LANY Is Coming to a City near You

Their 2019 "Malibu Nights" World Tour kicks off in Moscow, Russia, next February.
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"It's not that hard, maybe the pan heat," Paul Klein tells me after I ask whether the rumors of whether he makes the best turkey bacon are true. "You want to get the pan nice and hot so there's a nice sizzle on the turkey bacon. I think I make it pretty crispy. I don't know, I just make it with a lot of love." 

But Klein doesn't just make breakfast sides with love, he inserts a lot of it into his music, too. Case in point, L.A.-based band LANY's sophomore LP Malibu Nights—the culmination of nearly five years of hard work within the music industry. He wrote the album in exactly 45 days, just a year and a half after releasing their self-titled debut, as a way to express all the trials and tribulations that come with processing a breakup. It marked a notable shift in the band's sound and look, one that has no doubt added to their indisputable longevity and allure. Not to mention their epic relationship with fans. 

As if die-hard LANY fans didn't already have reason to celebrate with all these releases—among scattered show dates and other appearances—the band has announced a massive world tour set to take place next year in 2019. We spoke with Klein about the upcoming show, in addition to a bevy of other topics that will leave you lingering on his every word (and song). 


ABRAHAM MARTINEZ: Tell me about the first song you ever wrote.

PAUL KLEIN: I was 15. It was to ask a girl to prom with a promposal. I snuck into her garage in the morning and wrote on her car with glass chalk, just telling her how amazing she was. She had this favorite lunch she would always want so I had it delivered to the school. And then, I got the keys to my mom's car and got my mom to fill up her car with balloons, and one said "Pop This One.” On the inside, it was like "Will you go to dinner with me tonight? I'll pick you up.” [Then] I took her to dinner. I'm so extra.

I liked this girl so much. I knew her since second grade. She was like my best friend, and she dated one of my friends before me, which was devastating. We were still best friends— I would tell her that one day she would be my girlfriend. [When they] finally they broke up I swooped in hard. Then, I took her to dinner and sang her a song in the park, then asked her to go to prom with me. Then I had my first kiss, which was her at prom.


LANY stands for Los Angeles New York, how would you characterize both cities and their relationship with each other?

Well, I do think that they're both number one in their own aspects, as far as this country. I think a lot of forward-thinkers and designers and artists find themselves in either city, but they are completely different from each other. Not really opposites, just different. Like apples and oranges. People in New York really know how to hustle and there's a certain energy. I lived there for six months, and could really tell that there was something different in the air. People are really ambitious, for different reasons than people in LA are ambitious. I think for music right now, I felt it was more important for me to be in LA, but I love both a lot.


Where did you record Malibu Nights?

We recorded on Main Street in Santa Monica, in Bob Dylan's old studio. Nobody really knows about it—it's really hidden. Santa Monica is cool, but it's not in the nicest area. It's literally right by Urth Cafe on Main Street in Santa Monica, and that's where we made the album. A lot of the album was written at Conway Studios in Hollywood off Melrose. The Weeknd rented [it] out for 6 months. There are three main tracking rooms, I think he rented out the entire complex so nobody could get in for three months. [When] I was there, I think Travis was making Astroworld, Pharrell would be there a lot. I would just go and sit on the piano. We didn't really use the studio as most people would use it.


What significance does ‘Malibu’ have for you?

I live in Malibu. I spent a lot of tough nights up there by myself. Initially, we thought it'd be a 4 or 5 song EP, and call it January because all of us have had a January in our lives. Where it's like you just can't catch a break for a month. Like damn. Nothing is going my way, but ultimately there are more songs that were written and Malibu Nights was more of an indicative title. It was a more fitting title.


What are your hopes for the upcoming world tour?

I'm excited to take this show to every corner of the world, we'll be going to South America for the first time. We're really going everywhere. It'll be cool to see how the fan base continues to grow.


Speaking of fans, how have you seen your relationship with your fans grow? What would you say it's involved into since when you guys first started?

From the very beginning, it's always been really intimate. We've always spoken to them directly, and apart from sitting on the Internet all day every day doing a Q&A, you can't ask for much more. We throw fan-specific events all the time because they're the most important thing that we have. I don't think it's changed much, but the fan base has grown. I think that's an attractive quality to people who like music and like following bands. Here's a band that's incredibly transparent and pretty available and seem to have the right perspective on putting fans first.


Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, November 16 at 10 am local time. See below for tour itinerary, fans can visit for tickets and more details. Citi is the official presale credit card of the LANY tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 13 at 10 am local time until Thursday, November 15 at 10 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details, visit

For more LANY, revisit their feature in L'Officiel USA's Music Issue here.


