RAYE - Flip A Switch. ft. Coi Leray

RAYE – Flip A Switch. ft. Coi Leray

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR RAYE ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE DATES FOR HEADLINING MY 21ST CENTURY BLUES WORLD TOUR

SPANNING NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, THE UK AND AUSTRALIA

TOUR TICKETS HERE

BRAND NEW “FLIP A SWITCH.” VIDEO FEATURING COI LERAY OUT NOW

“ESCAPISM.” SINGER CURRENTLY OPENING FOR SZA’S ‘S.O.S.’ TOUR IN EUROPE/THE UK

PLUS PERFORMING AT US FESTIVALS THIS FALL

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, ALL THINGS GO, AND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

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Bonafide global superstar RAYE – fresh off a string of dates with Kali Uchis and now supporting SZA on her sold out ‘S.O.S’ Arena Tour across Europe/the UK – today announces new dates have been added to her headlining My 21st Century Blues World Tour spanning North America, Europe, the UK, and Australia. 

 

RAYE’s return to North America is set to include 26 dates that will kick off Friday, September 29th in Washington, D.C. and make stops in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Nashville, and more before wrapping in Los Angeles on November 7th. Tickets are available for presale starting Wednesday, June 7th at 10:00am local time and on sale Friday, June 9th at 10:00am local at rayeofficial.com.

 

Today, in support, the south London native also shares the music video for her latest single “Flip A Switch.” joining forces with the boundary-breaking rapper Coi Leray for an adrenaline-rushing performance directed by Otis Dominique – WATCH HERE. The video premiered on MTV where it will air on all of their channels at the top of every music hour. Riding high from the success of “Escapism.” at US radio – where it reached Top 5 at Rhythm, Top 10 at Pop, and Top 25 at Hot AC formats – “Flip A Switch.” launched as the #3 most added song at US Rhythmic radio.

 

Joining RAYE as direct support on tour throughout the US, Europe, and the UK is singer, songwriter, and performer Absolutely who has officially arrived as a solo artist with her genre-smashing single “Higher”—out now via Epic Records. Listen HERE and watch the video HERE. Working with frequent collaborator and producer Dave Hamelin [Beyoncé, 070 Shake], Absolutely fully embodies “alternative” in the truest sense of the word as her dynamic voice shines on soundscapes laced with otherworldly R&B, interstellar soul, and boundary-busting pop. Her inclusion makes this jaunt a family affair as she’s also RAYE’s younger sister. But make no mistake – Absolutely is a visionary artist in her own right and her debut on the stage supporting her sister will be a special moment.

 

The success surrounding RAYE’s return to music has been exponential as she continues to break records with her debut album, My 21st Century Blues, a decade in the making and her first as an independent artist. On her own terms, RAYE gave space for listeners who have faced and overcome adversity with anthems for women in the industry that recounted her own painful experiences with sexual abuse, rape, body dysmorphia, addiction, misogyny, and even climate change.

 

Escapism.” (feat. 070 Shake) catapulted to viral TikTok fame amassing over 1.4 million original creations and 825 million cumulative streams. Recently winning an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song and Best Social Trending Song at The Global Awards, the UK No. 1 single and bonafide global smash has been certified RIAA Platinum in the US plus nine other territories and marked her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it peaked at #22.

 

Globally, RAYE’s season of television performances includes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Later… with Jools Holland, and The Graham Norton Show in addition to riveting performances on NPR’s Tiny Desk and the BBC1 Live Lounge; magazine covers across Cosmopolitan, Bricks, Euphoria, NYLON, Wonderland, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Time Out; countless features internationally with highlights across The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, V Magazine, W Magazine, The Cut, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent; and features in SKIMS New Shapewear collection alongside PinkPantheress, Ice Spice and Nessa Barrett plus international billboards for Spotify’s EQUAL campaign.

 

Fast cementing a legacy as an artist that can skip between genres at will – songs that flit between hip-hop, dance, and gospel and still keep their integrity – RAYE continues to own the pop game.

Experience RAYE live this year by signing up for pre-sale access now at at rayeofficial.com.

