Mike Grier is one sad clown, but don't cry for Puddles Pity Party.
The baritone singer is getting ready to hit the road for a Spring 2018 tour that launches on Valentine's Day in the Florida Panhandle city of Pensacola. A full list of his upcoming tour dates are listed below; follow the links to get tickets to select shows on AXS.com.
Prior to his gig as a singing clown, Grier first entered the entertainment business in the early ‘90s as the leader of the “Swing Noir” band The Useless Playboys. Following a move to Atlanta in 1995, he began fronting a band named Kingsized but after adopting the sad clown persona, Puddles began to make a name for himself.
In 2010, he was invited to perform on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force tour and over the next year, he would perform regularly at New York’s Manderley Bar’s “Sleep No More” show. However, his career really took off in 2013 thanks to a cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” recorded with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. That video currently has over 22 million views on YouTube and in the subsequent years, Puddles Pity Party has seen his popularity soar, amassing hundreds of thousands of likes on Facebook and tens of millions of views on YouTube.
Still, the best way to experience Puddles is live in concert. Check out the complete list of his newly-announced dates, cities, and venues below.
Feb. 14 -- Pensacola, FL -- Vinyl Music Hall
Feb. 15 -- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL -- Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 16 -- Melbourne, FL -- The King Center for the Performing Arts (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Parker Playhouse (Click here for tickets)
March 1 -- Houston, TX -- Zilkha Hall At The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (Click here for tickets)
March 4 -- Dallas, TX -- Majestic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 8 & 9 -- Birmingham, AL -- Iron City
March 17 -- Royal Oak, MI -- Royal Oak Music Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 18 -- Homestead, PA -- Carnegie Library Music Hall
March 22 -- Madison, WI -- Barrymore Theatre
March 23 -- Chicago, IL -- The Vic
March 24 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Pantages Theatre
March 25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- The Pabst
March 27 -- Fargo, ND -- Fargo Theatre
March 29 -- Green Bay, WI -- Meyer Theatre
April 5 -- San Francisco, CA -- Palace of Fine Arts
April 6 -- Lancaster, CA -- Lancaster Performing Arts Center
May 31 -- Seattle, WA -- The Showbox (Click here for tickets)