Aaron Lee Tasjan Announces North American Tour Dates – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Premieres


Aaron Lee Tasjan has announced 2019 tour dates in support of his critically acclaimed third album Karma for Cheap. After an appearance at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa, FL this weekend, he will launch a Scandinavian tour on January 22nd. On February 15th, he will begin a seven-date tour supporting power pop legends Cheap Trick, and the night after launching his headline tour in Huntsville, AL on March 28th, he will support Jason Isbell in New Orleans. Tasjan has also been announced to appear at the Sweetwater Festival in Atlanta, GA on April 19th. Please see all dates below.

Met with widespread critical acclaim, Karma for Cheap was named an “Album of the Year” for 2018 by multiple outlets. Rolling Stone Country called it a “power pop gem” and described it as “Supertramp-sized prog-pop meets Supergrass-worthy slink…this is another reminder that East Nashville’s Cosmic Cowboy rides wherever he damn well pleases,” while the Nashville Scene said “There’s not a wasted second on it. Tasjan creates what may be the greatest power-pop record ever cut in Nashville.”

Today, NPR Music has premiered Tasjan’s “Tiny Desk Concert” filmed at NPR’s Headquarters in Washington, DC late last year. The three song set features the Karma for Cheap songs “Songbird,” “End Of The Day,” and “Set You Free,” backed by the band featured on the album: guitarist Brian Wright, bassist Tommy Scifres, and drummer Seth Earnest. NPR stated, “This buoyant, East Nashville-via-Ohio soul and his fabulous band have a knack for channeling Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and The Kinks.” Continuing, “Aaron Lee Tasjan has a knack for making music that is timeless, as good music wants to do.” See the performance HERE.

Aaron Lee Tasjan On Tour:
January 18th-19th – Santa Rosa Beach, FL – 30A Songwriters Fest
January 22nd Uppsala – Katalin
January 23rd Stockholm – Nalen
January 24th Sundsvall – Q-bar
January 25th Trondheim – Moskus
January 26th Oslo – Norway Americana Weekend – Vulkan
January 29th – Goteborg – Pustervik
January 30th – Kristianstad – Biljardkompaniet
January 31st – Malmo – Folk a Rock
February 1st – Falkenberg – Tryckhallen
February 2nd – Hoganas – Garage
February 15th – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor (supporting Cheap Trick)
February 17th – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center (supporting Cheap Trick)
February 22nd – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre (supporting Cheap Trick)
February 23rd – Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium (supporting Cheap Trick)
February 28th – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for The Arts (supporting Cheap Trick)
March 1st – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater (supporting Cheap Trick)
March 2nd – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury (supporting Cheap Trick)
March 28th – Huntsville, AL – Tangled Strings Studio
March 29th – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore (supporting Jason Isbell)
March 30th – Birmingham, AL – The Saturn
April 3rd – Raleigh, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back
April 4th – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood
April 5th – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
April 6th – Philadelphia,PA – Johnny Brenda’s
April 7th – DC – Songbyrd
April 9th – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
April 10th – Boston, MA – Great Scott
April 12th – Toronto. ONT – The Monarch
April 13th – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
April 14th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
April 16th – Evanston, IL – SPACE
April 17th – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
April 18th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
April 19th – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater Festival