(Sandy) Alex G Shares New Song "Hope," Announces International Tour Dates

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(Sandy) Alex G Shares New Song "Hope," Announces International Tour Dates

(Sandy) Alex G shared his new track, “Hope,” along with its music video, and also announced international 2019 and 2020 tour dates on Tuesday.

The track will appear on House of Sugar, the ninth full-length album from (Sandy) Alex G, aka multi-instrumentalist Alex Giannascoli, out Sept. 13 via Domino.

“Hope” opens with Giannascoli’s signature intricate acoustic strumming, and features haunting backing synthesizers and poignant lyrics. “He was a good friend of mine / he died,” Giannascoli sings, “Why write about it now? / Gotta honor him somehow / Saw some people crying that night / Yeah, Fentanyl took a few lives from our life.”

With several instrumental solos and Giannascoli’s ability to combine elements of intimate indie-folk and lo-fi, “Hope” is vulnerable, raw, and puts his lyrical strengths on full display. “In the house they were calling out his name all night,” Giannascoli continues, “Taking turns on the bed, throwing bottles from the windows of the home on Hope Street.”

For two minutes and 36 seconds, a perplexing wooden puppet dances on a loop in the music video for “Hope.” Graffiti and a parked car can be seen in the background on what appears to be a city street.

(Sandy) Alex G has also announced international fall 2019 and winter 2020 tour dates, with stops in the U.S., U.K. and across Europe. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. local.

Listen to “Hope” and watch its enigmatic music video below, and revisit (Sandy) Alex G’s 2014 Daytrotter Session and see his complete list of upcoming tour dates further down.

(Sandy) Alex G Tour Dates:

August
03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Empty Bottle (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
04 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza 

October
17 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
18 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall
19 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle
20 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
22 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
23 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
25 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Nile Theater
26 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theatre
29 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
30 – Oakland, Calif. @ The New Parish

November
01 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
02 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Imperial
03 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
05 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
06 – Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theater
08 – St Paul, Minn. @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
09 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
10 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
12 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Opera House
14 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
15 – Burlington, Vt. @ ArtsRiot
16 – Holyoke, Mass. @ Gateway City Arts
17 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer

February 2020
07 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Phase One
08 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Button Factory
09 – Glasgow, U.K. @ St. Luke’s
10 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
12 – London, U.K. @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH)
14 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla
15 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Old Market
17 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (Rotonda)
20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (SkyBar)
22 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
24 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Underdogs Ballroom
25 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
27 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz (Sala 3)
28 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala El Sol

March 2020
02 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
04 – Cologne, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
05 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
06 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera

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