HANNI EL KHATIB releases new video for ‘Paralyzed’ & announces UK tour- LP ‘Savage Times’ out now via Innovative Leisure

July 27, 2017



Hanni El Khatib is sharing a new video for his album standout track ‘Paralyzed’, taken from his recent LP ‘Savage Times’, which was originally released as 5 EPs. We’re also excited to announce that Hanni will embark on a UK tour throughout this September/October.

Speaking about the ‘Paralyzed‘ video, Hanni said: “I had a dream or something occurred in my subconscious where I was performing with Michael Jackson. When I woke up in the morning I kept thinking about how cool it would be to get Michael Jackson to be in the Paralyzed video.

Daniel and I went to the Cozy Inn in Culver City one Sunday afternoon to talk about the video and the bartender, Robin Tapp, walked up asking us what we wanted to drink. We were both instantly captivated by her. She had on these Pepto Bismol pink hand strips that looked like a PBA bowling hand brace and this incredibly smooth voice. We got to talking with her and found out she was a singer/songwriter and asked her if she would want to do the video. Come to find out Robin was nominated for an Outstanding Original Song Emmy in 1993 for something she performed for the soap opera One Life to Live.

With Robin set as our lead singer it made sense to live out my dream and hire some Michael Jackson impersonators as the backup dancers. One of them, Scorpio, is another Los Angeles legend who performed with Michael Jackson at the 1993 Super Bowl in Pasadena. He jumped out of the ceiling of the stadium. You know whether you are Michael Jackson or an Emmy nominated singer or a Michael Jackson impersonator we all just want to perform on any stage we can find.”

See Hanni El Khatib live:

July 30 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA *
Aug 26 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO **
Aug 27 – Gothic Theater – Denver, CO **
Sep 26 – Academy Green Room – Dublin, IE
Sep 28 – Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK
Sep 30 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
Oct 1 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
Oct 2 – Village Underground – London, UK
Oct 3 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
Oct 5 – Orangerie – Botanique – Brussels, BE
Oct 7 – Le Ouest Park Festival @ Le Tetris – Le Havre, FR
Oct 8 – La Lune Des Pirates – Amiens, FR
Oct 10 – La Cigale – Paris, FR
Oct 11 – Le Krakatoa – Bordeaux, FR
Oct 12 – Le Chabada – Angers, FR
Oct 14 – Fri-Son – Fribourg, CH
Oct 15 – Bogen F – Zurich, CH
Oct 17 – Babylon – Istanbul, TR
Oct 20 – Gazarte – Athens, GR
* w/ Portugal The Man
** w/ The Budos Band



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