Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Airborne Toxic Event releases new EP

Island Records group The Airborne Toxic Event released a new EP, The Secret, this week. Featuring four new tracks including the band's newest single "Timeless," The Secret EPacts as a preview of the band's new material in advance of the release of their third album, Such Hot Blood, set for Spring release.

The Airborne Toxic Event are excited to announce they will be special musical guests on CBS's The Late Show With David Letterman next Wednesday, March 20. Tune in at 11:35 pm/10:35 pm central.

In support of the new music, the band have announced a full headlining tour this Spring across North America. Beginning on March 30 in San Diego, the band will play a number of West Coast dates including the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday April 14 and April 21. The band follows these shows with a number of dates across North America, including a number of East Coast dates. For the band's full itinerary, please see below.

Such Hot Blood marks TATE's first album with Jacquire King, the three-time Grammy Award®-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter/musician whose credits range from Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, and Cold War Kids, to Buddy Guy, Tom Waits, and Norah Jones. 

Such Hot Blood is the follow-up to All At Once, released April 2011, TATE's second album and their first for Island Records (following their self-titled indie debut on Shout! Factory's Majordomo imprint, released in 2008).  The release of All At Once was supported with an unprecedented series of multi-venue five-night residencies in the world's three rock capitals - London, Los Angeles, and New York - encompassing venues of increasing size and capacity in each city.  Prior to those shows, TATE played a series of European residencies in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris.  

The Airborne Toxic Event - Mikel Jollett (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steven Chen(guitar, keyboards), Anna Bulbrook (viola, keyboards, tambourine, backing vocals), Noah Harmon (bass, backing vocals), and Daren Taylor (drums) - earned their reputation as an aggressive touring band, known for playing more than 350 dates in support of their debut album release, opening for Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, the Ting Tings, and many others.

The Airborne Toxic Event, who take their name from an incident in Don DeLillo's terrifying 1985 novel White Noise (involving a poisonous cloud that erupts after a chemical spill from a railcar), are known for stretching the rock envelope at its seams.  The band is no stranger to grand musical gestures, for example, being the only modern music act to play at the esteemed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles during its 2009 fall season.  The result was the concert-documentary film All I Ever Wanted (2010), chosen as an official selection to the Raindance Film Festival.  The band has performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and frequent collaborators the Calder String Quartet.

Sat Mar 30 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - SOLD OUT
Sun Mar 31 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - TICKETS 
Mon Apr 1 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater - TICKETS 
Wed Apr 3 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater - TICKETS 
Thu Apr 4 - Denver, CO - Ogden - TICKETS 
Fri Apr 5 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot - TICKETS 
Sun Apr 7 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom - TICKETS 
Mon Apr 8 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market - TICKETS 
Tue Apr 9 - Vancouver, BC -Vogue Theater - TICKETS 
Thu Apr 11 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield - TICKETS 
Sun Apr 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - TICKETS 
Sun Apr 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - TICKETS 
Tue Apr 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave - TICKETS 
Wed Apr 24 - Lawrence, KS - LIberty Hall - TICKETS 
Thu Apr 25 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant - TICKETS 
Sat Apr 27 - Frisco, TX - FC Dallas Stadium - TICKETS 
Sun Apr 28 - Austin, TX - Emo's - TICKETS 
Mon Apr 29 - Houston, TX - First Ave - TICKETS 
Wed May 1 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre - TICKETS 
Thu May 2 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham - TICKETS 
Sun May 5 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre - TICKETS 
Mon May 6 - Carrboro/Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle - TICKETS 
Wed May 8 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
Thu May 9 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club - TICKETS 
Fri May 10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues - TICKETS 
Sat May 11 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground - TICKETS 
Sun May 12 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center - TICKETS 
Tue May 14 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Theatre - TICKETS 
Wed May 15 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater - TICKETS 
Thu May 16 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall - TICKETS 
Sat June 1 - Visalia, CA - Fox Theatre - TICKETS 

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