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Band of Skulls tour North America
May 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 pm MST
Acclaimed U.K. rockers Band of Skulls are set to tour North America, with stops at New York’s Webster Hall, Los Angeles’ The Mayan, New Orleans’ Tipitinas, Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, D.C.’s 9:30 Club and more. Additionally, during their shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago the duo will perform their debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, in full to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of its release. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 starting at 10 a.m. local time and are available for purchase at bandofskulls.com. See below for a complete list of dates.
The run of dates is in support of the band’s Richard X-produced album, Love Is All You Love, out now on So Recordings. Listen to Love Is All You Love here: https://BoS.lnk.to/LoveIsAllYouLove.
The new music is receiving early praise from Billboard who premiered the video for “Love Is All You Love.” Additionally, Classic Rock proclaims the “British blues rockers’ fifth is prowling pop perfection…the most harmonious clash of muck and melody in recent history,” while KCRW adds, “[‘Cool Your Battles’ is] full of swagger—this anti-war song tells us to stop spending energy fighting and do something positive.” Glide Magazine furthers, “In response to depressing and anxious times, the band decided to provide with its music the kind of euphoria that is in short supply in society.
The result is the poppiest Band of Skulls album to date, and although Love Is All You Love doesn’t have the same rock edge as its predecessors, it is not lacking in hooks.”
Love Is All You Love was recorded in London’s Miloco Studios, the band’s Southampton studio, and at The Smoakstack in Nashville. Following the amicable departure of drummer Matt Hayward in 2017, Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) started the writing process for the record and quickly accumulated a host of new songs. The band collaborated on the recording with innovative producer Richard X (Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, New Order, Sugababes) who created an interesting dynamic encouraging a new spirit of experimentation combining live and electronic elements. The album also features percussion from Julian Dorio of Eagles Of Death Metal.
“This record is tough and tender with a rebellious spirit,” says Richardson and Marsden. “It is a positive record. It looks to what is possible and how a little love and human kindness can help bring about positive change. We drew on personal experiences, changes in our situation and couldn’t help but be affected by what has been going on in the world politically, culturally and environmentally. Attempting to overcome that sometimes powerless feeling by creating and connecting with people and making something new.”
Since 2009, Band Of Skulls has released four studio albums while building a reputation as a phenomenal live act. They have since performed on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Last Call with Carson Daly” and have toured with the likes of Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Black Keys.
LOVE IS ALL YOU LOVE TRACKLIST
2. That’s My Trouble
3. Love Is All You Love
4. Not The Kind Of Nothing
5. Cool Your Battles
6. Sound Of You
7. Thanks A Lot
8. We’re Alive
9. Speed Of Light
BAND OF SKULLS LIVE
* May 2—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge
* May 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo
September 6—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
September 7—Phoenix, AZ— Crescent Ballroom
September 9—Dallas, TX—Tree’s
September 10—Austin, TX—Mohawk
September 11—New Orleans, LA—Tipitinas
September 13—Birmingham, AL—Saturn
September 16—New York, NY—Webster Hall
September 18—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
September 19—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
September 20—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
September 21—Toronto, ON—Mod Club
September 23—Detroit, MI— El Club
September 24—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
September 25—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line
September 27—Denver, CO—Marquis Theaters
September 28—Salt Lake City, UT—Urban Lounge
September 30—Vancouver, BC—Venue
October 1—Seattle, WA—Neumos
October 2—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom
October 4—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
October 5—Santa Ana, CA—La Santa
October 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Mayan