Westerman Announces North American Tour, Shares New Song “Idol; Re-Run”: Listen

Westerman Announces North American Tour, Shares New Song “Idol; Re-Run”: Listen

Westerman is back with new music. The London-born, Athens-based songwriter has released a new song called “Idol; Re-Run.” It’s his first new non-remix release since unveiling his debut album, Your Hero Is Not Dead, in 2020. Listen to the single below.

Accompanying the single, Westerman has also announced a stretch of North American tour dates scheduled for 2023. His first North American tour in four years kicks off in San Diego in May, with dates across the United States and Canada running through early June. Find a full list of dates below.

In a statement accompanying the single, Westerman said that “Idol; Re-Run” was written after the attack on the Capitol. He explained:

The lyrics to the song were written around the same time as the storming of the Capitol. The compulsion towards the pedestal is strong. The need to scapegoat and revere without logic. Our populists actively celebrate their being people who don’t know anything other or better than anyone else, yet these spectres with their failings conduct our anger and resentment as if they were gods. They are nothing more than the shadow of something else, the face fronting a need to be loved or revered present in everyone. And there will always be another face to front.

Read Pitchfork’s Rising feature “Get to Know Westerman, Who’s Making Graceful Pop for a Graceless World.”

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Westerman: North American Tour 2023


10-12 Faenza, Italy – Clandestino Faenza
10-13 Milan, Italy – Germi-Luuogo di Contaminazione
10-15 Budapest, Hungary – Isolation Budapest
10-24 Birmingham, England – Hare & Hounds
10-25 Manchester, England – Yes
10-26 Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast
10-28 London, England – Union Chapel
05-06 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05-07 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
05-09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
05-10 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
05-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
05-16 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
05-17 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
05-19 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
05-20 Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz PDB
05-21 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
05-23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05-26 Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd
05-27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
05-28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05-30 Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
05-31 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
06-02 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
06-03 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room