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Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko

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Atlantic recording artist Hayley Kiyoko has officially released her hugely anticipated debut album

 Expectations, which includes the smash single, “Curious,” is available now at all music retailers and streaming services

(Download/Stream here). In addition to “Curious,” the 13-track collection includes Kiyoko’s eagerly awaited collaboration, “What I Need” feat. Kehlani.

“‘Expectations’ has a level of maturity that I’ve never had before. There’s a sense of grounded confidence within the lyrics, the melodies, and the production. It’s very unwavering. This is what it is. Take it or leave it. It’s not that I wasn’t confident before, but that energy really exudes through the music now. It represents everything in my life from health to girls to loss.” – Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley is hitting both NYC and LA to celebrate the release of Expectations. Last night, the singer/songwriter/actor/director packed the Samsung 837 space in New York City with fans and tastemakers, performing songs from the album for the first time live. Tonight, she’ll take over the YouTube Space in LA for “Expectations: A Hayley Kiyoko Music Video Retrospective,” sharing her journey with fans from her first video “Girls Like Girls” to the release of her debut album.

Just named as both MTV’s Global PUSH “Artist To Watch” and Fuse’s “Fuse First” for April 2018, Kiyoko will continue Expectations album release week with her late-night TV debut, performing her smash single “Curious” for the first time ever on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, set for Tuesday, April 3rd (check local listings). 

Hayley will make her Coachella debut shortly after embarking on her nationwide Expectations TOUR, which has already sold out two shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza, plus dates in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia and more. For complete details and availability, please see attached itinerary and visit What’s more, Kiyoko was recently announced as special guest on Panic! At The Disco’s upcoming “Pray For The Wicked Tour,” getting underway July 11th at Minneapolis, MN’s Target Center and continuing through mid-August. Tickets for all “Pray For The Wicked Tour” dates go on sale to the general public today at 12 pm (local).

Kiyoko kicked off #20GAYTEEN (coined by Hayley and her fans) with current smash single, “Curious,” which heralded the official launch of Expectations. Watch the video for “Curious,” which has amassed nearly 8 million views in under two months. The relentlessly catchy single went on to receive the official remix treatments from Platinum-certified Philadelphia duo Marian Hill, producer/musician Sweater Beats, and Chicago dance duo Win and Woo.

Hayley has garnered critical acclaim for all album tracks unveiled leading up today’s official release including “Curious,” the recently released “Let It Be,” and fan favorites “Feelings” and “Sleepover.” Early on, Billboard cited “high Expectations” for Kiyoko writing, “At this point, Hayley Kiyoko’s ascension to Billboard Hot 100 domination seems inevitable.” “Curious” was immediately placed upon The New York Times‘ “The Playlist” and TIME Magazine‘s “5 Songs You Need to Listen to this Week,” with Idolator declaring it “One Of The First Great Pop Songs Of 2018,”and The FADER praising the companion visual as “a beautifully shot commentary on the dynamics of queer love and the complicated laws of same-sex attraction.” Over the past several weeks, the outpour of support has not slowed down with publications continuing to rally passionately behind Hayley. Billboard recently placed Expectations on their “Spring Album Preview” and Newsday published a glowing review writing, “(Expectations) doesn’t feel like a debut as much as it feels like the start of something big, comparable to Lady Gaga’s debut ‘The Fame,’ in the more carefree days before she became Mother Monster.” 



Photo Credit: Amanda Charchian


Hayley Kiyoko Expectations North American Tour  2018



11           San Diego, CA                           Observatory North Park – SOLD OUT!

12           San Luis Obispo, CA                 The Fremont Theater

13           Santa Cruz, CA                          Rio Theatre – SOLD OUT!

15           Indio, CA                                    Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

17           Portland, OR                              Wonder Ballroom – SOLD OUT!

18           Vancouver, BC                           Vogue Theatre

19           Seattle, WA                                The Showbox – SOLD OUT!

22           Indio, CA                                    Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

24           San Francisco, CA                     The Fillmore – SOLD OUT!

25           Santa Ana, CA                           The Observatory – SOLD OUT!

27           Salt Lake City, UT                      The Depot

28           Denver, CO                                Summit Music Hall

30           Omaha, N                                  Waiting Room



1              Minneapolis, MN                       Varsity Theater – SOLD OUT!

3              Chicago, IL                                 House of Blues – SOLD OUT!

4              St. Louis, MO                             Delmar Hall – SOLD OUT!

5              Lawrence, KS                             Granada Theater

7              Austin, TX                                   Emo’s

8              Houston, TX                                House of Blues

9              Dallas, TX                                   Granada Theater

11           Atlanta, GA                                  Buckhead Theatre

12           Orlando, FL                                 The Beacham Theatre

13           St. Petersburg, FL                       Jannus Live



1              Silver Spring, MD                        The Fillmore Silver Spring

2              Pittsburgh, PA                              Mr. Smalls Theatre

3              Toronto, ON                                  Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT!

5              Cleveland, OH                              House of Blues

6              Detroit, MI                                     St. Andrews Hall

8              Indianapolis, IN                            Deluxe – SOLD OUT!

9              Columbus, OH                             Newport Music Hall

11           Charlotte, NC                                 The Underground – SOLD OUT!

12           Norfolk, VA                                    The Norva

14           Philadelphia, PA                            Theatre of Living Arts – SOLD OUT!

15           Boston, MA                                    Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT!

16           New York, NY                                Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT!

18           New York, NY                                Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT!



11            Minneapolis, MN                          Target Center

13            Indianapolis, IN                            Bankers Life Fieldhouse

14            Detroit, MI                                     Little Caesars Arena

15            Columbus, OH                              Nationwide Arena

17            Chicago, IL                                    United Center

18            Pittsburgh, PA                                PPG Paints Arena

20            Uniondale, NY                               NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum

21            Baltimore, MD                               Royal Farms Arena

22            Toronto, ON                                   Air Canada Centre

24            New York, NY                                 Madison Square Garden

25            Boston, MA                                    TD Garden

27            Philadelphia, PA                             Wells Fargo Center            

28            Raleigh, NC                                    PNC Arena

29            Duluth, GA                                      Infinite Energy Center

31            Sunrise, FL                                      BB&T Center



1               Tampa, FL                                      Amalie Arena

3               Houston, TX                                   Toyota Center

4               Dallas, TX                                       American Airlines Center

5               Tulsa, OK                                        BOK Center

7               Denver, CO                                     Pepsi Center

8               Salt Lake City, UT                           Vivint Smart Home Arena

10            Seattle, WA                                      KeyArena

11            Vancouver, BC                                  Rogers Arena

12            Portland, OR                                     Moda Center

14            San Jose, CA                                    SAP Center

15            Los Angeles, CA                               STAPLES Center

17            Glendale, AZ                                     Gila River Arena

18            Las Vegas, NV                                  T-Mobile Arena


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