Whitney Announce 2023 West Coast North American Tour
In celebration of their album Spark, Whitney has announced new 2023 West Coast North American tour dates as well as presenting the video for their single, “For A While.”
Last year, Whitney released Spark via Secretly Canadian. This is their third album, following 2019’s Forever Turned Around, and their 2016 breakthrough and debut, Light Upon the Lake. Marking the celebration of their latest album, the duo present a new single, “For A While,” which was a staple in the band’s early live sets around Light Upon the Lake.
Originally known as “Rolling Blackouts,” Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek finished writing and recording the song in the midst of touring in 2022, eventually renaming the song. The track is euphonious with violin by Macie Stewart (Makaya McCraven, Rob Mazurek) and bright guitar, Ehrlich’s alluring voice singing bittersweetly: “Before I reach the sky above // I’ll stretch my hands forever young // Catching the rain in the middle of a summer storm // There’s a fire on 41 // Sirens fading to a hum // The only escape takes me right back where I started from.”
“For A While” was produced by Whitney, Brad Cook (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Suki Waterhouse), Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), and Ziyad Asrar, and features contributions from Will Miller (horns), Lia Kohl (cello), Malcom Brown (keys), Rado (organ) and Asrar (synth). The accompanying video is made from footage on their last US tour.
Talking about the single, Ehrlich explains, “The lyrics of ‘For A While’ were inspired by a time Max and I drove past a burning car on the side of the highway in Northern Illinois. From what we could see everyone made it out safely, but in that moment we were both struck by the ubiquity of anonymous tragedy. Over the course of writing ‘For A While’ that experience evolved into a feeling of gratitude and love for all the people who aren’t able to be with us today. We’ve been working on this song for a few years and a few different phases of our lives. It’s seen some people come and go. We love you all.”
Watch “For A While” below
Whitney Tour Dates
Mon. March 20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Tue. March 21 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Wed. March 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Fri. March 24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
Sat. March 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sun. March 26 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Tue. March 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Wed. March 29 – Menlo Park, CA @ The Guild Theatre
Thu. March 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
You can order tickets to the upcoming tour dates by visiting their website here.