X Ambassadors announce ‘Orion’ for June 14th

Band has scheduled album release shows

X Ambassadors will release their new album, Orion, June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The set will feature current single “Boom” plus new song “Hey Child.” X Ambassadors will follow up the album release performing album release shows in five cities where they will showcase new material from Orion plus fan favorites (see below for a complete list of dates). ‘”Hey Child” was produced by Ricky Reed and is available at all digital retailers.

Fans who pre-order the album directly from the band will receive an email with a unique code for early access to purchase tickets to the band’s five city club tour. This fan pre-sale will begin April 24th from 10 am local time through April 25th at 10 pm local time. General on sale for the tour is April 26th at 10 am local time. Fans who pre-order Orion will receive both new songs instantly.

In the past few months X Ambassadors have not only been putting the finishing touches on Orion, working closely with producer Ricky Reed, but have branched out and written and produced for others. The band co-wrote and produced three songs on Lizzo’s new album including the title track “Cuz I Love You” and lead singer/songwriter Sam Harris has written and produced eight songs for the upcoming For The Throne – Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones soundtrack that will be released on April 26th.

X Ambassadors’ debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to Billboard stalwarts. The album was an intimate insight into Sam Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades,” a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances. Harris’ songwriting became increasingly personal resulting in the shattering, shimmering 2018 singles “Joyful” and “Don’t Stay” followed by a North American headline tour. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities. In 2019 X Ambassadors released “Boom,” a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork for “Boom” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just ten percent of his vision.

X Ambassadors Album Release Shows:

June 18 Boston, MA Royale
June 20 New York, NY Webster Hall
June 26 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
June 30 St. Louis, MO Pageant
July 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues

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