Michaiah Johnson ‘23
Conan Gray is a 23-year-old American singer-songwriter who has been becoming increasingly popular. Gray rose to fame through sharing vlogs on YouTube along with sharing his music through covers and original songs.
In 2018, Gray signed to Republic Records and released Sunset Season, his debut EP with five songs (“Idle Town”, “Generation Why”, “Crush Culture”, “Greek God”, and “Lookalike”.)
Gray then released his first studio album Kid Krow in 2020. His song “Heather” was released as a single and became very popular on TikTok, thus expanding Gray’s fan base.
In the last year, Gray has released singles “Astronomy”, “People Watching”, “Memories”, and “Yours” all leading up to the release of his sophomore studio album, Superache. In the week leading up to Superache’s release, Gray announced his tour that would begin in September and end November 2022.
On his Instagram account, Gray writes, “With Superache coming out in a week, I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be going on tour. Starting with North America, New Zealand, and Australia.”
This tour is not Gray’s first. He has headlined three previous tours, titled The Sunset Shows, The Comfort Crowd Tour, and Conan Gray World Tour, along with supporting band Panic! at the Disco on their Pray for the Wicked Tour.
Gray is over halfway through the tour with only a handful of shows left. Gray has given each show his all, complete with stunning outfits, colorful flashing lights, gorgeous vocals, high-energy dancing, and emotional speeches. Fans are thrilled to watch and support Gray as he does what he loves.