Mesa Amphitheatre | Mesa, AZ
Rex Orange County, Who Cares? Tour comes to Mesa Amphitheater on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 Rex’s rich purée of lo-fi pop, soft rock, jazz, soul, hip-hop, and spoken word are all artfully combined into his brand-new album, Who Cares? Which is due out in March 2022, so, grab some tickets and come on down to Mesa and hear the new album live! Rex says, after spending so much time quarantined, by January 2021 he wanted to create new music, and spent several days working with Benny Sing to produce this latest album, which also features Tyler, the Creator.
Alexander James O'Connor is known professionally as Rex Orange County, the English singer and songwriter born and raised in the South East England village of Grayshott, Surrey. He is the epitome of a Gen-Z artist that soaks up everything, as his influences jump between Stevie Wonder, Green Day, and the Doobie Brothers, and at times, he evokes Frank Ocean or Amy Winehouse.
His self-produced, self-released debut album, Bcos U Will Never B Free, from 2015 is delightfully uninhibited, as he gets personal over a hypnotizing swirl of vocal samples, blurry keyboards, loose guitar, and scrappy beats. He got his big break in 2017 after multiple features on Tyler, the Creator’s Grammy-nominated album Flower Boy.
He followed that success with his second album, Apricot Princess, and, Pony, his third studio album and major-label debut in October 2019. Hannah Mylrea from NME wrote, Pony is, "a dazzling follow up to Apricot Princess, Rex Orange County’s third studio album is a total delight. It may be miserable outside, and the world's going to shit, but try listening to Pony and not feeling a little bit more optimistic about the future. Go on, we dare you." Pony ranked at number 1 on the Top Rock Albums, number 3 on the Billboard 200, and number 5 across the pond on the UK Albums charts.