9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall...
Oliver Tree’s Ugly is Beautiful Tour
Abhi the Nomad
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is all ages
Los Angeles-based genre-defying singer/songwriter/producer + viral sensation, Oliver Tree, has made waves with his unique high-energy sound and eccentric persona. Tree's critically acclaimed debut EP Alien Boy, impressive debut at #5 on iTunes.
The EP’s lead singles, “Alien Boy” x “All That” are accompanied by a hilarious companion video where Oliver can be seen cruising around on everything from a Razor scooter to a monster truck. Watch the video here.
Last year, Tree joined close friend and collaborator, Whethan, on select dates of The Chainsmokers’ “Memories” Tour and also teamed up with Louis The Child on select dates of their 2017 tour, including a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Palladium. This tour was just the next on the ever-growing list of live shows for Oliver Tree since making his festival debut this past summer with solo sets at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.
Always creating new and exciting comedic content, Oliver Tree teamed up with meme sensation Fuck Jerry to create original content for the brand’s hugely popular Instagram page earlier last year.
Having made a striking debut with a visionary, Thom Yorke-approved cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” Tree soon shook up the music scene with featured collaborations including Whethan vs. Oliver Tree’s “When I’m Down” and Getter’s “Forget It (Feat. Oliver Tree).” Tree lit up last year’s Coachella with his distinctive look – featured in LA Weekly’s “The Best (And Weirdest) Fashion At Coachella 2017” – and memorable live appearance alongside frequent collaborator Whethan. In addition, Tree recently made his network television debut by joining Getter for a live rendition of “Forget It” on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly.
Huffington Post has applauded his work as “an enigma of genre. While (Tree is) primarily a pianist, guitarist and producer, his real-instruments-based-production incorporates rap, male and female vocal harmonies, poetic lyrics, strings and a hearty dose of synth...as much philosopher as musician, and a big dreamer at that, (Tree’s) goal is to push the art form forward, and beyond the electronic scene, he aims to have his work reach the world and in doing so, better his listeners’ lives,” while NYLON encourages everybody to “get weird to the sweet, sweet sounds of Oliver Tree.”
Abhi the Nomad
In February of 2018, Abhi The Nomad was in a race against time. He had just found out that on account of his new student visa he had acquired four months ago, he couldn’t publicly release any music or perform at any shows without risk of deportation. Only because he wrote and recorded all his songs when living in India and France was he able to legally release his debut album ‘Marbled’ to critical acclaim from outlets such as NPR, Consequence of Sound, and This Song Is Sick. Ironically, without his income stream from live show performances, he wasn’t going to be able to pay for the education that enabled him access to come to the U.S. in the first place. With three months left in his semester, ‘Marbled’ represented the best opportunity at earning him the notoriety necessary to land a talent visa that would unshackle him from the restriction of his student visa.
Seven months and over eight million streams later, Abhi the Nomad is a free man with a place to call home. And in his first 100 days as “Alien of Extraordinary Ability”, as crowned by the U.S. Government, Abhi is planting his flag with a national headline tour. Called ‘The American Alien Tour’, his debut headline tour serves as a celebration of his freedom from restriction of any kind in his pursuit of happiness in the states. The chaos and clutter that have defined his last year just before and after his visa are represented visually in his tour poster, as well as sonically in his upcoming single, “Run.” Due August 24th, his first song since his debut album is dedicated to his hometown of Madras, and is a victory lap personified. What does one do on a victory lap after a huge race? They wrap their country’s flag around their neck and run around the racetrack one more time to cap it all off. Starting in his new hometown of Austin, Texas, and hitting cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Abhi’s debut tour truly represents a complete trip around the track to celebrate his triumph in his race against time.