AVI KAPLAN FINDS INNER STRENGTH ON THE HOPEFUL “FIRST PLACE I GO”

Rising Singer-Songwriter Debuts New Original Track and Video Today

Today, rising singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan shares the brand-new original song “First Place I Go.” Produced by Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker), “First Place I Go” is a deeply felt exploration of self-doubt and restoration steeped in layers of bright acoustic guitars, gorgeous pedal steel, and Kaplan’s expressive baritone.  Confronting darkness with unusual directness, Kaplan sings:

‘Cause I’m gonna leave you out in the cold / I’m gonna pray that door stays closed / ‘Cause I’ve spent enough time with you to know / The last thing I need is the first place I go / It’s the first place I go

Listen to and share “First Place I Go” HERE and watch the accompanying music video directed by Casey Pierce (Billy Strings, Samantha Fish and Parker Milsap) and shot in Nashville, TN HERE. To celebrate the release, Kaplan hosted a special livestream on his YouTube channel today where he chatted with fans ahead of the music video’s official premiere. 

“I believe every human that has had some time to walk through life has experienced internal struggle in one way or another,” Kaplan explained. “Whether it be anxiety or depression, anger or addiction, there are parts of ourselves that can lead us down a path that is detrimental to our being. This song is about acknowledging that part of oneself and overcoming it.”

Earlier this year, Kaplan shared “Song for the Thankful,” which signaled a new creative phase for the California native (and current Nashville resident). It followed his acclaimed Mike Mogis produced debut EP, I’ll Get By, which was released in February of 2020.

Kaplan is currently working on new music for release next year and will hit the road in March 2022 for a run of headlining tour dates across Europe and the UK. Full routing is below and for more information please visit www.avikaplanofficial.com/tour.  

Avi Kaplan 2022 European Tour Dates
March 17, 2022—St. Petersburg, RU—MOD Club
March 18, 2022—Moscow, RU—Aglomerat Club
March 20, 2022—Manchester, UK—Band On The Wall
March 21, 2022—London, UK—Lafayette
March 23, 2022—Leuven, BE—Het Depot
March 24, 2022—Luxembourg, LU—Den Atelier
March 26, 2022—Cologne, DE—Essigfabrik
March 27, 2022—Nijmegan, NL—Doornroosje
March 29, 2022—Utrecht, NL—TivoliVredenburg
March 30, 2022—Hamburg, DE—Grunspan
March 31, 2022—Copenhagen, DK—Lille Vega
April 1, 2022—Berlin, DE—Heimathafen
April 3, 2022—Warsaw, PL—Proxima
April 4, 2022—Krakow, PL—Kwadrat
April 5, 2022—Vienna, AT—Arena Wien (Grosse Halle)
April 7, 2022—Prague, CZ—Palac Akropolis
April 8, 2022—Munich, DE—Backstage Werk
April 10, 2022—Zurich, SE—Plaza
April 11, 2022—Paris, FR—Alhambra

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