Singer/songwriter, producer, collaborator Bleu will celebrate the Four, “a stick of power-pop dynamite” (- LA Weekly.com), on an East coast tour beginning November 9th in B.O.S.T.O.N. with Jim Bianco.
He will also release a video for each song from the album beginning this week with “I’ll Know It When I See It” available on YOUTUBE
With $40k in funding from fans (“It’s changed my whole world, I have a completely new outlook on my life and career”), Bleu’s new outlook has also inspired many of the ten tracks on Four. “Like everyone else, I’m always grappling with these issues of death, God, the afterlife, my legacy – all the real things,” Bleu notes of the album’s themes. “That’s reflected on this record; it’s not just a bunch of love songs.”
And he’s done it all in true Bleu style with infectious sing-a-longs on the opener “Singin’ in Tongues,” pays homage to his roots in the power-pop anthem “B.O.S.T.O.N”, and reflects on his life and legacy in gospel-inspired “Dead In The Morning”.
In addition to his solo work, production projects (Drake Bell, TV/TV, Air Traffic Controller, Chris Mann) and commercial tunesmithery, Bleu has organized and/or lent his voice and playing to inventive side projects like the rock band The Major Labels (with his pals and fellow pop geeks Mike Viola and Ducky Carlisle); the one-off ELO tribute L.E.O. (featuring Andy Sturmer of power-pop legends Jellyfish, Hanson, Matt Mahaffey of Self, and countless other aficionados of Jeff Lynne’s musical confections); LoudLion (with Taylor Locke of Rooney); and numerous others.
Confirmed East Coast tour dates with Jim Bianco below. More dates TBA soon:
Tue Nov. 09th – Boston, TT’s
Wed Nov. 10th – NYC, Rockwood Music Hall
Thu Nov. 11th – Easton, MD – Nightcat
Fri Nov. 12th – Philly, Tin Angel – late show
Sat Nov. 13th – Silver Sping MD – House Concert
Tue Nov. 16th – Nashville, 3rd & Lindsley – 7pm show
Fri Nov. 19th – Indianapolis – House Concert
Sun Nov. 21st – Chicago, Mayne Stage