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Velvet Negroni - Announces Tame Impala Arena Tour Support And Shares New Video For 'WINE GREEN'.
Velvet Negroni : Announces Tame Impala Arena Tour Support And Shares New Video For 'WINE GREEN'.
8th July 2019

"Nutzman’s vocals fluctuate between a choppy Reggae-inspired delivery and a smooth, enveloping melody. The juxtaposition of man and machine is transfixing." - Afropunk
“Velvet Negroni spins up dark epiphanies that contort into something of a groove.” - Fader

Velvet Negroni’s first-ever NYC show was at Baby’s All Right last month and his next will be back-to-back nights at Madison Square Garden this summer opening for Tame Impala just ahead of the release of his debut album NEON BROWN, out on 4AD August 30.  Full list of tour dates below.

Velvet Negroni, the creative alter-ego of Minneapolis’ Jeremy Nutzman, creates raw, experimental R&B centered on the level of intimacy his voice evokes hybridizing classic soul and West Indian elements.  Today, he drops new song 'WINE GREEN' whose visual features Velvet Negroni’s own drawings.  The official track is preceded by a live video of the song on which Afropunk compared him to Teddy Riley and Missy Elliott, and lead single 'CONFETTI,' that FADER praised as "lush in its atmosphere but brutally cold in its delivery...a warped invitation into the gorgeous contradictions of Velvet Negroni." 

In the last year, Velvet Negroni’s music was sampled by Kanye West and Kid Cudi on 'Feel The Love (ft. Pusha T),' graced Pitchfork playlists and BBC Radio 1 airplay, and he joined musical mentor Bon Iver on tour.  On NEON BROWN, Velvet Negroni is a griot relaying the life and times of his own island of one as he rhymes in double time, or hiccups and la-las through a break, or croons from a room down the hall, as it unfolds into another story of lost love, or another joke about lost drugs, as it tries to make sense of a life spent in the (sometimes harrowing) pursuit of communion.  Longtime collaborators Psymun (Future, Young Thug, Juice WRLD, The Weeknd) and Elliott Kozel (Tickle Torture) produced the album in Minneapolis.

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Velvet Negroni Tour Dates:

11th - El Dorodo, Los Angeles CA, US^
15th - School Night, Los Angeles CA, US
18th - Icehouse, Minneapolis, MN, US              
26th - Bud Stage, Toronto, ON, CA*
30th - Surly Brewing Field, Minneapolis, MN, US*
31st - Surly Brewing Field, Minneapolis, MN, US*

21st - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, US*
22nd - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, US*
23rd - Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA, US*
24th - The Anthem, Washington, DC, US*
25th - The Anthem, Washington, DC, US*

* - w/ Tame Impala
^ - DJ set