TOUR DIARY: YUNGBLUD Is an Artist You Need to Know On & Off the Stage

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Photo: Skyler Barberio 

YUNGBLUD is a 21st Century Liability, and for all the right reasons. Born Dominic Harrison, the English artist is more than just an impressive talent. Embodying the sense of what an artist should and ought to be, YUNGBLUD weaves together tales of societal and political failings into alternative rock music that demands your attention. Whether it be tackling topics of consent or the dangers imbued in our current political administration, his music rings out as undeniably important and necessary for the uncertain times we live in. And the world is taking notice.

Releasing his debut album earlier this year, 21st Century Liability, 2018 saw YUNGBLUD taking the critically-acclaimed project to festivals across the world, including Lollapalooza. The remainder of 2018 and what’s to come will see the rising alternative rock star continue to expand his infectious sound, as he embarks on a US tour this fall and a European tour in the Spring of 2019. In anticipation of the forthcoming 50-date cross-continent tour, we got an inside look into what being on the road with YUNGBLUD looks like.

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Photos: Joey Diaz
A rare moment of me not bouncing about like a mental case.

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Please don’t make me clean my bunk man.

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Back to normal behavior … lol

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Essential tour item.

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Found a stadium and dreamed for two hours.

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Still dreaming…

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Seriously I was unusually excited… so Alex filmed it.

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Meeting you all is so important to me. It’s what inspires me to write the music I write. I feel like this is the first time I’ve been heard. Before, I was shouting into a “dark room,” but I feel I’m having a conversation with the people who are listening to my music, and that’s more important to me than anything.

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Do your warm ups kids… don’t wanna break anything unless it’s fuckin stage equipment. Haha 

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Probably just starting to get them butterflies… here we go!

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Tape me.

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Strut like jagger.

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Give us a kiss!

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Always got my tongue out. The tongue stays.

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Don’t get too close… you might get wet.

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Having the time of my fuckin’ life.

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Favorite part of the day.

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hahahahahaha

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Night night.

Don’t miss your chance to catch YUNGBLUD on tour this fall and spring. 

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