Andy Shauf Announces Tour, Shares "Living Room" Video

The 2021-2022 schedule includes Canadian dates in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto
Andy Shauf Announces Tour, Shares 'Living Room' Video
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Andy Shauf has announced a tour in support of his 2020 album, The Neon Skyline, and he's also shared a video for the track "Living Room."

The schedule includes a string of U.S. shows for September, followed by an extensive 2022 tour with dates in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Canadian dates are planned for February 2022; he will play Ottawa, Montreal and a two-night stand in Toronto. Ticket information can be found over at Shauf's website.

As for the "Living Room" video, the animated clip was directed by Anne Douris, who said this in a statement:

This is a story about growing up lonely. In particular, it's about how wage labour — the business of having to work to survive — shapes our lives from the moment we are born. I think we mistake childhood as being a time of "freedom" when actually our lives are entangled in the struggle of working adults. So I wanted to weave together these scenes of childhood solitude, foggy recollections of being left alone in our empty house, where playfulness and imagination are tainted by fear. Fear of the dark, fear of abandonment, fear of loss. Visually inspired by the NFB cartoons I devoured as a kid, I wanted it to feel like an old worn out memory, discoloured by time and distorted each time it's remembered. Like these memories that we don't share with anyone else are more vulnerable — ephemeral to the point of disintegrating.

See the tour schedule and the "Living Room" video below.

Read Exclaim!'s interview with Shauf about The Neon Skyline.

Tour dates:

09/09/2021 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
09/10/2021 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
09/14/2021 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
09/15/2021 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College
09/16/2021 Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi
09/17/2021 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
02/03/2022 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
02/04/2022  Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
02/05/2022  Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
02/06/2022  Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
02/17/2022  Sheffield, MA - Race Brook Lodge
02/18/2022  Woodstock, NY - Colony Cafe
02/20/2022  Charlottesville, VA - The Southern Music Hall
02/22/2022  Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

02/23/2022  Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
02/24/2022  Birmingham, AL - Saturn
02/25/2022  Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
03/30/2022  Washington, DC - Black Cat
03/31/2022  Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/03/2022  Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04/18/2022  Düdingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
04/20/2022  Mérignac, France - Le Krakatoa
04/21/2022  Paris, France - Trianon
04/22/2022  Rouen, France - Le 106
04/23/2022  Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
04/24/2022  Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg
04/25/2022  Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
04/26/2022  Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
04/28/2022  Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
04/29/2022  Oslo, Norway - Ingensteds
04/30/2022  Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen Klubb
05/02/2022  Hamburg, Germany - Knust
05/03/2022  Berlin, Germany - Silent Green
05/05/2022  Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits Botanique Festival
05/06/2022  Cologne, Germany - Luxor
05/07/2022  Genk, Belgium - Little Waves Festival
05/09/2022  Birmingham, UK - The Castle & Falcon
05/10/2022  Edinburgh, UK - Summerhall
05/11/2022  Glasgow, UK - Drygate 
05/12/2022  Manchester, UK - Gorilla
05/13/2022  Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
05/14/2022  Bristol, UK - Fiddlers
05/15/2022  Brighton, UK - Chalk
05/16/2022  London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
05/18/2022  Belfast, UK - Em in pire
05/19/2022  Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory