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Tai Verdes Releases Sophomore Studio Album 'HDTV'

Chart-topping singer-songwriter and producer Tai Verdes releases his highly-anticipated sophomore studio album HDTV. The 20-track album marks a new chapter for the breakout artist, with a genre-bending body of work featuring infectious melodies, reflective lyricism, and powerhouse vocals – The record is an undeniable showing of Tai’s staying power in the industry.

“this album is about analyzing my own experience with love in a vulnerable way,” said Tai. “don’t listen.”

Previously released tracks from HDTV have notched more than 200 million streams to date, and include smash hits “Let’s go to Hell,” “LAst dAy oN EaRTh,” which debuted at #29 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Chart, “3 outfits,” “100sadsongs,” “sheluvme,” “how deep?,” and his latest single “TWO SUGARS,” which officially dropped alongside an aptly cinematic visual. Earlier this week, the song saw its television performance debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Tai will hit the stage at Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas, NV for another unmissable set from the pop sensation, featuring first-time performances from the new album. Tai continues his festival run this Fall with upcoming performances at Sea.Hear.Now. Festival, Breakaway Festival, Austin City Limits, among others. On September 20, Tai will resume his global headline 2022 HDTV Tour with 20+ dates in the US and abroad.

HDTV is a continuation of Tai’s first studio album TV, which was released on May 20, 2021 and has gained more than 1 billion streams to date and solidified Tai as a global hitmaker. TV debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers album chart and #5 on Spotify’s debut album chart, and includes international smash “A-O-K,” which is RIAA Certified Platinum in the US, as well as Certified Platinum in Australia, Canada and Ireland. In addition, viral hits “Stuck In The Middle” and “DRUGS” are both RIAA Certified Gold in the US, as well as Certified Gold in Canada. These certifications solidified Tai’s spot as part of RIAA’s Class of 2021.

Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Verdes was an essential worker with a nine-to-five job at a Verizon Wireless store. He has since amassed more than 1 billion global streams and more than 20 billion social views. NPR refers to Tai’s phenomenon as the story of: “how one musician cracked the code to going straight to the top of the charts by using one of the world’s most popular video-sharing apps.” Tai continues to garner massive critical praise with the arrival of his second studio album.


Sep 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Sep 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now. Festival Sep 20 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall Sep 21 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom Sep 23 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E Fair Sep 24 – Albany, NY – Empire Live Sep 25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom Sep 27 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville Sep 30 – Columbia, SC – The Senate Oct 1 – Charlotte, NC – Breakaway Festival Oct 2 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling Festival Oct 4 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage Oct 5 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater Oct 6 – Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavilion Oct 9 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s Oct 10 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre Oct 12 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman Oct 13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre Oct 15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival Oct 17 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall Oct 18 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn Oct 19 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA Nov 9 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall Nov 10 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Nov 12 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music Nov 14 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre Nov 15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Nov 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Nov 19 – San Diego, CA – Wonderfront Festival (Waterfront Park)


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