Yellow Days (born George van den Broek) announces his upcoming North American tour. The headlining tour kicks off in Seattle on November 10th, heads south along the West Coast with stops in Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles (amongst others) and then makes its way across the country with 16 shows in total, before wrapping up in Philadelphia on December 3rd. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 18th, at 10am local time with pre-sale tickets available tomorrow.
Yellow Days’ most recent release, his sophomore album, A Day in A Yellow Beat, came out on RCA Records in 2020. The album includes singles “Keep Yourself Alive,” “The Curse” featuring Mac DeMarco, “Getting Closer,” “You,” “Love is Everywhere,” “Treat You Right” and is best self-described as “upbeat existential millennial crisis music,” with George’s sound continuing to warp funky, while his words dig deeper into modern malaise and mental health.
On his current musical direction, inspiration comes from a deep-dive into the ’70s: fusion-era works of Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones, the funkier phases of Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, and the keyboard wizardry of Don Blackman and Weldon Irvine. He’s been staying up until 5 a.m. watching Soul Train on YouTube, and testing his falsetto. A Day in a Yellow Beat is a real-time culmination of ideas, however wild they may be.
Having previously released music produced out of his garden shed in surrey, Yellow Days has spent a lot of time writing and recording this current wave of music in LA with a whole host of incredible artists and musicians – many of whom have / still play for the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Frank Ocean, Weldon Irvine, Kanye West. In doing so, George has taken it back to a more traditional way of making music – from hand-picking the collaborators, selecting the perfect studio setting to recording everything on analogue, vintage gear; all of which has vastly enhanced the sound Yellow Days is now capable of creating. By overseeing the production process, George is more in charge of his own fuzzed-out, technicolor vision than ever. “This is really my first record where I can let it fucking all out,” he says.
Upcoming Tour Dates 2021:
11/10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
11/11 – Portland, OR@ Hawthorne Theatre
11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
11/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
11/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
11/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Vertigo
11/20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
11/26 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/27 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
11/29 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
11/30 – New York, NY@ Webster Hall
12/2 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
12/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer