Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Watch The War On Drugs Play The Late Show With David Letterman

Masterful on new album, Lost In The Dream, and transcendent on stage, The War On Drugs continue to ascend in such a special and well-deserved way. They're playing to massive crowds at festivals across the globe, selling out large rooms across the country several months in advance, and sixteen weeks following its March 18th release on Secretly CanadianLost In The Dream firmly remains in the Billboard Top 200! Last night, The War On Drugs triumphantly returned to the Late Show With David Letterman, where they performed in 2012 in support of Slave Ambient. Though so strong on their Letterman debut three years ago, with last night's extraordinary performance of Lost In The Dream single "Red Eyes," it was clearly evident this great band has reached new heights, yet nowhere near where they're headed.

As previously announced, The War On Drugs have a huge fall tour on the horizon. They'll play a bunch of cities in which they haven't yet played in support of Lost In The Dream and return to various towns, but play bigger rooms - they play two shows at The Fonda in Los Angeles and The Fillmore in San Francisco, andheadline The Hideout Block Party/AV Fest in Chicago. Additionally, this summer, the band plays theCapitol Hill Block Party in Seattle and returns to Pickathon. All dates are below.


(newly added shows in bold)
Sat. July 12 - Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive [Tickets]
Tue. July 15 - Sesto al Reghena, IT @ Sexto 'N Plugged [Tickets]
Wed. July 16 - Sestri Levante, IT @ Mojotic [Tickets]
Fri. July 18 - Tønsberg, NO @ Slottsfjell Festival [Tickets]
Sun. July 20 - Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Fest [Tickets]
Sat. July 19 - Tromsø, NO @ Bukta Open Air Festival [Tickets]
Sun. July 27 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party [Tickets]
Thu. July 29 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre [Tickets]
Fri. July 30 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre [Tickets]
Fri. Aug. 1 & Sat. Aug. 2 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon [Tickets]
Thu. Aug. 14 - Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock [Tickets]
Thu. Aug. 14-Sun. Aug. 17 - Powys, UK @ Green Man Festival [Tickets]
Fri. Aug. 15 - Kiewit-Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop [Tickets]
Thu. Sep. 4 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival: The Lincoln Theatre [Tickets]
Fri. Sep. 5 - Sat. Sep. 6 - Chicago, IL @ Hideout Block Party/AV Fest [Tickets]
Sun. Sep. 7 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling [Tickets]
Sat. Sep. 13 - Burlington, VT @ Grant Point North Festival [Tickets]
Sun. Sep. 14 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Fest [Tickets]
Mon. Sep. 15 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix [Tickets]
Tue. Sep. 16 -Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews [Tickets]
Wed. Sep. 17 -Columbus, OH @ Newport [Tickets]
Fri. Sep. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Downtown Festival: House of Blues [Tickets]
Sat. Sep. 20 -Madison, WI @ Majestic [Tickets]
Sun. Sep. 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre [Tickets]
Mon. Sep. 22 -Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave [Tickets]
Wed. Sep. 24 -Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room [Tickets]
Fri. Sep. 26 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater [Tickets]
Sat. Sep. 27 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston [Tickets]
Sun. Sep. 28 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs [Tickets]
Wed. Oct. 1 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House [Tickets]
Thu. Oct. 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [Tickets]
Fri. Oct. 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [Tickets]
Sat. Oct. 4 - Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival [Tickets]
Sun. Oct. 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore [Tickets]
Mon. Oct. 6 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore [Tickets]
Thu. Oct. 9 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre [Tickets]
Fri. Oct. 10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [Tickets]
Sat. Oct. 11 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre [Tickets]
Sat. Oct. 12 -St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room [Tickets]
Mon. Oct. 13 -Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works [Tickets]
Wed. Oct. 15 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel [Tickets]
Thu. Oct. 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle [Tickets]
Sat. Oct. 25 - Stockholm, SE @ Munchen Brewery [Tickets]
Sun. Oct. 26 - Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall [Tickets]
Mon. Oct. 27 - Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen [Tickets]
Tue. Oct. 28 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso [Tickets- SOLD OUT
Thu. Oct. 30 - Sat. Nov. 1 - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival [Tickets]
Fri. Oct. 31 - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten [Tickets]
Sat. Nov. 1 - Luxemburg, LU @ Rockhal [Tickets]
Sun. Nov. 2 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique [Tickets]
Tue. Nov. 4 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy [Tickets]
Wed. Nov. 5 - London, UK @ Roundhouse [Tickets]
Thu. Nov. 6 - Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy [Tickets]
Fri. Nov. 7 - Manchester, UK @ The Ritz [Tickets]
Sat. Nov. 8 - Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC [Tickets]
Sun. Nov. 9 - Reykjavik, IS @ Icelandic Airwaves Festival [Tickets]
Sat. Jan. 31 - Wed. Feb. 4 - Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel [Tickets]

"...on Lost in the Dream, the most crucial details are found in its structural mutations. The album is loaded with songs whose greatness is revealed slowly, where the simplest, most understated chord change can blow a track wide open and elevate it from simply pretty to absolutely devastating."-- Pitchfork [BEST NEW MUSIC, 8.8]

"the band offered a near perfect set of future rock." -- Los Angeles Times

"shimmering, steady, gritty as pavement and open as the sky." -- Rolling Stone
"one of the most vital torchbearers of American rock'n'roll." -- Billboard

"It's the sort of stunning, beautiful music that disappears like smoke." -- Stereogum

"this is highly emotional rock . . . It's evocative and pleasant if you let it float by in the background, but it's made with hooks that sink in deep if you give yourself over." -- NPR Music

"a spectacular example of channeling personal catharsis into great art.-- SPIN [ESSENTIALS, 9/10]

Lost In The Dream purchase links:
Secretly Canadian - http://www.smarturl.it/warondrugs 
Independent shops - http://smarturl.it/warondrugs_indies 
The War On Drugs online:

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