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TYuS, Eso.Xo.Supreme, 3AM, Rene
November 5 • 8:00 pm• $12 – $40
On Monday, November 5, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and Rosetribe proudly welcome to the WOW Hall TYuS first headlining tour, The Soulecist Tour, also featuring Portland’s Eso.Xo.Supreme, 3AM and Rene’.
“Overnight success rarely happens overnight. But in the case of 20-year-old TYuS Strickland, that’s pretty much exactly how it went down,” reports Willamette Week. “Portland might not be the place you’d expect the future of R&B to take root. But as Strickland is already proving, it doesn’t have to stay that way.” “I’m trying to build a new Portland,” he says. “I’m never trying to go somewhere else or rep somewhere else. I’m bringing it back to the city, and we can build from there.” Stylistically in the realm of PartyNextDoor and Bryson Tiller, TYuS is among the stoned, boastful R&B balladeers who surfaced during the mid-2010s. The Portland, Oregon-based singer and songwriter caught the recording bug while in high school and dropped out at the age of 16 to pursue his musical goals. He was still a teenager in 2015, a year in which he released a short album’s worth of commercially available tracks such as “XXX”, “Room 723” and “Cash Flow”. After he signed a recording contract with Warner Bros., the major label issued his single “My Way”. It was the prelude to the nine-track Never Forget, released that October. “While his voice is graceful and airy, it’s the moody, headphone-worthy production he’s especially proud of,” notes WW. “He made several of the beats himself, and it’s not hard to imagine them alongside Jeremih and the Weeknd on mainstream radio.” TYuS has been releasing singles since April. The Portland vocalist started with “Other Side/Brand New” and then dropped off “Fantasy/Be Mine” and “T Shirt Interlude” later in the summer.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 day of show and $40 for Meet & Greet, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.