Omar Apollo

with Kevin Abstract

Wednesday, October 02
McMenamins Edgefield   All Ages
Troutdale, OR
Show: 6:30pm    Doors: 5pm

About Omar Apollo:

Traversing the bounds of genre and language in his songs, Omar Apollo captures the adventurous spirit that this multi-hyphenate moment in pop demands. The singer-songwriter’s fluid musical flair, coupled with his soul-baring balladry, has garnered him a number of industry accolades: including a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and two Latin GRAMMY nominations for Record of the Year and Best Alternative Song (“Te Olvidaste,” with C. Tangana). With the release of Ivory, Apollo’s eclectic 2022 debut, his hit single “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me at All)” was certified platinum, and became his first showing on the Billboard Hot 100. After selling out his accompanying headline tour, and playing arenas with SZA, Billie Eilish, and Daniel Caesar, Apollo is now prepared to release his highly-anticipated sophomore album, God Said No, June 28th 2024.

Born in Hobart, IN to Mexican immigrant parents, Apollo made the most of his outcast status by learning guitar and studying the works of Prince. Released independently and written in Spanglish, his 2018 EP Stereo, followed by 2019’s Friends, scored him a deal with Warner Records in 2019. The deal yielded two more projects: 2020’s Apolonio and 2023’s Live for Me. Blending techniques he learned from R&B, indie rock and Latin music, Apollo continued to flex his versatility in sensational live performances, including on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s Tiny Desk series and Coachella. Omar Apollo is a true visionary, whose one-of-a-kind pop synthesis unites listeners from all walks of life in a shared passion for rhythm and soul.