Matt Costa Announces Tour Dates and New Album Out 2/12

Matt Costa
Matt Costa

Photo by Nolan Hall

Nashville, TN – Tour dates have been announced for acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Costa in support of his upcoming self-titled album to be released on February 12 via Brushfire Records. Matt Costa was recorded in Scotland and produced by long-time Belle & Sebastian/Mogwai collaborator Tony Doogan at his Castle of Doom studio. Belle & Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes and Bobby Kildea are also featured throughout the new 10-song collection.

Costa’s upcoming tour will begin on March 14 in Tucson, AZ, and includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta and Nashville before the first leg ends in Houston, TX on April 29. See below for a full list of tour dates.

For his fourth album, Costa had originally set out to make an album of folk/roots-inspired songs, but once he arrived in Glasgow, his initial idea evolved into something else entirely. Costa blends expansive horn and string arrangements with ethereal harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and warm vocals. The new tracks evoke elements of psychedelic 60’s pop, 70’s Laurel Canyon rock and British folk all fused with Costa’s penchant for pushing melodic boundaries. However, the singer does not hang on one style for the length of album. Matt Costa ranges from lush, elaborate arrangements (“Golden Cathedrals”) to nostalgic jangly pop (“Early November”) to dreamy folk (“Ophelia”) to enchanting ballads (“Eyes For You”).

The songs, sounds, lyrics and overall vibe of Matt Costa feature an artist who has taken his music to another level. Upon first listen, it is evident that Matt Costa has made a serious artistic statement with his strongest work to date.

Matt Costa – Spring Tour Dates
March 14 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
March 15 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
March 16 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
March 19 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
March 21 – The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
March 22 – Slo Brewing Co. – San Luis Obispo, CA
March 23 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
March 24 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
March 26 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
March 27 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
March 28 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
March 29 – Sugar Space Nightclub – Victoria, BC
March 30 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
April 1 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
April 2 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
April 4 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
April 5 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
April 6 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
April 7 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
April 9 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
April 11 – The Mod Club Theater – Toronto, ONT
April 12 – Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
April 13 – Inn On The Blues – York Beach, ME
April 14 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
April 15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 17 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
April 19 – U Street – Washington, DC
April 20 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
April 21 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
April 22 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
April 24 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
April 25 – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
April 26 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
April 27 – House Of Blues Cambridge – Dallas, TX
April 28 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
April 29 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX