New Release & Video: Passenger – Runaway

Credit: Jarrad Seng

Passenger has today shared the title-track plus accompanying video from his new album Runaway, due August 31st

“‘Runaway’ is a bit of a personal song for me, for where I’m at in my life,” says Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg. “It’s about not running away from everything. At some stage you should slow down, stop and enjoy where you are. My friend Ross played trumpet on the track, it sounds very Mexican, like Mariachi. I love how it’s come out”

The video for ‘Runaway’, directed by longtime collaborator Jarrad Seng, was shot during a three-week road trip across the US earlier this year. It features Rosenberg running through a series of spectacular locations, including Death Valley and Monument Valley, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and New York’s High Line…

Passenger will embark on an extensive world tour in support of the new album. The UK leg includes London’s Roundhouse on Sept 8th. Following his headline set at Black Deer Festival last weekend, Passenger will also appear at prestigious Festivals across Europe and North America this summer…

Headline European Tour

Aug 29 – Edinburgh, Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)
Aug 30 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Sept 1 – Dublin, Vicar Street
Sept 2 – Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sept 4 – Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5 – Birmingham, O2 Institute (SOLD OUT)
Sept 8 – London, Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
Sept 9 – Brighton, Dome (SOLD OUT)
Sept 15 – Munich, Tonhalle
Sept 17 – Zurich, Volkshaus
Sept 18 – Milan, Alcatraz
Sept 21 – Copenhagen, VEGA
Sep 22 – Stockholm, Göta Lejon
Sept 24 – Berlin, Astra
Sept 26 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live
Sept 27 – Koln, Live Music Hall
Sept 29 – Antwerp, Trix (SOLD OUT)
Sept 30 – Paris, YOYO

Headline North America Tour

Oct 13 – Nashville, Cannery Ballroom
Oct 14 – Atlanta, Buckhead Theatre
Oct 16 – Washington, 9.30 Club
Oct 18 – New York, Brooklyn Steel
Oct 19 – Boston, Paradise Rock Club
Oct 21 – Montreal, Corona Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 23 – Toronto, Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 25 – Minneapolis, First Avenue
Oct 27 – Denver, Gothic Theatre
Oct 30 – Vancouver, Vogue Theatre
Oct 31 – Seattle, Showbox @ The Market
Nov 2 – Portland, Crystal Ballroom
Nov 4 – San Francisco, The Fillmore
Nov 6 – Los Angeles, The Belaboo

Festival Dates

July 5 – BluesFest, Ottawa, Canada
July 6 – Festival D’Été International, Quebec, Canada
July 8 – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
July 14 – Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Vancouver, Canada
July 26 – Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
July 28 – LL Bean Summer Series, Freeport, ME, USA
July 29 – Newport Folk Festival, Newport – RI, USA
Aug 2 – A Summers Tale, Luhmühlen, Germany
Aug 4 – Ronquières Festival, Ronquières, Belgium
Aug 5 – Dranouter Festival, Belgium