February 4, 2019, Moscow, @Russia GlavClub

February 5, 2019, Helsinki, Finland @Tavastia

February 7, 2019, Oslo, Norway @Vulkan Arena

February 9, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden @Berns

February 11, 2019, Hamburg, Germany @Docks

February 13, 2019, Cologne, Germany @Carlswerk Victoria

February 14, 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands @TivoliVredenburg Ronda

February 16, 2019, Frankfurt, Germany @Gibson

February 17, 2019, Berlin, Germany @Huxleys Neue Welt

February 20, 2019, Warsaw, Poland @Proxima

February 21, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic @Meetfactory

February 22, 2019, Vienna, Austria @Simm City

February 24, 2019, Munich, Germany @Backstage Werk

February 25, 2019, Milan, Italy @Dude Club

February 27, 2019, Barcelona, Spain @Bikini

February 28, 2019, Madrid @Spain Cool Stage

March 3, 2019, Paris, France @Alhambra

March 4, 2019, Brussels, Belgium @Botanique / Orangerie

March 6, 2019, Nottingham, UK @Rock City

March 7, 2019, Dublin, @Ireland Olympia Theatre

March 8, 2019, Belfast, UK @Limelight 1

March 10, 2019, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @Newcastle University Student Union

March 11, 2019, Leeds, UK @Beckett University

March 12, 2019 London, UK @O2 Academy Brixton

March 14, 2019 Manchester, UK @Albert Hall

March 15, 2019 Glasgow, UK @SWG3 TV Studio

March 25, 2019 Mexico City, MX @El Plaza Condesa

April 23, 2019 Miami, FL @The Fillmore

April 24, 2019 Orlando, FL @House of Blues

April 26, 2019 Birmingham, AL @Iron City

April 27, 2019 Columbia, SC @The Senate

April 28, 2019 Nashville, TN @Ryman Auditorium

April 30, 2019 St. Louis, MO @The Pageant

May 1, 2019 Kansas City, MO @Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

May 3, 2019 Madison, WI @The Sylvee

May 4, 2019 Milwaukee, WI @The Rave

May 6, 2019 Cincinnati, OH @Bogart’s

May 7, 2019 Cleveland, OH @Masonic

May 8, 2019, Detroit, MI @The Fillmore

May 10, 2019, Boston, MA @House of Blues

May 13, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA @Stage AE

May 15, 2019 Washington, DC @9:30 Club

May 17, 2019 New York, NY @Hammerstein Ballroom

May 20, 2019 Philadelphia, PA @The Fillmore

May 21, 2019 Toronto, ON @Rebel

May 23, 2019 Montreal, QC @Corona Theatre

May 28, 2019 Columbus, OH @Express Live

May 29, 2019 Indianapolis, IN @Egyptian Room

May 31, 2019 Norfolk, VA @NorVa

June 1, 2019 Raleigh, NC @The Ritz

June 2, 2019 Atlanta, GA @Coca Cola Roxy

June 4, 2019 New Orleans, LA @Joy Theater

June 6, 2019 San Antonio, TX @Aztec Theatre

June 7, 2019 Houston, TX @Revention Music Center

June 8, 2019 Austin, TX @Stubb’s

June 10, 2019 Denver, CO @Fillmore Auditorium

June 11, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT @The Great Salt Air

June 12, 2019 Boise, ID @Revolution Concert House and Event Center

June 14, 2019 San Francisco, CA @The Masonic

June 17, 2019 Vancouver, BC @Queen Elizabeth Theatre

June 18, 2019 Spokane, WA @Knitting Factory

June 19, 2019 Portland, OR @Keller Auditorium

June 21, 2019 Seattle, WA @Showbox SoDo

June 25, 2019 Anaheim, CA @House of Blues

June 27, 2019 Los Angeles, CA @Greek Theatre

July 13, 2019 Brisbane, Australia @256 Wickham

July 14, 2019 Sydney, Australia @Enmore Theatre

July 17, 2019 Auckland, New Zealand @The Powerstation

July 19, 2019 Melbourne, Australia @Margaret Court Arena

July 20, 2019, Adelaide, Australia @The Gov

July 21, 2019, Perth, @Australia Astor Theatre

July 24, 2019, Manila, Philippines @TBA

July 27, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia TBA

July 30, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand TBA

August 5, 2019, Osaka, Japan @TBA

August 7, 2019, Tokyo, Japan @TBA

August 8, 2019, Seoul, South Korea @TBA

August 10, 2019, Singapore, Singapore @TBA

August 13, 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia @TBA

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