DYLAN LEBLANC’S RENEGADE OUT TODAY

WATCH “RENEGADE” (OFFICIAL FAME STUDIOS SESSION)

HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

Dylan LeBlanc’s highly anticipated new album, Renegade, is out today via ATO Records. Purchase/stream HERE.

Produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), the album was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A and features ten new songs along with LeBlanc’s longtime band, The Pollies.

Recent critical acclaim for Renegade

“A minor-key rocker, ‘Renegade’ would’ve dominated the FM radio in 1982, back when Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers filled the airwaves with darkly-driven anthems like ‘A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me).’ Producer Dave Cobb captures LeBlanc and his road band, the Pollies, in their natural habitat: playing together live, guitars blaring, with LeBlanc’s voice piercing its way through the reverb.”
4/5 ALBUM RATING –Rolling Stone

“One of modern country’s most interesting voices, in both senses of the term”
8/10 ALBUM RATING –UNCUT

“LeBlanc and his band have cranked up the volume on ‘Renegade.’”
“The title track, for example, sounds like an atmospheric spin on Tom Petty's ‘Refugee,’ but with LeBlanc's distinct voice — a high-flying, haunting countertenor — it stands on its own.” –Tennessean

“The track retains focus on LeBlanc’s singular voice, but trades the subtler, folkier arrangements of his earlier work for spacey  Southern noir-rock.” –American Songwriter

“One of the most noticeable aspects of LeBlanc’s evolution as an artist, though, is his confidence, which feels elevated almost to the point of swagger on Renegade.”
“Higher notes and the occasional primal howl or growl make his performances across Renegade particularly impressive.”
“With Renegade, LeBlanc is fully out of his shell, discovering the range that was there all along, waiting to be found.” –No Depression

4/5 ALBUM RATING –MOJO

“…a very catchy dose of indie heartland rock…” –Brooklyn Vegan

“…the singer-songwriter has turned down the rock edge and cranked up the swelling orchestra to better emphasize an increasingly important point.” –Flood Magazine

“‘Renegade’ quickly illustrates LeBlanc’s musical evolution.”
“LeBlanc goes deep on this album, both in musical creativity and lyrical inspiration.”
–Ditty TV

Of the album, LeBlanc comments, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down, mostly in one or two takes and never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”   

Also out today is the song’s official performance video, which was filmed at the legendary FAME Studio’s in Muscle Shoals, AL. Watch/share HERE. This video acted as a homecoming for LeBlanc, who began working at FAME Studios at the age of sixteen and where he later recorded his own music. Of the experience, LeBlanc comments, “It was surreal and brought me back to a time and place that I had almost forgotten. The only place where time always seems to stand still.”

In celebration of the release, LeBlanc will embark on an extensive headline tour this summer, including shows at Atlanta’s The Earl, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Nashville’s Basement East, San Diego’s Casbah, London’s Omeara, Paris’s Les Etoiles and Berlin’s Privatclub among others. See below for more info and a complete tour itinerary.

Born in Shreveport, LA with time spent in Muscle Shoals, AL, LeBlanc has released three full-length albums including his most recent, 2016’s Cautionary Tale, which featured Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and was produced by John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). Of the music, NPR Music praised, “The third album from the Muscle Shoals singer-songwriter unfolds with the wariness of a social and spiritual outsider who broods his way to graceful defiance,” while No Depression declared, “There’s not a single song that deserves to be skipped on Tale—it’s a near flawless record, cohesive and self-assured.” Since his debut in 2010, LeBlanc has toured extensively worldwide including shows with Bruce Springsteen, First Aid Kit, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams, Alabama Shakes, Anderson East, The Wood Brothers and many more.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753, Amy Lipsky or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.


DYLAN LEBLANC CONFIRMED TOUR DATES


June 8 /// Florence, AL /// Singin’ Rive Live
June 12 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Earl
June 13 /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle Back Room
June 14 /// Washington, DC /// Pearl Street
June 15 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Boot & Saddle
June 18 /// Bethlehem, PA /// Blast Furnace
June 19 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Rough Trade
June 20 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Club Cafe
June 21 /// Detroit, MI /// El Club
June 22 /// Winnetka, IL /// Winnetka Festival
June 23 /// Chicago, IL /// Schubas Tavern
June 25 /// La Crosse, WI /// Charmant Hotel
June 26 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Turf Club
June 27 /// Iowa City, IA /// The Mill
June 28 /// St Louis, MO /// Old Rock House
June 29 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement East  
July 10 /// New Orleans, LA /// One Eyed Jacks
July 11 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak
July 12 /// Austin, TX /// Stubbs Jr
July 13 /// Dallas, TX /// Dada
July 14 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// VZD’s
July 16 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Valley Bar
July 17 /// San Diego, CA /// Casbah
July 18 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Troubadour
July 19 /// Santa Cruz, CA /// Catalyst Atrium
July 20 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent
July 23 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir
July 24 /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor
July 27 /// Denver, CO /// Globe Hall
August 11 /// Venlo, NL /// Zomerparkfeest  
August 12 /// Bielefeld, DE /// Movie
August 14 /// Hamburg, DE /// Knust
August 15 /// Malmo, SWE /// Malmo Festivalen 
August 16 /// Olso, NO /// John Dee  
August 17 /// Göteborg, SWE /// Pustervik  
August 20 /// Stockholm, SWE /// Bryggarsalen  
August 21 /// Copenhagen, DK /// Vega  
August 23 /// Oberhausen, DE /// Zentrum Altenberg  
August 24 /// Amsterdam, NL /// Once In A Blue Moon  
August 25 /// Charleville-Mézières, FR /// Le Cabaret Vert  
August 28 /// Paris, FR /// Les Etoiles  
August 29 /// Sint Niklaas, BE /// Casino  
August 30 /// Berlin, DE /// Privatclub  
August 31 /// Dresden, DE /// Sound of Bronkow Festival  
September 3 /// London, UK /// Omeara  
September 4 /// Leeds, UK /// Brudenell Social Club  
September 5 /// Manchester, UK /// Night People 
September 6 /// Guidford, UK /// The Keep  
September 7 /// Enschede, NL /// Tuckerville