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The “Jewish Ed Sheeran” returning to St. Louis


It’s only been a week since Noah Kahan wowed audiences at the Saint Louis Music Park and now he’s already making plans to return, but this time at an even bigger venue.

On Thursday, Kahan, known worldwide as the “Jewish Ed Sheeran” announced on Instagram that even though he is still on his current tour now, he’s ready for another one.


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The new tour will hit North America in March of 2024 after a string of shows in Europe. He will return to St. Louis on June 4, 2024, for a show at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, and then zip across the state for a show June 5 in Kansas City at the Azura Amphitheater.

“Advance Registration is open now – you can sign up for your code on my website until Sunday at 10 pm PT. The presale starts next Wednesday, September 27th at 10 am local time. All tickets will be on sale next Friday, September 29th at 10 a.m. local time. We’re going bigger for 2024 baby,” wrote Kahan.

17 Things to Know About Noah Kahan

Hozier. Ed Sheeran. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon. What do all these folky, popular, guitar-playing artists have in common? If you guessed “they’re not Jewish,” you would be correct.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a Jewish musician of their genre and caliber worthy of our attention! We’re talking about Noah Kahan, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter whose star is on the rise.

Here are 18 things to know about Noah Kahan.

1. Noah was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, to a Jewish family.

2. He has three siblings: Sasha, Simon and Richard.

3. Noah first started writing music at age 9 and learned guitar at age 12.

“The first song I ever wrote was called ‘Wednesday Is The Worst Days of My Life‘ and I sang it at my talent show,” Noah revealed in a YouTube video for Billboard. “And then I had to go to mandatory therapy for two weeks with the school guidance counselor because people were so concerned. It was a banger, honestly. But they just couldn’t understand it yet.

4. Noah grew up in the small town of Strafford, Vermont, which greatly influenced his songwriting.

“Growing up in small town Vermont led me to create music that reflected small town values,” he told Boston University’s radio station. “Isolation, curiosity about the world at large, and the beauty of my surroundings all tie in to the folky sound I try to elicit.”

5. In 2015, Noah was accepted to Tulane University.

Ultimately, however, he decided to defer his enrollment.

“Getting into Tulane was a dream come true in itself, and at the time there had been serious talk about the possibility of a record deal so I was totally overwhelmed,” Noah explained of his college decision. “These two achievements were things I had never imagined myself being able to accomplish, so it honestly was a tough choice. After a lot of talks with my family and trusted friends I decided that though college would always be there for me, a record deal might not be. And so the choice was made.”

6. In 2017, Noah signed a record deal with Republic Records and his debut single “Young Blood” came out the same year!

7. He has cited his musical influences as Paul Simon, Ben Howard and The Lumineers.

8. Noah has a great review of dry shampoo:

9. Noah made his television debut performing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in 2018!

While the video of his performance is no longer online, check out Noah’s Instagram post from that day, where he notes that he’s “excited to make history as the first person to pee their pants during a TV debut!”

Right on, Noah!

10. Noah has referred to himself onstage as “the Jewish Ed Sheeran.” It’s even in his TikTok bio!

But in an interview with Atwood Magazine, he explained their key difference, beyond Jewishness, of course: “I like to think Ed Sheeran looks more like a catfish and I’ve got more of a gecko vibe going on.

11. Noah has opened for or performed with the likes of Ben FoldsGeorge Ezra and James Bay.

12. He’s always asking the important questions of the music industry:

Uh, Noah… that somebody might have to be you.

13. Speaking of albums: His debut album “Busyhead” came out in 2019.

14. Noah has an adorable dog named Penny!!

15. He’s been very open about his struggles with mental health.

I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember,” Noah told an Australian news outlet. “I didn’t know what it was until I got into high school. Then, when I started releasing music and seeing it connect with others, I realised it wasn’t something I had to be ashamed of and that people were actually connecting to my music. So it’s a real thing and it’s a really hard thing I have to deal with all the time and it sucks, and it’s shitty. Sometimes it feels like everyone around me is doing well and I feel like I’m kind of missing something. But what’s great is music gives me an outlet to express it and it helps other people. So [anxiety] has its ups and downs.

16. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Noah left New York City and returned to his parent’s home. During this time he also spent one week at a friend’s house, where he wrote and recorded an EP, “Cape Elizabeth.”

17. He’s jokingly discussed retirement:

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Jordan worked at KSDK from 1995 to 2020. Jordan is a three-time Emmy award winner who produced every kind of show from news to specials during his tenure, creating Show Me St. Louis, The Cardinal Nation Show. He started ksdk.com in 2001 and won three Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic and website excellence in 2010, 2014 and 2020. Jordan has been married for 25 years and is the father of two college students. He is an avid biker, snowboarder, and beer lover. He created the blog drink314.com, focusing on the St. Louis beer community in 2015. Jordan has an incredible and vast knowledge of useless information and is the grandson of a Cleveland bootlegger.