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  • August 18, 2017

    Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is now available on vinyl, following its recent CD and digital release. Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more. Randy Newman "remains first and foremost a craftsman of song, capable of telling ordinary stories in ways no one quite has before," says NPR. Newman is "still at the top of his game," says the AP. He "just gets better," says ABC News. "Dark Matter is the work of a master craftsman ... frankly brilliant."

  • August 16, 2017

    Following the release of Dark Matter, Randy Newman will tour Europe in February and March. The tour includes three UK shows—at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on March 8, Gateshead’s Sage on March 12, and London’s Palladium on March 14—as well as performances in Germany and Ireland, with further European dates to be announced shortly.

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  • The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

    A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Thu, Aug 24
Jackson, WY
Center for the Arts
Thu, Aug 24
Jackson, WY
Center for the Arts
Wed, Sep 13
Virginia Beach, VA
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, Sep 13
Virginia Beach, VA
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, Sep 15
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Fri, Sep 15
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sat, Sep 16
Troy, NY
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Sat, Sep 16
Troy, NY
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Mon, Sep 18
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Mon, Sep 18
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Tue, Sep 19
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Tue, Sep 19
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Thu, Sep 21
Annapolis, MD
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Thu, Sep 21
Annapolis, MD
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Sun, Sep 24
Glenside, PA
Keswick Theatre
Sun, Sep 24
Glenside, PA
Keswick Theatre
Fri, Oct 6
Napa, CA
Uptown Theater
Fri, Oct 6
Napa, CA
Uptown Theater
Tue, Oct 10
Portland, OR
Revolution Hall
Tue, Oct 10
Portland, OR
Revolution Hall
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Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.

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The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tour

Thu, Aug 24
Jackson, WY
Center for the Arts
Thu, Aug 24
Jackson, WY
Center for the Arts
Wed, Sep 13
Virginia Beach, VA
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, Sep 13
Virginia Beach, VA
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, Sep 15
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Fri, Sep 15
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sat, Sep 16
Troy, NY
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Sat, Sep 16
Troy, NY
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Mon, Sep 18
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Mon, Sep 18
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Tue, Sep 19
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Tue, Sep 19
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
Thu, Sep 21
Annapolis, MD
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Thu, Sep 21
Annapolis, MD
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Sun, Sep 24
Glenside, PA
Keswick Theatre
Sun, Sep 24
Glenside, PA
Keswick Theatre
Fri, Oct 6
Napa, CA
Uptown Theater
Fri, Oct 6
Napa, CA
Uptown Theater
Tue, Oct 10
Portland, OR
Revolution Hall
Tue, Oct 10
Portland, OR
Revolution Hall
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