RAYE x SZA S.O.S. Europe/UK June 2023 Tour Dates

June 5 – Paris, France – Accor Arena SOLD OUT

June 7 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion SOLD OUT

June 9 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena SOLD OUT

June 13 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena SOLD OUT

June 15 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro SOLD OUT

June 17 – London, UK – The O2 SOLD OUT

June 18 – London, UK – The O2 SOLD OUT

June 21 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena SOLD OUT

June 22 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena SOLD OUT

June 25 – London, UK – The O2 SOLD OUT

June 26 – London, UK – The O2 SOLD OUT

RAYE 2023 Festival Dates

June 11 – Manchester, UK – Parklife Festival

June 24 – Glastonbury, UK – Glastonbury Festival

June 29 – Rotselaar, Flanders – Rock Werchter Festival

July 1 – Dublin, Ireland – Longitude Festival

July 7 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival

August 5 – Mitchelstown, Ireland –  Indiependence Festival, Cork

August 12 – Newquay, UK – Boardmasters

August 17 – Ålesund, Norway – Jugendfest

August 19 – Oslo, Norway – Findings Festival

August 20 – Biddinghuizen, FL – Lowlands Festival

August 27 – Edinburgh, UK – Connect Festival

September 2 – Norwich, UK – Sundown Festival

September 3 – Munich, Germany – Superbloom Festival

September 22 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival

September 30 – Columbia, Maryland – All Things Go Festival

October 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

 

My 21st Century Blues World Tour 2023/24 Tour Dates

September 26 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT

September 29 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club++

October 1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore++

October 3 – New York, NY – Terminal 5++

October 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues++

October 6 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS++

October 7 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY++

October 9 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre++

October 10 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre++

October 11 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory at The District++

October 14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues++

October 15 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater++

October 17 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl++

October 18 – Atlanta, GA – Eastern++

October 19 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz++

October 21 – Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavillion++

October 22 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA! Live++

October 24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave++

October 25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue++

October 27 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre++

October 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (Grand Room)++

October 30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo++

October 31 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom++

November 1 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom++

November 3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater++

November 6 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater++

November 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo++

November 18 – Paris, France – La Cigale SOLD OUT ++

November 19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg SOLD OUT ++

November 20 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal++

November 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso SOLD OUT ++

November 23 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys++

November 24 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja++

November 26 – Copenhagen, Denmark  – Vega++

November 29 – Bridlington, UK – Bridlington Spa++

November 30 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy SOLD OUT ++

 December 1 –  Newcastle, UK – NX SOLD OUT ++

December 2 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo SOLD OUT ++

December 5 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy SOLD OUT ++

December 7 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy SOLD OUT ++

February 1, 2024 – Naarm/Melbourne, AUS  – Forum Theatre

February 7, 2024 – Eora/Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theatre

++ = Support by Absolutely (US/EU/UK)

 

Press on RAYE’s Debut Album My 21st Century Blues

“Transforming her pain into power is a recurring theme on RAYE’s debut album… making music out of hard truths has become as central to her mission as speaking them” – The New York Times

 

“These songs have a seductive, sinister energy, and show how strong a lyricist Keen [RAYE] is when she zeroes in on scene-setting and storytelling… this feels like a real reclamation” – Pitchfork

 

“an impressive album” – The New York Times

 

“RAYE navigated and overcame the obstacles to make a breathtaking, expansive and genre-busting album that will likely hold on through to year to be one of the best of 2023” – NPR Music

 

“Her stellar LP features some of RAYE’s most personal songwriting, and she laces her storytelling with sounds from doo-wop to hip-hop to rap to pop” – Rolling Stone 

 

“Although her path has been winding, RAYE’s ambition has never wavered: the album soars with genre explorations and intimate songwriting as she makes the most of her opportunity to finally share her story” – Billboard

 

“captivatingly soul-baring debut album” – People Magazine

 

“You end the record with the faith that RAYE is about to have everything she’s ever deserved” – Vulture

 

“And while the new work explores themes darker than anything we’ve ever heard from her, it’s not a dreary sob story, but rather a tale of resilience” – V Magazine

 

“the arrival of a burning new star… ‘My 21st Century Blues’ is awash in decadent instrumentation and theatrical inclusions that feel as if the listener is putting a stethoscope to her heart” – NYLON

“RAYE turns a traumatic experience into a bold statement of self-empowerment and self-worth on “Ice Cream Man,” celebrating the strength of womanhood with flair and verve” – PAPER

 

“RAYE rewrites her story with ‘My 21st Century Blues’… after nearly a decade in the industry mix, the pop-turned-R&B starlet carves her own path forward on her long-awaited debut album” – MTV News

 

“My 21st Century Blues is the perfect reminder that RAYE is the pop act to watch right now, and a great introduction to her inventive, bold, and assured tone…. now is the time to get familiar with RAYE”

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Listen/Watch “Flip A Switch. (feat. Coi Leray)”

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Listen/Watch “Escapism.” (feat. 070 Shake)

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Listen/Watch “Black Mascara.”

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Listen/Watch “Hard Out Here.”

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