Will Hoge Champions "Stupid Kids" On New Single; MY AMERICAN DREAM out October 5
Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge recognizes the movement of young people everywhere fighting for change on his newest track, “Stupid Kids” out today. The song is featured on Hoge’s politically-charged upcoming release MY AMERICAN DREAM, out October 5. "Stupid Kids" is directly inspired by the Parkland students and their efforts for policy change in the wake of gun violence. "Oh stupid kids don’t listen to what the old folks say You’re the only ones that are ever gonna make things change Keep your feet marching Raise up your voice don’t quit Keep doin’ what you’re doin’ Keep being stupid kids Stupid kids" Listen to Will Hoge's "Stupid Kids" and Pre-order MY AMERICAN DREAM here About the new album, Hoge says, "Silence couldn't be a part of my deal anymore.” Border police. Political corruption. Anti-intellectualism. Poverty. Gun control. A broken education system. Indifference to others' suffering. Each of these things weighed on Hoge, and he confronts them all head-on in MY AMERICAN DREAM which will come with a copy of the U.S. Constitution printed with the lyrics. The result is the fiercest, angriest, and most heartfelt collection of songs he's released. Eight songs of rabble-rousing political commentary that turns a critical eye on the crisis of conscience and culture threatening to tear apart his country, the album is Hoge's impassioned portrait of what he holds dear — and what we all might risk losing. Rolling Stone Country has been supportive of Hoge and the two tracks that have been released thus far, “Thoughts & Prayers” and “Gilded Walls.” The "Thoughts & Prayers" video is devastating, as it shows politicians’ hollow tweets in the wake of gun violence. "Gilded Walls" touches on climate change, the Flint water crisis and school shootings. In addition to writing and performing, Hoge is also an avid activist, lending his time and resources to raise awareness and money for the Believe in Service PAC, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Karl Dean for Governor campaign in TN.
Hoge's MY AMERICAN DREAM tour starts September 18th in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he will perform at the prestigious Americana Music Festival from September 11 - 15. In October he joins Social Distortion for a U.S. run. A UK tour with Lucero is planned as well. A full list of tour dates are below and at www.willhoge.com.
Hoge’s acclaimed 2001 debut Carousel established himself as a masterful songwriter, performer and critical favorite. Rolling Stone compared him to Bob Seger and John Mellencamp, while NPR praised his “sharp, smart, passionate rock ‘n’ roll that seems to exist out of time.” My American Dream is the follow-up to Hoge’s 2017 album Anchors.
Will Hoge on Tour: AmericanaFest: 9/11- Nashville, TN - The Local 9/11 - Nashville, TN - Basement East 9/13 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter 9/15 - Nashville, TN - Michael Weintraub Photography Studio 9/18 – Washington D.C. – City Winery 9/19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live 9/20 – Pawling, NY – Darryl’s House 9/21 – Boston, MA – City Winery 9/22 – Fairfield, CT - StageOne 9/23- New York, NY – City Winery 9/25- Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe 9/26 – Columbus, OH - Rumbus Cafe 9/27 – Akron, OH – Musica 9/28 – Evanston, IL – SPACE 9/29 – Evanston, IL – SPACE 9/30 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club 10/3 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre* 10/4 – Providence, RI – The Strand* 10/5 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH* 10/6 – Boston, MA – House of Blues 10/9 – Montreal - MTELUS* 10/10 - Toronto – Danforth Music Hall* 10/12 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit 10/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live* 10/14 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre* 10/16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom* 10/19– Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s* 10/20 – Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room At The Old National Centre* 10/21- Nashville, TN– Marathon Music Works* 10/23– Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall* 10/24– Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom* 10/27– Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl* 10/30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge 11/1 - Tulsa, OK - The Shrine 11/2 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway 11/3 - Louisville, KY- Zanzabar 11/7- Charlotte, NC - Visualite 11/8- Atlanta, GA - City Winery 11/9 - Charleston, SC - Pour House 11/10 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater * with Social Distortion Will Hoge (solo) On Tour in UK with Lucero: 12/5 – Glasgow – Stereo 12/6 – Manchester – The Deaf Institute 12/7 – The Garage – London 12/8 – Brighton – The Haunt 12/9 – Bristol – Thekia