Crazytalk is a special name for Kearney, it’s the title of the tour and his forthcoming album. The two-month tour includes singer-songwriter Andrew Belle as support. It kicks off Feb. 19 in Spokane and hits The Wiltern in LA, The Riviera in Chicago, House of Blues in Boston and The Tabernacle in Atlanta. Kearney comes back to Nashville for a Ryman Auditorium show on March 24.
Crazytalk Tour presale begins on Nov. 29 and runs through Nov. 30 before all tickets go on sale Dec. 1. Ryman ticket prices are $24.50, $34.50 and $42.50. They’ll be available for purchase on the Ryman’s official website on Dec. 1 at noon.
“I hope to see you out on the road singing at the top of your lungs,” Kearney wrote in a fan email. “Now that I’m independent, I need all of your voices to help me see this through.”
Kearney just dropped the first single from Crazytalk, “Better Than I Used to Be.” If the title is any indication of where the doting dad is going musically, this will be his best yet. Although he hasn’t revealed a lot about the forthcoming album, he has discussed the title.
“Last year a good friend asked me what the dream scenario would be for my music and I said: ‘Crazytalk… I get out of a major label deal, put out a record on my own for the first time, and play some of the biggest and best shows of my life.’ He answered back: ‘I like the title, Crazytalk. Sounds exciting.’ It was intended to be a figure of speech, but the more I thought about it, the more it represented the songs I was dreaming about.”
Kearney continued, “Last year my wife’s dad passed away unexpectedly, and the following day, we found out we were pregnant. I woke up with the clearest vision; it was time to push the chips back on the table and go for it.”
“Maybe you have some crazy dreams that sit dormant in the back of your mind that seem impossible or risky. Dreams that you need faith to pull off. Crazytalk represents my crazy dream, and I would love for you to be a part of it.”