Begonia Announces Additional Live Dates

Begonia Has shared a new video for "Married by Elvis. Along with the news, the artist has announced additional 2023 tour dates
Begonia Has shared a new video for "Married by Elvis. Along with the news, the artist has announced additional 2023 tour dates

Begonia is announcing more North American tour dates that commence in Canada on February 23, and is sharing the new video for “Married By Elvis”, from her upcoming album, Powder Blue, available February 24 via Birthday Cake Records.

From Alex Dierks AKA: Begonia:

This song started two years ago with a little guitar sample the guys of Deadmen (producers Matt Peters and Matt Schellenberg) played me during a writing session. As soon as I heard it this tender, strange song just spilled out of me. All in all, I think we wrote it in a couple hours. At first, it just amused me but then after the session I couldn’t get it out of my head and I started becoming obsessed with picturing the music video I wanted to make for it. I’ve always been fascinated by tribute artists, and I wanted to just be in an Elvis Tribute Artist club for a day. I held on to the idea for two years and then finally decided to make it happen with beautiful freak director Ryan Steel. We hired some of the top tribute artists in Western Canada and Ryan totally captured the earnestly absurd joy I was after. I don’t really believe in marriage and I’m not even really an Elvis fan but I do believe love can make you do some strange things and that’s what this song is all about.

On the album’s name, Dirks says, “Powder Blue is more of an emotion. It makes me think of my baby blanket, the colour of the virgin mary’s shawl at the church Christmas play, the airiness of clouds on a summer day, chlorine filled water in a hotel pool, Elvis in the 70s wearing an ill-fitting jumpsuit, the wallpaper in my room growing up, the collection of faded denim jackets in my basement.”

“The name of this album needed to be something that encompasses all of the feelings that these songs give me when they are put together,” Dirks continues. “When I listen to them as a unit, they send me back to the words, the colour. To me, this album holds a muted nostalgia, musings on childhood, the complexities of new love, self love, religion, virginity, and sexuality. There’s an indulgence in emotional depth and pain yet also an indulgence in love and a poppy lightness—two sides I’ve always tried to balance. I feel like I let my guard down even more with this record and decided to not hold back on either end.”

Powder Blue

01 Chasing Every Sunrise
02 Heaven
03 Married By Elvis
04 Right Here
05 I’m Not Dying
06 Marigold
07 Butterfly
08 Cold Night
09 Crying
10 Bleeding Heart
11 The Only One
12 NYE2013

Begonia 2023 Tour Dates

2/23/23 – Kitchener, ON – The Museum
2/24/23 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
2/25/23 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
2/28/23 – Ottawa, ON – Club SAW
3/1/23 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
3/2/23 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge
3/4/23 – Harrisburg, PA – Stage on Herr @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
3/5/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
3/7/23 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
3/9/23 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
3/10/23 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
3/15/23 – Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
3/16/23 – Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
3/18/23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall
3/19/23 – Hot Springs, AR – Valley of Vapors Festival
4/11/23 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
4/13/23 – Detroit, MI – Parliament Room at Otis Supply
4/16/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
4/18/23 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
4/20/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
5/2/23 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
5/3/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
5/8/23 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
5/10/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
5/11/23 – Sacramento, CA – Scarlet Room
5/12/23 – San Francisco, CA – Amado’s
5/16/23 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater
5/18/23 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Lounge
5/19/23 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern

Pre-order Powder Blue by Begonia HERE


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