Cold War Kids will kick off a fall headline tour on September 20th at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Tickets are now on sale. The run will include a series of West Coast dates, including a September 23rd show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. Special guests The Strumbellas will open at the Arizona and Montana shows.
The full tour itinerary can be seen below, which features lead singer Nathan Willett performing a new song, “Love is Mystical,” on piano.
The acclaimed indie band has signed with Capitol Records and is now at work on the follow-up to its fifth studio album, Hold My Home. Released in October 2014, Hold My Home contained the Gold-certified single “First,” which was No. 1 at Alternative radio for nine weeks and in the Top 10 for 73 weeks.
Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz and David Quon. Formed in Long Beach, CA in 2004, the band’s breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards was released to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, while 2011’s Mine Is Yours introduced deeper anthemic qualities to the eclectic group’s catalog. 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, featuring the hit single “Miracle Mile,” was a return to their raw live sound. Cold War Kids have sold more than 500,000 albums, over 1.5 million singles and have more than 50 million streams to date.
The New York Times noted, “This quartet from California plays the kind of elastic, vaguely soul-inspired indie rock (the vocalist Nathan Willett commands a sinewy, undulating falsetto) that gets music critics shimmying in their desk chairs, clacking out breathless, immediate endorsements.” “Willett’s hugely impressive voice is the band’s calling card – there’s really no comparison,” said the Los Angeles Times. “Seeing CWK live is seeing them at their best. It’s a stage show full of raucous vigor…there’s never a dull moment,” said MTV News.
5/27 – Napa, CA @ Bottlerock Festival
6/4 – Aurora, IL @ Two Brothers Summer Festival
6/5 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
6/10 – 6/11 – Heber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout
6/17 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion – Radio 104.5’s 9th Birthday Show
6/25 – Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
6/26 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – DC101 Kerfuffle
7/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party
7/14 – 17 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
7/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Feed More Festival
7/22 – Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Racetrack – Del Mar Summer Concert Series
7/29 – 7/30 – Fort Smith, AR @ Peacemaker Festival
8/5 – 8/6 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
8/20 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Parque Fundidora – Hellow Festival 2016
9/20 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
9/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival
9/26 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater *
9/27 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee * 9/30 – 10/2 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/7 – 10/9 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma *
10/14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/15 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
* with The Strumbellas supporting
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