Revered indie singer-songwriter, artist and activist Koji has announced a headlining acoustic tour with support from Allison Weiss, Chris Farren (of Fake Problems) and Lee Corey Oswald, playing various dates. The tour will kick off in mid-September and wrap in mid-October. Tickets are available for purchase from local ticketing services.
For those who’ve witnessed Andrew “Koji” Shiraki live, it’s a cathartic experience. He exudes a comforting sense of vulnerability and honesty that’s conveyed through an emotionally charged performance. His music recalls the spirit of legends Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and more recent artists Elliott Smith and Ryan Adams. It’s soulful and walks the line between folk, punk and indie rock, conjuring as many heart wrenching emotional moments as cheerful sing-alongs.
Stream Koji’s “Matches” (Live) from No Sleep Records’ A Comp for Mom: http://nosleepsampler.com/track/matches-live-version
Koji’s music cannot be defined by one particular genre or trend. That’s why he’s been able to release splits with acts such as Into It. Over It and La Dispute and shared the stage with assorted bands like Code Orange Kids, The Deer Hunter, Major League and Geoff Rickly (Thursday). On his 2013 debut full-length, Crooked In My Mind, Koji showcases his strength as a songwriter as he utilizes a variety of instrumentation and styles that keep listeners emotionally engaged. Fans can expect to hear several songs from that record as well as his record Some Small Way, which was recently reissued on limited edition 180 gram 12” vinyl, on the upcoming tour.
Also joining Koji on the tour will be pop-rock darling Allison Weiss who recently released her critically heralded EP Remember When, Fake Problems’ singer and self-proclaimed “punk celebrity” Chris Farren and rising Portland indie-punk band Lee Corey Oswald who just released their new album Regards and will be performing as a full band on the fall tour.
Catch Koji, Weiss, Farren and Lee Corey Oswald on tour together this fall.
Koji Tour Dates:
Sep 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Shitty Asshole Castle
Sep 17 – Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
Sep 18 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Sep 19 – Allendale, MI – Grand Valley University
Sep 20 – Chicago, IL – Township
Sep 21 – Omaha, NE – The Greybox
Sep 22 – Denver, CO – 7th Circle
Sep 23 – Laramie, WY – Babe Haus
Sep 25 – Portland, OR – Slabtown (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Sep 26 – Reno, NV – Holland Project (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Sep 27 – Sacramento, CA – TBA (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Sep 28 – San Francisco, CA – Honey Hive Gallery (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Sep 30 – Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 1 – Riverside, CA – Clash City Studios (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 2 – San Diego, CA – TBA (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Gypsy Coffee House (w/Allison Weiss, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 4 – Mesa, AZ – Lo-Fi Coffee (w/Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 5 – El Paso, TX – The Naylair (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 6 – San Antonio, TX – The Ten Eleven (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 7 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 8 – Dallas, TX – Gatsby’s Mansion (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 9 – Memphis, TN – Crosstown Arts (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Legends (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 11 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
Oct 12 – Scranton, PA – Vintage Theater (w/Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald)
For More Information:
- Video: Chris Farren of Fake Problems Space Jam Sesssion
- No Sleep Records releases 'Death To False Music: Volume 1' Compilation
- Koji announces Spring solo tour in support of 'Crooked In My Mind' on Run For Cover Records
- Koji announces 'Matters' 7" vinyl reissue on Struggletown Records and UK dates
- Koji Fall Tour Dates
- British breakout Gabrielle Aplin announces new EP release May 6 and US tour dates