Bartees Strange

Bartees Strange


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Date City and Venue Country
September 30, 2021 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom US
September 30, 2021 Vancouver, BC, Hollywood Theatre - Vancouver Canada
October 1, 2021 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom US
October 2, 2021 Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre US
October 3, 2021 Tacoma, WA, Spanish Ballroom at McMenamins Elks Temple US
October 4, 2021 Billings, MT, The ELM US
October 5, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT, Metro Music Hall US
October 6, 2021 Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre US
October 8, 2021 Des Moines, IA, Englert Theatre US
October 9, 2021 Twin Cities, MN, First Avenue US
October 12, 2021 Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall US
October 14, 2021 Toronto, ON, The Opera House Canada
October 15, 2021 Montreal, QC, L'Astral Canada
October 16, 2021 Boston / Cambridge, MA, House of Blues Boston US
October 18, 2021 Burlington, VT, Higher Ground Ballroom US
October 21, 2021 Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer US
October 22, 2021 Atlanta, GA, Central Park US
October 22, 2021 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club US
October 26, 2021 New York (NYC), NY, Brooklyn Steel US
October 28, 2021 SF Bay Area, CA, Rickshaw Stop US
October 29, 2021 SF Bay Area, CA, Golden Gate Park US
November 3, 2021 Reykjavík, Iceland Airwaves Iceland
November 7, 2021 Munich, Milla Germany
November 8, 2021 Berlin, Badehaus Germany
November 10, 2021 Cologne, Helios 37 Germany
November 12, 2021 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach UK
November 13, 2021 Glasgow, Unknown venue UK
November 14, 2021 Manchester, Night & Day Café UK
November 16, 2021 Leeds, Brudenell Community Room UK
November 16, 2021 Leeds, Brudenell Community Room UK
November 21, 2021 Brussels, Botanique - Witloof Bar Belgium
December 3, 2021 Tucson, AZ, 191 Toole US
December 4, 2021 Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren US
December 5, 2021 San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park US
December 8, 2021 Los Angeles (LA), CA, Constellation Room US
December 9, 2021 Pioneertown, CA, Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace US
December 10, 2021 Los Angeles (LA), CA, The Theatre at Ace Hotel US
December 11, 2021 SF Bay Area, CA, Felton Music Hall US
December 12, 2021 SF Bay Area, CA, Fox Theater - Oakland US
December 14, 2021 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre US
July 6, 2022 Madrid, IFEMA Feria de Madrid Spain

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Bartees Strange’s mother was an opera singer. His dad served in the military for decades. He traveled widely for his parents jobs—born in Ipswich, England 1989, his family also did stints in Germany, Greenland, and a number of states across America before he hit his 12th birthday when they settled in Mustang, Oklahoma.

Though Bartees’s mother shepherded him through formal musical training in voice, as a teenager he and his friends fixated on the blooming hardcore and emo scene of the Midwest and Deep South, drawing inspiration from band such as At the Drive In, Norma Jean, MeWithoutYou, Cap n Jazz, Bright Eyes, and American Football. Around this time Bartees started playing guitar.

In true DIY/punk fashion, this consumption turned into production. In middle school, Bartees began producing music for friends with a small project studio he built out of a Tascam 388, the family computer and a pirated copy of FL Studio. Through AOL instant messenger, Bartees connected with old friends in the UK, who brought him up to speed on a new world of sonic influence led by Bloc Party, Burial, Robyn and Skream. College, and a half-decade stint in Brooklyn connected him with the rising indie scene—particularly favorites like Bon Iver, TV on The Radio, Frank Ocean, James Blake, King Krule, Japanese Breakfast, Mt. Kimbie, Mitski, Thao Nguyen and The National, giving him a crash course in lyrical intrigue and textural brilliance.

Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy is a summary of his influences and the first commercial release by an artist who we truly think can go on to become a cultural influencer in his own right. Bartees resides in Washington, DC—where he makes music and works at a non-profit fighting against climate change and poverty.