Hayden Pedigo shares new single, announces more summer tour dates

“Elsewhere” was a FADER Song You Need, and Pedigo has followed it up with the title track from “The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored.”

June 01, 2023
Hayden Pedigo shares new single, announces more summer tour dates Hayden Pedigo   Photo by D'Angelo Isaac

Hayden Pedigo may dress like a cowboy, but his compositions don't hit you over the head with their yeehaw-ness. Instead, the acoustic guitarist captures a sort of melancholy yearning that wouldn't sound out of place on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack. Last month, he announced a new album, The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored, along with lead single "Elsewhere," which we named a Song You Need.


Now Pedigo is back with another single, this time the title track from his upcoming project. "The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored" shares plenty of DNA with "Elsewhere" — both have meandering fingerpicked melodies that wander between folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. But according to Pedigo in a press release, "It has a specific feeling I’ve never felt in any of my songs before. It felt like I had finally created a grand work that I had imagined for years."

Pedigo has also announced an expanded summer tour, adding some headlining shows to his dates opening for Jenny Lewis. Check those out below, plus the music video for "The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored," where he plays a DVD guitar instructor.


Hayden Pedigo 2023 tour dates


June 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
June 30 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
July 7 - Chicago, IL - Salt Shed*
July 8 - Madison, WI - Art Lit Lab
July 9 - Iowa City, IA - Trumpet Blossom
July 10 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens*
July 12 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater*
July 13 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues*
July 15 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner*
July 16 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall*
July 17 - Kingston, NY - Tubby's
July 18 - New York, NY - Pier 17*
July 20 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met*
July 22 - Washington, DC - The Anthem*
July 26 - Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
July 29 - Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Museum of Art
July 30 - Austin, TX - Sagebrush
August 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon

* with Jenny Lewis

Hayden Pedigo shares new single, announces more summer tour dates