× Julianna Riolino announces headline tour in November and December

Julianna Riolino announces headline tour in November and December


Julianna Riolino announces a headline tour in November and December, after touring with Daniel Romano's Outfit this summer she will come back for another tour in winter time. 

Julianna Riolino knows how to capture and highlight beauty before it fades. She spent her days running up to the release of her solo debut helping restore the stained glass windows at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. Surrounded by symbols configured in bits of 19th century French glass, Riolino couldn’t help but reflect on her own past and the memories of pains, healing, and love strewn through it. “It made me think about life as a balancing act, and we’re all just trying to do our best to navigate it,” she says. That focus on morality and the stretch of time seeped naturally into Riolino’s Americana-indebted songwriting, resulting in the golden, fluid All Blue. “If I was a painter, this would be my blue period,” she says. “I’m looking at my life, all my decisions lined up, and either atoning for them or laughing them off.

The true religious fervor both in Riolino’s life and in this release is directed towards icons like Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and The Band. Inspired by those artists, Riolino asked for a guitar as a child, and began teaching herself how to bring similar life to the melodies in her head. And while she honed her voice by participating in school musicals, songwriting remained a deeply personal venture. “I sang at every opportunity, but I didn’t share my songs with people until I was 18 or 19,” she says.

Blending past and present musically represents Riolino’s own experience as well, the songs written over a period of years, their meanings picking beyond that stretch and pulling lessons forward. And in that process, her philosophical lyrics bring that complexity forward to the listener in surreally sweet melodies, pouring growth and healing directly through the ear and into the heart. “For me it was about looking into a reflection of who you once were, letting go of that idea of who you thought you needed to be, and being okay with who you are.

With All Blue under her belt Julianna Riolino is touring a lot. A tour as support for Daniel Romano's Outfit already was announced. Today we're happy to announce a headline tour as follow up. Find tour dates below:

26/08: Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje*
27/08: Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg*
29/08: Goteborg, SWE - Pustervik*
30/08: Malmö, SWE - Folk Å Rock*
01/09: Kristiansand, NO - Kick Scene*
02/09: Stavanger, NO - Folken*
03/09: Bergen, NO - Landmark*
04/09: Oslo, NO - Rockefeller*
05/09: Trondheim, NO - Byscennen*
06/09: Östersund, SWE - Storsjöteatern, Studio Scenen*
07/09: Stockholm, SWE - Koppartalten*
08/09: Copenhagen, DK - Alice*
12/09: Gent, BE - Vooruit*
13/09: Groningen, NL - Vera*
16/09: London, UK - Omeara*

28/11: Norderstedt, DE - Music Star
29/11: Kirstiansand, NO - Vaktbua
30/11: Oslo, NO - Last Train
01/12: Stockholm, SWE - Brooklyn Bar
02/12: Goteborg, SWE - Viva Sounds
03/12: Malmo, SWE - Folk A Rock
05/12: Essen-Werden, DE - JuBB
06/12: London, UK - Paper Dress Vintage
07/12: Coventry, UK - The Tin Music & Arts
08/12: Nottingham, UK - The Old Cold Store
09/12: Newcastle, UK - The Globe
10/12: Brighton, UK - Komedia Studio
11/12: Brussels, BE - Indies Keeping Secrets

* with Daniel Romano's Outfit

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