This event is all ages.
$44.12 — General Admission Floor
$44.12 — Reserved Balcony
*plus applicable service fees
For an additional $50.00, you can opt in to upgrade your experience to include access to the exclusive Telegraph Room before, during and after the show! Please note all Telegraph Room upgrades are subject to availability.
Join us at The Den one hour before doors for food & drinks!
All doors & show times subject to change.
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“I don’t want to do anything else with my life. This is the perfect job. I’m also aware that it’s brutal, and that’s where the pressure comes from – I know that people need to love it for this to continue” – Rex Orange County, March 2019
“I had a think about my oldest friends, now I no longer hang with them/and I can’t wait to be home again/I had a year that nearly sent me off the edge/I feel like a five I can’t pretend/but if I get my shit together, this year maybe I’ll be a 10” – 10/10, September 2019
For a minute there, Rex Orange County felt like a five. Halfway there. Semi-satisfied. A demi- quaver short of happiness.
At first the young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wasn’t entirely sure why. His debut album, bcos u will never b free, self-released on Soundcloud when he was barely 18 and just arrived in London, caught a wave of interest. Its lo-fi textures and hi-def emotions led to a hook up with Tyler, The Creator. He asked the teenager born Alex O’Connor to come to Los Angeles, where he wrote and sang on two tracks on the album that became Flower Boy.
Inspired, Rex turned to making his own album proper, 2017’s Apricot Princess, a beautiful, woozy, heart-shaped tribute to his girlfriend. A Number Two slot on the BBC’s Sound Of 2018 followed, as did lots – and lots – of touring.
His newly released album, Pony is both simple and smart: five songs laying open the troubles that beset Rex over the last year or so, then five tracks teeing up how he turned things round. Or, as he puts it: “The first half to me is the angry, reflective thing. And the second half is: now I’ve gotten over it.”
Rex Orange County wants to live his musical life. To be free to take his emotional show on the road, and see audiences be spurred to smiles, but also moved to tears. It’ll be real, it’ll be true, it’ll be a rollercoaster.
“I just love to play live with my band,” he concludes. “It’s just the most rewarding part. And now I’m way happier than I was before, I want to let people hear that in the songs – but also hear what it took to get here. That’s all.”