Apr 24 19

Dylan LeBlanc’s “Born Again” Premieres at BrooklynVegan


“A minor-key rocker, ‘Renegade’ would’ve dominated FM radio in 1982, back when Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers filled the airwaves with darkly-driven anthems.”



Dylan LeBlanc’s new song, “Born Again,” is premiering today at BrooklynVegan.


Of the song, LeBlanc comments, “This song came after days of feeling blocked and unable to think of anything to write about and I had the TV on in the background when I heard the words ‘born again.’ And even though that term is tied to religious meaning, I thought it was interesting and thought about my own experience of wanting to be different, tired of pain and how sometimes life literally beats you into a state of submission. It literally beats you down until you’re ‘born again,’ until some sort of accordance with the universe takes place, but how everything in your past leads you up to that point. It may happen several times in a person’s life, so I tried to pack all that in as few words as possible, which resulted in this song.”



“Born Again” comes from LeBlanc’s highly anticipated new album, Renegade, which will be released June 7  is now available for pre-order. Produced by Grammy Award winning Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), the album features ten new songs and LeBlanc’s longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album LeBlanc says, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”


In celebration of the release, LeBlanc will embark on an extensive headline tour this summer, including shows at Atlanta’s The Earl, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Nashville’s Basement East, San Diego’s Casbah, London’s Omeara , Paris’s Les Etoiles and Berlin’s Privatclub among others. See below for more info and a complete tour itinerary.



June 12—Atlanta, GA—The Earl

June 13—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room

June 14—Washington, DC—Pearl Street

June 15—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle

June 18—Bethlehem, PA—Blast Furnace

June 19—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade

June 20—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Cafe

June 21—Detroit, MI—El Club

June 22—Winnetka, IL—Winnetka Festival

June 23—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern

June 25—La Crosse, WI—Charmant Hotel

June 26—Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club

June 27—Iowa City, IA—The Mill

June 28—St Louis, MO—Old Rock House

June 29—Nashville, TN—The Basement East

July 10—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks

July 11—Houston, TX—White Oak

July 12—Austin, TX—Stubbs Jr

July 13—Dallas, TX—Dada

July 14—Oklahoma City, OK—VZD’s

July 16—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar

July 17—San Diego, CA—Casbah

July 18—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

July 19—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst Atrium

July 20—San Francisco, CA—The Independent

July 23—Portland, OR—Doug Fir

July 24—Seattle, WA—Tractor

July 27—Denver, CO—Globe Hall

August 11—Venlo, NL—Zomerparkfeest

August 12—Hamburg, DE—Knust

August 16—Olso, NO—John Dee

August 17—Göteborg, SWE—Pustervik

August 20—Stockholm, SWE—Bryggarsalen

August 21—Copenhagen, DK—Vega

August 23—Oberhausen, DE—Zentrum Altenberg

August 24—Amsterdam, NL—Once In A Blue Moon

August 25—Charleville-Mézières, FR—Le Cabaret Vert

August 28—Paris, FR—Les Etoiles

August 29—Sint Niklaas, BE—Casino

August 30—Berlin, DE—Privatclub

August 31—Dresden, DE—Sound of Bronkow Festival

September 3—London, UK—Omeara

September 4—Leeds, UK—Brudenell Social Club

September 5—Manchester, UK—Night People

September 7—Enschede, NL—Tuckerville