MADI SIPES & THE PAINTED BLUE
We’re excited to work with you on a very special tour featuring Travis Hayes and Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue! Coming together as two artists from Northern California, both Travis and Madi have been blazing new paths in the alternative indie rock realm. All of the information you need for this tour is located below. If you have any further questions or needs, please feel free to contact the appropriate contacts below.
ANNOUNCE: Wednesday, January 23 at 10AM PST
ON SALE: Friday, January 25 at 10AM PST
Travis Hayes + Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue
Thursday, February 28 ||| Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop Music Festival) ||| San Francisco, CA
Saturday, March 2 ||| Pignic Pub ||| Reno, NV
Sunday, March 3 ||| Holy Diver ||| Sacramento, CA
Friday, March 8 ||| The Love Song ||| Los Angeles, CA
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If Travis Hayes’ debut album, Young Daze, captured the wistful optimism and possibility of youth, his second, Sleepless, is the sound of finding the strength to stand up after life has slammed you into the concrete one too many times. The album, written after the sudden death of a dear friend, encompasses what it is to be alive: the joy of love, the agony of loss, the terror of embracing hurt, and the ultimate release of healing. Sleepless is the sound of shedding one scarred and fractured skin, in order to crawl into another, stronger one. But for all its sadness, Sleepless is ultimately marked by a deep sense of hope; the will and desire to keep moving forward, even in the shadow of grief. “In the end,” Hayes says, “these were more than just songs. They saved my life.”
2018: Launched and successfully funded Kickstarter pre-order campaign for new album Sleepless. Performed at the 2018 Off Beat Music Festival in Reno, NV with Blitzen Trapper (sold out show). Opened for Graham Coxon (of Blur) at August Hall in San Francisco, CA. Released "Whether Patterns (Acoustic)" on the After The Fire, Vol. 1 charity compilation. Added to State of the Art - Weekly Spotify playlist.
2017: Toured the United States, traveling over 15,000 miles between the West Coast and Midwest. Opened for The Record Company at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA (Live Nation - sold out show). Featured on the Music For Everyone benefit compilation alongside Taking Back Sunday and Anthony Green. Toured the Southwest and performed during SXSW '17. Performed at the 2017 Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco, CA with The Rural Alberta Advantage (sold out show).
2016: Released "Night Swimming (Reisender Remix)" on the Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 6. Headlined the 2016 Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival in San Francisco, CA. Headlined The Independent in San Francisco, CA (Another Planet Entertainment). Special guest performer for the Phono del Sol Music + Food Festival brunch in San Francisco, CA. Headlined Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. Performed at the 2016 Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco, CA with John Moreland (sold out show).
2015: Featured on The Bay Bridged's 10th Anniversary Compilation. Featured artist on Bandwagon's "Best of Year One" playlist. Featured artist in SF Weekly's 2015 Music Issue. Released Love Songs EP. Performed during SXSW ‘15 and was selected as one of Lucy Out Loud's "50 Acts You Won't Want To Miss at SXSW". Performed at the 2015 Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco, CA with Langhorne Slim (sold out show).
2014: Featured on the Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol 4. Winner of The Deli Magazine - San Francisco's Artist of the Month. Released debut full length album Young Daze. Performed at the 2nd Annual Rock Out With Your Chalk Out benefit show with Chuck Ragan and Matt Skiba (of Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio). Performed during SXSW ‘14 and also toured California, Nevada and New York.
MADI SIPES & THE PAINTED BLUE
Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue is a band from San Francisco, fronted by singer and electric guitarist, Madi Sipes. With her captivating voice and mature songwriting, Madi started gaining fans at a young age in her hometown of Placerville, California. While performing one of her songs at a summer camp talent show, Madi caught the attention of counselor and Los Angeles-based songwriter Andrew Heringer. The two began long-distance collaboration over the next few years, while Andrew was performing and touring in the band Milo Greene.
In the spring of 2016, Madi recruited longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koehn (drums) to form her band. The band traveled to Los Angeles to finish writing and recording the final few songs for Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue’s forthcoming debut: Privacy. Pulling from a diversity of influences -- including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Ocean and Fleet Foxes -- Privacy showcases what The Sacramento Bee describes as “feisty and sultry indie soul pop."
Debut album featured on Elton John's Beats1 show "Rocket Hour"
Recent single "Ready When You Are" got played on BBC1 Radio in the UK.
Music featured on blogs like Earmilk, Kick Kick Snare, ect.
Supported artists like Tom Walker, Geographer, Conan Grey, Milo Greene, ect.
Travis Hayes - Victor Valle /// email@example.com
Madi Sipes - Nick Cunningham /// firstname.lastname@example.org