This October 16th Mikhael Paskalev will kick off his North American debut on a 23-date tour in Atlanta Georgia supporting Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett and orchestral pop-band San Fermin.
With his contemporary take on sounds from the golden era of Rock and Roll in the late 50s and early 60 the Norwegian born and Manchester based artist has amassed cultish internet fandom after releasing black and white music video, “I Spy” and his EP Sayonara Saigon. The viral music video surpassed 2 million views (on vimeo and YouTube) of Paskalev dancing around in his underwear a la Risky Business.
Paskalev then released his debut album, What’s Life Without Losers this March which peaked at #5 on Norway’s record chart. His sound of romanticized Americana with chugging guitars, background claps and chanting is liken to music released by The Contours and The Coasters.
Watch the video for “I Spy” below.
Mikhael Paskalev Tour Dates:
10/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft ^
10/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater ^
10/18 – Washington DC @ Black Cat ^
10/19 – Washington DC @ Black Cat ^
10/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
10/22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
10/23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall ^
10/24 – Montreal, PQ @ Cabaret Mile End ^
10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace ^
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
10/28 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room *
10/31 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune ^
11/01 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
11/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
11/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom ^
11/09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
11/11 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In #
11/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater #
11/15 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery #
11/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/19 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/20 – Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter at Rock Island Brewing Co.
^ Courtney Barnett + San Fermin
* Courtney Barnett
# San Fermin