Bahamas Releases New Song “Bad Boys Need Love Too” // New Album Earthtones Out January 19, 2018 // 2018 World Tour Kicks Off In January

“Bad Boys Need Love Too” hinges on a simmering slow burn of beats and bass that gives way to cheeky verses and smooth vibes. The track features female vocals by bandmate Felicity Williams and some spectacular hype by James Gadson [ Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, D’Angelo]—. It’s the perfect follow-up to the previously released Earthtones singles “Way With Words” and “No Wrong,” which are both quickly approaching the 1 million mark on Spotify.

Celebrating the release, Bahamas takes Earthtones on the road this winter. Dates are already selling out fast! See the full itinerary enclosed.

The album upholds a tradition of progression for the artist. Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm section—Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who, D’Angelo] on bass and drummer James Gadson —Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as the sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.

Bahamas released his Juno Award-nominated full-length debut, Pink Strat, in 2009 followed by the 2012 fan favorite Barchords. Between supporting Wilco, The Lumineers and Jack Johnson on the road, he built an impassioned audience. 2014’s Bahamas Is Afie represented a watershed moment. Not only did it achieve the 2015 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” but he also garnered “Songwriter of the Year” for the singles “All The Time,” “Bitter Memories,” and “Stronger Than That.” A streaming juggernaut who averages nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting as “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Moreover, he popped up on playlists such as “Calm Down,” “Happy Folk,” “Indie Chillout,” and many more.

Extensive Tour Dates Announced – Full details and all tour dates are listed below and available, here.

January 12th | Halifax, NS | Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
January 14th | Moncon, NB | Capitol Theatre
January 15th | Saint John, NB | Imperial Theatre
January 16th | Fredericton, NB | The Playhouse
January 17th | Montreal, QC | Le Lion D’or (SOLD OUT)
January 18th | Toronto, ON | Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)
January 19th | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
January 25th | Los Angeles, CA | Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (SOLD OUT)
February 13th | Detroit, MI | El Club
February 14th | St. Louis, MO | Delmar Hall
February 15th | Oklahoma City, OK | Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO
February 16th | Dallas, TX | The Kessler
February 17th | Austin, TX | Antone’s (SOLD OUT)
February 19th | Denver, CO | Bluebird
February 21st | Los Angeles, CA | Teragram (SOLD OUT)
February 23rd | San Diego, CA | Belly Up
February 24th | San Francisco, CA | Independent (SOLD OUT)
February 26th | Portland, OR | Alberta Rose (SOLD OUT)
February 27th | Seattle, WA | Neptune
February 28th | Victoria, BC | The Royal Theatre (SOLD OUT)
March 1st | Vancouver, BC | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 2nd | Kamloops, BC | CJ’s Nightclub
March 3rd | Calgary, AB | Palace Theatre
March 5th | Edmonton, AB | Winspear
March 6th | Saskatoon, SK | 3rd Ave Church
March 7th | Winnipeg, MB | Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)
March 8th | Minneapolis, MN | Fine Line
March 9th | Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall
March 10th | Chicago, IL | The Metro
March 20th | Stockholm | O-baren (FREE)
March 21st | Copenhagen | Hotel Cecil
March 22nd | Berlin | Privatclub
March 23rd | Erfurt | Franz Mehlhose
March 24th | Cologne | Artheater
March 26th | Zürich | Papiersaal
March 28th | Amsterdam | Paradiso
March 29th | Brighton, UK | The Haunt
April 2nd | Leeds, UK | The Wardrobe
April 3rd | Bristol, UK | The Louisiana
April 4th | London, UK | Islington Assembly Hall
April 5th | Liverpool, UK | The Magnet
April 6th | Dublin, Ireland | The Grand Social
May 3rd | Boston, MA | Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
May 4th | Philadelphia | WCL
May 5th | Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls
May 6th | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
May 8th | Carrboro, NC | Cats’s Cradle
May 9th | Atlanta, GA | Terminal West
May 11th | Nashville, TN | Cannery
May 12th | Asheville, NC | Grey Eagle
May 14th | Ponte Vedra, FL | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
May 15th | Orlando, FL | The Social
May 17th | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Culture Room
May 18th | Tampa, FL | Orpheum
May 18-20th | Gulf Shores, AL | Hangout Festival