Toledo, OH singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has announced a Fall US tour in support of his latest solo album Ruby. The two-leg run will kick off on September 20, 2019 in Detroit, MI and wrap on November 8, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH. Shortly and Teamonade will provide support for leg one, and Motherfolk and Teamonade will provide support on leg two. Tickets for the tour will be available starting today at 12:00pm local time HERE.
All tour dates are listed below.
Alongside the tour announcement, Kerekes has released a live video of his band performing “Ruby” at Chicago, IL’s Beat Kitchen during the final show of his North American tour earlier this year. Watch it now below.
Ruby was released in April and is available digitally HERE and physically HERE via Black Cement Records. Best known as lead vocalist of celebrated alt rock band Citizen, Kerekes presents his softer side and showcases his versatility as a singer-songwriter on his solo material. Incorporating elements of pop and alternative, Ruby boasts massive choruses, dynamic arrangements, and infectious melodies.
Kerekes began writing and demoing Ruby at home with no particular goal in mind besides self-expression. However once longtime collaborator Will Yip (Tigers Jaw, Circa Survive) heard the demos, he asked that Kerekes consider releasing them on his newly formed Elektra Music Group sub-label Black Cement Records. Kerekes tracked most of the instruments himself, and produced and engineered Ruby in a studio that he built with his brother in his garage.
Prior to his fall tour, Kerekes will perform a handful of headline shows and festival dates, including Chicago, IL’s 15th anniversary Riot Fest. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
Mat Kerekes US Tour Leg One with Shortly and Teamonade
September 20, 2019 – Detroit, MI – El Club
September 21, 2019 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
September 22, 2019 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
September 24, 2019 – New York, NY – Rough Trade
September 25, 2019 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
September 26, 2019 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
September 27, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
September 28, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
Mat Kerekes US Tour Leg Two with Motherfolk and Teamonade
October 23, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
October 25, 2019 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
October 26, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
October 28, 2019 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
October 29, 2019 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
October 31, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
November 1, 2019 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
November 2, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
November 3, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Underground
November 5, 2019 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
November 6, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
November 7, 2019 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
November 8, 2019 – Cincinnati, OH – Legends