Premiering today on Vulture:
“‘Under the Pressure’ suggests a certain small-town expanse. To put it another way, it’s music for the open road, when after hours of driving, towns and trees and sunshine and stars and brake lights blur together.”
While in Duisburg, DE for Traumzeit Fest, Adam pulled out his acoustic guitar and gave Cardinal Sessions this intimate performance of “An Ocean in Between The Waves”.
“Philadelphia rock titans The War on Drugs made a trip up I-95 on Monday for a visit to the Ed Sullivan Theatre and their sophomore appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. In support of their phenomenal third album Lost in the Dream, the band teamed with CBS’ own Paul Schaffer for a jaw-droppingly good rendition of Song of the Year candidate “Red Eyes”. The performance was so good, in fact, that even the competition was raving about it: “Yes!! @warondrugsjams just slayed on Letterman,” Jimmy Fallon music booker Jonathan Cohen tweeted … as his own show was still on the air.” – Consequence Of Sound
The band have announced a second North American tour in support of their latest release, ‘Lost In The Dream’. Set to hit the road in September, this run expands on March’s previous trip across the region. Tickets on sale now. Hope to see you there!
09/04 Raleigh – Hopscotch Music Festival
09/07 Boston – Boston Calling Festival
09/13 Burlington – Grand Point North Festival
09/14 Ottawa – Ottawa Folk Fest
09/15 Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/16 Detroit – St. Andrews Hall
09/17 Columbus – Newport Music Hall
09/19 Cleveland – Downtown Festival
09/20 Madison – Majestic Theatre
09/21 Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre
09/22 Minneapolis – First Avenue
09/24 Omaha – Waiting Room
09/26 Dallas – Granada Theater
09/27 Houston – House of Blues
09/28 Austin – Stubb’s
10/01 Pomona – The Glass House
10/02 Los Angeles – The Fonda Theatre
10/04 Sacramento – Launch Music Festival
10/05 San Francisco – The Fillmore
10/09 Boulder – Fox Theatre
10/10 Denver – Ogden Theatre
10/11 Lawrence – The Granada Theatre
10/12 St Louis – The Ready Room
10/13 Nashville – Marathon Music Works
10/15 Asheville – Orange Peel
10/16 Atlanta – The Tabernacle
After wrapping up the final shows of their North American tour this week, the band will begin gearing up for their first European run since the release of ‘Lost In The Dream’. Keeping in the spirit of not slowing down, The War On Drugs have also announced a string of new UK and EU dates, further extending their touring schedule into the fall.
6/25 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
7/18-20 – SUFFOLK – Latitude Festival
7/18 – TØNSBERG – Slottsfjell Festival
8/14-17– GLANUSK PARK – Green Man Festival
8/15 – BELGIUM – Pukkelpop
10/25 – Stockholm, SE – Munchen Brewery
10/26 – Arhus, DK – Voxhall
10/28 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
10/31 – Zurich, CH – Kaufleuten
11/1 – Luxemburg, LU – Rockhal
11/4 – LIVERPOOL – 02 Academy
11/5 – LONDON – Roundhouse
11/6 – BRISTOL – 02 Academy
11/7 – MANCHESTER – Ritz
11/8 – GLASGOW – 02 ABC
11/9 – ICELAND – Iceland Airwaves Festival
Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements in the coming future.
Listen to a live, in-studio performance and interview at NYPR’s Studio 360
And check out the session’s bonus track, “Under The Pressure” here.
‘Lost In The Dream’ is officially out now worldwide.
Tour begins tonight in Philadelphia
3/18 | Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer – SOLD OUT
3/19 | New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT
3/20 | New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT
3/21 | Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – SOLD OUT
3/22 | Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
3/23 | Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/26 | Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
3/28 | Seattle, WA @ Neptune
3/29 | Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret – SOLD OUT
3/30 | Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/01 | San Francisco, CA @ Independent – SOLD OUT
4/02 | San Francisco, CA @ Independent
4/04 | Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour – SOLD OUT
4/05 | Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour – SOLD OUT
4/06 | San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/07 | Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
4/08 | Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
4/10 | Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
4/11 | Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century
4/12 | Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/13 | Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
4/14 | Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – SOLD OUT
4/15 | Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
4/17 | Boston, MA @ Paradise
4/18 | Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/02 | Sun. 5/4 | Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest
5/15 | Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
5/16 | Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
5/17 | Malmo, SE @ Mejeriet
5/18 | Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
5/19 | Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik
5/20 | Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
5/21 | Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
5/23 | Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
5/24 | Utrecht, NL @ LGW
5/25 | Brussels, BE @ Botanique
5/26 | Paris, FR @ Fleche D
“…this is highly emotional rock that reads as low-stakes at first. It’s evocative and pleasant if you let it float by in the background, but it’s made with hooks that sink in deep if you give yourself over.”
