Arlo McKinley delivers another brazen taste of rust belt rock and roll with the release of his rousing new single “To Die For,” – the latest preview of his forthcoming album This Mess We’re In, out July 15th on Oh Boy Records. Watch the lyric video here.
As the follow up to Die Midwestern, one of 2020’s breakthrough releases, This Mess We’re In makes a compelling argument that bad days really do get better, that love is still alive. Written in the wake of his mother’s passing, the loss of his best friend and multiple others, This Mess We’re In served as the main source of comfort for McKinley, allowing him to take a long look inward and reorient himself in a new, uncertain world.
‘To Die For’ follows Arlo’s previous single “Stealing Dark From The Night Sky,” featuring the animated music video which shows a vampire and a cosmic cowgirl finding love on a dying planet: https://youtu.be/6DsmF-ikwto
Between growing up singing and playing guitar in a Baptist church, cutting his teeth on the midwestern DIY and punk rock circuits, and working a job delivering tuxedos on long drives between Cincinnati and Detroit, Arlo McKinley has always felt most comfortable on the road, writing and performing his own music.
Oh Boy Records, started by the late John Prine, announces UK & EU Tour, “Oh Boy Goes To Europe.” The tour will feature the brilliant Arlo McKinley, Emily Scott Robinson and Kelsey Waldon. They will be stopping in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Hamburg & Amsterdam from June 14th – 22nd and will see John’s wife Fiona Prine host select evenings.
Arlo will head to the UK in June as part of the “Oh Boy Goes To Europe” tour, featuring Emily Scott Robinson and Kelsey Waldon. They will be stopping in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Hamburg & Amsterdam from June 14th – 22nd and will see John’s wife Fiona Prine host select evenings. All three artists will perform sets packed with new music – each night concluding with a group performance of a John Prine classic. The Hamburg date will also see a very special and rare additional performance from Oh Boy’s longest-signed artist Dan Reeder.
The Oh Boy Records tour will take place on the following dates: Tickets are available HERE.
Tue 14th Germany – Hamburg, Nochtwache
Wed 15th Netherlands – Amsterdam, Tuinzaal (Paradiso Noord)
Thu 16th UK – London, St Pancras Old Church
Sat 18th UK – London, Old Blue Last
Sun 19th UK – Manchester, Gullivers
Tue 21st UK – Glasgow, Oran Mor
Wed 22nd Ireland – Dublin, The Workman’s Club