Irish quartet, Kodaline announces its first US headlining tour set for this fall. The tour will start on October 10th in Philadelphia, PA and end on October 30th in Los Angeles. Diane Birch is signed on as support for the tour (specific dates below). Kodaline will tour in support of their debut album, In A Perfect World, which is set for release on October 8th via RCA Records. The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 10th at iTunes, CD and Limited Edition Import LP at Amazon as well as all online retailers. The lead single, “All I Want” is available now at all digital providers.
“All I Want” has received early support from Siriux/SM (Spectrum, Alt Nation and Sirius Plus) and reached #3 on Alt Nation’s Top 18 show. The single has also enjoyed several television and ad campaign placements ESPN’s “Soldier’s Going Home” feature, Google’s 2012 “Year In Review online spot”, an episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, an episode of MTV’s Catfish, the series premiere for NBC’s Ready For Love and was also the featured music bed for the promo spot for ABC’s hit television show Modern Family. Other tracks have also been heard on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, TBS’s Cougar Town and VH1’s Mob Wives and Couples Therapy. The compelling and powerful videos for “All I Want” and “High Hopes”, another album highlight, have over 7.1 million views on VEVO.
In A Perfect World was released in the UK and Europe in June and debuted at #1 in Ireland, #3 in the UK and in the Top 10 in the Netherlands. On the iTunes Chart the album debuted in the Top 20 in Singapore (#1), Holland, South Africa, Switzerland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, France and Sweden. The band was nominated for MTV UK’s “Brand New: for 2013”, as well as BBC’s “Sound of 2013.” “All I Want” was a featured track on BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton’s Record of the Week. Their debut single in the UK, “High Hopes” was the highest new entry on the UK singles chart upon release. In Ireland, both “All I Want” and “High Hopes” are certified gold and “High Hopes” was #1 on both the singles and airplay charts.
Hailing from Dublin, Kodaline are childhood friends Steve Garrigan (lead vocals) Mark Prendergast (guitarist), Jason Boland (bassist) and Vinny May (drummer). Steve and Mark met at the age of seven in the school choir and forged a close musical bond learning to play guitar together, growing up just minutes apart. They encountered Vinny playing with another band in their early teens and quickly recognised his talents. Jason completed the line-up in 2011, and Kodaline was born.
The band played a number of UK and European festivals over the summer which kicked off with a sold out performance at Paradiso in Amsterdam and included performances at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds as well as was on the bill supporting Bruce Springsteen in London.
10/10/13 Philadelphia, PA World Café **
10/11/13 Providence, RI Fete Lounge **
10/13/13 Washington, DC Jammin Java **
10/15/13 Boston, MA Great Scott **
10/16/13 New York, NY TBD
10/17/13 New York, NY TBD
10/18/13 New York, NY TBD
10/20/13 Toronto, ON Garrison
10/22/13 Chicago, IL Subteranean **
10/23/13 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club **
10/26/13 Seattle, WA Barboza **
10/27/13 Portland, OR Doug Fir **
10/28/13 San Francisco Café Du Nord **
10/30/13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour **
** Diane Birch as support
Author: Rob Perez
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