Following a tour this month including two nights at a sold out Hollywood Bowl with Tame Impala, Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas has announced a 2022 North American Tour. The tour will kick off in Los Angeles and include stops in Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, New York City, Boston and more. Tickets are on sale Friday, November 19th at 10AM local time and a full rundown of dates can be found below. He’ll be playing DC at 9:30 Club – March 25, 2022
The dates mark some of his first live shows in these cities since the release of his critically acclaimed Set My Heart on Fire Immediately. The album was released last year, appearing on 2020 end of year lists by TIME Magazine, New York Times, Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, Billboard, The New Yorker, Vogue, NPR, Stereogum and many others. The LP was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino, Matt Chamberlin and Rob Moose. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels. The album explores and subverts concepts of masculinity and traditional roles, and introduces decidedly American musical influences.
Hadreas went on to appear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, played a global live stream from The Palace Theater in downtown Los Angeles and announced the publication of Immediately, the book companion to the new album featuring iconic portraits of Perfume Genius by celebrated French photographer Camille Vivier. Perfume Genius also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Following the release of the album, Perfume Genius released IMMEDIATELY Remixes which sees every song on Set My Heart On Fire Immediately remixed in original running sequence by an all-star cast. In addition to Boy Harsher and Cook the lineup includes Jaakko Eino Kaleivi, Jim-E Stack, Planningtorock, Jenny Hval, Initial Talk, Boy Harsher, Nídia, Danny L Harle, Westerman, Actress, Koreless and Katie Dey.
North American Tour Dates:
3/20/22 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
3/21/22 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
3/23/22 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/22 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
3/25/22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
3/26/22 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
3/28/22 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
3/29/22 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
3/30/22 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
4/01/22 – Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
4/02/22 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
4/03/22 – Théâtre Rialto – Montreal, QC
4/05/22 – Royale – Boston, MA
4/06/22 – Gateway City Arts – Holyoke, MA
4/07/22 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY