Soul pop crooner and cult legend Har Mar Superstar released Best Summer Ever in April and he’s back on the road for a cross country tour this fall. We’re excited to give away a pair of tickets at each show!


Sean Tillmann has been making records under the name “Har Mar Superstar” since 1999.  Under the Har Mar moniker, Sean has gone through a plethora of phases, ranging from fun-loving, beats-based music pioneer (he and Peaches shared stages early on) to angry arena crowd opener (a 2002 public lewdness allegation proves it) to soul music crooner.  His last albumBye Bye 17 opened a lot of people’s minds to his songwriting prowess, which has existed since day one of his career.

For years, Tillmann was an artist’s artist when The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gossip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many other legends decided to collaborate and/or take him on tour.  Different phases of his career brought him fame through the fickle worlds of indie, British pop, LA DJ-dom, and New York night crawling.

Bye Bye 17 was an eye-opener to the music world, not that Tillmann wasn’t used to accolades through his former work with Sean Na Na, Gayngs, Neon Neon, and Calvin Krime.  Sean had “arrived as a songwriter.”  After living in LA and NYC for 12 years, Sean moved back to Minneapolis, MN, where he is most creative.  With the help of Chris Bierden (Poliça, Bye Bye 17), Ryan McMahon (Har Mar, Lizzo), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Adele, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens), and Ryan Olson (Poliça, Marijuana Deathsquads), Har Mar Superstar’s album Best Summer Ever was born.

Best Summer Ever, since its inception, has been imagined as a “Greatest Hits of Har Mar Superstar from 1950-1985.”  Tillmann was born in 1978.  Wrap your head around that, please.

Best Summer Ever is a slow burner with many ballads, dance-able tracks, and co-writes.  Long-time friend Julian Casablancas (Cult Records founder, The Strokes), Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Erykah Badu, Voidz, Weezer), and Tillmann worked very closely to make the concept happen.  Karen O, Matt Sweeney, and James Levy (Reputante, Lolawolf) all helped write songs on the record.  Bobby Charles wrote “I Hope.”  “Youth Without Love” was a demo written by Julian that was sitting around that Har Mar fell in love with, so they made it for the record.

Look out for Har Mar Superstar, now fronting a six-piece band — complete with horns — touring worldwide this year.  The live show has always been a fun, sweat-soaked celebration of joy.  The man was born to rock a stage.  Join the party. (

Check out a full list of Har Mar Superstar offers below. Want to win tickets? Download the Thrillcall app, set your location and enter to win. Good luck!

Oct 21 Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 22 Musica Akron, OH
Oct 23 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 24 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Oct 25 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 26 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Oct 27 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 28 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Oct 29 Freakfest Madison, WI
Oct 30 Gabe’s Iowa City, IA
Nov 01 Vega Lincoln, NE
Nov 02 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 03 Metro Bar Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 04 The Palace Lounge Missoula, MT
Nov 05 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
Nov 06 Dante’s Portland, OR
Nov 07 The Chapel San Francisco, CA
Nov 10 The Garage Ventura, CA
Nov 11 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Nov 12 Backstage Bar & Billiards Las Vegas, NV
Nov 13 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
Nov 15 191 Toole Tucson, AZ
Nov 16 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Nov 17 Club Dada Dallas, TX
Nov 18 The Continental Club Austin, TX
Nov 19 The Continental Club Austin, TX
Nov 20 Come And Take It Comedy Takeover Houston, TX
Nov 21 Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack Little Rock, AR
Nov 22 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Nov 25 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN