The next year he ventured out of New York for the first time playing for small audiences on the road, building the show and fan base slowly. Touring gradually increased to 100+ shows a year after the the 2015 release of the LP "Leaving To Returning" and the EPs "Never Met a Girl I Didn’t Love" and "The New New Colossus".
Fledgling sobriety was the subject of the 2016 record "Broken Window". Rue released the EP "Speak My Mind" in 2017 in response to the early days of the Trump presidency. The 2018 LP "City Living" and subsequent digital 7"s are a loose chronicle of his move to Manhattan in the mid aughts and an examination of the thoughts and choices that occur while living in transition: geographically, emotionally, spiritually, politically, and socially.
2019 saw the release of his indie rock cover of Lana Del Rey's "Gods & Monsters," the politically charged single "Make Me Feel," and a loud, indie rock cover of Phoebe Bridgers's "Chelsea." Rue released his first solo live EP, "Pete's Candy Store Pt. 1," in December. It accurately represents the show that he's taken coast to coast since 2014.