8 November, 2019Print
Allen Stone Releases New Album ‘Building Balance’The R&B/soul singer-songwriter is embarking on his biggest U.S. headlining tour yet in support of the record on February 2020
Building Balance is out now on ATO Records—stream it HERE
[New York, NY] — R&B singer-songwriter Allen Stone releases his latest album Building Balance today via ATO Records. Building Balance is rooted in a mix of genres from 70s D.C. go-go music and hip-hop to soul and funk. Allen Stone’s third record is built around the central and very human question of finding balance, largely constructed at a vital point in the 32-year old musician’s life when he was figuring out how to balance the new and old parts of his life, the romance and rest of domesticity with the intensity of his career as a touring musician. “The balance through the turmoil of strife and struggle is the best balance you can build because you're growing, you're strengthening, you're utilizing muscles,” Allen Stone says of the album. “If it was a cake walk then you're not gonna fortify those tendons or that willpower.”
Building Balance is Allen Stone’s third record, and arguably his most sentimental and experimental, diving headfirst into the depths of emotion on cuts like “Brown Eyed Lover" and "Consider Me" while tapping into the nostalgic funk sound that has put him on the map on "Back to the Swing" and "Sweaters". Building Balance sees the soul vanguard continuing to draw inspiration from '70s-era genre icons, his tremulous voice sitting amid D'Angelo in its sultrier moments and Stevie Wonder at its most melodic. A textured amalgam of R&B and soul, Building Balance puts Allen Stone front & center as an artist that has not only grown into his own, but one that has learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life from the vices of the past to the gifts of the present.
Read about latest single “Give You Blue” via Billboard
To support the soul-stirring collection of R&B and funk tracks, the soulful crooner will be embarking on his biggest headlining U.S. tour yet. The sprawling 35-date outing kicks off in Austin, TX on February 7th and promises an intimate and fun-loving deep-dive into Allen Stone’s catalogue from fan favorites and cuts from the new record. Allen Stone will bring the show to major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and more.
Read about the upcoming Building Balance tour via Consequence of Sound
Watch Allen Stone perform cuts from Building Balance via Paste
About Allen Stone
Allen Stone is an R&B / soul singer from Chewelah, WA. The son of the pastor of the local church, he was immersed in gospel from an early age until he found funk and soul as a teenager through Stevie Wonder’s Inversions. Billboard has praised his “disarmingly soulful vocals” and WXPN says "his energetic shows, plus his warm and evocative albums, explain why Stone has such a solid fan base." Allen Stone has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the Special Olympics opening ceremony and has been a guest mentor on American Idol. Allen Stone recently wrapped an interactive karaoke tour and is set to embark on a headlining U.S. tour in support of his latest album Building Balance (out November 8th on ATO Records).
PRAISE FOR ALLEN STONE
“the eagerness and frisky syncopations of Mr. Wonder, coupled at times with Michael Jackson’s percussive flourishes” —The New York Times
""A great R&B singer with a Stevie Wonder vibe to him."- NPR
“heartwarming...meaningful” — Billboard
“A pitch-perfect powerhouse” — USA Today
“The long-haired singer has a knack for creating catchy, soulful tunes that are full of heartfelt sentiment and foot-tapping grooves” — Soulbounce
Buy tickets for Allen Stone’s Building Balance 2020 U.S. Tour HERE
ALLEN STONE NORTH AMERICAN KARAOKE TOUR FALL 2019
11.09 - Nashville, TN - Analog - Sold Out!
11.11 - Denver, CO - The Soiled Dove Underground- Sold Out!
11.12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues (Cambridge Room)- Sold Out!
11.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
11.15 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door- Sold Out!
11.16 - Portland, OR - The Jack London Revue- Sold Out!
11.18 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
ALLEN STONE BUILDING BALANCE 2020 U.S. TOUR DATES
2.7- Austin, TX- Empire Control Room and Garage
2.8 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
2.10 - Nashville, TN- Marathon Music Works
2.12 - Atlanta, GA- Buckhead Theatre
2.18 - Fort Lauderdale FL -Culture Room
2.19 - Orlando, FL- The Plaza Live
2.21- Pensacola, FL- Vinyl Music Hall
2.24 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground - Charlotte
2.25 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
2.27- Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
2.29 - Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Steel
3.1- Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
3.3 - Boston, MA- Royale
3.4 - Portland, ME- Aura
3.6 - Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
3.8 - Toronto, ON- Phoenix Concert Theatre
3.9 - Pittsburgh, PA- Mr. Smalls Theatre
3.10 - Columbus, OH-Newport Music Hall
3.12 - Memphis, TN- Minglewood Hall
3.13 - Saint Louis, MO-Delmar Hall
3.14 - Chicago, IL- Vic Theatre
3.16 - Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue - Mainroom
3.17- Omaha, NE- Slowdown
3.18 - Kansas City, MO- The Truman
3.20- Denver, CO- Summit Music Hall
3.22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
3.23 - Spokane, WA- Knitting Factory Concert House
3.25 - Seattle, WA- The Showbox
3.27- Vancouver, BC- The Commodore Ballroom
3.28 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
3.30 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
4.1- San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theatre
4.3- Los Angeles, CA -The Fonda Theatre
4.4- Santa Ana, CA -The Observatory Santa Ana
4.5 - San Diego, CA -The Observatory North Park
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