Michael Alden Hadreas leads Perfume Genius in a performance at 9:30 Club on March 25, 2022. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Though they’re unfortunate in the first place, calamitous life experiences can in rare cases provide the motivation for what become some of the most remarkable forms of artistic expression.
Michael Alden Hadreas is one of the many gay people in America who, as an adolescent and then even more so as a teenager, suffered deplorable treatment from cruel peers who were part of a nation struggling, and still to this day, with its own homophobia.
Perfume Genius (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)
Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas has announced a spring tour that will bring him to DC to perform at 9:30 Club on Friday, March 25.
The dates mark some of his first live shows in these cities since the release of his critically acclaimed Set My Heart on Fire Immediately.
Perfume Genius (Photo by Camille Vivier)
Perfume Genius (born Mike Hadreas) released his fifth studio album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, via Matador Records back in May. Perfume Genius next streams live from the Palace Theater in Los Angeles via Veeps on Saturday, Sept. 19.