Love is Gay tour




Los Angeles rebels WASI have released “Run” out everywhere today. This is the second single from their anticipated debut record Riot Pop coming out June 7th just in time for Pride Month. With “Run,” the band ushers in a new movement of self-empowerment. “It’s about being comfortable in your own skin,” says Wasi. “ Instead of running from pain and your own identity, it’s the decision to run with it and completely own yourself.”

“WASI is the pop band the world needs right now.” AFFINITY MAGAZINE

WASI’s anthemic songs are deeply rooted in their experience as outsiders. They own their voice in an often cloudy world. The band draws equal influence from the rebellion of the Clash and the pop sensibilities of Tegan & Sara. Not only do they write songs about defiance and shaking up the system, but they live it everyday. At the helm of the band are newlyweds and human rights activists Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar. The group developed and produce the Women Fuck Shit Up Fest that takes place in Los Angeles, and last year made its Washington D.C. debut.  Their activism reached new heights last year when they single-handedly got Walgreens to establish a nationwide bathroom discrimination policy. See the video on the ACLU website HERE.

In addition to working to change policies at major corporations like Walgreens, the band is heavily involved in the local community level, working with LGBTQ youth centers around the country at every tour stop. They’ll be doing the same on the Love is Gay tour, starting in June, meeting with kids in each city to talk to them about music, art and above all, spreading a message of pride and acceptance. With these ventures, they keep the themes of equality and love of self a constant in their music and lives outside of it.

“Like the rad, queer riot bands before them, this Los Angeles duo, comprised of Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan, is about more than just sick beats: it’s about using the emotive intensity of sound to rock the world into a better, more progressive future. “ –CURVE MAGAZINE


w/ Lucy, La Mer, Polartropica

6/10 Love is Gay Tour - Long Beach Long Beach, CA

6/16 Seventh Circle Music Collective Denver, CO

6/18 Gold Blood Collective Salt Lake City, UT

6/21 Queer Variety Show Portland, OR

6/22 Screwdriver Seattle, WA

6/26 Maltese Bar Chico, CA

6/27 Ivy Room Albany, CA

6/28 Honey Hive Gallery San Francisco, CA

6/29 Knockout Bar San Francisco, CA


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