Posted on April 5th, 2018
Petal announes 'Magic Gone' out June 15th

On June 15th, Pennsylvania’s Petal will release ‘Magic Gone’, a 10-song declaration of personal liberation and a look into the mind and soul of singer/songwriter Kiley Lotz.

"’Magic Gone’ is the physical and sonic representation of me fighting for my right not only to survive but live all while coming to terms with encroaching adulthood,” says Lotz. “I was a closeted queer person struggling with chronic mental health disorders; terrified that if I tried to deal with these two major issues in my life I would lose everyone and everything I loved. Coming out was the beginning of a long and continuing process of self-actualization, of taking a hard look at myself and the problems I had and how I could fix them. This record is the result of being the most honest I have ever been in my life, and the constant battle of overcoming the thought that, “maybe if I were just someone else completely, everything would be better.” ‘Magic Gone’ is about letting go of the anger induced by all the paranoia, anxiety, guilt and pain, and embracing the magic of your own endurance and hoping for the best."

Petal will celebrate the release of ‘Magic Gone’ by embarking on a 20+ date tour this summer with Camp Cope, kicking off June 21 in Philadelphia and swinging through most major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Washington DC. Full dates below.

The New York Times has celebrated Lotz as one of the “women making the best rock music today,” also complimenting the complicated heart in the center of her music, adding that “the ache at the core of Petal’s music is its signature, rendered in a manner both searing and confident.” Pitchfork also has praised Petal for creating “beautifully aching songs that are illuminated by clear, direct voice and poetic lyrics,” while SPIN said that the deeply personal nature of Lotz’s songwriting “read[s] like vignettes, small windows peering into small slices of a lengthy timeline.”

Pre-order ‘Magic Gone’ here


June 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Philamoca
June 22 - Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
June 24 - Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
June 26 - Minneapolis, MN - [venue?]
June 27 - Madison, WI – High Noon Entry
June 29 - Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
June 30 - Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
July 2 - Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
July 3 - Portland, OR - Holocene
July 5 - San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Shop
July 6 - Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
July 7- Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
July 8 – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe
July 9 - Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
July 11 - Dallas, TX – Club Dada
July 12 - Austin, TX - Barracude
July 13 - Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
July 15 - Orlando, FL - Soundbar
July 16 - Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
July 17 - Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
July 18 - Washington, DC – DC9
July 19 - Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
July 20 - New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
July 21 - Boston, MA – The Sinclair

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