The Press Release:
Catch diamond-selling alternative outfit AWOLNATION on a headlining tour this fall across the U.S. with special guests Badflower and support from British alternative rockers The Mysterines. The “Falling Forward” tour kicks off October 6 in Salt Lake City, UT and includes stops in NYC, LA and Austin before wrapping November 18 in Seattle, WA. A full list of dates is below.
Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, May 6 at 10am local time at this location: https://www.awolnationmusic.com/. A fan club exclusive presale will run starting at 10am local time on Tuesday, May 3 to Thursday, May 5.
The on-sale date coincides with the release of AWOLNATION’s new covers and compilations album, MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME, via Better Noise Music. Featuring collaborations with Beck, Jewel, Portugal. The Man, Taylor Hanson of Hanson, Brandon Boyd of Incubus and more, the album was conceived by AWOLNATION mastermind Aaron Bruno as a way of escaping the reality of 2020 and to act as “a palate cleanser for releasing new, original music,” according to Bruno in a recent interview with Billboard.
Three cover tracks have been shared in advance of its release along with corresponding music videos including Scorpions’ “Wind of Change” featuring Portugal.The Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus; Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning” featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against; and Madonna’s “Material Girl” featuring Taylor Hanson of Hanson.
Pre-order/pre-save MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME now at https://ffm.bio/awolnation.
AARON BRUNO (AWOLNATION) PHOTOS
(Credit: Kari Rowe)
AWOLNATION “Falling Forward” Tour Dates:
October 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Rockwell
October 7 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
October 8 – Omaha, NE @ Barnato
October 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
October 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
October 13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
October 14 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! Indoor Pavilion
October 15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 16 – Newport, KY @ PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
October 18 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
October 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
October 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
October 22 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 23 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 25 – Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
October 26 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
October 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
October 29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
October 31 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
November 2 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
November 4 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
November 5 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
November 6 – Austin, TX Stubb’s @ Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
November 9 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
November 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
November 13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
November 16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
November 18 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Since its formation by multi-talented musician and songwriter Aaron Bruno in 2010, AWOLNATION has redefined alternative music. With multiple radio hits at the alternative format, including 8 Top Fives and 2 Number Ones, the act has inarguably already made a permanent mark, not just in their genre, but across modern music. Most notably, the chart-topping, record-breaking, diamond-certified track “Sail” created a reference soundscape for a myriad of hits in the last decade. That song launched a career that already spans four albums. Megalithic Symphony, the platinum debut LP that also produced the gold certified “Not Your Fault” and two other Top 10 US singles. Sophomore album Run arrived in 2015, and the follow-up, Here Come The Runts, came in 2018. Then entering a creative partnership with current label Better Noise music, the band’s fourth full-length album, ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS, featuring the hit single “The Best,” was released on April 24, 2020, and features collaborations with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. In their positive review of the project, AllMusic calls it, “an energetic, fun, and compulsively listenable set that distills the best of what AWOLNATION can do: making pop-savvy, dance-friendly, alternative rock anthems that are not bound to traditional genre conventions.”
That boundary breaking of genres continued in Bruno’s creative calling, even more so as the world shut down in 2020. While quarantining, Bruno had the idea to celebrate music unapologetically with a team of talented friends – new and old. The result is the upcoming album My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, a collection of unexpected yet passionately crafted covers and collaborations. Launched with the first single in January 2022, a powerful rendition of “Winds of Change,” featuring Portugal the Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, the project offers a sonic experience that takes listeners inward on a retrospective journey and outward on a collective celebration. The homage paid to each song’s original artist is just as fun to dive into as the mutual respect heard in every note from both AWOLNATION and guests.
ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC:
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.
In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I’ve got to admit that my background is very limited when it comes to AWOLNATION but I have enjoyed the few things I’ve heard and I would definitely consider catching them in concert if my schedule is open and the meand to do proper reporting is there. What about you folks out there in the readership? Are you ahead of the rest of us with this band? What have I been missing all this time? I’d love to learn more from the folks who’ve been schooled in their sound. You can chime in down below in the comments section and that will wrap it up for me. See you next time please stay safe out there.