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  • Writer's pictureStevie Connor

Brigitte Calls Me Baby, The Roy Orbison-Admiring, Smith-Influenced, Chicago-Based Quintet Have Major Year In Store

By Stevie Connor.

Brigitte Calls Me Baby, the Roy Orbison-admiring, Smith-influenced, Chicago-based quintet have a major year in store. Already the band’s knockout single "Impressively Average" has zeroed in on the Top 10 at Triple A Radio and just debuted in Billboard’s Top 40 Alternative Charts. Today, they announce they’ll extend their first ever 2024 US headlining tour with a run of west coast dates in April and play a headlining show at the famed Chicago venue, Lincoln Hall. Tickets for the new west coast dates will go on sale this Friday, February 9th. The band’s east coast tour also starts this Friday.

Brigitte Calls Me Baby continues grabbing the attention of media and was just named a band to watch by HITS as well as WXPN’s Artist To Watch ahead of their Philadelphia debut at World Cafe Live on February 15th. WXPN said “the band makes riveting, retro rock and roll music that feels calmly nostalgic yet eerily new. There’s an intriguing, shape-shifting allure to the band’s familiar yet fresh sound.”

Produced by nine-time Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/engineer Dave Cobb, the band’s 2023 debut EP shines with its pounding rhythms and shimmering guitar tones and indicates just how effervescent the future is for this breakout act. Check out the new video for the EP single “The Future is Our Way Out".

As shown on their debut EP This House Is Made Of Corners, Brigitte Calls Me Baby possess a singular musicality informed by Leavins’ eclectic upbringing. Originally from the Southeast Texas town of Port Arthur, he grew up listening to Roy Orbison records at his grandparents’ house next door, while his parents played him new-wave bands like The Cars and his friends turned him onto Radiohead and The Strokes. At age 13, Leavins took up guitar and began writing songs of his own, quickly discovering his distinct vocal style.

Stay tuned for more to come on Brigitte Calls Me Baby.




February 9 - LO-FI Lounge - Indianapolis, IN

February 10 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA

February 13 - Baby’s All Right - Brooklyn, NY

February 14 - Cafe 939 - Boston, MA

February 15 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA

February 16 - DC9 Nightclub - Washington, D.C.

February 17 - Dogfish Head Brewery - Rehoboth Beach, DE

February 19 - The Basement - Columbus, OH

February 20 - The Basement (New Faces Night) - Nashville, TN

February 23 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI *SOLD OUT

February 24 - The Hook and Ladder Theater - Minneapolis, MN

March 2 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT


*Newly announced West Coast Dates:

Apr 6, 2024 - Lost Lake - Denver, CO

Apr 7, 2024 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 9, 2024 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

Apr 10, 2024 - Moroccan Lounge - Los Angeles, CA

April 11, 2024 - Venice West - Venice, CA

Apr 13, 2024 - Voodoo Room - San Diego, CA

Apr 15, 2024 - Goldfield Trading Post - Sacramento, CA

Apr 16, 2024 - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA

Apr 19, 2024 - Holocene - Portland, OR

Apr 20, 2024 - Barboza - Seattle, WA

Jun 21, 2024 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL


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