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Khalid Announces “The Location Tour”

KHALID ANNOUNCES “THE LOCATION TOUR”

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

(Los Angeles, CA)—18-year-old El Paso-native artist and songwriter, Khalid, announces his first-ever North American tour entitled the “The Location Tour”.  The tour will be kicking off on Thursday, January 12th in Chicago, and will be making a number of stops in major cities including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 9th at 10:00am EST (Click HERE). Full list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates

THU      1/12      Reggies                                                Chicago, IL

SAT      1/14      The Shelter                                            Detroit, MI

SUN     1/15      Velvet Underground                               Toronto, ON

MON     1/16      Middle East                                          Boston, MA

THU      1/19      SOB’s                                                   New York, NY

FRI       1/20      The Foundry                                          Philadelphia, PA

SAT      1/21      Songbyrd                                             Washington, D.C.

SUN     1/22      Metro Gallery                                        Baltimore, MD

WED    1/25      Vinyl                                                     Atlanta, GA

FRI       1/27      Bronze Peacock                                    Houston, TX

SUN     1/29      Cambridge Room                                  Dallas, TX

WED    2/1        Larimer Lounge                                     Denver, CO

FRI       2/3        Launch Pad                                           Albuquerque, NM

SAT      2/4        Tricky Falls                                           El Paso, TX

TUE      2/7        Club Red                                              Phoenix/Tuscon, AZ

WED    2/8        The Roxy                                              Los Angeles, CA

FRI       2/10      House of Blues-Voo Doo Room            San Diego, CA

SAT      2/11      Constellation Room                               Santa Ana, CA

SUN     2/12      Social                                                   San Francisco, CA

TUE      2/14      Harlows                                    Sacramento, CA

Khalid has been surrounded by music his entire life. He grew up in a military family, his mother is a singer with the Army and he was introduced to music at an early age. Khalid spent most of his childhood in Germany before moving to Watertown, NY for High School. The summer going into his senior year of High School, Khalid’s family was ordered to relocate to El Paso, TX. By 18-years-old, Khalid, who is classically vocal trained, had drawn on his experiences with moving often and the unique experience of growing up having lived in two continents and parlayed them into the creation of his viral smash, “Location” which helped him to land a major label deal with RCA Records/Right Hand Music Group.  Khalid released “Location” before his high school graduation and it garnered over 1.52 million plays in less than two months, along with critical praise from music tastemakers such as Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, and more.  Recently, Khalid released the music video for “Location” (Click HERE to watch).  Following “Location”, he released “Let’s Go” (Click HERE to listen), as well as his latest track, “Hopeless” (Click HERE to listen).  Khalid will be releasing his debut album via RCA Records/Right Hand Music Group in early 2017.

 

“Khalid’s dulcet tone is like applying honey to your eardrums. There’s also a unique warmth to his voice as if inhaling all the hot El Paso, Texas air has left his vocal chords with a permanent Southern drawl. The voice draws you in, but it’s his songwriting that’s also impressive.” – DJ Booth

 

“Khalid is only 18, fresh from the halls of high school and making music that’s full of youthful innocence and poetic passion. There’s also an old soul quality to his music, a balance between past and present; a beautiful harmony.” – DJ Booth

 

“One would expect that a mature, soulful sound would have few fans among millennials, but Khalid is here to shatter expectations.” – NYLON

 

“’Location’ got better with each listen, and it showcased a young artist with a classically great voice but a youthful, modern approach.” – Pigeons & Planes

 

“It doesn’t seem like Khalid can go wrong, and thankfully, the 18-year-old has many, many years ahead of him to prove us right.” – Pigeons & Planes

 

With each passing release, Khalid further cements his claim as one of 2016’s most exciting new artists.” – Pigeons & Planes

 

Follow Khalid at:
Official Website: http://www.khalidofficial.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatkhalid
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegreatkhalid
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegr8khalid

For more information on Khalid:

Jamie Abzug

RCA Records

[email protected] / 310-272-2620

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