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)
iTunes included the Dallas Buyers Club soundtrack—featuring our new song “Hell and Back“—on its “Best Soundtracks of 2013” year-end list. A seriously inspiring true story, this is a project we continue to be excited about. You can get “Hell and Back” HERE.
Today, we’re extremely excited to be announcing the release of our brand-new song “Hell and Back,” which will also be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming film Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. It’s the true story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient in the mid-80s who defied federal regulations and pharmaceutical companies to get medication from abroad for himself and others. It’s an amazing story of fighting the system and a project we’re very proud to be a part of.
Our new album, Such Hot Blood, is out TODAY in the U.K. This special international edition of our album includes two bonus tracks: “Dublin” and “The Way Home.”
Get the album in the U.K. here:
Get the album in mainland Europe here:
Eleven hours and 12 drinks later, we’re officially on British soil, and despite being at Heathrow, we’re immediately reminded of how much we’ve missed this place (the U.K., not Heathrow). At the moment, we’re either jetlagged or delirious or a bit of both. Either way, we’re so glad to be back—even if we do have to hit the road immediately and find a Roadchef somewhere for lunch…
Birmingham, we’ll see you tomorrow night (followed by Manchester, London,Glasgow, Leeds, etc.) In the E.U., we’ll be in Dublin, all over Germany, Holland, and Belgium. For tickets, click HERE.
We’re also very pleased to announce the release of Such Hot Blood in Mainland Europe TODAY and in the U.K. on Monday, September 30th.
This special international edition of our album includes two bonus tracks: “Dublin” and “The Way Home.” Thank you so much for waiting. We can’t wait to get across the pond next month.
Get the album in mainland Europe here:
Get the album in the U.K. here (9/30; available for pre-order NOW):
We’re excited to announce the release of a brand-new song entitled “Hell and Back.” The song was written—as Mikel says—”in the helmet” while on a recent motorcycle trip across the Rocky Mountains from Omaha to Los Angeles.
You can be the FIRST to hear it by tuning in TOMORROW (Friday) to Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5, which will be exclusively premiering the track at 12:15 p.m. EDT. If you don’t live in the Philly area, you can stream it online RIGHT HERE.
In addition, SiriusXM’s Alt Nation will be playing “Hell and Back” throughout the rest of the day
Photo Credit: Jason Digos Jr.
Only a week into our Fall Tour, and already we’re having trouble remembering which city we’re in, how we passed the hours between 2 and 4:30 a.m. the previous night, and why Steven is now barred from setting foot on Harvard’s campus. Okay, we made that last one up (though, we should thank Harvard’s History Department for letting us crash their party Friday night).
This week, we’re in Baltimore, Norfolk, Philly, Rochester, and more. Click above on SHOWS for a complete listing, and to get tickets. We hope to see you soon.. Tonight, we’re in Richmond. We will attempt to behave ourselves.
We’re also very excited to be performing with American Authors, who will be joining us for the entire American leg of this tour, starting tonight. Also, we did in fact take our name from a book by one particular American author, so there’s that, too.
For our European dates, beginning October 1st, we’ll be joined by our dear friends and old timey longshoremen The Drowning Men. We’ve toured with them a few times before (much to the detriment of our livers), and we honestly can’t …
We’re extremely excited to announce both the U.K./European release of Such Hot Blood, and the limited-release vinyl edition of our third studio album—both of which include two bonus tracks: “Dublin” and “The Way Home,” not included on the original release.
We also want to thank you for waiting. When we first came to the U.K., we had a self-released, self-produced record. After three years on a label, it was clear they didn’t have our best interests in mind. We felt the major label system in the U.K. was outdated and archaic, and we bought our rights back from Mercury so that we could release our new album independently. The resulting legal hassle stalled the record release, but now, we’re overjoyed to be releasing our new album in the U.K. and Europe at last..
Such Hot Blood (plus bonus tracks) will be released in mainland Europe onSeptember 13th, and in the U.K. on September 30th. You can pre-order now onAmazon here:
* Germany (for all other countries, check your local Amazon site)
* Available for pre-order on iTunes beginning August 2nd
Aaaand… for you record lovers, we’ve put together a very special limited-edition180-Gram Vinyl of Such Hot Blood (pictured above), which includes a bonus 7-inch (containing the additional tracks “Dublin” …
Details below. Expect sweat and mayhem.
Fri Aug 9 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater - TICKETS
Wed Sep 4 – Columbia, SC – Jillian’s – TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM
Thu Sep 5 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm – TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM
Mon Sep 9 – Richmond, VA – The National - TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM
Tue Sep 10 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva - TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM
Thu Sep 12 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head – TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM
Mon Sep 16 – Lansing, MI – The Loft – TIX ON SALE FRI@10am
Tue Sep 17 – Kalamazoo, MI – District Square – TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM
Wed Sep 18 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre - PRE-SALE FRI@10AM
Wed Sep 18 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre - GENERAL SALE 8/10 @10AM
Thu Sep 19 – Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar - TIX ON SALE FRI@10AM (very intimate Buzz Radio Show for just $9.65)
Click on Shows above for a complete listing of tour dates.
We fully realize it’s been far too long since we’ve visited the UK and Europe. In fact, we’ve nearly forgotten how it feels to wander blindly down foreign alleyways or to wait drunkenly under harsh lighting for questionable kebabs at 2 a.m.
To help address this pressing situation, we’re extremely excited to announce NEW DATES this October in the UK, Germany,Holland, and Belgium. UK tickets go on sale this WEDNESDAY AT 9:00 A.M., with EU tickets to follow FRIDAY at 9:00 a.m. (Links below).
Photo Credit: Erica Bruce
Tue Oct 1 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2 – PRE-SALE WED @ 9AM
Wed Oct 2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2 – PRE-SALE WED @ 9AM
Thu Oct 3 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit – PRE-SALE WED @ 9AM
Sat Oct 5 – Dublin, IRE – Academy - TIX ON PRE-SALE FRIDAY @ 9AM
Sun Oct 6 – Glasgow, Scotland – Garage – PRE-SALE WED @ 9AM
Mon Oct 7 – London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – PRE SALE WED @ 9AM
Wed Oct 9 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich - TIX ON SALE …