”I ain’t gonna die tonight / You can’t kill me / not my spirit”
Eric Nally has been one of the most beloved vocalists in alternative music for a decade now, but his career found new life when he appeared on Macklemore’s 2016 hit “Downtown”. The track offered mainstream audiences their first taste of Nally’s talent, and the success of the material helped elevate his profile in a way his work with the band Foxy Shazam never achieved.
This week it was revealed that Eric and Macklemore have once again partnered to create a song that could take the masses by storm. “Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight” is the opening song on Macklemore’s new album Gemini, which was just released on September 22, and Eric sings the hook. In fact, it’s the voice of Eric Nally listeners here before almost any other element of the record, and he sounds absolutely fantastic. You can experience the song above.
Eric Nally will also be joining Macklemore on his fall tour in support of Gemini‘s release. Dates for that run are as follows:
October 6th – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 8th – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
October 11th – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
October 12th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
October 14th – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
October 15th – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
October 17th – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
October 18th – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
October 19th – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Austin
October 29th – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
November 2nd – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
November 3rd – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
November 5th – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
November 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
November 8th – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
November 10th – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
November 11th – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
November 13th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
November 14th – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
If we had to guess it’s likely an international leg of this tour will soon be revealed as well. Follow Substream on Twitter for updates.