Handsome Tours, FBi Radio and Triple R are proud to announce headline shows from Philadelphia-based band The War On Drugs, joined by Middle Kids in Sydney and Melbourne this February 2018, in addition to national performances at Laneway Festival.
The War On Drugs
w/ Special Guests Middle Kids
Australian Tour Dates 2018
Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 14th February 2018 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
* Also appearing nationally at Laneway Festival
Pre-sale begins: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 12:00PM AEDT
Pre-sale ends: Wednesday 25th October 2017, 8:00AM AEDT
General Public on-sale: Wednesday 25th October, 9:00AM AEDT
For ticket info visit HandsomeTours.com
The War On Drugs’ 2018 tour follows the release of the band’s fourth, full-length album, ‘A Deeper Understanding’. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), frontman Adam Granduciel, challenges the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today’s modern landscape. ‘A Deeper Understanding’ is a record featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence, with deeply layered and sonically textured tracks at every turn. Each song comes to life wondrously in a live setting, mesmerising audiences and thriving on the precision within the band’s signature soundscapes.
Adored Sydney band Middle Kids, known for their hit single ‘Edge Of Town’ will perform as special guests at both Sydney and Melbourne shows. The band will set the mood with their anthemic sound – a combination of hooky tune craft, ripping Music Row-inspired slide guitar leads, and soaring melodic vocals. Middle Kids shine especially bright live, where an added gear takes them from 0 to 60 in quiet-to-loud dynamics with hair-raising emotional impact.
Striking and mesmerising, don’t miss the live experience of seeing The War On Drugs perform live with Middle Kids. These shows are not to be missed!
PRESS FOR THE WAR ON DRUGS:
“[Granduciel’s] influence has become omnipresent in the indie world… each element here – the steady, percussive piano; the quivering harmonica feels necessary and bold, making Granduciel sound more present than ever.” - Pitchfork [BEST NEW TRACK]
“an epic, mood-shifting guitar jam” - NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered”
“What makes the song is what surrounds the strum: a smooth yet constantly changing backdrop of instruments and voices, with a neo-psychedelic lead guitar or a folksy harmonica sometimes floating to the surface. Behind the seeming simplicity, everything is in flux.” - The New York Times’ The Playlist
For more information please contact:
Brian McDonald at RiSH Publicity