Ethereal Singer ALLIE CROW BUCKLEY Shares New Album ‘Utopian Fantasy’; On Tour With Lord Huron + Headline Dates

May 19, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, Los Angeles & London-based atmospheric folk-pop artist, Allie Crow Buckley, unveils her otherworldly sophomore album, Utopian Fantasy. Embarking on a transcendent sonic voyage, this lush record takes the listener on a psychedelic journey into the depths of Buckley’s psyche, intertwining Greek Mythology, the mysterious realm of the faerie, and influences of fashion, dance, and poetry. With sonic shades and influences of Joni Mitchell and Black Sabbath, the record was recorded at the 4AD Studio in London, mastered at Abbey Road, and was written, recorded, and produced by Allie Crow Buckley and Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes) everywhere from a small cottage in the lush English countryside to the sunny mountains of Ojai, California, and several hotels in between.

Utopian Fantasy taps into Buckley’s love and deep knowledge of mythology. She explains, “It is the sort of feeling of leaving your body – as one does during times of immense stress or when chaos ensues. Escapism of sorts. These themes occur throughout the record – from references to Dionysus (god of wine and chaos) to the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Resigning yourself to whatever is – a sort of submission to chaos. Like in the myth of Apollo and Dionysus. Being naked at the feast, the idea of that vulnerability of just awaiting your fate. How we all long to be carried by Zephyr, the wind, from our fate into a bed of flowers. Just as in the myth of Cupid and Psyche. But what comes next? Coming to terms with your new reality. Like being lost in the realm of the faery, and reemerging years later. Feeling as if it were all one day or one dream.”

Allie Crow Buckley is excited to announce a run of headline dates to support the new record that includes stops at Schubas in ChicagoZebulon in Los AngelesBaby’s All Right in New York, and Songbyrd in Washington, D.C. Next week marks the start of her tour supporting Lord Huron which includes two sold-out nights at Red Rocks later this month and she will also support UK artist Declan Mckenna on his North American fall tour. A full list of dates can be found below. 

The new record follows her debut LP, Moonlit and Devious, and tours with Jenny Lewis and Maggie Rogers.


~Lord Huron

*Declan Mckenna

5/24/23 – Redding, CA @ Redding Civic~

5/25/23 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra~

5/27/23 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Pavilion~

5/28/23 – Missoula, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater~  SOLD OUT 

5/29/23 – Bozeman, MT @ Elm~  SOLD OUT 

5/31/23 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks~  SOLD OUT 

6/1/23 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks~  SOLD OUT 

6/2/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ SLC Twilight~ 

6/4/23 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater~ 

6/5/23 – Seattle WA @ Sunset Tavern HEADLINE

6/6/23 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir HEADLINE

7/18/23 – San Diego CA @ Casbah HEADLINE

7/20/23 – San Francisco CA @ Café Du Nord HEADLINE

7/22/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon HEADLINE

7/26/23 – Chicago IL @ Schubas HEADLINE

7/28/23 – Evanston, IL @ Out of Space Concert Series~

9/26/23 – Brooklyn NY @ Baby’s All Right HEADLINE

9/27/23 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place* 

9/29/23 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd HEADLINE

10/1/23 – Charleston, SC @ The Senate* 

10/2/23 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre* 

10/3/23 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal* 

10/5/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre*

10/9/23 –  Mexico City, Mexico @ Pabellón del Palacio de los Deportes*

10/11/23 – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico @ C3 Stage*

10/16/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater*

10/17/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre* 

10/19/23 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre*

10/21/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union* 

10/23/23 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo* 

10/25/23 – Portland, OR @ Rosalind Theater* 

10/29/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom* 

10/31/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades* 

11/1/23 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater* 

11/3/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo* 

11/4/23 – Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater* 

Presave now
Greatest Hits
Cowboy in London
Utopian Fantasy
Cupid and Psyche
Dreamboat Soulmate
I’m Not Really Here
Naked at the Feast
Five Pointed Star


Allie Crow Buckley’s music is a world unto itself. A journey from deep within the forest to the coastal cliffs. In sound, her music is a paradox, capturing the gentle folk of Joni Mitchell alongside the pagan allure of Black Sabbath. She is known for her balance of ethereal, soaring melodies, strong rhythmic elements, and heavy, rooted low end. This balance, coupled with her allegorical sense of lyricism, lends itself to being both beautifully meditative and unsettling at times.

She draws inspiration from numerous sources – from painters, and poets as well as mythology and her love of classical music from her years of formal training as a dancer. Following the release of her acclaimed debut 2019 EP So Romantic, she released her debut LP, Moonlit and Devious, in 2021 to praise from The New Yorker, NPR, Under The Radar, Paste, and more.