says. “The song is very close to me and it feels even more special since my mom and uncle are playing strings on it. I hope people will like it!”
LÉON will kick off her debut North American headline tour in February 2017. The tour starts in Boston on February 1, and will make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada including New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin before wrapping in Nashville on February 28 – see full list of tour dates below. Jacob Banks will support on all dates. For tickets and additional information please visit http://smarturl.it/LEONonTour.
LÉON first became known for her debut single “Tired of Talking” when it released last year. It went straight to #1 on Hype Machine and received critical praise from GLAMOUR, InStyle, Noisey, PAPER, NYLON and more. The song has since captured more than 40 million streams on Spotify, and also received a remix treatment from A-Trak & Cory Enemy, which FADER called “extremely catchy” and Entertainment Weekly named one of ’10 under-the-radar songs from emerging artists who deserve your attention.’ “Tired of Talking” is featured on her debut EP Treasure, along with “Nobody Cares,” “LÉON’s Lullaby” and the EP’s title track.
A standout vocalist with a natural gift for writing fresh, infectious pop that oozes soul, 23-year-old Lotta Lindgren aka LÉON is Sweden’s latest great pop export. She is a rarity as a young, self-contained, and grounded artist who has such a potent, authentic musical identity. Her rich, smoky vocal will strike a chord in fans from the first moment hearing it, not to mention her incredibly catchy, fresh honest songs.
2/1/17 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
2/2/17 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
2/3/17 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
2/4/17 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
2/6/17 Montreal, WC Bar Le Ritz PDB
2/7/17 Toronto, ON The Garrison
2/9/17 Chicago, IL Schubas
2/10/17 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
2/13/17 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
2/14/17 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
2/15/17 Seattle, WA Barboza
2/17/17 San Francisco, CA PopScene @ Rickshaw Stop
2/18/17 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theater
2/19/17 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
2/20/17 San Diego, CA Casbah
2/23/17 Dallas, TX Three Links
2/24/17 Austin, TX Antone’s Nightclub
2/26/17 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
2/27/17 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
2/28/17 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge