SOFÍA VALDÉS JOINS OMAR APOLLO ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR FOR FALL 2021
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“Valdés crafts music that feels like it was somehow made using beach sand and turquoise water, her voice a comforting breeze over smooth melodies.” - INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
“Listening to Ventura is like hearing Valdés grow into herself in real time” - W MAGAZINE
“Valdés’ music is often subtle, calm—cozy, even. But still waters run deep.” - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“Sofía Valdés is in her own lane, with a rich Latin heritage that bleeds through her music and everyday life. When it comes to her sound, she injects emotion and honesty into her smooth, sultry, pop ballads — inspired by years of exploration.” - FLAUNT
“Stepping into the spotlight with her debut EP Ventura is Panamania native Sofia Valdes, an eclectic singer-songwriter who’s a total vibe.” - BILLBOARD
Panamanian-native singer/songwriter Sofía Valdés is joining Omar Apollo on a leg of his Fall North American tour beginning September 28th in Tucson through October 17th in Seattle. This past May, Sofía Valdés released Ventura (Extended), an expanded version of her debut EP released earlier this year on Warner Records. Sofía’s soft and effortless vocals, poetic bi-lingual lyricism, and classic acoustic instrumentation cuts directly to the heart throughout. Tickets to catch her live go on sale Friday, June 18th, on Omar Apollo's website.
She was recently confirmed for her debut US festival lineup for Outside Lands taking place in San Francisco, CA in late October 2021, Lollapalooza taking place in Chicago, IL in late July 2021 and Austin City Limits taking place in Austin, TX in October 2021.
Buy tickets and listen to Ventura (Extended) above, see full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Sofía Valdés coming soon.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
7/27 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
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About Omar Apollo:
Omar Apollo is one of R&B's most exciting shape-shifters. As the 23-year-old singer/songwriter prepares his debut album, he's holding close to music that feels inventive, experimental, and true to his wide-ranging passion. R&B remains the foundation, but Apollo is branching out with a bilingual fusion of funk, pop, electronic, hip-hop, reggaéton, corridos—as he puts it, “everything.” Apollo’s has been a transformative but linear journey, from listening to Brandy and Stevie as a kid, to plucking away at a guitar at 11, to self-releasing a pairs of EPs as a young man—2018’s Stereo and 2019’s Friends—that established his signature “bedroom soul,” and earned him love from fans and press (Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, FADER, et al.). As unique as his sound is, Apollo has gotten as much attention for his lyrics—themes of romantic yearning and self-improvement swirled up with expressions of cultural heritage and identity. Now, he’s leaning even more into all of it, making music that feels closer to his heart than ever. In 2020, he released his “quarantine project,” Apolonio. But as he finishes up his LP, he’s dreaming bigger, bringing in collaborators, and pushing himself harder than ever before. He’s more self-assured, and wants the rest of the world to catch up to what his fans have been seeing from the beginning “I used to think I wasn’t built for this because I’m just a kid from Indiana,” says Apollo. “But that thought is gone now. I know what to do. Everything just feels right.”
About Sofía Valdés:
A 20-year-old singer/songwriter born and bred in Panama, Sofía Valdés creates the kind of emotionally honest and beautifully original pop music that could only come from years of exploration. After learning to play guitar at the age of eight and writing her first song at 13, the independent-minded artist sharpened her craft in part by building an eclectic sonic vocabulary informed by everything from folk and bossa nova to ’60s Motown and ’70s soul. On her debut EP Ventura, Valdés alchemizes those inspirations into a sound all her own, gracing each track with her indelible songwriting and beguiling voice. Her hit single from the EP, “Handful of Water” currently has 1.3M+ streams across platforms. Her story was heard far and wide ultimately landing her praise from press such as W Magazine, Interview Magazine, V Magazine, ColorsxStudio, and more upon her debut EP release and caught the eye of the renowned luxury brand, Chanel who has tapped her early as a brand ambassador for their Latin American market. She also made her digital debut at Sundance Film Festival in January, performing at their 2021 official music event, Sound & Vision, and performing a set for NPR "World Cafe from her home in Panama. She has appeared on multiple playlists including Chill Latino (Spotify) and Chilled Pop (Apple Music), an artist featured on WXPN/Philly’s “Artist To Watch” for April, along with additional radio rotation in key markets such as Dallas, New York, Nashville, and more. She was recently confirmed to support Omar Apollo on a leg of his Fall US tour and her debut US festival lineup for Outside Lands taking place in San Francisco, CA in late October 2021, Lollapalooza taking place in Chicago, IL in late July 2021, and Austin City Limits taking place in Austin, TX in October 2021.
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June 15, 2021 12:32pm ET by Pressparty