Neda 5-Year Anniversary

Five years ago today, 26-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan was murdered on the streets of Tehran during a protest against the disputed election of then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the chaos of the aftermath, someone filmed her death (at the hands of a government paramilitary group) and put it online. The video struck a chord with people around the world, including us. For the one-year anniversary in 2010, we worked with Amnesty International to raise awareness about the ongoing human rights struggle in Iran. We created an online campaign called “Neda Speaks” and hosted a charity concert in Los Angeles. We also wrote this song:



The song still marks a turning point for us, something about the power of art and the limitations of that power in the face of totalitarianism. We aren’t politicians or soldiers, just people still haunted by the image of that woman and what she represents..

To learn more, visit Amnesty International.


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Dallas Date Added

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Photo Credit: Mike Condon

We’ve just added a brand-new date to our Fall Tour—at the House of Blues in Dallas. The Pre-Sale starts this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. local time. Get your tickets HERE (link will go live when pre-sale begins).

Tour Dates:
Thu Sep 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – GET TICKETS
Fri Sep 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – GET TICKETS
Sat Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – GET TICKETS
Three-Night Residency Package at The Fillmore – GET TICKETS
Mon Sep 22 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee – GET TICKETS
Wed Sep 24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – PRE-SALE WED@10AM
Thu Sep 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – GET TICKETS
Fri Sep 26 – Austin, TX – Stubbs – GET TICKETS
Sat Sep 27 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre – GET TICKETS
Sun Sep 28 – Atlanta – Buckhead Theatre – GET TICKETS
Fri Oct 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory – GET TICKETS
Sat Oct 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – GET TICKETSM
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Fall Tour Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Photo Credit: Timothy Boyer

We’re blown away by the incredible response to yesterday’s pre-sale… SF, L.A., Boston, Toronto, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and New York sold out in just a few minutes.

The Public Sale starts THIS WEEKEND. With the exception of our Washington D.C. show, which went on sale this morning, all the shows go on sale either Friday or Saturday (specific days and times listed below).

Also, due to popular demand, we’ve arranged for another bunch of Three-Night San Francisco Residency Tickets to go on sale at the same time as the individual ones tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. As a reminder, on September 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Fillmore, we’ll be playing each of our albums, respectively, in their entirety (along with other songs, of course). You can purchase tickets to all the SF shows for one price and one fee Friday at 10:00 a.m. HERE.

Tour Dates:
Thu Sep 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – ON SALE FRI@10AM
Fri Sep 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – ON SALE FRI@10AM
Sat Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – ON SALE FRI@10AM
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A Special Three-Night Residency in San Francisco


To kick off the tour, we’ve decided to do something we’ve never done before… For three consecutive nights at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, we’ll be performing each of our three studio albums in order of release, beginning with our self-titled debut record on September 18th, continuing with All At Once on September 19th, and concluding with Such Hot Blood on September 20th.

If you’d like to attend all three of these shows, you can purchase a Residency Ticket for all three nights at a discounted rate. These tickets are available on our online store this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. HERE.  Ticketmaster will have a limited number of Residency Tickets available on sale this Friday at 10:00 a.m. HERE

Some of these songs, we’ve only played onstage a handful of times, so we’re really looking forward to these performances. Of course, we’ll also play select songs from all our albums every night—plus brand-new ones.

Hotel Kabuki:
We know many of you might come from out of town to SF for the long weekend, so we were able to strike up a deal with the Hotel Kabuki (just two blocks from the Fillmore). …
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Photo Credit: Kolin Toney

Thank you for waiting. Thank you to all our fans everywhere who have been so supportive throughout these years we’ve been a band. Thank you for letting us into your lives, for coming to our shows, for sweating and screaming with us, for being with us as we keep doing this thing that we’ve been doing..

