|photo by Cybele Malinowski|
The Aussie band is touring in support of its new album Ice on the Dune (Astralwerks), the follow-up to the 2008 BRIT-nominated, global success Walking On A Dream. "Alive," the first single, is currently No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart. The "Alive" video has more than five million views.
Empire of the Sun made its U.S. television debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" last month and kicked off the new monthly Jimmy Kimmel Live Stream concert series thereafter. You can view the band performing "Alive" at http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live/video/PL5520981/_m_VDKA0_lxqg3erq.
The group will headline the HARD Summer 2013, Made in America, Life is Beautiful and Breakaway festivals.
In 2008, two of Australia's leading musician/producers, Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau), created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality - a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as Empire of the Sun. The resulting album, Walking on a Dream, went on to sell more than a million copies worldwide and contained the singles "We Are The People," "Standing on the Shore" and the RIAA certified Gold hit "Walking on a Dream." The album helped spearhead the then-burgeoning EDM movement and earned eight ARIA awards and two BRIT nominations.
North American Tour Dates
8/1 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live
8/4 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles State Historic Park
8/25 Eugene, OR Emerald Meadows
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT Pioneer Park
8/31 Philadelphia, PA Fairmount Park
9/1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
9/5 New York, NY Pier 26 at Hudson River Park
9/7 Boston, MA House of Blues
9/9 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
9/12 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
9/13 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
9/14 Columbus, OH Breakaway Music Festival on sale now
9/16 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
9/18 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
9/19 New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre
9/21 Dallas, TX Breakaway Music Festival on sale now
10/26-27 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival on sale now