Read full article and listen here
Lost In The Dream will be released March 17/18 (EU/US) on Secretly Canadian. Pre-order is available now for CD, LP, limited edition purple LP, or as part of a deluxe bundle.
The deluxe bundle includes:
Limited edition purple vinyl
CD version of the album
Limited edition tour poster on 17in X 22in gloss stock
Limited edition custom design tote bag
Digital download code for Lost In The Dream
Additional dates announced for the band’s upcoming trip to Australia.
After an outstanding 2012 tour performing at Harvest festival – plus sold out sideshows – The War on Drugs return to Australia this summer as part of Falls Festival!
The War On Drugs’ sophomore effort Slave Ambient was hailed as one of the albums of 2011, and served to put this Philadelphia based indie rock outfit on radars all over the world. Beginning as something of a collective, the band was formed in 2005 by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile. Since Vile’s amicable departure in 2008 – Granduciel and co have settled into a lineup capable of producing some of the most intoxicating guitar hazes this side of Highway 61 Revisited. After selling out some of the most talked about shows of 2012, The War On Drugs return to our shores with reputation and skills to burn.
Tickets available now!
Excited to join the lineup for The Falls Festival, happening this December in Australia. General Admission tickets on sale 9/4.
For full lineup and ticket info, visit: http://fallsfestival.com.au/
hey all, been a while…in fact, its been ‘never’ cuz this is the first time i’ve ever logged into or posted to this website but i’ll start posting more news, pictures, recording tips/myths and of course pictures of my dog, as the summer goes on.
Anyway, i’ve been working on the new drugs record since around last September, and demos actually began in April and May of last year. So far Dave has played a fretless bass on 2 songs and Robbie made an Arp Solina sound like the wind. So far we’ve tracked stuff all over the place–my home studio, my main engineer Jeff Zeigler’s Uniform Studios in philly, Water Music in Hoboken (Sandy hit them pretty hard and they’ve done an incredible job of rebuilding and moving forward stronger than before), Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC (although Mitch wasn’t involved in the sessions and i was in the shower when he stopped by to drop off a 12 string Hagstrom), Miner St. studios in philly, my most favorite spot, Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC…and most recently, last night in brooklyn at ‘the bunker,’ where my friends Jon Natchez and Kelly Pratt played some beautiful horns on a bunch of songs. They’re currently in town rehearsing for their summer tour with David Byrne and St. Vincent (uhhh…super sick) so why not get the best.
here are some of the song titles:
Under the Pressure
An Ocean in Between the Waves
Eyes to the Wind
Lost in a Dream
plus a few more…
Not gonna make any promises on release dates/year or touring right now but it’ll all fall into place soon enough, when the time is right, and it’ll be fuckin’ awesome.
Sad to announce that due to personal reasons our Philadelphia show with The Walkmen has been cancelled.
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With touring dates yet to come in 2011, The War On Drugs are already casting big plans for 2012. After a February spent touring Europe The War On Drugs will set their sights on America, touring the West on a truly epic bill with Sharon Van Etten.
In a double dose of Philadelphia-ness on last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Fishtown’s own The War On Drugs made their television debut, playing “Baby Missiles” from last year’s excellent Slave Ambient, with an assist from ?uestlove of The Roots playing second drummer to TWOD’s Steven Urgo.
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the problem is you’re playing a Taylor haha….meaning known for too much bright end….pick up a jumbo….go gibson j-series or a lerger martin, you’ll get the SOUND of your life. And believe it or not…little hint, figured this out playing around with some of the guns n roses guitar players a few years ago out in LA….D’ADARRIO STRINGS….I know it sounds nuts….they’ll take some of that natural painful ping right out of those guitars with the lighter wood. try a set of 12′s with heavy bottoms or something.
I’m sympathetic to their current circumstances and being left on their uppers by the cancellation of the Hold Steady tour and the exposure it would have brought them is no joke in anyone’s language. At the same time, I’m wholly glad they’re here tonight, because what their opening set, a frantic 30 minutes or so, packed from floor to ceiling with moments of startling rapture and abandoned mayhem, is as good as anything I’ve seen all year.
Wagonwheel Blues is now available! You can buy it from the secretly canadian website or at your local record store (!!!) or a bunch of places online like Amazon…I also saw a few on ebay. Do it!
‘Taking the Farm’ was the song of the day today on NPR.org and they actually tried to
dissect some meaning from it! Niiiice!
Anyway here are some recent reviews to persuade you to head downtown and ask for it.
We played a few parties in Austin for sxsw–duo style with granduciel and vile rippin it on guitars and now we’re super psyched to jam it for our philly friends. The drugs are super loose right now…in a tight kinda way…so make sure to cruise out.
Full length album, Wagonwheel Blues, will be out in June on Secretly Canadian. Got to meet the whole crew down in austin..man, these guys (and one gal) have got THE SPIRIT! Some sweet tracks from the record will be on myspace soon enough…