On the eve of headlining a sold-out run across North America, “The Comfort Crowd” Tour, buzzing 20-year-old bedroom pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray has unveiled his new single “Maniac” today.
Check out “Maniac” Here via Republic Records and stream it now below.
Making the premiere a true event, Conan will host a “Watch Party” chatting with fans on YouTube at 4pm ET before the official video officially goes live at 5pm EST as well as having a broadcast premiere on MTV Live and mtvU at 5pm ET. Tune into the Watch Party and View the Video Here!
On the song Conan said:“I wrote maniac in the shower after getting a midnight drunk sob text from my ex. They’d been running all around town telling everyone that I was some freak who wouldn’t leave them alone when in reality, they were the freak. They were the one acting like a maniac— sending strange late-night texts and showing up at my shows unannounced. T thought it was hilarious and all my friends had dealt with the same thing, so I decided to write a cathartic post break-up song dedicated to psychotic exes. that’s how maniac was born.”
Nodding to horror classics like Zombieland and Dawn of the Dead, the action goes down on “Devil’s Night” just a day before Halloween. The teasers for the video have shown Conan and his friend Jess (played by Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World star Jessica Barden) working at a movie theater. Watch the full video to see what happens……
Conan also said of the video: “I think everyone has dealt with a psycho ex at one point in their life. with the “Maniac” video, I wanted everyone’s worst nightmare to come true— all of your exes coming back from the dead to haunt you all in one night. “Night of the Living Exes,” if you will. The second I came up with the video, I knew immediately that I wanted Jess Barden from “The End Of The F***ing World” to play the best friend. Jess is incredibly talented, and her character reminds me a ton of my own best friend who I’d seen date a slew of different types of people. The jock, the artsy one, the nice one, etc. I thought it’d be fun to showcase all of the stereotypes in a cheesy 80’s horror movie esque video.
Later this month, Conan returns to the road for “The Comfort Crowd” Tour. The six-week run kicks off October 29 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. It stops in major markets across the country, including New York’s Terminal 5 on November 12th, before concluding with a three-night stand at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA December 11-13.
“The Comfort Crowd” Tour follows his recent sold out European tour, as well as a momentous North American spring headline tour that included sold out shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Toronto.
Full itinerary below, get tickets HERE.
The Comfort Crowd Tour Dates
Oct 29 St. Louis. MO The Pagent
Oct 30 Tennessee, TN Cannery Ballroom
Nov 1 Chicago, IL House of Blues Chicago
Nov 3 Indianapolis, IN The Deluxe at Old National Centre
Nov 5 Toronto, Canada Rebel
Nov 7 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Nov 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 9 Cleveland, Oh House of Blues Cleveland
Nov 12 New York, NY Terminal 5
Nov 13 Boston, MA House of Blues Boston
Nov 14 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov 16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov 17 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov 19 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Nov 20 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
Nov 22 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
Nov 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
Nov 26 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
Nov 27 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Dec 2 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Dec 4 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Dec 6 Vancouver, Canada Vouge Theatre
Dec 7 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
Dec 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Dec 10 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Dec 11 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Dec 12 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater