× Dylan LeBlanc starts extensive European tour this weekend

Dylan LeBlanc starts extensive European tour this weekend


“It’s really hard to get arrested in New Orleans,”says Dylan LeBlanc. Somehow, though, the singer-songwriter managed that feat in 2014. 

“I got into some sort of scuffle in the street and I was super drunk, and I spent the night in jail,” he says, recalling darker days during an interview in Nashville, where he now lives. “The scary thing is you’re in OPP, which is Orleans Parish Prison, because there is no city jail in New Orleans. Being a privileged dude — that’s white and a male — to be in that world, it was one of the most frightened I’ve ever been in my life.” Even so, LeBlanc relates to those who operate outside the norms, or even laws, of society. It’s why he titled his superb new album Renegade. Growing up in the years after Hurricane Katrina in Shreveport, Louisiana, and later Muscle Shoals, Alabama, he witnessed an influx of displaced souls, some looking for refuge, others for trouble.

Recorded at producer Dave Cobb's RCA Studio A in Nashville, the 10-song album feature LeBlanc and his longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album, LeBlanc shares, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”

In celebration of the new album, Dylan LeBlanc will embark on an extensive tour starting this weekend. The Pollies º have now been added as support on the majority of the club shows:

11/08: Venlo, NL - Zomerparkfeest 
12/08: Bielefeld, DE - Movie º
14/08: Hamburg, DE - Knust º
15/08: Malmö, SWE - Malmöfestivalen
16/08: Olso, NO - John Dee º
17/08: Göteborg, SWE - Pustervik º
18/08: Varberg, SWE - Svineriet Vid Tången  
20/08: Stockholm, SWE - Bryggarsalen º
21/08: Copenhagen, DK - Vega º
23/08:Oberhausen, DE - Zentrum Altenberg º
24/08: Amsterdam, NL - Once In A Blue Moon
25/08: Charleville-Méziéres, FR - Le Cabaret Vert
28/08: Paris, FR - Les Etoiles º
29/08: Sint Niklaas, BE - Casino ^
30/08: Berlin, DE - Privatclub º
31/08: Dresden, DE - Sound of Bronkow Festival
03/09: London, UK - Omeara º
04/09: Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club º
05/09: Manchester, UK - Night People º
06/09: Guildford, UK - The Keep SOLD OUT
07/09: Enschede, NL - Tuckerville

º w/ The Pollies
^ w/ Paul Cauthen



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