Andy Shauf Shares “Halloween Store” 

Andy Shauf presents a music video for “Halloween Store” — one of “the best two songs on [Norm]…grounded by acoustic guitar but [featuring] lush instrumental breaks and repeating hooks” (Variety) – and announces a 2024 solo tour. Now, with Halloween just around the corner, Shauf shines a flashlight on the much-adored Norm standout. The hand-drawn “Halloween Store” video by animator Margaret Bialis and creative director  Véra Haddad is charming and timely, a perfect visual accompaniment for the fast-approaching holiday.

Haddad comments, “‘The Halloween Store’ video is a real central Canada/midwestern-drab-inspired visualization of Andy’s sonic storytelling and dry humor. This song has great scenic details we got to explore through this records key characters ‘You’ and ‘Norm.’ ‘Halloween Store”s autumnal spirit informed our choice to animate physically with paper and ink — a little bit of a nod to the tradition of ‘Inktober’ where artists take on the challenge to draw everyday of the month.” 

Bialis adds, “I think design-wise I was inspired by the warmth and hominess of looking forward to Halloween when you were a kid (hopefully shown with the film being animated on paper with colored pencils), juxtaposed with how off-putting and cold liminal spaces can feel. I also thought it was important to have some charming moments throughout the film, but ultimately leave the viewer with the impression that maybe this Norm guy isn’t the most savory of characters. Maybe he’s more of a monster than the monsters we see at the Halloween store!”

Next spring, Shauf will embark on a North American solo tour, bringing his beloved live set to a slew of intimate venues in major cities and smaller markets, including Boston,  Brooklyn, Asheville, Evanston, Big Sur, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Seattle, and more. A full list of dates are below, and tickets are on-sale this Friday at 10am ET.

Andy Shauf Tour Dates
Sun. Oct. 22 – Dublin, IE @ The Sugar Club
Mon. Oct. 23 – Cork, IE @ St. Luke’s
Wed. Oct. 25 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Metronum
Thu. Oct. 26 – Barcelona, ES @ La Nau
Fri. Oct. 27 – Zaragoza, ES @ La Lata De Bombillas
Sun. Oct. 29 – Madrid, ES @ El Sol
Mon. Oct. 30 – Porto, PT @ Mouco
Wed. Nov. 1 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
Thu. Nov. 2 – Liège, BE @ Reflektor
Sat. Nov. 4 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
Fri. Nov. 24 – Seoul, KR @ Musinsa Garage
Mon. Nov. 27 – Tokyo, JP @ Club Quattro
Tue. Nov. 28 – Osaka, JP @ Club Quattro
Wed. Nov. 29 – Aichi, JP @ Club Quattro
Sat. Dec. 2 – Hong Kong, HK @ Clockenflap Music Festival
Thu. Mar. 21 – Homer, NY @ Center For The Arts
Fri. Mar. 22 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
Sat. Mar. 23 – Portland, ME @ First Parish Church
Mon. Mar. 25 – Boston, MA @ First Church Cambridge
Tue. Mar. 26 – South Deerfield, MA @ Tree House Brewing
Thu. Mar. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr
Fri. Mar. 29 – Arden, DE @ The Gild Hall
Sat. Mar. 30 – Vienna, VA @ The Barns @ Wolff Trap
Mon. Apr. 1 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Masonic Temple
Wed. Apr. 3 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records
Sat. Apr. 6 – Eau Claire, WI @ Pablo Center
Sun. Apr. 7 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
Sat. Apr. 8 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
Sat. Apr. 20 – Boulder, CO @ Bluebird Music Festival
Sun. Apr. 21 – Boulder, CO @ Bluebird Music Festival
Mon. Apr. 22 – Santa Fe, NM @ St. Francis Auditorium
Thu. Apr. 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project
Fri. Apr. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project
Sat. Apr. 27 – Ojai, CA @ Ojai Women’s Club
Sun. Apr. 28 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
Tue. Apr. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Wed. May 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Fri. May 3 – Seattle, WA @ Washington Hall
Sat. May 4 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church
Sun. May 5 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church
Wed. May 8 – Bend, OR @ Old Saint Francis
Thu. May 9 – Boise, ID @ El Korah Shrine
Sat. May 11 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern