Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A long awaited return from The Airborne Toxic Event next spring

The Airborne Toxic Event has announced North American tour dates in support of their new album. The tour starts in May in Phoenix and ends with a performance with the SF Symphony at Davies Hall on August 1. The Los Angeles-based band's sixth LP and first new music in half a decade, HOLLYWOOD PARK is out May 8 via Rounder Records. Pre-sale for the tour began Nov. 20 through the band's site with the tickets being available Nov. 22.

HOLLYWOOD PARK arrives alongside a new literary work of the same name by Airborne Toxic Event founder and frontman Mikel Jollett, to be published by Celadon Books (a division of MacMillan) on May 5; pre-orders are available HERE. Hollywood Park sees Jollett chronicling his personal journey, from early childhood in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s, through a teenage life of poverty and emotional abuse, before finding his voice first as a critically acclaimed writer and then literally as singer and songwriter of The Airborne Toxic Event.

The album was produced by the band's longtime collaborator, Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac). Both the album and book were fueled in large part by the untimely death of Jollett's father.

Prior to their North American tour The Airborne Toxic Event will herald HOLLYWOOD PARK with a pair of four-night-stands at Los Angeles, CA's El Rey Theatre (March 31, April 1, 2, 4) and New York City's Bowery Ballroom (April 7-10); all eight shows sold out within 30 seconds of ticket release.

The Airborne Toxic Event first emerged in 2006, centered around songwriter Jollett, already an acclaimed freelance journalist, editor, and writer whose work had appeared in such publications as McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times, and FILTER, among many others. The band's self-titled debut album followed two years later, with hit single, "Sometime Around Midnight," an RIAA gold-certified, top 5 hit on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, later ranked at #1 on iTunes' "Best of 2008: Alternative" tally.

They played international festival like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Japan's Fuji Rock and UK's Reading/Leeds. The band have performed with American symphony orchestras - including the Louisville Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra -- in addition to collaborations with the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet, the Lalo Guerrero School of Music Choir, and Los Angeles' Belmont High School Marching Band, among others.

HOLLYWOOD PARK marks The Airborne Toxic Event's first new album since 2015's DOPE MACHINES and its limited edition companion volume, SONGS OF GOD AND WHISKEY, both followed in 2016 by the standalone single, "America."

Tour dates:

31 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
1 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
2 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
4 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
7 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
8 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
9 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT

Wed May 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren
Fri May 29 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Sat May 30 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Sun May 31 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Tue June 2 - Kansas City, MO - Truman
Wed June 3 - Saint Louis, MO - Del Mar Concert Hall
Thu June 4 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Fri June 5 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
Sat June 6 - Charlotte, NC - Underground
Tue June 9 - Toronto, ON- Danforth Music Hall
Wed June 10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Fri June 12 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Sat June 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Tue June 16 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Wed June 17 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
Thu June 18 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall
Fri June 19 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
Sat June 20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Tue June 23 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Fri June 26 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Sat June 27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Sun June 28 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Tue June 30 - Sacramento, CA - The Ace of Spades
Wed July 1 - San Diego, CA - Observatory
Sat Aug 1 - San Francisco - Davies Hall with the San Francisco Symphony

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