Lany, Tennessee’s sensational dream pop, electropop, and indie pop artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Newport Music Hall!
Lany (stylized as LANY) was formed in Nashville in 2014 by Paul Jason Klein (lead vocals, keyboard, guitar), Jake C. Goss (drums), and Les Priest (keys, guitar, vocals). LANY is short form for ‘Los Angeles New York’. Paul explained it in an interview saying, “We knew we wanted a four-letter word because of design and aesthetic purposes, but as you can imagine, all the four-letter words in the entire world are taken. We moved to acronyms and for a while we thought we would be TTYL, but then we decided we didn’t want to be 13 for the rest of our lives. I eventually thought of the span across the country from L.A. to New York, and at first I was thinking it would be L-A-N-Y, but people kept getting confused on how to pronounce it when I told them, saying things like ’L-A-and-Y?’ So then we’re like forget it—let's call ourselves LANY, pronounced Lay-Nee.” They’ve had a stellar career with 3 extended plays, 6 singles, and they’ve toured with renowned artists such as Twin Shadow, Tove Styrke, X Ambassadors, Troye Sivan, Ellie Goulding, and Halsey. They’ve also performed at famous music festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Outside Lands.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists craft dreamy pop with an R&B spirit!