Chris Farren goes off the grid in
Chris Farren goes off the grid in "Love Theme From "Born Hot"" + 2020 tour dates onsale Friday
Posted 10/03/2019

With roughly one week left till Chris Farren releases his Exceptionally Good™ new album Born Hot, the always-online artist has officially gone off the grid. In his new video for "Love Theme From "Born Hot"" – directed by professional skateboarder Kevin “Spanky” Long – Farren throws his laptop and phone in the trash, deciding once and for all to embrace his inner Paris & Nicole and live A Simpler Life.

The combination of Chris making a video with a professional skateboarder may seem a bit left-field, but the two have actually been friends for years and find a lot of mutual inspiration in one another ––

“I wanted to see Chris on a ranch doing rancher things,” Long explains. “Now we just gotta figure out what to do with the extra 8 hours of footage.”

“I’ve been such a fan of Kevin’s visual art since I met him a few years ago. He has such a unique style and voice in his art and it’s really exciting to watch and learn from him,” Chris says. “Also, a lot of people don’t know this but I taught him how to skateboard and all of his cool tricks were actually all my ideas.”

Self-recorded in his own L.A. home, Born Hot finds Farren putting his inventive spin on classic power-pop, with flashes of folk, punk, and even ‘50s doo-wop. Get 'em while the getting's good: limited edition Early Bird vinyl on 180-Gram Red/Yellow Mix are shipping now. Few remain! If you haven't already spent your life's savings on the merch spread for this album, well, you probably just haven't seen it yet, in which case I am sorry and also you are welcome.

Also announcing today are 2020 HEADLINE dates for Farren's North American Takeover. Tickets go onsale Friday, 10/4 @ 12pm local. NYC'ers have the opp of a lifetime next Saturday, 10/12 for a chance to see The Man, The Myth, The Legend/Cowboy in person for a special record release party at Rough Trade for the low, low price of FREE.

  • 10/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
  • 11/15 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall $
  • 11/16 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall $
  • 01/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
  • 01/17 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
  • 01/18 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
  • 01/20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
  • 01/21 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall #
  • 01/23 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen #
  • 01/24 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary #
  • 01/25 - Toronto, ON @ Monarch #
  • 01/27 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s Locker Room #
  • 01/28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project #
  • 01/30 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom #
  • 02/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits #
  • 02/03 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd #
  • 02/04 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room #
  • 02/06 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Purgatory #
  • 02/07 - Orlando, FL @ Will’s #
  • 02/08 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar #
  • 02/10 - Dallas, TX @ Ruins #
  • 02/11 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
  • 02/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge #
  • 02/14 - San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room - House of Blues #
  • 02/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge #

$ w/ The Starting Line, # w/ Retirement Party & Macseal