It’s been 3 years since Klaxons burst onto the music scene, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning album Myths of the Near Future. The band is back with the eagerly awaited follow up, Surfing the Void. This ten track offering was produced in LA by rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure) and written over the course of a three year long musical journey, it’s a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock record. While the record is now available to lucky fans overseas, stateside fans that can't wait to download the album at iTunes on September 21st. The record will see a US physical release in the coming months on tinyOGRE Entertainment.
With the release of Myths of the Near Future the Klaxons burst into the consciousness of music fans everywhere, going platinum in the UK and gold in Australia, France and Japan. Their debut release earned the band a Mercury Award, two NME UK awards (Best New Band, Best Album) as well as two NME US awards (Best International Band, Best International Song). Surfing the Void is already a smash overseas, launching in the top 10 in the UK, France, Japan, Australia and Germany. Following some fantastic European dates this past summer and performances at festivals like Reading & Leeds, the band are set to kick of a nationwide headlining tour on our side of the ocean. Don’t miss your chance to see the band’s riveting live show in a city near you this fall!
We were given a taster of what to expect – or perhaps what not to expect - with the teaser track ‘Flashover’ being streamed on their site and via first single ‘Echoes’ fantastic video. Now it’s time for the full sonic explosion.
Hoboken, Maxwells – 19th Sept
New York, Bowery Ballroom – 20th Sept
Washington, 9.30 Club – 21st Sept
Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg 22nd Sept
Boston, Paradise Rock Club – 24th Sept
Columbus, The Basement – 28th Sept
Detroit, Magic Stick – 29th Sept
Chicago, Lincoln Hall – 30th Sept
Minneapolis, Triple Rock Social Club – 1st Oct
Vancouver, Venue – 4th Oct
Seattle, Chop Suey – 5th Oct
San Francisco, Great American Music Hall – 7th Oct
Los Angeles, Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival – 8th Oct
West Hollywood, Troubadour – 9th Oct