Of Monsters And Men Reveal Dates For Massive North American Headline Tour
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Iceland’s Of Monsters And Men officially announce dates for their upcoming North American headline tour in support of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records], out June 9.
This tour kicks off August 5th in Calgary, Alberta Canada and plays major markets across the continent and concludes October 17 in San Diego, CA at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Fans can access a special pre-sale via the group’s official site tomorrow, Wednesday May 27, while the public on-sale begins June 5th. This adds to their already packed summer schedule with confirmed festival appearances including Sasquatch, Osheaga, Lollapolooza, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Austin City Limits and more. The full itinerary is included below.
Today the band released a new track “Hunger” off of the LP. The haunting tack premiered on Nylon.com is available today for instant download with purchase of Beneath The Skin. On “Hunger” Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir recalls: “The first idea for Hunger came on our last tour. I was always playing this one verse again and again on the bus, obsessing over it. Some songs kind of do that to you. So it was in the works for a long time before we actually started making a song out of it.” Those who pre-order the album will also receive instant downloads of “Crystals,” “I Of The Storm,” and “Empire.”
In addition, as fans wait the arrival of Beneath The Skin, the multiplatinum Icelandic group have created a series of intimate behind-the-scene vignettes following the making of the record. A new clip will premiere each week leading up to the June 9th release. The exclusive series documents Beneath The Skin’s creation with up-close-and-personal documentary footage and dives into the stories behind the album’s lyrics, production, composition, and more. You can watch the first clip via Billboard.com below.
Meanwhile, the music video for Beneath The Skin’s first single “Crystals” debuted last week with Entertainment Weekly raving “(The video) Led by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir with gold-flaked eye shadow and metallic accents dripping from her lashes – overseeing her bandmates in an almost-Frankensteinian affair, the video is as captivating as its track.” Check out the breath taking video below.
Of Monsters And Men have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. Since then, the group have delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Readingand Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Splendour in the Grass as well as at countless sold out headline shows the world over. They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show, and SaturdayNight Live. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, while “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Newly Announced Tour Dates
August 5 @ Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Casino and Bingo Event Centre
August 9 @ Seattle, WA Marymoor Park Concerts
August 12 @ Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
August 13 @ Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan
September 15 @ Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
September 16 @ Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
September 20 @ Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 22 @ New York, NY Beacon Theatre
September 24 @ Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
September 25 @ Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival
September 26 @ Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino
September 28 @ Columbus, OH The LC Pavillion
September 29 @ Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
October 1 @ St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 2 @ Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland
October 7 @ Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 8 @ Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
October 9 @ Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 13 @ Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
October 14 @ Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
October 17 @ San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Previously Announced Tour Dates
June 6th Mountain View, CA Live 105 BFD