We’re so excited to announce the biggest Airborne tour to date beginning with three very special back-to-back shows in San Francisco on September 18th, 19th, and 20th, during which we’ll play all three albums in their entirety over the course of those nights. The Pre-Sale for the entire Fall Tour begins this Wednesday, May 14th, at 10:00 a.m. (links below). The General Sale starts this weekend.

This is happening. We’ll see you out there.

(All pre-sale links will go live on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.)

Thu Sep 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
Fri Sep 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
Sat Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
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Firefly Music Festival – Fri June 20


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MILWAUKEE – Summerfest July 2











Wed July 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Calgary & Edmonton Festivals

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Sat Aug 30 – Calgary, AB – XFest
Sun Aug 31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom

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JUST ADDED: July 11 – Minneapolis – Basilica Block Party









Fri July 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Basilica Block Party

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Chicago: Lollapalooza Aug 3


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Fort Worth Music Festival: May 17


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New Orleans: April 4


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Tour starts TONIGHT…

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Since finishing our last tour, we’ve been itching to get back out as soon as possible. We’re so excited for these next two weeks in St. Pete, Orlando, Athens, New Orleans, Nashville, Tulsa, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, andMilwaukee. If you live in or near these places, we would very much like to see you. If not, we’ll of course be adding dates throughout the year.. Click on SHOWS above for ticket links.

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Meet Adrian


Due to unforeseen, last-minute circumstances, our temporary Noah replacement, Ashley Dzerigian, will be unable to join us for this tour.

To fill in on bass, we’ve gone and recruited our buddy Adrian Rodriguez to step up to the task. He’s a quick study, monster bassist, and more-than-capable late-night drinking partner. We’ve hazed him and now welcome him proudly to our wolf pack.

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We’ve been asked to perform on the show tonight. It’s always a blast stopping by here, and Kimmel has been a long-time supporter of our band since the early days. Plus it’s right in our backyard, so naturally we said yes. (Also, he serves booze backstage, so you know…)

The show airs at 11:35/10:35c on ABC. We’ll be on somewhere near the end of the program. Hope you can tune in! Click HERE for more info.

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Noah takes a break… Ashley steps in

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Whaaaat?! With the exception of four songs in Seattle (during which Noah was stuck in a cab), the five of us have played every single Airborne show together… But things happen—and by “things,” we mean babies.

So congrats are in order to our wayward bassist, who will soon be welcoming a new tiny person into his family. Does he know what he’s in for? Who knows. But to prepare for this inevitable upheaval in his up-until-now music- and motorcycle-based existence, Noah will be taking some time off to tend to his homestead and grapple with the sleep-deprived joys of young fatherhood.

In his temporary absence, we’ve asked our old friend and all-around badass Ashley Dzerigian to fill in and do what she does best. She’s a ridiculously talented bassist, and we couldn’t be happier to have her onstage with us.

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Shaky Knees Music Festival


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Firefly Music Festival

Is it too early to start thinking about summer festivals? We’re very excited to be playing Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware June 19-22.

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Chicago: Free Q87 Radio Show Announced


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Not so much a blur as a rapid-fire montage set to music and peppered with long bouts of sitting on tour buses and planes—and the occasional picturesque European town—our memories of 2013 are a bit incoherent at this point. So much happened this year, and still it wasn’t long enough. We’ve begun thinking about the new year, and yes, we’ve started putting together some tour dates in February, starting on the 5th in Florida..

Most tickets go on sale this Friday, December 20th at 10:00 a.m. (See below)

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Wed Feb 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre – TIX ON SALE FRI 12/20 @ 10AMThu Feb 6 – Orlando, FL – The Social – TIX ON SALE FRI 12/20 @ 10AMFri Feb 7 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club – TIX ON SALE FRI 12/20 @ 10AMSat Feb 8 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre – TIX ON SALE FRI 12/20 @ 10AM Mon Feb 10 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In – TIX ON SALE FRI 12/20 @ 10AMTue Feb 11 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard – TIX ON SALE FRI 12/20 @ 10AMWed Feb 12 – St. Louis, MO …
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