CHART-TOPPING UP-AND-COMING ARTIST D4VD ANNOUNCES THE ROOT OF IT ALL TOUR – HIS SOLD-OUT DEBUT RUN OF SHOWS INCLUDES NEW DATE IN TORONTO
SET TO HEADLINE THE DRAKE UNDERGROUND ON MARCH 6
“What’s most striking about d4vd’s story isn’t the overnight success, but rather the immense potential in the songs of a teenager who only so recently discovered his talent.”
– Pigeons & Planes
“And while d4vd may only be 17, don’t let his age fool you. The musician is mature beyond his years (both in the personal and artistic sense). He has a unique ability to make the most inexpressible emotions palpable.”
– V Man
“crafts emotive indie-leaning gems, breaking through to the mainstream”
“His ability to marry melancholy with liberation, to give form to an emotion so intense you grieve a heartbreak you haven’t yet suffered, is a specialty only a lasting artist can master.”
– Ones To Watch
1 FEBRUARY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Hailing from Houston, Texas, rising 17-year-old singer-songwriter d4vd announces new Toronto tour date to recently announced The Root of it All tour – his sold-out debut run of headlining dates in select cities, kicking off in February. Tickets for the new date will go on-sale on Friday, February 3 HERE. Full tour routing below.
The newly announced tour follows a massively successful year for the burgeoning artist signed to Darkroom/Interscope Records. In 2022, d4vd released two highly acclaimed chart-climbing singles, the grungy, guitar-driven breakup anthem “Romantic Homicide” (spending its 20th week on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100) and slow-building beachy ballad “Here With Me”– which is in its 10th week on Canadian charts.
After facing copyright strikes on his gaming youtube channel, d4vd began recording his own music inside his sister’s closet on the app BandLab. He stays true to his DIY beginnings as he continues to release genre-defying singles with influences ranging from R&B to Indie Rock.
This February, d4vd will kick off his debut headlining run at White Oak Music Hall in his hometown of Houston (Feb 17) before making his way to The Echo in Los Angeles (Feb 21). He then stops at The Lower Third in London (Feb 21) before closing the run of tour dates at Baby’s All Right in New York (March 3) and The Drake Underground in Toronto (March 6).
D4VD HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
Feb 17 - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) - Houston, TX
Feb 21 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28 - The Lower Third - London, UK
March 3 - Baby's All Right - New York, NY
March 6 – The Drake Underground – Toronto, ON
More to come from d4vd in 2023.
(credit: Nick Walker – download HERE)
d4vd emerged as a visionary artist only one year after he began writing and recording heart-piercing tracks alone in his sister's closet in Houston, Texas. d4vd gained his now-eclectic taste in rap and indie music from internet wormholes and fan-made Fortnite videos on YouTube, which he also started creating as a homeschooled teenager. As an avid player who has amassed over fifty thousand subscribers on his gaming channel, he noticed that the songs in his game montages were getting copyright strikes, and his mother suggested that he should write his own original music as a solution. This motivated d4vd to start recording his own tracks after discovering an easy-to-use music-making app called BandLab. He’s released a smattering of singles touching everything from indie-alternative to pop to R&B, and the 17-year-old, born David Burke, scored a breakout hit in summer 2022 with the melancholic indie rock song “Romantic Homicide,” whose brutally honest lyrics about heartbreak and resentment have connected with hundreds of thousands of listeners. His slow-building beachy ballad, “Here With Me” also climbed the charts, establishing d4vd as a genre-defying newcomer. d4vd’s intuitive command of lyricism stems from his years of scribbling raps and poems in his journal since childhood and his versatile interests shine in his music, drawing primarily from manga for his “real and grounded” narratives. “Romantic Homicide,” a song recorded entirely on an iPhone, reached No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and led to d4vd signing to Darkroom/Interscope before d4vd even graduated high school.