The Press Release:
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have today announced their highly-anticipated North American headlining tour, A Tour Of The Concrete Jungle feat. Dayseeker, Make Them Suffer, and Thousand Below. The band has also released their new cinematic music video for the upcoming tour’s titular track “CONCRETE JUNGLE”, taken from their phenomenal new album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (out via Sumerian Records). Artist and Spotify pre-sales begin today at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT with tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday, 8/26 at 10 AM local time. Many of Bad Omens’ previously announced UK/EU headlining dates have been upgraded due to high demand and are already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets at the link here before it’s too late.
Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (Sumerian Records).
“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”
They’ve always wielded this level of magic though…
The group’s 2016 self-titled debut, ‘Bad Omens’, yielded fan favorites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst In Me” which eclipsed nearly 25 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s ‘Finding God Before God Finds Me’ spawned “Dethrone” (14.6 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For” (10 million Spotify streams). Along the way, they toured with numerous marquee acts and received tastemaker praise.
After their first headline tour was canceled mid-way at the top of the global pandemic, the band found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Where they absorbed and imparted a different palette of unexpected inspirations. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Noah and Jolly wrote, produced, and engineered the music themselves while GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master. Challenging himself, Noah decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments”.
This ultimately became the framework for the first single “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND”. Claps puncture the icy soundscape as his voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative and entrancing hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realize. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch.
“The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” he explains. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.”
By speaking it aloud, Bad Omens offer a level of comfort and empathy, with a sinister shroud. At the same time, they also give rock music a sexy new shape on ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’.
“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he leaves off. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”
North American Dates:
November 3 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
November 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
November 5 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
November 7 – Houston, TX @ Rise Rooftop
November 8 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
November 10 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
November 12 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 13 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfields
November 15 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
November 16 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
November 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
November 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
November 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
November 25 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
November 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
November 30 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
December 2 – TBA
December 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
December 4 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
December 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
December 7 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
December 9 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Downstairs)
December 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
December 11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
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